What is sports premium?

The PE and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer to their pupils. The Government are spending over £450 million on this funding over 3 academic years: 2013/2014; 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil on roll.

The Government has given schools guidelines on how to spend the PE and Sport Premium. 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 way of using the money. Examples have been given of how the funding can be used:

  • 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.

In our school the funding is spent in the following way:

April 2013/March 14 – Total Funding: £8,160

(received in 2 installments: 1st installment (£4960) received in 13/14 financial year and 2nd installment (£3200) received in 14/15 financial year)

April 2014/March 2015 – Total Funding To Spend: £6250 (1st installment for 14/15 – £4770 + carry forward from 13/14 – £1480).

2nd installment to be received in 15/16 – amount yet to be confirmed.

Hire specialist PE provider for 2 afternoons per week – £6620
Transport to Local High School for Sports Competition – £60
Total Spent – £6680 (£1480 to carry forward to 14/15)