About the Premium

YST 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.

The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE, physical activity and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

The Secretary of State does not consider the following expenditure as falling within the scope of additional or sustainable improvement:

  • Employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of schools’ core staffing budgets
  • Teaching the minimum requirements of the national curriculum PE programmes of study - including those specified for swimming
  • Fund capital expenditure.

Maintained schools, including those that convert to academies, must publish information about their use of the premium on their website by the end of the summer term or 31 July at the latest. Schools must publish:

  • The amount of premium received
  • A full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)
  • What impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
  • How the improvements will be sustainable in the future
  • What percentage of pupils within their year 6 cohort for academic year 2019 to 2020 can do each of the following: 
  1. Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  2. Use a range of strokes effectively
  3. Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

If selected, schools must also take part in a sampling review to scrutinise their compliance with these conditions. 

Primary Premium

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.
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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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