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PE and Sports Funding

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.  This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Heath and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers.

The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Eligible schools

Funding for school will be 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 each year.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding might include:


  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE.
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils' participation in the School Games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport.
  • Providing places for pupils on after school clubs and holiday clubs.
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.


From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding.  Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors' handbook' and supporting guidance sop that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school's overall provision.

One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first five year's expenditure of additional funding and its impact.

Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

Our Vision

At The Minster we aim to provide high quality physical education for all children, delivered by confident members of staff, who are committed to engaging pupils and developing their skills in this area of the curriculum. Furthermore, we want to provide all children with the opportunity to engage in competitive sporting activities, by developing intra school events and entering a wide range of inter-school competitions.  By delivering these opportunities for our pupils, we aim to have a positive impact on their physical literacy, all-round health and confidence, while fostering a love of physical activity, which will carry forward as they move through life.


The Minster will receive £8000 plus £5 per pupil after the first 15 pupils in school.


School Games Code of Conduct

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in Sport. By agreeing to the Code of Conduct we can ensure that correct sporting behaviour and attitudes will be shown to all the staff responsible for competition, the students and the teachers.

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