Schools to get more money for sports

RYE MP Amber Rudd has said schools in Rye and Hastings will receive more than £1.5 million pounds this year as part of the Olympic legacy.

The MP spoke out as Prime Minister David Cameron committed to keeping the £150m a year Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020.

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, purchasing new equipment, offering more after-school clubs and delivering holiday and weekend activities.

Amber Rudd said: “This funding is great news for our young people in Hastings and Rye.

“Our local primary schools will be able to provide some excellent new facilities for local children and encourage them to stay active and fulfil their potential.”

She added: “This is part of the Government’s long-term economic plan, will secure the Olympic and Paralympic legacy, and will help to deliver the best schools for young people.”

Head teachers play a key role in deciding how the funding is used.