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MAT Sports Premium

What is ‘Sports Premium’?

Schools receive funding from central government that is targeted to develop sporting opportunity and promote healthy lifestyles for all.  The funding began 2013-2014 and was extended to the school year 2014-2015 and beyond. 

The funding calculation is based on the number of children at the school. 

For 2018 - 2019, schools within the Hornchurch Academy Trust received a collective £94,380.

This money is targeted towards:

  • Using the impact of physical activity and school sport to raise standards
  • Taking responsibility for their contribution to healthy weight issues
  • Increasing physical activity and wellness in inactive 7-9 year olds
  • Improving self-esteem and addressing mental health issues
  • Increasing participation in less active children in the most deprived areas
  • Developing a new type of sports club on a school site and driven by the needs of young people
  • Contributing to Sainsbury’s School Games by ensuring less active young people can engage
  • Positioning of a health message within sport

Schools are able to use the money in any way that they see fit, however guidance suggests examples of spending:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/Sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/Sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/Sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs


How are the schools within the Hornchurch Academy Trust using Sports Premium funding?

Whybridge Junior School:


Scargill Infant School:


Scargill Junior School:


Upminster Infant School:


Upminster Junior School:


What has been the impact of the Sports Premium funding?

The impact of historical Sports Premium funding in each school prior to 1st September 2017 conversion to academy can be found on each schools respective website.


How will the Hornchurch Academy Trust use Sports Premium in the future?

Schools within the Hornchurch Academy Trust will develop a strategic plan to ensure best value and impact from funding through collaborative opportunities.

The aim is to develop and provide high quality opportunities for all children that are sustainable and progressive promoting healthy lifestyles and excellence.

Further details of joint planning and joint spending will be published on this website when available.