In March 2013 the Government announced that it would provide additional funding to primary schools to support the improvement of provision of PE and sport. The funding, allocated to headteachers in primary schools is ring fenced and can only be spent on PE and sport in primary schools. The headteacher and governors are accountable for the spending of the funding.
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport. It is to benefit primary-aged pupils and to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. The funding is received in two payments.
Schools should use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to achieve the following:
Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:
Schools will have to spend the Premium funding on improving their provision of PE and Sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.