On the 5th July 2020 the Department for Education (DfE) confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding will continue at £320 million for the 2020/21 academic year.
Importantly, the DfE has also sanctioned any Primary PE and Sport Premium funding from the last academic year (2019-20), that schools were unable to use, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, can be carried forward to utilise in this academic year.
The Purpose of the Funding
The Premium is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision, so that pupils experience the benefits of regular exercise – from becoming healthier both mentally and physically to improved behaviour and better academic achievement.
The funding is a ring-fenced grant for English primary schools to provide additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE, sport and physical activity. Allocations to schools are determined by a formula based on pupil numbers.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 indicators:
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick starting healthy lifestyles
The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
Increased confidence knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Increased participation in competitive sports
Mr Gunter and our Class 4 representatives were delighted to pick up their School Games Silver Award for 2018/19 at a special ceremony in Hereford.