Sport Premium

Primary PE & Sport Premium

 The government provides ring-fenced funding, jointly with the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, to help improve the provision of Physical Education and sport in Primary Schools. This funding was introduced for the academic year 2013-2014 and has continued to date.

 We use this money to improve confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school, provide a wider range of sporting activities to enhance engagement, organize and participate in competitive sport and ensure children have a very good understanding of healthy lifestyles. We feel this is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school.


The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective: ​

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding. ​

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles

2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

5. increased participation in competitive sport

Under the Ofsted Schools Inspection Framework 2015, inspectors will assess how effectively leaders use the Primary PE and Sport Premium and measure its impact on outcomes for pupils, and how effectively governors hold them to account for this. Schools are required to publish details of how they spend this funding and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment


Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium

ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport


How we use the Sport Premium and Funding 

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that premium is used to:

  •  develop or add to the PE and sport  activities that school already offers.
  •  make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.


Funding may be used for:

  • hiring qualified sports coaches to work with teachers.
  • providing existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively.
  • introducing new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport.
  • supporting and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs.
  • running sport competitions. 
  • increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.
  • running sports activities with other schools.

Funding is not used for:

  • employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements. 
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum – including those specified for swimming. 

Sport Premium Academic Year 2017-18

 The Department for Education have produced an information document on how much Sport Premium funding primary schools receive in the academic year 2017/18. Click here to access this.

The DfE will release exact funding totals in October 2017, however with the doubling of the Premium for this academic year, Hextable Primary will receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil. 


 On 17th July 2017 the Department for Education confirmed that the Primary PE & Sport Premium will double from September 2017.

The Secretary of State’s announcement on school funding, includes a section reconfirming the commitment to doubling the Primary PE & Sport Premium from September 2017.

“The DfE have today confirmed ministerial decisions on the allocation formula for the doubled primary PE and Sport premium. The high level changes are that, from September 2017:

  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per pupil; and
  • 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. “

This is a straight doubling of the current formula and will mean that all schools will be able to deliver further improvements to their PE and Sport provision. The mechanism for payment will remain the same, with schools receiving 7/12ths of funding in Oct/Nov and the remaining 5/12ths in April/May.

The DfE webpage can be accessed here:


To view our Targets and Funding Planning for the 2017-18 academic year, click here.


Sport Funding Archive

Please click here to see the review of the impact of the spending in 2016-17 of the Sport Premium money.