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PE and Sports Premium

Information from the Department for Education website (


The Government allocates additional funding to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding, provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, will be allocated to primary schools. The funding is ring-fenced and can, therefore, only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.


Most schools with pupils of primary age will receive the PE and sport premium funding in the academic year 2017 to 2018 including schools maintained by the local authority.


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


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


For example, the funding can be used to:


  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools


The funding cannot be used to:


  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements; these should come out of the school’s core staffing budgets
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum including those specified for swimming



PE and Sports Funding at Northgate


Our school will be spending the additional funding in a variety of ways, including:

  • Employing a specialist PE teacher for one day a week to work alongside teaching staff to plan, execute and review PE teaching
  • Employing a specialist KS1 multi-skills coach for 3 days a week to work alongside staff to plan and execute KS1 PE and lunch time activities
  • Employing a specialist basketball coach for 2 days a week to work alongside teaching staff to plan and execute KS2 PE and to provide lunch time clubs
  • Providing additional places for pupils at subsidised extra-curricular school sports clubs
  • Identifying a names member of staff (Teaching Assistant) to attend sports events and work with the lead teacher for PE and the specialist PE teacher on an ad hoc basis, depending on competition dates
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • Providing cover to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • Participating in sport competitions and increasing pupils’ participation in School Games
  • Working with other schools in the locality / region
  • Providing additional opportunities for gifted and talented children and children with special education needs





The Head Teacher, in the termly report to Governors, will report on:

  • How the Primary School PE and Sport Funding money has been spent
  • An outline of the provision that has been made since the last report


The Governors of the school will ensure that there is a statement on the school website detailing how the Primary School PE and Sport funding has been used.



Primary School PE and Sports Funding Expenditure 2017-18


Number of pupils and PE and Sports funding received

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PE and Sports funding


Amount of PE and Sports funding awarded

£16,000 + £10 per eligible pupil

Total amount of PE and Sports funding received




Links to 5 Key Indicators for spending PE and Sports Funding 2017-18

Increasing to 30 minutes a day

  • Part funding additional extra-curricular clubs
  • Funding coaches to provide activity during lunch times
  • Creating additional resources for teachers to use as ‘active moments’

Ensuring a broad range of activities

  • Employment of additional coaches to provide extra-curricular clubs

Increasing competitive sport

  • Paying for release of staff to attend competitions

Raising the profile of PE

  • Improving equipment and extra-curricular clubs
  • Increasing the number of competitions attended

Teacher training

  • Continuation of PE specialist and coaches



Measuring the impact of PE and Sports Funding

  • Using the School Games Mark as an indicator for success (gold award was retained for 2016/17)
  • Greater confidence of teachers in planning and delivering PE lessons
  • Increased pupil participation in extra-curricular clubs with a PE focus
  • Increased pupil participation in intra-school (level 1) and inter-school (level 2) sport and PE competitions
  • Teacher observations and formal feedback at the end of each unit of work
  • Records of children who participate in extra-curricular sporting activities
  • Increase in number of inter-school competitions attended
  • Improvement in attainment of children in inter-school competitions
  • 28 pupils in Year 6 able to swim at least 25 metres



NOTE: This is a working document and may be subject to additions or revisions (last updated January 2018)