PE and Sports Premium funding doubles

The Department for Education is doubling the funding that primary schools receive to improve the quality of their PE and Sport provision from £160 million to £320 million a year.  Recently, they published details of individual allocation at school level and funding guidance for the scheme.

The guidance includes details of who will receive the money, the criteria for how much money schools receive, payment dates, accountability of the funding and how schools can use the Premium.

The Premium should be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport on offer. It should be used to develop or add to the PE and sport activities already on offer at schools and build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining in future years.

Click here to read the guidance on using the Premium:

Case Study:

The Department for Education has published a new case study that details how a primary school in Kent successfully used their Primary PE and Sport Premium funding to up-skill staff members, develop a new PE curriculum and increase teachers’ confidence and to deliver high quality physical education lessons.

The case study focuses on St Mary’s Primary School who have focused the use of the premium on sustainability by developing the capacity and capability of existing staff to enable them to confidently deliver effective learning through the physical education programme.