Government Funding for PE and Sport

Primary schools in England are going to share an extra £150m per year sports funding until 2020. Funded by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, it will see funds go directly into the hands of primary school head teachers for them to spend on sport. The Sport Premium will be ring fenced and can only be spent on sport provision in schools. No other funding for schools is ring-fenced.

Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (i.e. children between the ages of 5 and 11). All schools with seventeen or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. 

Based on the figures above we expect New Hartley to receive about £8500 per year.

Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of sport within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors are clear about how sport will be assessed in future as part of the overall provision offered by the school. Schools will need to show how well it uses Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of its PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performances levels they are capable of.

Schools need to include details about their sporting provision on their school website, alongside their curriculum details. This will enable parents to compare sporting provision across and between schools, both within and beyond the school day.