Crewe MP extends primary school sports funding

Former England striker, Gary Linekar, helped Edward Timpson launch the initiative

Former England striker, Gary Linekar, helped Edward Timpson launch the initiative

First published in News

MP Edward Timpson announced the Government would be extending the £150 million a year Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020.

The move means primary schools in Crewe and Nantwich will receive around £1.7 million between 2014 and 2020.

Schools around England can use the premium to get children doing more sport by funding activities, purchasing new equipment, offering more after-school clubs and delivering holiday and weekend activities.

The Minister for Children said: "I am really pleased to have been able to commit £150 million a year to securing the Olympic and Paralympic legacy in our Primary Schools.

“It is great news for schoolchildren in Crewe and Nantwich.

"This is part of our long-term plan to create an education system that gives young people who want to work hard the skills they need to get on in life and have a more secure and better future."

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