PE and sport premium funding for primary schools
Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2016 to 2017, This funding has been allocated to directly to primary schools.Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example 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
For example, schools can use funding to:
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions
- increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools
- Ofsted assesses how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium. You can find details of what inspectors look for in the ‘Ofsted schools inspection handbook 2016 ’.
- Schools are held accountable by requiring them to publish on their websites, details of how they spend (or will spend) their PE and sport grant. They must also include detail about the impact this funding has on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.
Read about the national successes of our young sporting stars here in 'Sports Stars of the future'
Each year we celebrate the success of of young sportsmen and women at a special event: