The Government provides funding to support the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools.
This funding is ring fenced, and is allocated directly to primary schools across England. The amount each school received is based on a lump sum and then a smaller amount of per-pupil funding.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of PE, sport and physical activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
There are 5 key indicators:
Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school pupils undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school.
Key indicator 2: The profile of PESSPA being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement (PESSPA = Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity )
Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport