PE and Sport Premium

Sport Premium Funding

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 continue 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.

On 21st September 2016 the Department for Education released its grant conditions for 2016/17.

On 17th July 2017 the Department for Education confirmed that the Primary PE & Sport Premium will double from September 2017.

The Secretary of State’s announcement on school funding, includes a section reconfirming the commitment to doubling the Primary PE & Sport Premium from September 2017.

The DfE has made the following statement:

“The DfE understands that schools are keen to know how much funding they will receive so that they can plan for the next academic year, and are seeking to communicate high level principles in preparation for the new academic year. These will be announced in due course, however, we can confirm that all schools will see an increase in their premium allocation.”

“The Government is committed to ensuring that all schools are fairly funded and that money is invested in the most effective way. After careful consideration, we have therefore decided not to proceed with the proposed healthy pupils capital programme, in order to provide more money to schools through their core funding instead. Schools can, of course, choose to invest their core funding in PE and Sport.”

On 28th July 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced some changes to the Primary PE & Sport Premium pages on the website to reflect recent ministerial decisions on the allocation formula for the doubled Primary PE & Sport Premium.

The high level changes are that from September 2017:

  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per pupil; and
  • Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil

This is a straight doubling of the current formula and will mean that all schools will be able to deliver further improvements to their PE and Sport provision. The mechanism for payment will remain the same, with schools receiving 7/12ths of funding in Oct/Nov and the remaining 5/12ths in April/May. 

2022 - 23 Grant
Hunter's Bar Junior School will receive £19,610 in 2022-23

This funding contributes to part of the salary of a full time, vastly experienced and skilled specialist physical education teacher. In addition to this we also fund a  numerous sporting activities available to pupils. As you can see our investment in sports and physical activity goes far beyond the Sports Premium funding. 
Please see below for details of the impact of this work.
Their remit is to:

  • Provide professional development for all teaching staff to develop their confidence and competence in teaching high quality PE.
  • Develop an exciting and engaging curriculum.
  • Develop an extensive extra-curricular programme to increase participation in physical activities.
  • Develop competitive opportunities for pupils.
  • Target specific groups to develop health and well-being.
  • Create leadership opportunities for pupils.

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.


All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
We would expect indicators of such improvement to include:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  • The profile of PE and sport being 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
HBJS Audit and Action Plan

Working closely with the Points Learning Network (formally the school sports partnership), HBJS have produced an audit of our current provision and developed and action plan for how to enhance our PE and school sport moving forward over these next 5 years of funding.

HBJ Action Plan for PE and Sport

At HBJS we have identified five areas to develop to ensure maximum impact in establishing a sustainable legacy of high quality PE and School Sport.

  • Quality of Teaching and Learning
  • Participation
  • Competition
  • Curriculum
  • Health and Well Being