In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding, £150m per annum, to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools in England with a vision that all pupils leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
On 17th July 2017 the Department for Education confirmed that the Primary PE & Sport Premium would double from September 2017.
This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
The following types of school don’t receive this funding:
Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
The breakdown of funding for the academic year 2018 to 2019, including conditions of grant, is available.
Maintained schools, including PRUs and general hospitals, do not receive funding directly from DfE. DfE gives the funding directly to your local authority and they pass it on to you.
DfE give local authorities PE and sport premium funding for maintained schools in 2 separate payments. Local authorities receive:
If you are a new maintained school or if you are teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2018 to 2019, local authorities receive:
The Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA) sends academies, free schools and CTCs their PE and sport premium funding in 2 separate payments. You receive:
If you are a new academy, free school or CTC, or if you are teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2018 to 2019, you receive:
ESFA sends non-maintained special schools their PE and sport premium funding in 2 separate payments. You receive:
This means that you should use the premium to:
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
For example, you can use your funding to:
You should not use your funding to:
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