PE Premium

All Services Listed on this Page are Suitable for PE Premium Funding

If you would like FREE advice and guidance on how best to use the additional funding please contact our team…

At a crucial time for PE, Sport and Health in primary schools, Edsential’s’ Health and Wellbeing team would like to outline some key information in relation to the PE and Sport Premium.

As a team, we believe that we have a unique opportunity to make a long lasting impact on the provision and profile of PE, Sport and health in your school. High quality PE and Sport is essential for instilling well-being and a healthy and active lifestyle.

We have designed services for the ring fenced PE premium so your school can not only meet but exceed the statutory expectations from Ofsted, DfE and the National Association of PE .. our services  not only raise standards in  Physical and Outdoor Education.  Sport and Physical activity but also in pupils’ Health and Emotional Wellbeing.

The Government continues to invest in physical education and health and wellbeing, by extending the PE premium available to schools year on year.

For further details of exactly how much your school receive CLICK HERE.


When and how do I publish the information on the schools’ website?

Schools are required to publish a clear outline of how the have spent the funding effectively, including evidence of impact. This should be on a schools website by April of the current academic year, although many schools prefer to publish a plan in September and update the impact as and when it happens. If you would like support with meeting statutory requirements using an approved website format? Click here

What can I spend the PE Premium on?

A school can choose to spend the PE and Sports Funding on anything that improves current provision of Physical Education, Sport and Physical Activity. The funding cannot be spent on PPA cover or replacing the delivery of the existing curriculum. The two key words are Additional (in addition to what you already do) and sustainable (if the funding stopped at the end of the year, what would the lasting impact be?). For further information visit our dedicated PE Premium page or the DfE PE premium page

Can I spend PE premium funding on Mental Health?

Schools may choose to use the funding to target mental health. This would meet the criteria if physical activity was being used as a way of meeting mental health realted outcomes. Hiring an Educational Psychologist or Cognitive Behavious Therapist would not come under the current guidelines unless there was a significant physical activity focus. See ‘Personal Best’, ‘Family Activity’ or ‘Active Staff’ for ideas of how to use Physical Activity to impact on Mental Health.






Statutory, Ofsted and DfE Guidance

What Schools Need to Do

How to Spend the PE and Sport Premium

Your school must publish details each academic year stating this funding has been spent and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment. It must be spent within the academic year and you should publish details of how you spend your PE and sport premium funding by the end of the summer term.

Edsential has a template that meets all Ofsted requirements and will support your school in completing and publishing the PE and Sport Premium information required.

The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE, Sport and Healthy Lifestyles in schools.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport.

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

You should NOT use your funding to:

  • Employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements
  • Teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum – including those specified for swimming.

“Unhappy and unhealthy children don’t learn, if children don’t learn we won’t have a society fit for the future. The Youth Sport Trust is working to build back play, physical activity, and school sport in children’s lives, helping them to balance the demands of a digital age, and create societal change when it comes to the place and value of PE and school sport.”

CEO of the Youth Sport Trust, Ali Oliver MBE

Contact Us

Carl Sutton – Service Lead (PE, Sport and Physical Activity/School Swimming)



Telephone: 07710 706 177

Bethan Cooper-Weston (Specialist Adviser for Learning Outside the Classroom)



Telephone: 07710 707 125