Primary PE & Sport Premium

The PE and sport premium defines the £320 million of government funding provided to primary schools to support them with making sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets.

About the PE and sport premium

Into its tenth year, the Primary PE and sport premium supports schools to provide pupils with an enriching curriculum that inspires more young people to get active, and enjoy the life changing benefits that come from play, sport and physical activity.

The Department for Education (DfE) states that the premium should be used to develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that your school provides, and build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

You can read the full guidance, including examples of how to and how not to spend your premium, on the DfE website. Additionally, the Youth Sport Trust can support you with practical advice, guidance and tools to ensure maximum impact of the premium for your school, staff and pupils.

Funding for the 2022/23 academic year

On Saturday 25 June, the Education Secretary confirmed that the funding would continue at £320 million for the 2022/23 academic year. 

Read the YST response to the funding announcement

You must publish details of how you spend your PE and sport premium funding by the end of the summer term. Below, you can download this year's reporting template, alongside our updated guidance, and watch a webinar discussing this year's premium.

Planning your PE and sport premium spend

The funding allows schools to target their greatest challenges in relation to ensuring that all young people have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives.

Improvements and clear objectives should align with the five key indicators which are listed below. Here you can also download our toolkits for each key indicator, which contain guidance and review tools for sustaining the impact of the funding.

  1. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - DOWNLOAD TOOLKIT
  2. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement - DOWNLOAD TOOLKIT
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport - DOWNLOAD TOOLKIT
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils - DOWNLOAD TOOLKIT
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport - DOWNLOAD TOOLKIT

Ensure your action planning is clear and follows these steps...

Intent - Take stock and be clear on your current position. Consider impact to date, review data that has been collected, and agree the issues and challenges you still need to overcome.

Implementation - What actions, approaches and interventions are you going to invest in to meet your key indicator objectives? Be targeted and clear on the measures of success.

Impact - Ensure you have what you need to demonstrate success. This might include revisiting baselining, using whole school data or qualitative measures such as images or videos.