What is the Sport Premium?

Sport plays such an important role in school life. From keeping fit to learning new skills to taking part in competitions! All of the children at St Margaret Clitherow’s are given the opportunity to learn new sports and challenge themselves in different ways.

Schools are given money by the government specifically to enhance the provision of PE and they can choose how they use this additional funding, for example to: hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons. At SMC we use the money in many different ways e.g.

  • provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools


Since September 2013, Ofsted inspections report on PE and sport provision and on how schools spend their additional funding. They also hold schools accountable by requiring them to publish by April 2014, on their websites, details of how they spend (or will spend) their PE and sport grant. They must also include detail about the impact this funding has on pupils’ PE and sport participation. 

The Link below shows St Margaret Clitherow’s Sport Premium for the academic year 2017-2018


Sports premium grant 2017 2018 v2

Next review October 2018