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PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. The government determines how many pupils in the school attract the funding using data from the January school census.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil in Years 1 and 2.

The government will publish the school level breakdown of funding for the academic year 2017 to 2018, including conditions of grant, in October 2017.


How we are advised to use the PE and sport premium

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

This means that we should use the premium to:

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


For example, at Herne we use the 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 and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in competition
  • run sports activities with other schools



Ofsted assesses how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium. We must publish details of how we spend our PE and sport premium funding on our school’s website. (Please see Impact of Primary PE and Sport Funding.)

At Herne we also complete the Youth Sport Trust and the Kent County Sports audits each year which ensures that we demonstrate our commitment to using the funding wisely.

We also carry out a Physical Activity Questionnaire to gather the views of the children and parents about our provision. (Please see 2016-2017 Parent and Pupil Voice Survey results.)

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