The Sports Premium
The primary PE and sport premium (“the premium”) will be paid by the Secretary of State for Education (“Secretary of State”) to the academies and free schools as stated in section 14 of the Education Act 2002.
The premium is paid in 2 installments from the Secretary of State to academies and free schools in November and March
Purpose of the premium
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport offered.
This means that the premium should be used to:
- develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that the 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
Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:
- 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
- the profile of PE and sport is 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
For more information see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools
Our PE and Sports Premium Leads are Miss Hirst and Miss Draper
Click here to see our 2017/18 Sports Premium Plan.
Click here to see our 2018/19 Sports Premium Plan (updated April 2019)