The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. In February 2014, the Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding until 2020. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. The funding amount received by schools is based upon the number of children of primary age at the school.
The Sports Premium must be used to increase the quality & breadth of PE & Sport provision, and increase participation in PE & Sport.