Primary School PE and Sport Funding
School PE plays an active part in any child's education.
PE and Sport Premium
Most schools with primary-age pupils will receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2017 to 2018, with the exception of:
- nursery schools
- studio schools
- university technical colleges (UTCs)
- independent schools (except for non-maintained special schools, which do receive the funding)
Funding for the PE and Sport Premium
Schools will receive the PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. In cases where schools don't follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.
In most cases, funding will be determined on how many pupils in your school attract the funding using data from the January 2017 school census.
If you are a new school or a school teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2017 to 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) will base your funding on data from the autumn 2017 school census.
Funding for 2017 to 2018
Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
The DfE will publish the school level breakdown of funding for the academic year 2017 to 2018, including conditions of grant, in October 2017.
The vision for the premium is: All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
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 you offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
For example, you can use your funding to:
- provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
- introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
- support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
- enter or run more sport competitions
- partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
- increase pupils' participation in the School Games
- encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
- provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
- embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching
Sport England have produced a number of short films to assist schools in understanding the impact PE, physical activity and school sport can have on young people which can be viewed here:
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)
For advice on employing sports coaches for your school (not for PPA cover) http://www.sportscoachuk.org/site-tools/about-uk-coaching/coaching-schools-portal
The use and impact of the premium will continue to be assessed by Ofsted. AfPE (Association for Physical Education) have produced a document which details Primary PE and Sport Premium related questions that Ofsted inspectors may ask schools which can be found HERE
As in previous years, schools must publish details of how they spend the PE and Sport Premium funding. This must include:
- the amount of premium received
- a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)
- the impact the school has seen on pupils' PE and sport participation and attainment
- how the improvements will be sustainable in the future
For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. You can get advice and resources to help deliver swimming lessons successfully in primary schools.
AfPE and YST have produced a template to capture the above to aid schools in their planning and evidencing impact:
Accountability reviews will be carried out after the April deadline for schools to have published details on their websites of how they have spent their premium funding. We will sample a number of schools in each local authority, with the schools chosen based on a mix of random selection and prior non-compliance with the online reporting requirements.
Click HERE to view the full guidance, courtesy of GOV.UK.
For more information and contact details click on the links for School Sport Partnership and PE Service. Further details can also be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools
You can view the Derbyshire PE and Sport Premium Guide below.
- Primary PE Sport Guidance Booklet 2018 (PDF, 6.5 Mb)