Suffolk Sport - Primary PE and Sport Premium

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.

Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2018 to 2019, including:


Who Gets The Funding?
  • schools maintained by the local authority
  • academies and free schools
  • special schools (for children with special educational needs or disabilities)
  • non-maintained special schools (schools for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996)
  • city technology colleges (CTCs)
  • pupil referral units (PRUs provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school)
  • general hospitals

The following types of school don’t receive this funding:

  • nursery schools
  • studio schools
  • university technical colleges (UTCs)
  • independent schools (except for non-maintained special schools, which do receive the funding)
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WHO GETS THE FUNDING?

Funding for 2018/19


Suffolk Sport - Make it HappenSchools 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.

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FUNDING FOR 2018/19

Maintained schools, including PRUs and general hospitals


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:

  • 7/12 of your funding allocation on 30 October 2018
  • 5/12 of your funding allocation on 30 April 2019

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:

  • 7/12 of your funding allocation on 31 January 2019
  • 5/12 of your funding allocation on 30 April 2019

Academies, free schools and CTCs

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:

  • 7/12 of your funding allocation on 1 November 2018
  • 5/12 of your funding allocation on 1 May 2019

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:

  • 7/12 of your total funding allocation on 1 February 2018
  • 5/12 of your total funding allocation on 1 May 2019

Non-maintained special schools

ESFA sends non-maintained special schools their PE and sport premium funding in 2 separate payments. You receive:

  • 7/12 of your funding with the first payment you have scheduled with ESFA after 1 November 2018
  • 5/12 of your funding with the first payment you have scheduled with ESFA after 1 May 2019
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PAYMENT DATES

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements.


This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  2. the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

You should not use your funding to:

  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements – these should come out of your core staffing budgets
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum – including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)
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