About the Premium

About the Premium


Since September 2013, the Government has provided additional funding to improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools in England - The Primary PE and Sport Premium.

Originally, eligible schools had a share of £150 million per annum. However, as the impact of the premium was proving so successful, the Government doubled their offer and announced that schools would share £300 million per annum from September 2017. This academic year is the 7th year that schools have received the Premium.

The funding is allocated to primary school headteachers and is ring-fenced - it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. A typical school will receive £16,000 plus the addition of £10 per pupil in Years 1-6.

About the Premium

Active Dorset supports all schools with primary-aged children to effectively utilise their Primary PE and Sport Premium funding, whilst also giving the latest guidance on the associated Ofsted inspection requirements.

We work collaboratively with the two Unitary Authorities in Dorset, National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB), and many strategic partners to create a lasting legacy for PE, sport and physical activity.

The Lead for this area of work is Annie Hargreaves, a PE Specialist with a background in Primary and Secondary PE teaching in Dorset and North Somerset. Her role is to provide support and advice to all Primary/Middle/Special Schools and to all Pupil Referral Units and Hospital Schools, to help them improve the quality of the PE, school sport and physical activity activities they offer to their pupils.

The intelligence gathered from local monitoring of primary school websites and their Primary Sport Premium reports, enables Active Dorset to offer support and help to schools who want and need it. That offer currently includes the following:

  1. Bespoke advice on how to meet the conditions of the Primary PE and Sport Premium grant.
  2. Guidance on how to evidence the impact on attainment and participation.
  3. Advice on the sustainability of the Primary PE and Sport Premium expenditure.
  4. Sign-posting to CPD and training opportunities to ensure schools and coaches can deliver an effective PE and School Sport offer.
  5. Advice about the recommended qualifications of external coaches, and how to use the premium for their employment and deployment.

Further pages on our website will guide you to the latest information about the premium, and headlines from the Dorset Headteacher Alliance for PE, School Sport and Physical Activity.

If you have any queries or seek advice or support about the Primary PE and School Sport Premium for this year, please contact Annie Hargreaves:

Annie Hargreaves

Active Dorset

Slades Park Pavilion,
Ensbury Avenue,
BH10 4HG
01202 539380