Primary Schools in Greater Manchester to Receive Major Funding Boost

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    14th November 2017

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The Department for Education announced recently that it will be doubling its PE and Sport Premium funding from £160 million to £320 million a year.

This means Greater Manchester primary schools are set to receive circa £16.4 million during academic year 2017/18 to improve the quality of PE and sport provision.

The government’s PE and school sport vision is all pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
  • The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • Increased participation in competitive sport

Matt Stocks, Senior Development Manager at GreaterSport said:

"We are delighted to hear that the Government will continue to invest in PE and school sport. This boost provides a great opportunity to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools."

In order to help schools make the most of their funding we have produced a guide for 2017/18. To download, please click on the poster below.