PE and Sport Funding
The Government have announced a renewed package of funding for physical education (PE) and school sport. Through a new ‘Sport Premium’ the Government is providing funding to improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. It is ring fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools, to buy in invaluable expertise and support.
Funding is allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism. The formula will reference the number of primary-aged pupils (i.e. children between the ages of 5 and 11). The amount awarded by the DfE for the Academic year 2021/2022 is £18720. This payment is spread across two financial years.