The Primary PE and Sport Premium aims to support primary schools to ensure children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day. It provides primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. The PE and sport premium survey highlighted the significant impact which PE and Sport has had in many primary schools across England.
How to Spend your Funding
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) they offer. This means that you should use the Primary PE and sport premium to:
- Develop or add to the PESSPA activities that your school already offer
- Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
- The Primary PE and sport premium should not be used to fund capital spend projects; the school's budget should fund these.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across. The DfE encourages schools to use these indicators as an effective way of meeting the reporting requirements of the Primary PE and Sport Premium.
Reporting your Spending
You must publish details of how you spend your PE and sport premium funding by the 29th of July 2022.
Reporting must include:
- the amount of PE and sport premium received
- a full breakdown of how it has been spent
- the impact the school has seen on pupils' PE, physical activity, and sport participation and attainment
- how the improvements will be sustainable in the future
You are also required to publish the percentage of pupils within your year 6 cohort who met the national curriculum requirement to:
- swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations