P.E. and Sport Funding
Funding for P.E. and Sport Premium
Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium including:
- schools maintained by the local authority
- academies and free schools
- special schools (for children with special educational needs or disabilities)
- non-maintained special schools (schools for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996)
- city technology colleges (CTCs)
- pupil referral units (PRUs provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school)
- general hospitals
The following types of school don’t receive this funding:
- nursery schools
- studio schools
- university technical colleges (UTCs)
- independent schools (except for non-maintained special schools, which do receive the funding)
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.
In most cases, we determine how many pupils in your school attract the funding using data from the January 2016 school census.
If you are a new school or a school teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2016 to 2017, we will base your funding on data from the autumn 2016 school census.
The Impact of our Funding
Ofsted assesses how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium. You can find details of what inspectors look for in the ‘Ofsted schools inspection handbook 2015’. Read the section on ‘effectiveness of leadership and management’