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Sports Premium


The government is providing funding to maintained primary schools and academies that is specifically targeted at improving the provision of physical education (PE) and sport.  

Schools must spend the sports funding on improving their provision of PE and sport for the benefit of primary-aged pupils so that they develop healthy lifestyles. Schools have the freedom to choose how they do this but the impact should:

  • 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.


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, School Sport and Physical Activity 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.

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