What is the Sport Premium Grant?

A sports premium was paid directly to primary schools for academic years 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/17, 2017/2018 and 2018/19.

  • All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per  pupil per annum
  • The funding was ring fenced and surveyed by OFSTED at the end of the first year
  • All schools are required to report how they are using this funding on their website
  • Impact is measured by health and education outcomes

This has provided our school with a tool to impact on teaching and learning, an opportunity to raise attainment, achievement and engagement and an opportunity to develop high quality physical literacy.


The Government requires primary schools to spend the premium on improving the provision of PE and sport for their pupils as follows:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches with an emphasis on them working alongside primary classroom teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional sports clubs
  • Supporting professional development opportunities in PE, sport, activity and health
  • Providing cover to release teachers for professional development in PE or sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the School Games
  • Buying resources or materials for PE and sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs