In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE & Sport Premium.
This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
In the Autumn Statement 2013, the then Chancellor, George Osbourne announced an additional year’s £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year.
On 6th February 2014 the then Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to contunue the funding for the Primary PE & Sport Premium until 2020.
On the 17th July 2015 the Department for Education announced that 2015/6 funding will remain at the same level as last year.
We use our Sport Premium with care at West Malling. There are two key objectives: 1. We enhance the quality of PE and Sport teaching for our children by investing in staff development and 2. We enable opportunity by funding opportunities for children who wouldn't ordinarily have the chance to take part in sport and physical activity.
A report on how we use our funding and planning on how we will use future funding is available below.