SPORTS FUNDING 2017-18
The Sports Premium Fund.
The government has provided funding of £150 million per annum since the academic year 2013/14 with a view to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and sees the money going directly to Primary School Head-teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their pupils. From the academic year 2013-14, each school received £8,000 with a view of providing an extra £5 per pupils each year. In the academic year 2016/17, Beech Hill received £10,250
Changes to the funding
In July 2017, the Government officially announced it was going to increase the amount of Sports Premium funding given to schools. In 2017, Beech Hill will receive double that of last year and therefore have £20, 500 to spend on improving the overall quality of sport an PE for all pupils.
To provide children with a wide range of opportunities and resources to lead an active lifestyle.
Tour de Yorkshire
On Sunday 6th May, our Year 6 children took part in the Tour De Yorkshire parade at the Piece Hall on Sunday. They were part of the warm up race before the professional’s started Stage 4. They rode their bikes past over 4,000 cheering fans at the Piece Hall and then onto the roads. They were met by thousands of spectators and they had a once-in-a-lifetime experience.