The Government has given funding to every primary school in England to be used to improve the quality of the PE and sports activities offered and to develop the teaching and learning in physical education.
Funding is based upon the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual school’s census.
Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
This funding has been provided to help improve learning in PE for all children; enhance the current high quality lessons that the school already delivers as well as introducing additional opportunities in the form of clubs and competitions.
The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
This means that the premium should be used to:
For example, the funding could be used to:
We have already spent this grant on:
This will impact on our children gaining new skills and experiences and our teachers learning new techniques and knowledge to aid them in teaching sport and PE.
All Primary schools must publish, on their website, information about their use of the premium. Schools should publish the amount of premium received; a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent); what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation. Schools should also consider how their use of the premium is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.
Ofsted assesses how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium.
Please see the links below to see how we spent the funding in previous years: