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What is the Primary PE and Sport Premium?

The Primary PE and Sport Premium is a government-backed funding initiative aimed at helping primary schools across England improve their physical education and sport provisions.

Originally announced in March 2013, the Primary PE and Sport Premium has provided schools with around £150 million per year. In July 2020, the Government announced the continuation of the funding with £320 million for the 2020/21 academic year.

How can the Primary PE & Sport premium be used?

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


This means that schools should use the premium to:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities
  • Build capacity and capability for school improvements for future generations joining

For example, you can use your funding on the following:

Hiring qualified sports coaches to work with teachers

Providing staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them embed physical activity across your school

Introducing new sports or activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport

Supporting and involving the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports clubs and holiday clubs

Entering or running sport competitions or increasing participation in these

Running sports activities with other schools

Encouraging pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support or physical activity in your school

Raising attainment in swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum

Embedding physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

You should not use your Sport Premium funding for:

Employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover PPA arrangements (this should come out of your core staffing budgets)

Teaching the minimum requirements of the national curriculum (or, for academies, to teach your existing PE curriculum). The exception is for top-up swimming lessons after pupils complete core lessons

Funding capital expenditure. NB However if you enter into an Operational Lease as part of a Spread Payment scheme then you will be eligible.

So, how can Sportsafe help me with my Sports Premium funding?

Sports Equipment

Sports Installations

CPD and National Qualifications


Want more information about the Primary PE & Sport Premium and how we can help you? Contact us today on 0333 300 0032 or via email at [email protected]

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