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PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools

For 2016-17, Primary schools with 17 or more pupils will continue to receive £8,000 in PE and Sport Premium funding, plus £5 per pupil. Schools with 16 or fewer pupils will receive £500 per pupil. Sport will play a key role in promoting good health, mental well-being and building confidence as well as giving children a sense of achievement.

The Primary School PE and Sport Premium provides money directly to primary school head teachers, carrying on the sporting legacy of the Olympics.  Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

How to use the PE and sport premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

You should not use your 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

Reporting requirements

  • You must publish details of how you spend your PE and sport premium funding on your school’s website. 
  • We would encourage schools that attended the Cumbria Impact Factor workshops to use the template provided for this purpose.  It is unique to Cumbria and records in more detail the impact funding has made on pupils’ learning and personal development.   Completed in the way suggested would provide Ofsted inspectors with clear evidence that they do not typically see

Measuring the impact

Workshops have been developed to help Primary Schools plan, measure and consider how to sustain the impact of PE and the Primary School Sports Premium on the health and achievement of their pupils. 

If you have any school staff who would like to attend a workshop, please see our training programme for 2016/2017


Updates: The latest information about PE & Sport Premium can be found on the Department for Education website. Here>> 



Case Studies: Understanding the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium



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