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Vision Statement for PE, school sport and physical activity

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Primary School’s Sports Funding


The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money directly allocated to primary school Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.



OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.  All schools will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.


Purpose of Funding

Schools will have to spend the funding on improving their provision of PE and school sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding could include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE lessons
  • new or additional sports based clubs (to support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs)
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the sports tournaments
  • run sports activities with other schools
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport


Click on the link below to see how we use the sports funding.