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PE and sport premium for primary schools

How much PE and sport premium funding primary schools receive in the academic year 2017 to 2018.

PE AND SPORT PREMIUM FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2017 to 2018, including:

  • schools maintained by the local authority
  • academies and free schools
  • special schools (for children with special educational needs or disabilities)
  • non-maintained special schools (schools for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996)
  • city technology colleges (CTCs)
  • pupil referral units (PRUs provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school)
  • general hospitals

 

The following types of school don’t receive this funding:

  • nursery schools
  • studio schools
  • university technical colleges (UTCs)
  • independent schools (except for non-maintained special schools, which do receive the funding)

Funding for the PE and sport premium

  • Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
  • In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.
  • In most cases, the government determine how many pupils in your school attract the funding using data from the January 2017 school census.
  • If you are a new school or a school teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2017 to 2018, the government will base your funding on data from the autumn 2017 school census.

Funding for 2017 to 2018

  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.
  • Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

The breakdown of funding for the academic year 2016 to 2017, including conditions of grant, is available by clicking here.

How to use the PE and sport premium

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

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers. One way to do this is by installing a range of outdoor gym equipment. All of which you can find by clicking here.
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

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

  • 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
  • the profile of PE and sport is 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

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

You should not use your funding to:

  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)

If you want further details from the government website please click here.