The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

What is the Purpose of the Primary PE and Sport Premium?

The government’s PE and school sport VISION supported by national partners:

All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following OBJECTIVE:

To achieve self-sustaining improvement* in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.

*It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
  • The profile of PE and sport being 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

Under the new Inspection Framework, Ofsted inspectors will assess how effectively leaders use the Primary PE and Sport Premium and measure its impact on outcomes for pupils, and how effectively governors hold them to account for this.

The Youth Sport Trust and the Association for Physical Education (afPE) have collaboratively produced new guidance and a template to support schools in evidencing the impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium.This can be downloaded from here.

Sport England has funded and developed a suite of films aimed at promoting best practice use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium. These films are being used as a means to engage with primary schools and raise the profile of the Premium and Best Practice Use in schools.

Targeted at head teachers, governors, staff and coaches, the films carry some some key messages, namely:

  • Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
  • A tool for whole school improvement
  • Increase the confidence and skills of all staff in teaching PE
  • More children – more sports – more competition




For further details contact:

Matt Stocks

Development Manager (Children & Young People)

M: 07726 902888