Sharma welcomes two million pound boost for primary school sport in Reading West

Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s commitment to keeping the £150m a year Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020. This means that between 2014 and 2020 primary schools in Reading West constituency will receive around £2 million.

Last year, the Government announced a £150 million-a-year premium for two years to improve the quality of provision in every state primary school in England. The premium means £150 million a year going straight into the hands of headteachers to spend on sporting activities to best suit their children’s needs.

Primary schools around England are already using the premium to get children doing more sport. Schools are using the money for a wide range of activities including hiring extra professional coaches and PE specialist teachers, providing extra training to teachers to improve the quality of PE lessons, purchasing new equipment, offering more after-school clubs and delivering holiday and weekend activities.

Alok Sharma said: “I am delighted that the Prime Minister has made a commitment to delivering £2 million in extra funding for primary school sport in my Reading West constituency. This money will ensure that primary school pupils will be able to access sport with a specialist and deliver a lasting legacy to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”