The DfE has announced the increase in funding with hopes that it will improve the quality of PE and sport in primary schools, helping pupils to be active and healthy.
Under the old funding rate of £160 million, each primary school received a flat rate of £8,000 to spend on sport programmes, with £5 added per pupil. With the funding now increased to £320 million, schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils (aged 5- to 10-years-old) receive £1,000 per pupil, and schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000, with £10 added per pupil.
The public health minister, Steve Brine, said the money for increasing the PE and sport premium will come from the ‘sugar tax’.
The money from the PE and sport premium can be used by schools in a variety of ways, including to “introduce new sports, dance or other activities”, or to “partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs”. 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 2017 to 2018 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|
|2017_18||£18,910||19,240||Sports Premium Impact Report 2017-18|