The government in England has provided additional funding of over £150 million per annum since 2013/14 to improve PE and school sport in primary schools. From September 2017, the funding was doubled to enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of the PE and sport they offer.
The funding is ring fenced and can only be spent on PE and school sport provision in schools. Ofsted will assess how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium; schools are required to publish information about their use of the premium on their website.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per pupil and schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16000 and an additional payment of £10 per child.
Department for Education Vision for Primary PE and School Sport Premium
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective:
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
5 Key Improvement Indicators
You will see how we are working towards the key indicators from clicking on the PE and Sport Premium Action Plan document 2017/18.