The Government is providing an additional £150 million to schools per annum to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.
This funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, will be allocated to primary school head teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. We receive funding each year and we use this in various ways to improve the PE and sport provision across school.
From 2018, sports premium funding has been doubled to ensure schools are planning for sustainability. All schools will be accountable for the provision they are putting in place for this.
Since September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. OFSTED will monitor the use of the Sport Premium and its impact.
Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.