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Primary School Funding Set to Increase

Mar 23, 2016

Chancellor, George Osborne announced in his Budget statement last week that schools funding is set to double by Sept 2017. The revenue from the soft drinks industry levy will be used for the following;

  • Double the Primary School PE and Sport Premium from £160 million per year to £320 million per year from September 2017 to help schools support healthier, more active lifestyles. This funding will enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of PE and sport they offer
  • Provide up to £285 million a year to give 25% of secondary schools increased opportunity to extend their school day to offer a wider range of activities for pupils, including more sport

The news is welcomed by ourselves and the whole sector, who applaud the Governments proactive stance in tackling inactivity in children across the country.

Eddie Ray, Managing Director of Progressive Sports says; This announcement clearly demonstrates the governments tuff approach on tackling obesity and bringing down inactivity in children across the country. This money will only serve to enhance the work that companies like ourselves can provide to schools up and down the country. I’m confident that the measures currently being taken by the present government are a huge step in the right direction.”



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