Learning South Leicestershire School Sports Partnership can provide support and advice regarding the use of Primary PE & Sport Premium.


The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

Continued funding for Primary PE, Sport and Physical Activity has been committed by the government until 2020.  Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.

Money raised from the forthcoming sugar tax on soft drinks will be used to double this funding from 2018 onwards.

This is referenced within ‘Childhood Obesity – A Plan for Action’ which was published by the government in August 2016. This can be found on www.gov.uk

Dept for Education vision for the PE & Sport Premium:

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

Dept for Education objectives for the funding:

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools including:


  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  • The profile of PE and sport being 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 must publish details of how they spend this funding and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment. Schools must include the following:

  • PE and sport premium allocation for the current academic year
  • Details of how they intend to spend your allocation
  • Details of how they spent the previous academic year’s allocation
  • How it made a difference to the PE and sport participation and attainment of the pupils who attract the funding

OFSTED Inspections

OFSTED will assess how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium under the ‘effectiveness of leadership and management’ section of the inspection.

You can download some more information here. For more information on the use of the funding see the Dept for Education websiteSport England or contact afPE (Association for PE).

Alternatively, you can download PDF documents on various topics from the following links:

  • Evidencing the Impact-Guidance: Click here to view the resource
  • Association for the physical education Health Position paper: Click here
  • PE & Sport Premium Governor Role- Edward Timpson: Click here
  • What works in schools & colleges to increase physical activity: Click here
  • The link between pupil heath & wellbeing and attainment: Click here
  • School Swimming – Use of the Primary School PE and Sport Premium: click here
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) – Primary School PE and Sport Premium: click here
  • A Guide for Governors on the use of the Primary School PE and Sport Premium: click here
  • A Guide for Schools on the use of the Primary School PE & Sport Premium: click here
  • Advice on the use of sports coaches in schools: click here
  • Ofsted report on the use of the Primary School PE & Sport Premium: click here
  • Dept for Education Investigation into the use of the Primary PE & Sport Premium: click here
  • A comprehensive guide to all aspects of physical activity in Primary Schools: watch Sport England’s exclusive new films
  • Visit the Coaching in Primary Schools Portal: click here 
  • An afPE resource for planning the use & impact of the Primary PE & Sport Premium is also available. Click here for the resource and click here for the guidanceInspections

 Primary PE and Sport Premium Case Studies

sports coach UK in conjunction with afPE and other national partners (CSPN, Sport England, UK Active Kids and YST) have produced a range of case studies exemplifying the effective and sustainable use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

Click HERE to download the case studies.