The Department for Education has today confirmed to us that it will fund the Primary PE and Sport Premium for the 2019/20 academic year.
A total of £320 million will again be made available to primary schools in England to improve the quality of PE and sport.
It is expected that further details will be published by the department soon.
Responding to the update, YST Chief Executive Ali Oliver said:
“It is good news that primary schools know the certainty over their PE and sport premium for the next academic year.
“This funding brings with it a huge amount of potential to improve children’s formative experiences of PE at primary school but it will be vital that it is spent in the right way. We want to see every primary school teacher professionally supported to develop young people’s physical literacy with the same skill and passion as language literacy and numeracy.
“With a School Sport Action Plan due to be published by government soon, we look forward to seeing a more long-term, joined up approach which reverses cuts to PE and maximises the potential of sport and play to improve children’s wellbeing and life chances.”
For more information and support around the PE and Sport Premium including guidance on evidencing impact please click here.