What is the ‘PE and sport premium?
The PE and sport premium is a grant awarded to schools across the UK each year to improve the sport and PE lessons and extracurricular activities offered. The difference is this year that this grant has been doubled, giving schools more funding than ever before, to help improve sports for primary school children across the country.
The concept behind the grant is to improve fitness, build confidence and increase general well-being of primary school-aged pupils. It has been confirmed that from this September (September 2017) the PE and sport premium will be doubled, to help further improve physical education and outdoor play in England.
Why is it doubling?
The aim of doubling the funding is to help prevent childhood obesity and encourage children from five to ten years old to lead more active lives, starting at school. By awarding eligible schools more funds, this makes improving the physical education and sport on offer much easier, enhancing pupil learning experiences.