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PE and Sports Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

2019-2020 Sports Premium Information



What is the PE and Sport Premium?


The Government is doubling the funding that primary schools receive to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision from £160 million to £320 million a year. The PE and Sport Premium is part of a series of programmes led by the Department of Education to improve healthy lifestyles among pupils and tackle childhood obesity. As part of the Childhood Obesity Plan, the DfE is also working with other departments and agencies – including the Department of Health and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – to make sure children are healthy and active. Healthy eating, physical activity and sport not only help tackle childhood obesity, but can also have a positive impact on pupils’ behaviour, attendance, concentration and attainment, helping children to reach their potential.


Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year - here at Norfolk Community Primary School this will mean £19,220 this year. The money can only be spent on PE and sport.


Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered and:


  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

Here at Norfolk we are using the funding to:

  • providing staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introducing new sports and activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • entering and running more sport competitions and increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • encouraging pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • Increase the awareness of children and parents of the importance of a healthy lifestyle through clubs, assemblies, newsletters, programmes and marvellous me rewards.
  • Embedding physical activity into the school day through active playgrounds and active teaching.
  • Increasing the delivery of high quality PE through well established and recognised scheme