PE and Sports Premium

The government provides funding to schools specifically to support primary school sport. The funding is 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.

Schools with 16 or fewer pupils will receive £1,000 per pupil. Whereas, schools with 17 or more pupils will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year. At Trinity Church School that will mean around £16,180 per year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in school. Allocations are calculated using the number of pupils as recorded in the January census.

Purpose of Funding

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

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • supporting and engaging children through offering after school clubs with various physical focuses
  • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • running sport competitions / increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games / taking part in public performances
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • offering PE opportunities off site enabling children to access equipment that is not typically accessible in school
  • update school sports equipment
  • improve Forest school provision
  • improve children’s recreational opportunities and play at lunchtimes


Schools are held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the ‘Inspectors’ handbook’ and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.

PE and Sports Grant Expenditure

Enjoyment of sports and an understanding of a healthy lifestyle are an important part of school life.

The government is providing additional funding of £150million per annum to improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools. Each school receives £16000 plus an extra £10 per pupil.

Find out about how Trinity Church School has used the sports premium and what the impact has been