PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools
The PE and Sport Premium provides ring fenced money to primary schools to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
All maintained schools, free schools, academies and special schools with primary-age pupils will receive the PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money, for example, schools could use their funding to provide existing staff with the teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport, support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change 4 Life clubs or run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games.