PE and sport premium

In July 2017, the Department for Education announced that all schools eligible for PE and sport premium funding will see an increase to the amount that is received. A welcomed announcement for primary schools and for PE and sport. For the 2017/18 academic year, this means that the PE and sport premium has doubled compared to the amount previously received.

How to spend the PE and sport premium:

The PE and sport premium must be used to:

  • Make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport already offered.
  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers.
  • Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

Click here to view the full details.

The criteria for the use of PE and Sport Premium is simple yet often not so simple to achieve. So how do you ensure that you invest your money on the things that make the biggest impact?


Schools must provide details of how they have spent their PE and sport premium and publish the details on the school website.

Schools will also be assessed by Ofsted on how they have spent their PE and sport premium. This includes measuring the impact on outcomes for pupils. Click here to view what inspectors look for (Section: ‘Effectiveness of leadership and management’).

FREE impact reports

An impact report is included in a real PE Whole School Inset which shows how the unique approach of developing the whole child through PE makes such an impact on pupils, teachers and the wider school. The improvements are sustainable too.  To find out more about real PE – training and unrivalled supporting resources (including Primary PE Schemes of Work, an Assessment Framework and curriculum map) click here.

Impact report example

Here is an example of a real PE impact report which Abington Vale Primary School has published on their website to celebrate improvements in:

  • Staff confidence
  • Pupil engagement
  • Pupil progress
  • The broader impact of real PE across the school.

These sustainable improvements can be viewed in the full report: Abington Vale Primary School impact report

An impact report shows the impact that the PE and sport premium has made


What will schools receive?

  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.
  • Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

PE and Sport Premium and Health Wheel

Schools can evidence and celebrate the impact of the PE and Sport Premium and other programmes with the PE and Sport Premium and Health Wheel. Over 2,000 schools are currently using the wheel. We work with County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) to help them support their schools to create a shared vision for PE, Sport and Health across the school. The CSPs and SSPs we are currently working with are: Active Devon, Active Surrey, Active Sussex, Kent Sport, West Norwich and Dereham, South Cambs, Witchford, Active Derbyshire, Personal Best Educational Solutions, South Solihull, London Sport, Energise Me and Wiltshire and Swindon Sport.

The PE and Sport Premium and Health Wheel is an innovative online tool which uses a simple framework to:

  • Create and communicate a shared vision for PE, Sport and Health across the school.
  • Establish where you are, where you want to be and how to get there.
  • Identify appropriate solutions to meet your vision.
  • Evidence and celebrate the impact of the PE and Sport Premium and other programmes.
  • Be part of a community of learning with shared best practice across schools.

Click here to find out more.

PE, Sport and Health Wheel