Primary PE & Sport Premium

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All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

The PE and Sport Premium  can help primary schools to achieve this aim by providing eligible schools with £16,000 per year and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. This government funding should make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered.

Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework, which came into effect from September 2019, gives greater recognition to schools’ work to support the personal development of pupils, such as the opportunities they have to learn about eating healthily and maintaining an active lifestyle. Inspectors will expect to see schools delivering a broad, ambitious education, including opportunities to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities. Schools should consider how they use their PE and Sport Premium to support this.

Schools should use the premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:

  1. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
  2. Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  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
The Department for Education has published updated guidance and grant conditions for schools in relation to the Primary PE and Sport Premium for the academic year, 2021-22.

Click on the links below for information and support:

There are prepared templates you can use to ensure you evidence everything needed to be compliant

Active Cornwall’s Primary Sport Premium Workshop (CPD)

Active Cornwall Email –

Youth Sport Trust website

Association for PE website

What you can spend this funding on

The amount of premium received

A full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)

What impact the school has seen on pupils PE and sport participation and attainment

How the improvements will be sustainable in the future

The percentage of pupils within their year 6 cohort for academic year 2021 to 2022 that can do each of the following:

• Swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

• Use a range of strokes effectively (for example front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke

• Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements – these should come out of school’s core staffing budgets

Teaching the minimum requirements of your existing PE curriculum

Fund capital expenditure


In order for you to be compliant with the conditions of this grant the following deadlines in 2022 have been set for all schools:

9th July 

Optional Cornwall reporting deadline if you require any feedback, email your school report to


31st July

End of year reporting deadline for all spend from 2021/22 academic year.