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PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools


The government has announced that they will be spending over £800 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools which started in the year 2013 and will continue until at least 2020. The extra funding will be directly allocated to primary headteachers. 

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sports that are on offer. 

This means that the school should use the premium to:

  • develop and add to the PE and sports activities that are already offer
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils who will join the school in future years. 

Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers to help improve confidence and skills during PE lessons;
  • support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs;
  • provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers;
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games; and
  • run sports activities with other schools. 
  • introduce new sports and activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • work collaboratively with other schools to provide sporting activities.
  • signpost children to local sporting clubs in the area.

Headteachers and school governing bodies are accountable for the impact of the PE and sports premium funding, and since September 2013, Ofsted inspections report on PE and sport provision and how schools spend their additional funding.  Schools are also expected to publish information about how they spend (or will spend) their PE and sport grant, including the impact this funding has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment. 


PE Predicted Expenditure

PE Predicted Expenditure 2016 - 2017