DfE's commitment to doubling the Primary PE and Sport Premium confirmed

And an update on Health Schools Capital Funding.

DfE's commitment to doubling the Primary PE and Sport Premium confirmed

Robert Goodwill, Minister of State for Children and Families,  in a letter to The Association for Physical Education, reaffirmed his commitment to the doubling of the PE and School Sport Premium to £320m each year from September 2017. In addition to this, he has also provided further details for schools on the Gov.uk website here.

Below are excerpts from the letter that afPE received from the minister, outlining the commitment and detailing amounts.

“I welcome this commitment to provide increased funding, which will build on the successes of the Premium to date. It will allow schools to continue to make additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles for all pupils.”

“We have now provided further details to schools on the gov.uk website. We have confirmed that all primary schools will receive an increase in their funding, and we will allocate this additional funding on the same basis as the formula for previous years. Schools will continue to receive PE and Sport Premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with 16 pupils or fewer will receive £1000 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils will receive £16,000, with an additional £10 payment per pupil.”

“We think it is right to maximise the funding that goes directly to all schools, and put decisions about spending in the hands of headteachers who know best how to use their funding to achieve the best outcomes for their pupils. Every pound of England’s share of spending funded by the Soft Drinks Industry Levy will continue to be invested in improving child health, including £100m in 2018-19 on healthy pupils capital. Officials are developing proposals on how the £100m will be allocated most effectively to schools and further information will be made available later this year.”

For afPE's full press release see here