St Joseph’s RC Primary School

Primary PE and Sport Funding

What is the PE and Sport Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the following 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.

This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

Click on the link below for more detailed information.

Number of Pupils and PE and Sport Grant (PSG) received 2015/2016

Financial Year (April 2015 – March 2016)

Total number of pupils on roll – January 2016


Number of eligible pupils


Total amount of PSG received


Amount of PSG allocated  April – August 2015


Amount of PSG allocated September 2015-March 2016


Total amount of PSG spent in Financial Year 2015-16


At St Joseph’s School we have a Physical Education development plan in order to continue to improve provision and raise the achievement of all pupils in PE and Sport.  In doing so, we are looking at ensuring the sustainability of Physical Education within our school curriculum for the future.

Our key objectives include:

  • Training all teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons
  • Developing all pupils’ physical ability and introducing all pupils to the rules of sporting activities
  • Developing a Key Stage 2 cohort to take on the role of play leaders with the aim of supporting Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to have more structured play at lunch times
  • Increase the range of after school sporting activities
  • Providing more intra-school competition opportunities

Click on this link for a detailed spending analysis for the financial year 2013-2014.