Double grant brings £390k boost for Chorley PE and Sports

Funding will improve the quality of PE and sport provision in our schools, helping children to be healthy and active

The Department for Education is doubling the funding that primary schools receive to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision from £160 million to £320 million a year, and today (Tuesday 24 October) we have published details of the individual allocations at school level. We have also published our funding guidance for this scheme alongside case studies showing how some schools have delivered a real impact for pupils through sports and physical activity.

The PE and Sport Premium is part of a series of programmes led by the department to improve healthy lifestyles among pupils and tackle childhood obesity. As part of the Childhood Obesity Plan, we are working with other departments and agencies – including the Department of Health and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – to make sure children are healthy and active.

Minister for Children and Families Robert Goodwill said:

We want to make sure all children have a healthy and active lifestyle and it’s vital that we encourage this in our classrooms. That’s why we have doubled the Primary PE and Sport Premium to £320 million per year to improve the quality of PE and sport in our schools. I’m also pleased that more pupils will benefit from our new £100 million Healthy Pupil Capital Fund, which will help improve facilities, such as sports halls and playgrounds.

Public Health Minister Steve Brine said:

Investing in school facilities such as sports halls, playgrounds, kitchens and dining facilities will undoubtedly make a significant difference to children’s health across the country. The school environment is critical in shaping a healthy lifestyle, which is why we are using the money from the soft drinks industry levy to double the PE and sport premium. This is another positive outcome from our world leading Childhood Obesity Plan.

Healthy eating, physical activity and sport not only help tackle childhood obesity, but can also have a positive impact on pupils’ behaviour, attendance, concentration and attainment, helping children to reach their potential.

The government is delivering a series of actions to improve children’s health. Alongside the doubled PE and Sport Premium, we are investing £100 million through the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund to facilitate improvements to children’s physical and mental health by increasing and improving access to and use of relevant facilities, such as kitchens, dining facilities, changing rooms and sports facilities.

As part of our wider programme of work, we are also investing a further £26 million in breakfast clubs. This money will encourage innovation and kick-start or improve breakfast clubs in at least 1,500 schools, with a focus on increasing provision for disadvantaged pupils in Opportunity Areas.

SOURCE: GOV.UK

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This is great news for Chorley's children. Here's what it means to individual schools across the Chorley constituency, with last years allocation shown for comparison.

Community School Name (at Sep 17) Allocation 2017/18 Allocation 2016/17
Abbey Vllage Abbey Village Primary School £16,680 £8,330
Adlington Adlington St Paul's Church of England Primary School £17,580 £8,795
Adlington Adlington Primary School £17,130 £8,530
Anderton St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Anderton £17,650 £8,790
Anderton Anderton Primary School £17,710 £8,840
Astley Village Buckshaw Primary School £17,690 £8,820
Brindle Brindle St James' Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School £16,560 £8,285
Brindle Brindle Gregson Lane Primary School £17,730 £8,870
Brindle St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Brindle £16,770 £8,365
Brinscall Brinscall St John's CofE and Methodist Primary School £17,780 £8,890
Buckshaw Village Trinity Church of England/Methodist Primary School, Buckshaw Village £19,570 £9,545
Charnock Richard Christ Church Charnock Richard CofE Primary School £17,580 £8,780
Chorley Chorley All Saints Church of England Primary School and Nursery Unit £17,760 £8,865
Chorley Duke Street Primary School £18,680 £9,280
Chorley Highfield Primary School £18,180 £9,100
Chorley Chorley, the Parish of St Laurence Church of England Primary School £17,810 £8,875
Chorley Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Chorley £17,620 £8,810
Chorley St George's Church of England Primary School, Chorley £18,190 £9,065
Chorley Chorley St James' Church of England Primary School £17,700 £8,810
Chorley St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Chorley £17,810 £8,855
Chorley Gillibrand Primary School £17,780 £8,830
Chorley St Mary's Catholic Primary School and Nursery, Chorley £17,850 £8,910
Chorley Chorley St Peter's Church of England Primary School £18,800 £9,220
Chorley St Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Chorley £17,870 £8,910
Clayton le Woods Lancaster Lane Community Primary School £17,790 £8,890
Clayton le Woods Clayton-le-Woods Manor Road Primary School £18,060 £9,040
Clayton le Woods Westwood Primary School £17,600 £8,810
Clayton le Woods Clayton-le-Woods Church of England Primary School £17,550 £8,820
Clayton le Woods Clayton Brook Primary School £17,470 £8,805
Coppull Coppull St John's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School £16,900 £8,385
Coppull Coppull Parish Church of England Primary School £17,660 £8,800
Coppull St Oswald's Catholic Primary School, Coppull £17,060 £8,510
Coppull Coppull Primary School and Children's Centre £18,210 £9,055
Euxton Euxton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School £17,810 £8,905
Euxton St. Mary's Catholic Primary School Euxton £17,810 £8,915
Euxton Euxton Primrose Hill Primary School £18,140 £8,910
Euxton Balshaw Lane Community Primary School £18,360 £9,180
Heskin Heskin Pemberton's Church of England Primary School £16,860 £8,380
Rivington Rivington Foundation Primary School £16,830 £8,460
Whittle le Woods St Bede's Catholic Primary School £17,790 £8,850
Whittle le Woods St Chad's Catholic Primary School £17,170 £8,580
Whittle le Woods Whittle-le-Woods Church of England Primary School £18,070 £9,050
Withnell St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Withnell £16,670 £8,330
Withnell Withnell Fold Primary School £16,800 £8,405
    £777,090 £387,450