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

On 28th July 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced some changes to the Primary PE & Sport Premium pages on the Gov.uk 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. The webpage can be accessed HERE.

The DfE will publish the school level breakdown of funding for the academic year 2017 to 2018, including conditions of grant, in October 2017.