Back in 2013 and as part of the London Olympics legacy the government pledged additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - was allocated to primary school Headteachers. In 2016 the Prime Minister announced that the government would continue to provide Sports Premium funding until 2020. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
PURPOSE OF THE FUNDING
Schools can spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
LONG TERM BENEFITS OF THE FUNDING
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that schools should use the premium to: