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PE & School Sport Premium

Ofsted Inspections & the Primary PE and Sport Premium – Support Document for Schools

New Reporting Template for the Primary PE and Sport Premium

The Government, through the Department for Education are investing more than £300m per year direct to Primary Schools in the form of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

Sport England and other national partners are working with the Government to support the Primary PE and Sport Premium fund and have collectively developed the following vision for PE and School Sport:

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.

If you or your school would like any guidance, advice, support or a 1-1 visit to your school, on the use of your Primary Sport Premium funding or generically on your PE & School Sport offer, please contact Northamptonshire Sport at the contact details below.

Government recommendations state that when reporting on the use of the funding, maintained schools, including those that convert to academies must publish information about their use of the premium on the schools' website including the minimum information:

  • the amount of premium funding received;
  • a full breakdown of how the funding has been spent (or will be spent);
  • what impact the school has seen on pupils' PE and sport participation and attainment and how these improvements will be sustainable in the future.

The following link refers to research into the physical education (PE) and sport premium, its use and effect in primary schools.


The Youth Sport Trust (YST) and the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) have collaboratively produced new guidance and a template to support schools in evidencing the impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium and this can be found at:


Funding is allocated through a lump sum (£16,000) for each school and an additional amount per pupil on the school roll over 17 students. A typical Primary School with 250 pupils will receive around £18,500 per year. This funding is allocated directly to Primary School Head Teachers who can decide how they use the funding to increase the provision for PE and School Sport.


Headteachers and Teachers decide what is best for the children's needs. If you would like help in ensuring your children are receiving PE, sport and physical activity programmes suited to their wants and needs then please contact us. Activities could include:

  • Specialist coaching
  • Teacher training or professional development in PE/sport
  • Support for after-school or weekend competitions
  • Hiring specialist PE teachers
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for CPD
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports and holiday clubs


  • The funding is to be used for PE and School Sport (incorporating Health and Active Lifestyle programmes).
  • It is ring-fenced (to be used only for PE and school sport).
  • Subject to OFSTED framework and review-some schools in Northamptonshire have received a full half day inspection on the provision for PE and Sport already.
  • Funding will be included in the Additional Grant for Schools (AGS) and there are conditions attached to the grant, i.e. PE and Sport Action Plan to be published on the schools' website by 4th April 2017.
  • A different funding mechanism exists for academy schools.
  • Eligible special schools will receive their funding directly from the Department's
    special education needs and disability division.

Further examples of spending are listed below:

  • Support to involve the least active children by running after-school Sports Clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
  • Resources and training courses for staff and teachers
  • Increased provision for pupils to participate in the School Games
  • Intra-School and Inter-School Competition

You can find details of the funding for each school in the PE and Sport Premium grant for 2017 to 2018 here:


Effective Employment and Deployment of Coaches

Best practice guidance on the effective use of individual and agency coaches in Physical Education and Sport (PES).

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) has produced the following concise guidance for head teachers and other leadership staff responsible for deploying visiting support staff within physical education and sport (PES).

This guidance is available on the afPE website www.afpe.org.uk and on pages 66-69 in Safe Practice in Physical Education and Sport, 2012 (afPE/Coachwise Ltd). It has been updated in line with a Supreme Court decision in 2013, the development of afPE/1st4 Sport's Level 2 and3 Coaching Award in Supporting Physical Education and School Sport and recent safe practice developments, including managing suspected concussion situations. Full details on the link below.

Guidance on the Best Practice use of individual and agency Coaches in PE and Sport

Association for Physical Education (AfPE)

The Association for Physical Education (AfPE) is the only Physical Education subject specific association in the UK.

We are committed to being the representative organisation of choice for people and organisations delivering or supporting the delivery of Physical Education in schools and in the wider community.

Click here for the AfPE website for resources and guidance notes

Click here for the Evidencing Impact and Accountability template

Youth Sport Trust

Sports Leaders UK

Click here for the Sports Leaders website

UK Coaching

You'll notice the name Sports Coach UK has been replaced with UK Coaching. That's because they are expanding their support as an organisation, taking it wider than traditional sports because great coaching goes much, much further. Over the coming months you will see this replaced on all of their materials.

All materials branded Sports Coach UK still have the same credit, and just because they have changed their name, it doesn't mean they are suddenly out of date. They still retain their original shelf life.

Click the logo above to go to the UK Coaching website

For more information on anything relating to PE and the School Sport Premium, please contact your School Sport Manager for your partnership or Steve Jones (details below).

Steve Jones

Steve Jones

School Sport Manager

Northamptonshire Sport

1 Angel Square
Angel St



01604 366 976

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