The Education Funding Agency has been providing additional funding to schools since 2013/14 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school Headteachers once again in 2021/2022
PE and Sports Grant at Lovelace:
The funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools’ census in January 2021. This year all schools have additional funding to continue to provide sustainable improvement to the quality of PE and sport offered to pupils. The sports grant is not received as income to the school in a lump sum. For 2021/22 this will amount to a total of £20,810. This plan should therefore be regarded as a proposal subject to the school receipt of funds. At Lovelace we have always prioritised our funding to sports, with sporting staff accounting for £35,000 of our outgoings irrespective of the sports grant.
Purpose of funding: Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but we have the freedom to choose how we do this.
In order to provide evidence and detail of how we use this premium in school please see our latest report below.