PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools
You should be receiving your premium funding to assist with and improve the provision of Physical Education for your pupils. This funding can be spent in many different ways including on Sports and PE Equipment for lessons, after school clubs, matches and competitions.
Podium 4 Sport has been supplying schools and clubs with PE and sports equipment for 35 years, and operates throughout the UK. In order to help you to stretch your budget that bit further, we are offering all UK Primary Schools 10% OFF our catalogue prices up to 30th June 2015. All you have to do is quote PEP10 at checkout on our website.
With our Order Today, Pay Later option, we take the hassle out of authorising payment up front via card. We invoice after delivery is made with payment terms of 30 days. All these benefits are applicable when applying for OR using our Online School Credit Account facility.
Offer Ends: 30th June 2015. Discount applies to all payment methods at checkout.
From: Department for Education and Education Funding Agency
First published: 19 September 2014
Last updated: 17 November 2014 , see all updates
Part of: School and college funding and finance, Schools, colleges and children’s services , Getting more people playing sport and Schools
Applies to: England
How much PE and sport premium funding primary schools receive in the academic year 2014 to 2015, and advice on how to spend it.
Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2014 to 2015, including:
- maintained schools
- academies and free schools
- special schools
- non-maintained special schools
- city technology colleges (CTCs)
- pupil referral units (PRUs)
- general hospitals
The following types of school don’t receive this funding:
- nursery schools
- studio schools
- university technical colleges (UTCs)
- independent schools (except for non-maintained special schools, which do receive the funding)
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.
In most cases, we determine how many pupils in your school attract the funding using data from the January 2014 school census.
If you are a new school or a school teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2014 to 2015, we will base your funding on the autumn 2014 school census.
Funding for 2014 to 2015
Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
The breakdown of funding for the academic year 2014 to 2015, including conditions of grant, is available.
Maintained schools, including PRUs and general hospitals
Maintained schools, including PRUs and general hospitals, do not receive funding directly from DfE. We give the funding to your local authority and they pass it on to you.
We give local authorities PE and sport premium funding for maintained schools in 2 separate payments. Local authorities receive:
- 7/12 of your funding allocation on 31 October 2014
- 5/12 of your funding allocation on 30 April 2015
If you are a new maintained school or if you are teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2014 to 2015, local authorities receive:
- 7/12 of your funding allocation on 31 January 2015
- 5/12 of your funding allocation on 30 April 2015
Academies, free schools and CTCs
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) sends academies, free schools and CTCs their PE and sport premium funding in 2 separate payments. You receive:
- 7/12 of your funding allocation on 3 November 2014
- 5/12 of your funding allocation on 1 May 2015
If you are a new academy, free school or CTC, or if you are teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2014 to 2015, you receive:
- 7/12 of your total funding allocation on 1 February 2015
- 5/12 of your total funding allocation on 1 May 2015
Non-maintained special schools
EFA sends non-maintained special schools their PE and sport premium funding in 2 separate payments. You receive:
- 7/12 of your funding with the first payment you have scheduled with EFA after 3 November 2014
- 5/12 of your funding with the first payment you have scheduled with EFA after 1 May 2015
How to use the PE and sport premium
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
For example, you can use your funding to:
- hire specialist PE teachers
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools.
Visit the Sport England website for more advice on spending the PE and sport premium effectively, including information on hiring coaches and improving PE teaching.
You can also contact your local county sports partnership (CSP) for support with spending your PE and sport premium.
Since September 2013, Ofsted inspections report on how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium funding.
Additionally, you must publish details of how you spend your PE and sport premium funding on your school’s website.