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What is the Sports Premium?

The Sport Premium is allocated to schools in order to improve the provision of PE and School Sport, and ensure that pupils may lead healthier lifestyles. 


What is the purpose of this funding?

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.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • supporting and engaging  the least active children through new or additional clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.


How does Thornhill Primary School use its Sports Premium?

Thornhill Primary school has established close links with Solent University. At present we are in a Service Level Agreement with Solent to deliver an enhanced package of Sport Provision to the school which supports the role of our  two full time PE specialist members of staff.

We are also part of the Premier League Primary Stars network, who provide weekly coaching and professional support. 

Thornhill Primary is also a realPE Legacy school from September 2019.

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