PE and Sports Premium

What is Primary PE and Sport Premium?

The government has spent over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The premium should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision and provide new and substantial primary school sport. The 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 Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This year the funding for the Sports Premium has been raised. Last year schools with 17 or more eligible pupils received £8,000 plus an additional payment of £5 per pupil. This year schools with 17 or more eligible pupils will receive £16,000 and an additional £10 per pupil. At Tunstall Church of England Primary, we will be using most of the Sport Premium money on external agencies who specialize in a variety of sports.  This will enable all children in our school to access and enjoy new and exciting sporting opportunities.

How is the funding spent?

Funding will be spent on the following:-

  • Hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
  • Support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • Provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
  • Run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Run sports activities with other schools



Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of Sport and PE within Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance. Schools will be required to include details about their sporting provision on their school website, alongside their curriculum details.

Examples of effective use of Primary PE Sport Premium

  • Employing specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE
  • Providing quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport
  • Paying staff or external sports coaches to run competitions, or to increase pupils’ participation in national school games competitions
  • Quality assuring the work of sports coaches and instructors employed to coach in PE lessons and after-school sports clubs
  • Buying into existing local sports networks such as school sport partnerships or community sports coaching initiatives
  • Providing training and payment for midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes
  • Employing a local coach to provide weekly after-school sport on the school site and at the local club in the evenings, weekends and school holidays
  • Paying for pool hire and instructors to provide additional swimming lessons for those pupils unable to swim 25m by the end of Year 6
  • Providing extra, additional activities such as outdoor and adventurous activities

Please click on the links below to see how we spend this money at Tunstall Church of England Primary School

Funding for 2017/2018
Funding for 2016/2017
Funding for 2015/2016
Funding for 2014/2015