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What is the Primary School PE and Sport Premium?

The government initially announced funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15, to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The 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. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil in Years 1 – 6.  The government has more recently announced that there will be an extra £150million per year in order to support this funding for a further five years to 2020

Purpose of the funding

Primary schools will have to spendthe PE and Sport Premium on improving their provision of PE and sport for the benefit of pupils aged 5-11 years old, so that all pupils develop healthy life styles.  Each school will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses of the Premium include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’participation in the school games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport.
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs.
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.

The Government requires schools to publish information on how the PE and Sport Premium is spent in school and how it impacts upon pupil achievement.

Sport at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Devizes

At St Joseph’s, we recognise the contribution of PE and participation in sports to the health and well-being of the children.  We feel that our children's concentration, attitude and academic achievement can be positively influenced by a varied and effective PE curriculum and opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities.


  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
  • We believe that all children should have access to good quality sporting activities from a young age

We aim to encourage an enjoyment of participating in individual and team sporting activities.

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