In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision. 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.

As of 2017-18, the sport Premium has doubled and Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

Schools can use funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers

  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively

  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport

  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs

  • run sport competitions

  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games

  • run sports activities with other schools


Schools should not use their funding to:

  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets

  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)


How will St Joseph’s account for this funding?

We will publish a statement of income, spend, impact and sustainability annually. The use of the premium will be managed by PE Co-ordinators, the finance administrator and overseen by the Headteacher. This information will also be shared with school governors and parents. Take a look at our PE and Sport Premium Documents to see how we have utilised the premium so far to vastly improve PE and Sport at St Joseph’s.


2019-2020 Spend

2019-2020 Sports Premium pdf


2018-2019 spend

2018-2019 Sports Premium  pdf

2018-2019 Evidence/Impact  pdf


Swimming and Water Safety:

75% of our cohort could Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m

50% could use a range of strokes effectively 

75% of our cohort could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

To find out more about PE in our school click here

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