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Primary Sports Premium for all Primary Schools Provides Building Blocks for a Transformation in PE & School Sport


Primary School Sport Premium Funding - Leicester City SSP Guidance For Usage

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PE & Sport Premium Conditions of Grant 2016/17

Updated Primary PE & Sport Premium 'Evidencing the Impact' Template

New culture of sport to inspire and support every child

Primary School Sport and Physical Education is set to be transformed thanks to a £150m a year boost that is ring-fenced to be used to improve PE teaching and sports delivery for primary school pupils, and inspire young people to lead active lives and aspire to be the next Olympic and World Champions.

Primary Premium funding is now Ofsted assessed

"PE and sport premium for primary schools is used very well to raise staff expertise in the teaching of PE, and provides extensive sporting activities and expert coaching for pupils. Many more pupils are now also able to access swimming lessons. This leads to improved safety and many pupils developing healthier lifestyles"



"Leaders ensure that additional primary physical education (PE) and sport funding is used highly effectively to develop pupils' abilities, increase their participation in PE and promote their well-being. A specialist sports coach provides very good support to teachers, increasing their skills and confidence in the teaching of sport. Pupils greatly enjoy a wide range of sports clubs, including football, cheerleading and athletics, and take part successfully in many competitions"


London 2012 gave Britain a once in a lifetime opportunity to inspire a nation to enjoy sport and the Government wants to embed that into the school day from an early age. The new sports funding aims to improve the quality of provision in every state primary school in England.

This means:

  • A lump sum of £8k for each school, with a £5 per-pupil top-up. A typical primary school with 250 primary aged pupils would receive £9,250 per year. This is the equivalent of around two days a week of a primary teacher or a coach's time – enough to make sure every pupil in the school can do sport with a specialist.
  • 'Ring-fenced' funding – only to be spent on sport – will go directly into the hands of heads and teachers who will decide what is best for their children's needs. This could vary from specialist coaching and teacher training to dedicated sports programmes, Change4Life sport clubs and support for after-school or weekend competitions.
  • A greater role for Britain's best sporting and voluntary organisations, including National Governing Bodies who will increase the specialist coaching and skills development on offer for primary schools.
  • Tougher assessment of sport provision via Ofsted to ensure the funding is bringing the maximum benefit for all pupils, with schools held to account for how they spend the money.
  • Sport England investing £1.5 million a year of Lottery funding through the county sport partnerships to help primary schools link up with local sports coaches, clubs and sports governing bodies.

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New provision as part of initial teacher training to produce a cadre of primary teachers with a particular specialism in PE. This is being developed in conjunction with sporting bodies and will start with a pilot covering 120 primary teachers, with the first of these beginning work in schools in September 2013.