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“To create within a framework of Christian values, a thriving and successful school that sets the highest aspirations for children’s attainment and behaviour and enables children to excel academically and socially.”
At St Columba C. of E. Primary School we believe PE and Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement above a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January each year. Schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.
Funding for 2017-2018 for the Sports Pupil Premium has doubled so St Columba will now receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil.