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Primary PE & Sport Premium

In March 2013 the Government announced the Primary PE and Sport Premium. £150m will be given to primary schools annually to improve their PE and school sport.

Each year, £4m will be shared between Sussex state schools, academies and pupil referral units that have primary aged pupils. The amount given to schools in 2016/17 and when they will receive it can be found here.


How should I spend my Primary PE and Sport Premium?

Step 1 – Audit: look at your existing PE provision using the Youth Sport Trust’s self-review tool

Step 2 – Get Strategic: plan how to address weaknesses in your PE provision. Could PE help to support your School Improvement Plan (SIP)?

Step 3 – Development Plan: make sure it’s on your website as Ofsted & the DfE will check– download our Spending Plan Template

Step 4 – Deliver: use our provider matrix to find a suitable organisation

Step 5 – Evidence: show the impact of your spending by filling in our Primary PE & School Sport Premium Impact Poster and adding it to your website or displaying in your school


Aims of the Primary PE & Sport Premium:

  • Upskilling of primary teachers
  • Increase competitive opportunities, such as joining the School Games
  • Provide leadership opportunities for children in PE
  • Create after school clubs for the least active, e.g.  Change4Life clubs
  • Extension opportunities for gifted and talented children
  • Invest in assessment in PE. Check our provider matrix for help
  • Purchase supply cover for teachers to develop PE strategy and attend CPD
  • Establish partnerships for schools to work together on their PE

The aims of the Primary PE & Sport Premium were agreed jointly by the Department for Education (DfE), Association for PE (AfPE), Youth Sport Trust (YST) and Sport England.

For more information please contact:

Nick Chellel

Nick Chellel

School & Community Sports Officer

01273 644106 / 07766 894494

Nick supports Sussex primary schools benefiting from the PE & School Sport Premium and assists with the two main County Sports Partnership programmes for Children & Young People, Sportivate & Satellite Clubs.