Sports Grant

St Nicholas CE Primary

PE Sports Grant


What is the PE Sport Grant?

The government is providing funding of £150 million each year for academic years  to provide a new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport.

Purpose of the funding

The purpose of the grant is to provide funding to be used to improve the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, so that they develop healthy lifestyles. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Schools are required to publish the amount of grant received; how it has been spent (or will be spent) and what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sports participation and attainment as a result, to help ensure that pupils develop healthy lifestyles.

Allocations for the academic year are calculated using the numbers of pupils in Years 1 to 6, and those aged 5 in Year R. 

  • Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8000 lump sum plus £5 per eligible pupil;
  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per eligible pupil (no lump sum).

St Nicholas C of E Primary received 

  • 7/12 of our funding allocation on 29 October 2016 (£5,235)
  • 5/12 of our funding allocation on 27 April 2017 (£3,740)

 We also carried forward £1992 from the previous year. 

At St Nicholas C of E Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.

Please click below to see an overview of how the PE Sport Grant Allocation has been used and the impact on the children.