PE Funding

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’.

This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Eligible schools

Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual schools census in January 2013. All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.

Purpose of funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.


Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and Ofsted know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision offered.

Best practice

Schools will be able to draw on information on effective practice taken from case studies provided by the very best schools. One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure and its impact.

Funding period

The sport premium will be paid for the two academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15.

During this period the St Andrews has will receive £8880 to improve the quality of sport and PE provision at our School. This will be delivered in two financial years £5429 and £3451. Our vision is to create a culture that encourages all our children to be active and have positive attitudes towards physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

The funding will develop a programme which includes high quality physical education as part of the curriculum delivered by coaches; enough competitive school sport opportunities for those children who want to take part as well as activities designed to meet the needs of our least active young children through lunchtime and after school clubs.

We believe high quality physical education and school sport will contribute to a range of outcomes for our children. Not only does it equip young people with physical literacy while supporting their physical development, movement skills and body confidence, but it also contributes to their physical, mental and social well-being.

More specifically the funding will be predominantly targeted in the following ways:

Development of traditional competitive sports.

All children enjoy being appropriately challenged and at a young age most are keen to explore their capabilities. At St Andrews, competitive sport will be focussed on achieving one’s ‘personal best’ rather than being the ‘best.’

Children currently experience the main competitive sports (football, netball, tag rugby, cricket, hockey, athletics) in their PE curriculum lessons. Money will be targeted towards lunch time/after school clubs in some of these competitive sports. Experienced and suitably qualified coaches will enable children to be able to learn more about specific sports, receive age-appropriate coaching and other expenses.

As part of the ‘Sainsbury’s School Sport Games’ we will be developing our intra-school sports competitions within Crawley and will target approximately £100 towards this plus teacher cover.

We have set aside some of the school sport premium funding, approximately £3500 to affiliate to ‘Freedom Leisure’ which provides opportunities for inter school competitive sport and CPD for the teachers whilst watching lessons taken by their sports person. These lessons will role throughout the year and will cover gymnastics and large apparatus, athletics and multi skills, basketball and hockey for Year 2 and above.

To engage our children in physical activity and exercise, particularly our least active children, the focus needs to be on enjoyment and the opportunity to try something new and different. Approximately £800 will be spent on equipment to develop new sports and games and also to provide bicycles and scooters in the reception area.

Continual Professional Development of teaching staff.

Approximately £1500 will be spent on professional development opportunities for teachers at St Andrews C of E School in PE/sport. These opportunities will predominantly be provided through the ‘Mid Sussex Active Group; and teachers working alongside qualified sports coaches.(Freedom Leisure as above).The subject leader will also attend courses to develop the school ethos for PE and develop the new curriculum and assessment.

Next year we will explore Outdoor and adventurous activities through a possible forest school provision.

PE resources / equipment.

Approximately £1250 has been spent on ensuring we are now fully resourced in terms of resources/equipment to deliver high quality PE.


Approximately £500 will be spent on transport for school sport fixtures/trips.


We will endeavour to use the funding to make high quality PE and sport sustainable. Our CPD programme and utilising coaches who have links to local clubs to provide further participation opportunities beyond the school day will help achieve this.

PE and Sport Grant Allocation

Budget September 2016 to August 2017



Staffing and Subject Leadership


Professional Development


Curriculum Development






Activity / Coaching


Equipment / Transport





PE Rationale

Physical education underpins successful school sport and sustained lifelong participation in physical activity and must be an entitlement for all children and young people.

High quality physical education develops pupils’ physical literacy and is important in developing their social, emotional and cognitive capabilities.

Physical education incorporates physical skilfulness and development, improved personal performance and knowledge of the body in action. These are crucial for children and young people to perform competently in a range of competitive non competitive creative and challenging activities within a variety of environments. All activities should meet the needs and be accessible to all children and young people.

Physical education supports children and young people to experience and manage winning and losing, working as a team and challenging themselves and others.

It promotes and empowers children and young people to continue participation in a range of activities, including leadership, beyond the school day and enables them to make informed decisions about leading a healthy lifestyle.

Physical education encourages children and young people to be active and supports them in their understanding of how and where to engage in physical activity and sport, the effects of an active lifestyle and how to participate safely and effectively. They understand the barriers to participation and work to overcome these for themselves and others.

The time is right to harness the opportunities and to make a reality out of the 2012 legacy ambition; to” inspire a generation.”

PE Funding Report 2015/2016

PE Funding Impact 2015-2017

PE Funding statement 2015 - 2017

PE Funding Report 2014/2015

PE Funding Impact 2013-2015