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Purpose of Funding


How to use the PE and sport premium - new Guidance published September 2016 from Dept of Education


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 further information regarding what support is available in the CSW area click here



The Government has promised all schools additional funding of approximately £9,000 till 2016, to improve the provision of PE and School Sport. This funding - provided jointly by the Department for Education and Department of Health is allocated to primary schools and is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and Sport in schools. 


For more information regarding the funding please see Department of Education and Ofsted

The Department for Education's vision for the PE and  School Sport Premium - 2016


VISION:  All pupils leaving primary school should be 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 in primary schools.


OBJECTIVE: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.  We would expect indicators of such improvement to 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.