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Sport Premium

Schools must use the Sport Premium Funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport offered.

This means that the premium should be used to:

  • develop or add to the PE, physical activity & sport activities that the school already offers
  • build capacity & capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:

  • engaging all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • raising the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for improvement
  • increasing confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broadening experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increasing participation in competitive sport

For example, funding can be used to:

  • provide staff with professional development and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively and embed physical activity across the school
  • hire sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to pupils
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • raise attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching