'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

Funding for the PE and sport premium

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.

In most cases, we determine how many pupils in your school attract the funding using data from the January 2017 school census.

If you are a new school or a school teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2017 to 2018, we will base your funding on data from the autumn 2017 school census.

Funding for 2017 to 2018

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

We will publish the school level breakdown of funding for the academic year 2017 to 2018, including conditions of grant, in October 2017.


DfE have announced that the Sports Premium will remain in place at its current funding levels for the 2018-19 academic year.

SCHOOLS PE & SPORT PREMIUM ALLOCATIONS 2017/18 -Maintained & Academies

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.