“Our aim is for all children at Walter Evans to experience high-quality physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to life-long participation and enjoyment, and a healthy lifestyle.”
PE and Sport
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding for physical education (PE) and sport to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision in schools. In 2016, it was announced that funding would be doubled from 2017 -2020, as a result of income acquired through a levy imposed on soft drink sales, known as the ‘sugar tax’. The funding is ring-fenced and is allocated directly to primary schools across England, with a lump sum being allocated to each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism.
How is the money spent?
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality, breadth and profile of PE and sport so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. For further information on how much PE and sport premium schools receive and advice on how it should be spent, click on the link below.
In order to ensure all young people have access to high-quality PE, schools are required to publish details of their sporting provision on their websites. Below is our most recent PE and sports premium action plan showing how we intend to utilise our funding across the school to improve our PE and sport provision.
For four years in a row, Walter Evans has been awarded the Gold Kitemark for School Games. This a government led award scheme aimed at rewarding schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school. With four Gold awards, Walter Evans is now eligible to apply for the top award of Platinum. This scheme was suspended for the year 2019/20 but Walter Evans will be eligible to apply once it has restarted.