What is PE and Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding to maintained primary schools and academies that is specifically targeted at improving the provision of physical education (PE) and sport. Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) commissioned a survey to identify and share good practice in 22 schools previously identified as performing well in PE. This survey complements a study in this area by the Department for Education (DfE) that surveyed headteachers between April and July 2014.

In the majority of the schools visited, headteachers are using the additional funding to make improvements to PE and sport, including in competitions, for pupils. However, this survey has highlighted the need for clearer guidance to schools on how best to spend the funding and the importance of good specialist PE knowledge for teachers of the subject.


PE and Sport Premium for primary schools document (DfE)