Sports Premium Grant

What is the PE and sport premium?

The PE and sport premium is a government funding stream designed to help primary schools improve the quality of PE and sport activities they offer.

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6, or in cases where schools do not follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), the number of pupils aged 5 to 10.

Who receives the funding, and how much is it?

Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium. This includes maintained schools and academies, special schools and non-maintained special schools, and pupil referral units (PRUs). Nursery schools and independent schools (other than non-maintained special schools) do not receive the funding.

In 2017-2018, schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils will receive £1,000 per pupil, while schools with 17 or more eligible pupils will receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

Using the PE and sport premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that we should use the premium to develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers, or make improvements that will benefit future pupils. For example, we can use our funding to hire qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers, or to support less active children by running or extending school clubs.

Funding should not be used to cover core functions, such as teachers’ planning and preparation time, or to teach the minimum requirements of the National Curriculum.

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