Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding

What is it?

The government are committed to improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Funding has been allocated to primary schools and is ring-fenced, it can only be used to make additional and sustained improvements to the quality of PE and Sport offered in school.

This means we can use the premium to

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that school already offers
  • Make improvements now that will benefit children joining the school in future years

We hope that improvements will be seen in

  • The engagement of children in regular physical activity and improvement in children’s well-being
  • The profile of sport will be raised
  • Staff confidence, knowledge and skills will improve
  • Children will have opportunities to participate in a broader range of sports
  • Children will have opportunities to take part in competitive sport

School can use funding to

  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • Provide training and resources to help teach PE more effectively
  • Introduce new sports
  • Encourage participation in sport
  • Run sport competitions
  • Increase pupil’s participation in School Games
  • Run sports activities with other schools

Who is accountable?

  • Schools are accountable for publishing how they have spent, and will spend, their funding on their school website
  • Schools must include details about the impact the funding has had
  • 5% of schools will be audited per year to ensure they are being compliant with their spending
  • Ofsted will report on the use of the PE Funding under leadership and management

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