PE and Sports Premium

PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until 2022.

PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport. It has been allocated to primary school headteachers and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

The Government believes that headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the funding for PE and Sports in school. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • The performance outcomes of all pupils compared with their peers
  • The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular in those areas where specific funding has been provided
  • The reports that schools are required to publish online for Parents.

Here at Hartwell we spend our PE and sports funding in the following ways to improve PE and sport participation and to enable pupils to develop a healthy, active lifestyle:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
  2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  3. Increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increase participation in competitive sport.


Hartwell Primary School’s allocation for the year 2021-2022 is £17,770. Further information about how we are using our PE and Sport Premium can be found below.

PE and Sports Premium Strategy 2018_19

PE and Sport Strategy Impact Annual Plan 2021-22


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