Budget announcement confirms funding for Primary PE

The Budget announcement delivered by the Chancellor today has set out funding commitments to support primary PE teaching and improve the use of school sport facilities, while updating the School Sport and Activity Action Plan.

The Budget document states that:

“To ensure that children get an active start in life, the government will bring forward an updated School Sport and Activity Action Plan following the Comprehensive Spending Review. Ahead of that, the Budget provides £29 million a year by 2023-24 to support primary school PE teaching and help schools make best use of their sports facilities. The funding will support high quality teacher training and professional development for PE, informed by best practice PE teaching.”

The Budget also provides £90 million per year from September 2021 to introduce an Arts Premium to help secondary schools provide high quality arts programmes and extracurricular activities for pupils.

The Youth Sport Trust is seeking clarity from government departments on the future funding of the Primary PE and Sport Premium and School Games Organiser network.