Sports premium

The PE and Sport Premium provides ring fenced money to primary school headteachers to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The funding is currently worth £150 million per year and is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Prime Minister (at the time), David Cameron announced in February 2014 that the Government have committed to funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020.

It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the pupils within their settings. Schools however, will be accountable to outside agencies, mainly Ofsted, to show how the PE and Sport Premium has improved the quality of the PE and sport activities within the school.