Sports Premium Funding

The government provides funding jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, to see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Harpenden Academy received £8,600 in the 2015/16 financial year (£8,285 in the 2014/15 financial year).   At Harpenden Academy, we recognise the significant contribution of PE to the health and well-being of all children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.

Use of the funding at Harpenden Academy
The money has been used to benefit all children regardless of their sporting ability. We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and have invested in additional staffing and resources to further enhance the PE curriculum. 

In particular:

  • We employ specialist sports coaches to teach PE to all children and to give additional training to staff members. 
  • Additional resources and equipment have been purchased for use at playtimes and in sports lessons.
  • We hire speciailist sports facilities to enhance PE lessons.

At Harpenden Academy, we are committed to further improving our sports provision and as such, we monitor the impact this funding has in our school very closely. Should you have any suggestions/comments to make or indeed have skills and knowledge that would be valuable to our children, please feel free to contact the school. 

In assessing our success, the following key considerations are taken into account;

• The importance of enjoyment and play
• The maximum participation of all pupils
• The development of skills and understanding by pupils
• The balance between competitive and non-competitive activities
• The balance between contact and non-contact activities
• The inclusion of all pupils
• Safety issues
• The use of resources


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