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PE & Sports Premium Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.


What is the Sports Premium?

PE and Sport Premium funding has been provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport. It has been allocated to primary school Headteachers and is ring-fenced to be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

On 17th July 2017 the Department for Education confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium would double from September 2017.

All primary schools receive £16,000, plus £10 per pupil aged 5 or over on roll, over two installments. At St. Peter's C of E Primary & Nursery School, we use the funding to ensure standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised for all children, regardless of their background, enabling them to engage in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra provision.


Purpose of funding:

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Indicators suggest that 1 in 5 children leaving primary school are overweight. The funding has been provided to promote and encourage children to participate in a range of physical activity both in and out of school in order to prevent these concerning statistics coming to fruition.



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.



To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.


Indicators of such improvement to include:

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils


Since the introduction of the PE and Sports Premium, St. Peter's C of E Primary & Nursery School has used the funding to continue to raise the profile of PE across the school as a tool for school improvement, increasing the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE. Tournaments and competitions have been subsidised, encouraging competitive sport across the school, including our involvement in the Bassetlaw School Sports Partnership and the School Games Mark. Children’s participation in active sport is monitored, ensuring all children are active. 

PE and sporting equipment continues to be replaced and enhanced.


For more information on our PE funding, please download the following documents:


PE and Sports Premium Report


Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Sports Premium 2022 - 2023

Sports Premium 2019-2020

Year 6 Swimming: 2019-20

14 of our 15 (93%) Year 6 pupils were able to swim 25 metres by the end of July 2020. 

Sports Premium 2018-19

Year 6 Swimming: 2018-19

All 16 of our Year 6 pupils were able to swim 25 metres by the end of July 2019.

Sports Premium 2017-18

Year 6 Swimming: 2017-18

8 of our 9 Year 6 pupils are able to swim at least 25 metres.