Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.
What is the Sports Premium?
The package, outlined below, announced on 8th March 2023 will help to boost equal opportunities in PE and school sport both inside and outside the classroom, delivering on promises made by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Education Secretary Gillian Keegan to the Women’s Euro 22 winners, the Lionesses.
The full package includes:
- Over £600 million across the next two academic years (2023-24 & 2024-25) for the continuation of the Primary PE and Sport Premium – a funding commitment to improve the quality of PE and sports in primary schools to help children benefit from regular activity.
- Schools to deliver a minimum 2 hours of curriculum PE – with more support being offered through a refreshed School Sport Action Plan. £22 million for two years of further funding for the School Games Organiser network (SGO) – Annually the 450 strong SGO workforce supports 2.2m participation opportunities for children including 28,000 competitive school sport events.
- Equal access to sports in school – setting out that offering girls and boys the same sports, where it is wanted is the new standard.
- Up to £57 million funding for the ‘Open Sports Facilities’ programme – to open up more school sport facilities outside of school hours especially targeted at girls, disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs.
- A new digital reporting tool for Primary PE and Sport Premium – to support schools in using the funding to the best advantage of their pupils.
- Expansion of the Schools Games Mark – to reward parity of provision for girls
Sports Premium Report for Academic Year 2022-23