Doubling of the Primary PE and School Sport Premium confirmed by the DfE

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP, confirmed the Primary PE and Sport Premium will double from September 2017.

Doubling of the Primary PE and School Sport Premium confirmed by the DfE

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Education confirmed the Primary PE and Sport Premium will double from September 2017.

In a statement to Parliament, Justine Greening MP stated:

"As well as this additional investment through the national funding formula, I am confirming our commitment to doubling the physical education and sports premium for primary schools. All primary schools will receive an increase in their PE and sports premium funding in the next academic year."

 

For the full Ministerial statement, please click here.

 

In a statement released to AfPE, the DfE said the following:

 

“We appreciate there’s been some uncertainty in the sector on this and would like to thank you for your patience and support as we have awaited ministerial decisions.”

“I know that you have been working to ensure the sector is best placed once the doubling comes into effect, and we will continue to work with you and other partners to support the delivery of the premium and to develop guidance and best practice resources for schools.”

“We also understand that schools are keen to know how much funding they will receive so that they can plan for the next academic year, and are seeking to communicate high-level principles in preparation for the new academic year. These will be announced in due course, however, we can confirm that all schools will see an increase in their premium allocation.”

“The Government is committed to ensuring that all schools are fairly funded and that money is invested in the most effective way. After careful consideration, we have therefore decided not to proceed with the proposed healthy pupils capital programme, in order to provide more money to schools through their core funding instead. Schools can, of course, choose to invest their core funding in PE and Sport.”

 

For the full AfPE press release, please click here