Athelstan Community Primary School

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PE and Sport Premium

PE at Athelstan School

The PE and sport premium is government funding, designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.  It was introduced in 2013 with the aim of encouraging more people to play sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background.

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6; those with 17 or more pupils on roll receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.


DfE Guidance for the use of Sports Premium in Schools

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that it should be used to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years


 For example, schools can use your funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools
  • Schools should not use your funding to:
  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)
  • For more information about Sport premium follow the link