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.

In March 2018, the Government confirmed that the PE Premium will be continue to be doubled going into 2018/19 and that all schools will receive this in the same way as in previous years.

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

“We have to talk about this bigger picture because, if not, PE will be lost, as it will be seen as the subject that just produces sporty people. It’s about so much more than that,” Mike Crichton, AfPE Chair, 2017

PE and Sport Premium Background

In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2015 – The Primary PE & Sport Premium.
On 6th February 2014 the then Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding until 2020.

In the 2016 Budget, the Chancellor outlined that revenue from the soft drinks industry levy will be used to:

“Double the Primary School PE and Sport Premium from £160 million per year to £320 million per year from September 2017 to help schools support healthier, more active lifestyles. This funding will enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of PE and sport they offer”.

 Useful Links:

Government Funding Guidance 









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 the detail of how must be published by the 4th April.

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.


“If the authority or a school fails to comply with the conditions, including but not limited to a school misusing the premium, the Secretary of State may require the repayment of the whole or any part of the premium”. DfE 2016

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.

“The physical education and sport premium…has enabled many primary schools to engage the support of coaches and physical education apprentices… However, in line with national partners afPE maintains the position that coaches should not be used to replace teachers in curriculum time.”

Association for Physical Education: Safe Practice in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity, 2016

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

Gaby Crolla (Social, Emotional and Physical Health and School Improvement)



Telephone: 07710 707 080