Sports Funding

What is the Sport Premium?

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum until 2020 in order to improve the physical education (P.E.) and sport in primary schools.

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School has received:

2020-21: £17,750

2019-20: £17,750
2018-19: £17,750
2017-18: £17,750

At Sacred Heart we use the funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
  • support and involve the less active children by offering a variety of sports activities both within the school day and as extra-curricular activities.
  • take part in sport competitions in order to increase pupils’ participation in school games
  • organise sports activities with other schools and sports clubs.

Sacred Heart has developed a number of sports partnerships within the local community in order to enhance the provision offered to our pupils. Currently the school has programmes with: Manchester United Football Club, Lancashire County Cricket Club, and Sale Sharks Rugby Club.


Since September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional funding. Ofsted have strengthened the coverage of PE and sport within the ‘Inspectors Handbook’ and will monitor how effectively leaders use the primary PE and Sport Premium and measure its impact on outcomes for pupils, and how effectively governors hold them to account for this. We use the 5 key indicators to structure this assessment. 

P.E. kit 

At Sacred Heart we pride ourselves on our P.E. kit looking smart as well as our uniform. Here are two of our children wearing their P.E. kit with pride:

Summer kit:                       Winter kit:    



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