What is the PE and Sport funding for school?
The Government has made available to all schools a sum of money to allow then to continue to develop Sports’ provision within school and to help schools increase pupil participation in PE and Sporting activity. This money equates to £16,000 per school, per year plus an additional £5 per child. Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support progress and participation in PE and school sport. Schools are also required to publish on-line information about how they have used the additional funding, including details about the sporting provision alongside curriculum details.
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
- hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
- support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in school games
- run sports activities with other schools
Schools must report on PE and sport provision and on how schools spend their additional funding including information on the website and details of how the school plans to spend their PE and sport grant. Schools must also include detail about the impact this funding has on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.
For more information please read the reports below.