In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE and Sport Premium.
This funding is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
- In the Autumn Statement 2013, the then Chancellor, George Osbourne announced an additional year’s £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year.
- On 6th February 2014 the then Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020.
- On the 17th July 2015 the Department for Education announced that 2015/6 funding will remain at the same level as last year.
- On 21st September 2016 the Department for Education released its grant conditions for 2016/17.
- In October 2017 Department for Education published guidance to double the Primary PE and Sports Premium Grant.
- May 2019 DfE published guidance to continue with the same allocation for 2019 to 2020.
DfE guidance includes:
- Which schools are eligible to access the funding
- Funding formula for 2019 to 2020
- Payment dates for 2019 to 2020
- How to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium
- Accountability (Ofsted Inspections, Online Reporting and the Accountability Reviews)
- Further Advice
Click on the link to view the guidance.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical education (PE), physical activity and sport. Schools have the freedom to choose how they do this.
At Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas we utilise the funding to five areas:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport