Primary PE and Sport Premium guidance

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.

In March 2013 the Government announced that it would provide additional funding to primary schools to support the improvement of provision of PE and sport. The funding, allocated to headteachers in primary schools is ringfenced and can only be spent on PE and sport in primary schools. The headteacher and governors are accountable for the spending of the funding.

The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport. It is to benefit primary-aged pupils and to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

Funding for 2018/19 academic year

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. The funding is received in two payments.  The first payment being 7/12th (around 58%) and the second payment being the remaining 5/12th. Payment dates and further guidance can be found here.

For more information about the Premium, including the new YST toolkit and further support, please click on any of the options below.

About the Premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport they offer.
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Evidencing the Impact

To help you to maximise your primary school sport funding, we have put together a comprehensive guide on what to consider before making your investment decisions and details of how the Youth Sport Trust can support you.
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YST Premium Toolkit

A series of detailed documents and videos supporting schools to sustain the impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium.
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Premium News

All the latest news from the Youth Sport Trust on what's happening with the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
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How to spend your Premium

Find out more about the best ways to spend your Premium, more information about what should be avoided, and how we can provide the tools and training to support you.
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Timeline of the Premium

Track the history of the Premium since its origins in 2013 as well as a breakdown of the most recent changes, confirmed in October 2018, and how these impact on schools.
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