In March 2013 the Government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum, for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015, to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England - The Primary PE & Sport Premium. 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.
In the Autumn Statement 2013, the Chancellor announced an additional year's £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year. On 6th February 2014 the Government committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE & Sport Premium until 2020.
Schools receive the PE & Sport Premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6 (between the ages of 5 and 11). Children in Nursery and Reception are not included in the allocation.
Funding will be calculated using data from the January school census, as follows:
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision ofPE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2016 to 2017 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. Schools have the freedom to choose how they do this.
To ensure that all pupils leaving primary school are physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. Some possible indicators of improvement could include: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils. Increased participation in competitive sport.
The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. The Secretary of State does not consider the following expenditure as falling within the scope of additional or sustainable improvement:
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE and sport they offer. This means that schools should use the premium to:
Possible uses suggested for the funding include:
Click on the link below to see how Chandlers Ridge Academy has spent the PE and Sport Premium:
|Year||Amount of Grant||Amount Spent||Link to Impact Statement|
|2015_16||£9630||£10,000||160317 Sports Premium Impact Statement 2015_16|
|2016_17||£9425||£9651||1704 Sports Premium Impact Statement 2016_17|