Sports Funding is provided to primary schools to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport. This provision was subsequently extended at least for the academic year 2015-2016 . This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is allocated directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Purpose of Funding:
The Sports Premium Funding can only be spent on sport, PE and Healthy Lifestyles provision in schools, although schools have the freedom to choose how best to do this. Schools are held accountable for how they spend their funding and are required to publish on-line information about how they have used the additional funding. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.