Primary PE and sport premium to continue at £320 million for 2021/22
- Primary schools in England will benefit from better PE lessons and improved sport opportunities next year
- £320 million Primary PE and sport premium will help schools prioritise physical activity with education, as schools build back better from the pandemic
- Schools to carry forwards underspends of Primary PE and sport premium and prioritise longer-term physical recovery
Primary school children in England will benefit from higher quality PE lessons and better sport opportunities, the Education Secretary has announced today.
Backed by a £320 million investment, the Primary PE and sport premium will encourage children to play more sport, increase their social skills, and improve their physical activity after lockdown. Schools will also be able to improve the quality of their teaching and make longer-term, sustainable changes to their lessons.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
“I am pleased to announce that we will continue to fund the PE and Sport Premium next year, so primary schools can continue to prioritise children’s physical wellbeing alongside education recovery.
Sports Premium at Ramsey Manor Lower School
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sports in schools. Although schools must spend this additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches.
Supporting and engaging the least active children
Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sports
Providing cover to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport
Running sport competitions or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
Buying training materials or resources for PE and sport
After school sports clubs and holiday clubs