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Sports Grant

Sports Premium Grant

(Information below taken from Education and Skills Funding Agency: Guidance notes on the PE and Sports Premium conditions of Grant 2017-18)


Purpose of the Premium

The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2017 to 2018 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. Information on how much PE and sport premium funding primary schools receive and advice on how to spend it has been published.


Basis of Allocation

Allocations for the academic year 2017 to 2018 are calculated using the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2017 census, as follows:

  • Schools with 17 or more pupils receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil
  • Schools with 16 or fewer pupils receive £1000 per pupil


Terms on which the Premium is allocated

The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. The Secretary of State does not consider the following expenditure as falling within the scope of additional or sustainable improvement:

  • Employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of schools’ core staffing budgets
  • Teaching the minimum requirements of the national curriculum PE programmes of study - including those specified for swimming.



Below is this year’s 2017-18 Sport Premium Action Plan outlining the expenditure of the Sport Premium Funding and the impact it will have on the school.


There is also a mid-year breakdown (From January 2018) highlighting the impact of the Sports Premium funding that has taken place so far in the current 2017-18 school year and the progress towards achieving the targets set at the beginning of the school year.


A reviewed analysis of last year’s 2016-17 Sport Premium Action Plan is also attached to show the impact of the funding and the further development required for the present school year, 2017-18.

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