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Sports Funding

What is Sports Premium?


The government is providing additional funding  to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in Schools.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. In most cases, we determine how many pupils in your school attract the funding using data from the school census.  


Purpose of funding
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools


In allocating Sports Premium money the school has considered the needs of the pupils and the skills that the teachers are able to provide. All children are assessed for PE, taking into account their individual ability. Sports skills are deemed to be a strength of the school due to good teaching and are reflected in the school’s sporting achievements each year. All pupils are given an opportunity to engage and excel in sporting activities through lessons and extra-curricular clubs.

We pride ourselves on the experiences we offer to the full range of pupils at our school. At Scotter Primary School we aim to give access for all to quality first PE teaching.


We are using this funding to:

  • Provide time for the PE leader to audit the current situation for the provision of school PE and sport in school.
  • Provide CPD opportunities to address needs of staff.
  • Provide additional extracurricular opportunities to increase participation.
  • Provide appropriate and a range of quality equipment to support lessons and active playtimes.
  • Provide P.E mentors to support the teaching of weekly P.E sessions for all teachers across the school.
  • Provide transport to and from extra-curricular sporting events.

This is on top of our extensive in-school sports programme, which all children access. 


School Sports Funding July 2023