PE and Sport Premium
Primary PE and sport premium
All primary schools in England receive a PE and sport premium as a legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games.
What is PE and sport premium for primary schools?
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6.
Since September 2013, Ofsted inspections report on how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium funding. Additionally, schools must publish details of how they spend the PE and sport premium funding on the school website.
How to use the PE and sport premium
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
For example, schools can use the funding to:
- hire specialist PE teachers
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the school games
- run sports activities with other schools.