PE and Sport's Premium
The sport premium funding is used effectively. Leaders spend money on providing specialist coaches so pupils experience a wider range of sports.
What is the PE and Sport's Premium?
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for schools to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school head teachers. The Sport's Premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
What is the purpose of the funding?
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.