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PE and Sport Premium

What is the Primary P.E. & Sport Premium?

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 - The Primary PE & Sport Premium.

This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - 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.

On 6th February 2014 the Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE & Sport Premium until 2020.

Purpose of funding:

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

The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:

To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports
To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence
To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce
Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement

Click on the links below to find out more about the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding at William Hildyard.


Inspire+ Sports Charity

Our membership of Inspire+ includes:

  • Access to high quality Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for staff.
  • Specialist coaches to work alongside teachers
  • Provision for children who are Gifted and Talented in PE/Sport.
  • Inspire+ Legacy Challenge - Launched in 2012 with the support of Lord Coe pupils from South Kesteven embark on a series of challenges created to realise the London 2012 pledge of ‘inspiring a generation’. The Legacy Challenge is designed to encourage our young people to be inspired towards a lifetime of sport, culture and healthy living.
  • Young Ambassadors (YAs) - Bronze YAs will be responsible for supporting the London 2012 legacy aspirations of ‘Inspire a new generation’ through the Legacy Challenge and developing our Intra-competitive events.

For more details about our 2016/17 membership and the impact of the work of Inspire+ please click on the relevant document below.