PE and Sports Premium Funding

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport, to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Funding has been allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils from 1 September 2013. A typical primary school received about £9,250 annually in the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2016/17. Funding will continue for 2017/18.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

DfE Outline Formula for Allocating the Doubled Primary PE & Sport Premium

On 28th July 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced some changes to the Primary PE & Sport Premium pages on the website to reflect recent ministerial decisions on the allocation formula for the doubled Primary PE & Sport Premium.

The high level changes are that from September 2017:

  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per pupil; and
  • Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil

This is a straight doubling of the current formula and will mean that all schools will be able to deliver further improvements to their PE and Sport provision. The mechanism for payment will remain the same, with schools receiving 7/12ths of funding in Oct/Nov and the remaining 5/12ths in April/May. 

Cottons Farm Allocations

2018/19 - £17,000

2019/2020 - £17,000

2020/2021 - £16904 

In addition, £8000 was carried forward from the academic year 2019/2020.  This carry forward was permitted due to the COVID-19 partial school closure.


This is how we are using the funding:

  • to lead improvements in PE and school sport by providing staff training on how to teach PE well

  • employing qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE

  • procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport

  • paying staff or external sports coaches to run competitions, or to increase pupils’ participation in national school games competitions

  • quality assuring the work of sports coaches and instructors employed to coach in PE lessons and after-school sports clubs

  • buying into existing local sports networks such as school sport partnerships or community sports coaching initiatives

  • pooling funding to employ qualified teaching assistants to provide regular sports tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages

  • providing subsidised places for pupils in after-school sport clubs

  • providing training and payment for midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes

  • forging links with PE teachers in local secondary schools to help primary staff improve their PE and sports provision

  • purchasing specialist equipment and teaching resources to develop a non-traditional activity such as competitive cycling

  • providing enrichment opportunities for pupils with additional coaching and support.

The impact of additional funding on improving the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision:

 We have more children now regularly participating in after school clubs

  • We ensure all children have weekly high quality PE lessons

  • We have taken part in competitions both within and out of school

  • All our PE teaching now is good or better

  •  Ofsted have recognised that PE is well supported

  • We have participated in all Cycle training for Balance ability and Level 1 and 2 Bikeability

  • We have our own cycles to enable all children to participate in regular cycling activities

  • We have Out of school hours clubs throughout the year for FS2/KS1 and KS2

  • We organise an annual Sports day

  • We link PE to other areas of the curriculum and especially promote Healthy lifestyles.

  • We have mini leaders supporting regularly at lunchtimes


Sheridan Street, Sinfin, Derby, Derbyshire DE24 9HG

Mrs K Patmore - Principal

01332 771370 - Cottons Farm Academy