Physical Education and Sport Premium Funding
The Physical Education (PE) and Sport Premium provides funding for primary schools to help them improve the quality of PE, physical activity and sport. Most schools with primary age pupils receive this funding each academic year, with the exception of independent schools.
How much funding do London’s primary schools receive?
Based on data collected from the January census, schools receive PE and Sport Premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6 (ages 5 to 10):
· Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil;
· Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
When do they receive their funding?
Maintained schools, including PRUs and general hospitals, do not receive funding directly from Department of Education (DfE). The funding is given to the school’s local authority which is then passed onto the school.
The DfE will give local authorities PE and Sport Premium funding for maintained schools in two separate payments. Local authorities receive:
How schools should spend their PE and Sport Premium
Schools should use the premium to:
In delivering additional improvements that enhance rather than maintain provision, it is expected that schools will see an improvement across the following 5 key indicators:
Schools can use their funding to:
Ofsted assesses how primary schools use the PE and Sport Premium and measure its impact on outcomes for pupils, and how effectively governors hold school leaders to account for this. Details of what inspectors look for is in the effectiveness of leadership and management section (page 45) of ‘Ofsted schools inspection handbook 2015’.
This must include:
New Expectations from September 2017
How many year 6 pupils are meeting the national curriculum requirement for swimming?
For the 2017 to 2018 academic year there is a new condition that requires schools to publish how many pupils within their year six cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
This condition has been added in response to recommendations from the Swim Group, who reviewed curriculum swimming and water safety in primary schools.