As part of a government initiative to ensure a legacy following the 2012 Olympics, all primary schools receive funding specifically for the development of physical activity in school. The funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
The funding must be used to:
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the physical education (PE), physical activity and sport they provide.
This means that schools should use the PE and sport premium to:
- develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that they provide
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
Key indicators have been set to evaluate the effective use of the sport funding:
1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
2: Raise the profile of PE and Sports in school
3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5: Increased participation in competitive sport