PRIMARY PE & SPORT PREMIUM FUNDING
'To build an accountable and sustainable delivery of PE'
The Government invest £320m per year directly into primary schools with the objective of achieving self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport.
There is a long term vision that all pupils leave primary school 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.
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
The profile of PE and sport is 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
Examples of Effective Use of the Funding and What the Funding Should NOT Be Spent On
Schools can use the funding to:
provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively and embed physical activity across your school
hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
enter or run more sport competitions
partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
raise attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2
embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching
Where schools choose to take part in an active mile, you should use your existing playgrounds, fields, halls and sports facilities to incorporate an active mile into the school day and develop a lifelong habit of daily physical activity.
Raising attainment in primary school swimming
The premium can be used to fund the professional development and training that are available to schools to train staff to support high quality swimming and water safety lessons for their pupils.
The premium may also be used to provide additional top-up swimming lessons to pupils who have not been able to meet the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety after the delivery of core swimming and water safety lessons. At the end of key stage 2 all pupils are expected to be able to swim confidently and know how to be safe in and around water.
Schools are required to publish information on the percentage of their pupils in year 6 who met each of the 3 swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements. Further details are in the online reporting section.
Further information on training and resources is available
Schools should not use the 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)
Ofsted assesses how primary schools use the primary PE and sport premium. They measure its impact on pupil outcomes, and how effectively governors hold school leaders to account for this.
You can find details of what inspectors look for in the ‘effectiveness of leadership and management’ section of the Ofsted schools inspection handbook 2018.
You must publish details of how you spend your PE and sport premium funding by the end of the summer term or by 31 July 2019 at the latest. This is different to last year’s reporting deadline. Online reporting must include:
the amount of 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 in the 2018 to 2019 academic year 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
Attainment data for year 6 pupils should be provided from their most recent swimming lessons. This may be data from years 3, 4, 5 or 6, depending on the swimming programme at your school.
To help you plan, monitor and report on the impact of your spending, it’s recommended that you download a template to record and publish your activity. We have commissioned partners in the physical education and school sport sector to develop a template. The template can be accessed through the Association for PE and Youth Sport Trust websites.
School compliance reviews
We will sample a number of schools in each local authority to review what they have published on their use of the funding and their swimming attainment. Schools are expected to spend the grant for the purpose it was provided only; to make additional and sustainable improvements to the PE, sport and physical activity offered.
DfE have announced that the Sports Premium will remain in place at its current funding levels for the 2018-19 academic year.
Payment dates for 2018 to 2019
Maintained schools, including PRUs and general hospitals
Maintained schools, including PRUs and general hospitals, do not receive funding directly from the Department for Education (DfE). We give the funding to your local authority and they pass it on to you.
We give local authorities PE and sport premium funding for maintained schools in 2 separate payments. Local authorities receive:
7/12 of your funding allocation on 30 October 2018
5/12 of your funding allocation on 30 April 2019
If you are a new maintained school or if you are teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2018 to 2019, local authorities receive:
7/12 of your funding allocation on 31 January 2019
5/12 of your funding allocation on 30 April 2019
Academies, free schools and CTCs
We send academies, free schools and CTCs their PE and sport premium funding in 2 separate payments. You receive:
7/12 of your funding allocation on 1 November 2018
5/12 of your funding allocation on 1 May 2019
If you are a new academy, free school or CTC, or if you are teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2018 to 2019, you receive:
7/12 of your total funding allocation on 1 February 2019
5/12 of your total funding allocation on 1 May 2019
Non-maintained special schools
We send non-maintained special schools their PE and sport premium funding in 2 separate payments. You receive:
7/12 of your funding with the first payment you have scheduled with us after 1 November 2018
5/12 of your funding with the first payment you have scheduled with us after 1 May 2019
Department of Education - Guidance on the Primary PE and Sport Premium and the grant conditions can be found here. A review into the use and impact of the Premium can be downloaded here.
Association for Physical Education has a page dedicated to the Primary PE & Sport Premium
Sport England offer a series of short films for Headteachers and PE subject leads showcasing best practice in the use of the Premium can also be viewed here.