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PE and Sport Premium

What is the PE and Sport Premium?

The PE and Sport Premium is a fund provided by the Government specifically with the aim of improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.

This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and sees money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding is ring-fenced and thus can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils receive a lump sum of £16000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.

Here at Holy Cross, we truly value sport and the role it plays in promoting good health and well-being. As part of our drive to further enhance our curriculum, we launched an exciting week of "Sports" to share new experiences with children, increase participation and encourage pupils to get moving!


Purpose of the funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.  A list of possible uses has been suggested.

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School has decided to use the money to:

  • Hire specialist PE teachers and qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Increase pupils’ participation in sports and physical activities
  • Improve resources to  support the development of the subject
  • Pay for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Increasing participation in sport competitions


Number of Pupils and PE and Sport Grant (PSG) received 2020/2021

Financial Year (April 2020 – March 2021)

Total number of pupils on roll – March 2020


Total amount of PSG received

£20, 966

Amended due to Covid-19 Restrictions
Plans for PE and Sport Grant expenditure 2020 - 2021
Key Objectives Initiative Partners Impact  Cost 
To improve the provision of PE across the school ensuring that all children have access to high quality lessons taught by qualified coaches. 

Hiring PE Specialists to mentor and support staff to improve their delivery of PE


To develop a curriculum programme that will provide high quality PE experiences for pupils

Shooting Starz

The PE and Sport Premium has increased the engagement of both staff and pupils in PE and Sport


Pupils are allocated one hour of PE per week led by PE Specialist

To continue to improve the quality of the space and resources provided for sporting activities  Upgrade sports equipment as required A change in culture, where children show appreciation and respect for sporting equipment. This sense of pride has an impact in the sporting successes. £200,000