The PE and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. £450 million was set aside for the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 and is allocated based on pupil numbers in Year 3 – 6.
In most cases, the amount of funding is determined by the number of pupils in the school using data from the January 2014 school census.
- Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.
- Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
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 of way using of the money.
For example, schools can use their 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.
For a full report of how the sports premium is used in our school click here