The government provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary school headteachers. It is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
The premium must be used to fund additional, sustainable and quality improvements to the provision of PE and Sport and to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. This means that the premium should be used to:
- develop or add to the PE and sports activities that our school already offers, and
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.