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Sports Premium Funding Initiative

The Department for Education announced that £320 million PE and Sport Premium would continue into the 2020-2021 academic year. Primary Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils have been allocated £16000 plus an additional payment of £10 per pupil. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport.

The DFE has published some suggestions as to how to use the funding most effectively, these include:

  • Provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively and embed physical activity across your school. 

  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities. 

  • Introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities. 

  • Support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs. 

  • Enter or run more sport competitions. 


At Be Active we provide a range of additional services to maximise the sports premium budget by improving the provision of Physical Education and sport for the benefit of children so they can develop healthy lifestyles. Below are some ways your school can maximise the investment from this funding:

  • CPD for teaching staff 

  • Focus Groups

  • Curriculum Support

  • Extra-Curricular Clubs

  • Staff Training Days

  • Play Leader Training

  • Intra-School Competitions

  • Tournaments, Festivals and Events

  • Educational workshops e.g. healthy eating

Our specialist focus group sessions are aimed at small groups of children that require a specific type of sports lesson to cater to their needs. Sessions have been developed to improve participation, skills and confidence in Physical Education and Sport:

  • Higher/Lower attainment sessions

  • Special educational needs (S.E.N) Sessions

  • School Team Preparation

  • Inactive Children Initiatives

  • Behaviour Management strategies

  • Girls Only Sessions

  • Confidence Boosting Sessions

  • Change For Life Sessions

For more information regarding how to utilise the sports premium budget please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can raise the standards of PE and Sport at your school.

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