What is the Primary School Sport Premium?

Monday, 6 Feb 2017

School Sport

What is the Primary School Sport Premium?


* As part of the legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Government will be providing Primary Schools with funding for each academic year up until 2020, to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport in their schools.  

* Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per eligible pupil; and schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per eligible pupil.  

* The funding will be paid directly to schools, and it is at their discretion how they spend that funding, but it must be spent on PE and sport provision. 

* The funding is subject to Ofsted inspections


What are the aims of the Primary School Sport Premium?


* Improve the physical literacy and health of primary aged children 

* Use sport and PE to benefit the Whole School Agenda 

* Improve the PE teaching skills of primary teachers 

* Establish networks for schools to work together  

* Provide cover for teachers to develop PE strategy and attend CPD 

* Increase competitive opportunities, such as the School Games


For further details on the Primary School Sports Premium, please see these videos from Sport England, on the importance of sport and physical activity at primary school level:


Sport and Activity's Role in Engagement of all Pupils  

Sport and Activity's Role in Whole School Improvement  

Sport and Activiy's Role Increasing the Confidence of Staff 

More Sports, More Competition 

Source: Get Berkshire Active