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 ensure equal access, support all pupils to be active for 60 minutes a day and ensure the delivery of two hours of quality PE for all pupils.

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 has a range of practical tools to help you navigate the funding including our Primary Membership offer which, this year, has many elements specifically aimed at the application and reporting requirements of the premium.

In September 2023, the DfE, AfPE, and Youth Sport Trust held a webinar which outlined changes to the Primary PE and Sport Premium guidance and reporting procedures for 2023/24. The video is available to watch here, and slides from the session can be downloaded here.

An updated FAQs document, published January 2024, is available here.

Planning your PE and sport premium spend

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.

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

Please log in or register for a free Youth Sport Trust account to download the toolkits.