Sports Funding

Funding has been allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1st September 2013.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. This work will be linked to the curriculum, including visitors such as; fitness trainers, school nurse, so that it promotes an understanding of healthy lifestyles.

Examples of how this funding might be spent have been set out by the Department for Education and by Ofsted. In addition, Ofsted’s most recent physical education survey, ‘Beyond 2012 – outstanding physical education for all’, identified a number of common weaknesses and set out a series of recommendations for the improvement of PE in primary schools. Further guidance for schools, including case studies of good practice is available on the Department for Education website.

The documents below detail how we have spent our sports funding.


NIS sports premium 2017-18

NIS sports premium 2018-19