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Primary PE & Sport Premium

In July 2017, it was confirmed that primary schools will receive double their Primary PE and Sport Premium allocation from September 2017.

This means on average schools will receive approximately £18,500 of ring fenced funding to deliver further improvements to their PE and sport provision.

Each year,  just under £8.5m will be shared between Sussex state schools, academies and pupil referral units that have primary aged pupils. The updated guidance and grant conditions, the amount given to schools 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 and how it can be used to achieve whole school outcomes. Can you align your spending with 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 providers list to find a suitable organisation to help support your development plan

Step 5 – Evidence: show the impact of your spending by using the Evidencing Impact Template created by AfPE and the YST. Use our Primary PE & School Sport Premium Impact Poster for your impact highlights then add it to your website and display in your school. 


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  engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • The profile of PE and sport 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

Schools may use their funding to:

  • Provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • Increase competitive opportunities, such as joining the School Games
  • Provide leadership opportunities for pupils 
  • Support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs e.g.  Change4Life clubs
  • Embed physical activity into the school day through active travel, active playgrounds and active teaching
  • Introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • Extent opportunities for gifted and talented children
  • Invest in assessment in PE 
  • Purchase supply cover for teachers to develop PE strategy and attend CPD
  • Establish partnerships for schools to work together on their PE
  • Provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum

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.