Since London 2012, the Government has provided ring-fenced, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and is sent directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools have to spend the sports funding on improving provision of PE and sport, but they also have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Uses for the funding include:
The Governors agree that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; swimming is subsidised in order to support all families financially.