Sports Premium

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. (DfE June 2013). 

We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people. 

Through use of our allocated Sports Premium funding, we aim to achieve two main objectives.  

  1. to raise the standard of teaching and learning in PE; 
  2. to increase participation levels in a variety of extra-curricular sports 

What does the Sport Premium mean for my academy?

Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement. 

We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.

Quality Mark Standard for Sport

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Mark Award for the 2016/17 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

With a total of over 150 young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

None of this would have been achievable without the hard work and dedication of all the children and the staff here at Estcourt. 

We aim to maintain this Gold standard award when we apply for the 2017/2018 academic year.

We hope to achieve this standard by:

  • increasing engagement
  • providing all students with 2 hours of timetable PE per week
  • engage at least 50% of pupils in extra-curricular sports and physical activity every week
  • develop competitive opportunities
  • use the Hull Active School games format to provide opportunities for all children to take part in appropriate levels of competition
  • broadening the range of opportunities
  • utilising sports coaches, volunteers and other providers to support school sport and physical activity
  • increasing and sustaining staff participationtraining and engaging wider school staff in the delivery of school sport and physical activity

You can read about how we utilise the Sports Premium funding on our Statutory Information page here