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PE and Sport Premium Funding

Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding

In April 2013, the Government announced that it will be providing additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.  This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will be allocated directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. 

Every state-maintained school, academy, middle school, special school and pupil referral unit with primary aged pupils will receive £16,000 plus a ‘top up’ of £10 per pupil. The sports premium is calculated on the January census and arrives in the school budget via Additional Schools Grant (ASG) in October.

Purpose of funding
The sport premium funding has been ring-fenced and can only be spent on sport, PE and Healthy Lifestyles provision in schools, although schools have the freedom to choose how best to do this.  Schools are held accountable for how they spend their funding and are required to publish on-line information about how they have used the additional funding.  OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas, which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE, and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.

How we will be spending the PE and Sport Premium Funding in 2023 - 2024 (main areas):

Our spend next year will be very similar to the previous year to develop and build on the work already done


  • Subscribe to the Youth Sport Trust and Vale Academy Trust to gain access to resources and materials to support the development of Sport and PE in school ensuring that staff skill in PE and sports remains strong
  • Continuing with Forest School so that we build confidence and resilience to be successful in all areas of life and to re-establish team building skills within an outdoor context.
  • Offsite outdoor and adventurous team building activities for each class during the school year
  • Continue to update the outdoor equipment that children have access to at playtime in addition to the play pod ensuring that we continue to provide 30 minutes of active play each day
  • Play Leader development for ensuring that children remain active and children are leading and supporting active play
  • Increase the variety of sporting after school clubs and use experts within the community – subsidised if possible
  • Re-establish links with schools in the locality for inter-school competitive sporting events
  • Subsidise transport costs to and from sporting events ensuring that children are exposed to and participate in competitive events
  • Continue to replace old equipment with new high quality kit ensuring that children have the best sporting facilities we can offer
  • CPD for staff to ensure that knowledge and skills are high

Evaluating the impact:
Our Sports Premium Governor, with the help from the Sport Ambassadors, will evaluate the impact of the PE and Sport premium funding as part of the school’s self-evaluation process.  The Head teacher, PE subject leader and Sports Premium Governor will evaluate how well the funding has been used to support the development of the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in sport to enable all children to develop healthy lifestyles.

Primary Sports Grant Report