PE & Sports Funding



What is the Sports Premium?


The government has provided Sports Premium funding since 2015 to support additional and sustainable improvements to PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils and to encourage the development of healthy and active life styles. Allocations for each academic year are calculated using the number of pupils in years 1 to 6 as recorded in the January census. The funding goes directly into the school budget and must be spent on improving the following 5 Key Indicators.


The Purpose of this Additional Funding – The 5 Key Indicators


Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • 1. 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.

  • 2. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.

  • 3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.

  • 4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.

  • 5. Increased participation in competitive sport.


Spending Breakdown


For a breakdown of how the grant was spent in 2019/2020 and the impact of this spend, please download the following document:

PE & Sports Premium 2019/2020