The Duke of Bedford School receives government money each year to spend on improving sport and PE.
This is part of a government initiative aimed at getting more children to take part in sport and healthy activities.
We receive £8,000 per year, plus another £5 for each eligible pupil – amounting to just under £9,000.
The money must be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to give them the opportunity to "develop a healthy lifestyle".
The DfE explains that schools have the freedom to choose how to use the funding. It lists some possible uses such as:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
- Supporting and involving the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- Providing resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
- Running sport competitions or increasing pupils' participation in the School Games (a national competition)
- Running sports activities with other schools
At the Duke of Bedford School we have hired sports coaches to deliver high-quality games lessons and also bought in support from Arthur Mellows Village College which provides dance and play leader training and also gives our pupils the chance to take part in inter-school sport, including a Year 6 football tournament.
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