Primary PE and Sport Premium

YST Primary PE and Sport Premium Guidance
A guide to the ring-fenced funding available for primary schools to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their children.

Funding for the 2020/21 academic year

On 5 July 2020, the Education Secretary confirmed that the primary PE & Sport Premium would continue at £320 million for the 2020/21 academic year. The purpose of the funding remains the same, to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE, physical activity and sport within your school, to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives.

It was also confirmed that funding from the 2019/20 academic year that schools haven’t spent due to the coronavirus pandemic can be brought forward to use this academic year, but must be spent in full by 31 March 2021.

Further information and guidance about using the grant can be found on the DfE website here.

Now is a time for connecting agendas creatively and sustainably and using the PE premium as a key resource to support the health and wellbeing of your pupils. On this page you will find webinars, blog posts and case studies to support you to get the most impact from the grant. Think creatively about where financial investment is necessary and will lead to sustainable change and where impact can be made with minimal or no investment.   

We want to connect with you and profile the great work you are doing. Share your PE, sport and physical activity experiences by joining us on social media, use the hashtag #ReturntoPE.

YST Primary PE and Sport Premium Toolkit

This free toolkit provides a framework for you to undertake a self-review of how to maximise the impact of your funding against your school’s priorities.

The toolkit comes in two parts:

  • Part One - An introduction to each key indicator with messaging from a headteacher sharing good practice about how they have achieved improvement and planned for sustainability. 
  • Part Two - Sustainability Actions, a proforma to help you as a school consider where you are now and what you need to do to improve and achieve sustainability in each key indicator. 

Webinar: Putting PE, sport and physical activity at the heart of children’s recovery from the Coronavirus crisis

This webinar demonstrates how primary schools can use the PE and Sport Premium to recover from the coronavirus crisis. Framed around the needs of your staff and pupils, we unpick how to use the funding in a sustainable, whole school approach where everyone plays a contributing role.

Blog: The role of PE in supporting pupil recovery from the coronavirus crisis

This blog delves further into considering how to revise your PE and Sport Premium action planning, with a focus on curriculum PE and key indicators 1, 2 and 3, to support your school’s recovery from the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Other ideas for using your PE & Sport Premium

We work with a variety of partners whose products and skills can help you develop a sustainable and effective approach to your PE offering. The money we receive through partnership working is invested back into the charity so we can continue our vital work to tackle the decline in young people’s wellbeing.

These partners include:

  • Complete PE an interactive online resource that enables both specialists and non-specialists to plan and implement high quality teaching within physical education. With the Youth Sport Trust Tops and My Personal Best resources embedded within the platform, Complete PE enhances the planning, teaching and learning and assessment of the ‘whole child through PE.

Relevant to the PE premium key indicators 1, 2, 3 and 4.

  • Teach Active is an online resource tool, providing teachers with lesson plans and resources with which to deliver the Primary Maths and English curriculum through physical activity.

Relevant to the PE premium key indicators 1, 2 and 3.

  • Decathlon offers high-quality sports equipment at low prices.

Relevant to the PE premium key indicators 1, 4 and 5.