Primary PE and Sport Premium
The Government has pledged an additional £150 million per annum to improve physical education and sport in primary schools. Sport England is committing £1.5m to the plan, which will be channelled through the 45 county sports partnerships, including Sport Birmingham.
What is it?
The government is pledging additional funding of £150 million per annum until 2020 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
The PE and Sport funding is:
- Funded by the Department for Education (£80m), the Department of Health (£60m) and the Department for Culture, media and Sport (£10m)
- Funding is calculated on the number of pupils in the school on school census data.
- Funding is ring-fenced for the provision of PE, sport and physical activity
- Specific ring-fenced funding used solely for PE and school sport
- Ofsted will be inspecting the use of funding as part of the school's overall provision
- Schools must publish information on their website
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors' handbook' and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future, as part of the overall provision offered by the school.
Schools who receive the PE and sport premium funding MUST publish details of how this funding is spent and the effect it has had on pupils' PE and sport participation and attainment within the school.
Schools MUST include the following:
- Your PE and sport premium allocation for the current academic year
- Details of how you intend to spend your allocation
- Details of how you spent your previous academic year's allocation
- How it made a difference to the PE and sport participation and attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
- How the improvements will be sustainable in the future
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
How Much Will Each School Receive?
• Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils will receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
• Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil. As an example, Schools with 14 eligible pupils will receive £7,000 each year.
Maintained schools will receive the PE and sport funding from the Local Authority.
Academies and free schools and will receive their AGS directly from the Education Funding Agency (EFA).