Schools will receive 7/12 of their allocation in October 2018, and the remaining 5/12 in April. Maintained schools will receive this funding from their local authority, whereas academies and free schools will receive it from the Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA).

Schools receive £16,000 plus £10 per each Year 1-6 pupil at the school. Schools with fewer than 16 pupils receive £1,000 for each pupil. Exact allocations can be seen here

  • Local Authority Maintained Schools
  • Academies and Free Schools
  • Special Schools
  • Non-Maintained Special Schools
  • City Technology Colleges (CTC’s)
  • Pupil Referral Units (PRU’s)
  • General Hospitals
  • Nursery Schools
  • Studio Schools
  • University Technical Colleges (UTC’s)
  • Independent Schools

As identified in the Child Obesity Strategy, the premium has been doubled using funds raised by the sugar levy imposed on the food and drink industry.

You are not permitted to use the PE and Sport Premium for PPA cover; this should be funded from your core staffing budget.

For 2018/19, there is a new condition for schools to publish within their Year 6 cohort, the number of pupils who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively, and perform safe self-rescue in various water-based scenarios.

Therefore, yes – you can use your premium to provide additional provision targeted at pupils who are unable to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum. However, you cannot use the premium to teach the minimum swimming requirements specified in the national curriculum.

Following the Youth Sport Trust conference, Nadhim Zahawi the Secretary of State for Children and Families – has confirmed that the doubled Primary PE and Sport Premium will remain for 2018/19. More information is available at

Active Suffolk - Primary PE & Sport Premium

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