Sports Premium

Primary PE & Sport Background

In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England. 

In October 2017 the DfE published new guidance on the Doubled Primary PE and Sport Premium Grant, which is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. The funding has continued to be provided until 2021. 

Purpose, Vision, Objective & Key Indicators

National Curriculum for Physical Education:
At St Whites a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. It provides opportunities to compete in sport and other activities, build character and helps to embed values such as fairness and respect.
At St White's we aim to:
  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • Ensure pupils are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Engage pupils in a range of competitive sports and activities.
  • Pupils will lead healthy, active lives.

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.


All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.

Indicators of such improvement to include:

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • The profile of PE and sport is 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 sport

Set out below is:

  • The school's report on how the funding has been spent in previous years and the impact the funding had on the quality of PE and sport provision in school. 
  • The school's action plan for the year 2020-2021.