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Sports Grant


What is it?

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was an opportunity to inspire the nation to enjoy a memorable cultural and sporting experience. The government continues to be determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the games and to develop children’s enjoyment of sport and physical activity from an early age. As a result, the Prime Minister has agreed to continue the annual Sports premium for the foreseeable future.


How much does Herne Infant have to spend?

£8000 plus £5 for each child in Years 1 and 2 payable for each year until 2017 when we are advised that the total will double, although we are awaiting confirmation.

Our Vision

It is our vision that all children leave our school physically literate with the developing knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. We aim to achieve self-sustaining improvements in the quality of PE and sport against 5 key indicators:

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

Please refer to Impact of Primary PE and Sport Funding



Ofsted inspectors consider "How well the school uses its Sports Grant to improve the quality and breadth of its PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performances they are capable of."

Ofsted will look carefully at how effectively we use the funding and measure the impact it is having for pupils. Improvements should enhance rather than maintain existing provision. Sustainability is also an area that will be inspected so that the school is able to maintain the impact of the funding.

We are required to include this information on our website alongside details of our curriculum provision.

Kent Sports and the Youth Sport Trust will also audit us during July each year.


With effect from April 2016, the Department for Education has a vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium.

‘ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.’

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following OBJECTIVE:

‘To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.’


It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the 5 key indicators outlined in our vision and school development plan.

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