Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the
PE and sport premium funding.

This includes:

  • schools maintained by the local authority
  • academies and free schools
  • special schools (for children with special educational needs or disabilities)
  • non-maintained special schools (schools for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996)
  • city technology colleges (CTCs)
  • pupil referral units (PRUs provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school)
  • general hospitals

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.
  • Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

You can use your funding to:

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools


At Rhino Play we are passionate about helping schools embed physical activity into the day of every child. Not only is it good for their physical wellbeing, but also developing their young minds. Our playgrounds encompass a whole host of skill development tools including: Agility, maths, literacy, balance, team work, problem solving etc.

If you would like to find out more about funding options or your playground requirements, then please do get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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