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Primary School PE and Sport Funding

School PE plays an active part in any child's education.

PE and Sport Premium

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

Funding for the PE and Sport Premium

Schools will receive the 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, funding will be determined on 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 Department for Education (DfE) 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 DfE will publish the school level breakdown of funding for the academic year 2017 to 2018, including conditions of grant, in October 2017.

The vision for the premium is: 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 objective is: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.

Indicators of improvement should include:

  • 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

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 they offer. This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils' participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

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)

For more information and contact details click on the links for School Sport Partnership and PE Service. Further details can also be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools

You can view the Derbyshire PE and Sport Premium Guide below.