Sports Premium Funding- Explanation
Schools receive P.E and Sports Premium Funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to Year 6.
The DFE publish a spreadsheet showing the breakdown of P.E and Sports Premium funding for the academic year.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
How to use the P.E and Sports Premium
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the P.E and sport activities they offer their pupils, but are free to choose the best way of using the money.
e.g hiring of specialist teachers, hire of qualified sports coaches to work with teachers, provide staff with teaching resources to help teach P.E and sport, run sports competitions, run sports activities with other schools, provide opportunities for the least active children.
Since September 2013, Ofsted inspections report on how primary schools spend their P.E and Sports Premium Funding.
Additionally, schools must publish details of how they spend their P.E and Sports Premium on the school website.