The Sports Premium funding was first introduced in September 2013. The aim is to increase participation in sport and physical activity, promote healthy lifestyle choices and to help raise academic achievement. This funding has been committed to by the government until 2020. This year the government has increased the funding. Schools with 17 pupils or more will receive £16,000 plus an additional premium of £10 per pupil. For Victoria Park Junior School that means an allocation of £17,939.