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The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/16 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Eligible schools

Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2013.

To find out exactly how much your school is eligible for visit the Department for Education website.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. It is the ideal time and opportunity to ensure you make a legacy within your school via PE and sport using this funding.

If you need any additional help or require further information please contact Tim Sells, Sports Project Officer (School Links), tim.sells@kent.gov.uk – 03000 412330.

Effective use of the Sport Premium

We can support you by offering specialist advice, guidance and tools to review your current position and help with action planning. We can also help by signposting you towards competitive opportunities for your pupils as well as training opportunities for your staff.

Our guidance for use of the Primary School Sport Premium:

  • Self review your school’s sport
  • and then complete your plan for enhancing your school’s sport

For more information about how you can effectively use the Primary Sport Premium why not visit our self review and planning tools page.

Pulse Magazine

Pulse, the Kent and Medway Primary School Sport Magazine, has been created to showcase the great work that has been happening within the county’s schools as well as showcasing products/services designed specifically for primary school sport. Pulse also aims to keep you up to date with the latest legislation and issues relating to the Primary School Sport Premium Funding. Click here to see all issues of Pulse.