Cecil Road Primary School Sports Zone

Primary Spaces - Sport England Grant

Having the right place to play sport and be physically active as a child is vital in ensuring that more children are active and that is why Sport England are investing £18 million of National Lottery funding to improve primary school Physical Education (PE), sport and activity facilities.

A recent consultation with around 3,000 primary schools told Sport England that they have very little or no outside space which can currently be used for physical education (P.E.) or sport, making it difficult for such sessions to take place.

Sport England have therefore established the Primary Spaces fund to help primary schools who have little or no outside space.

The Primary Spaces fund, which will help more schools create sports spaces, is similar to our Inspired Facilities programme. Schools will receive up to £30,000 to spend on a range of specially created packages which can be tailored to meet their needs.

The fund aims to help provide outdoor multi-sport areas which can be used both within the curriculum and out of school hours. As well as helping provide sports sportenglandfacilities, staff and volunteers at the school will receive information on how best to use the new facilities and equipment to help children get active.

Whilst Sport England wanted to help as many schools as possible, priority was given to those primary schools which currently have little or no outside space which can be used for P.E. or sports sessions.