Sports Funding

About the PE and sport premium

All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the physical education (PE), physical activity and sport they provide. 

How the DfE calculate funding

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.


Funding for 2020 to 2021

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

You can access the published allocations for 2020 to 2021 and read the conditions of grant for 2020 to 2021.

To view our plan for the Sports Premium Funding 2020-21, please see below. 

The breakdown of funding for the academic year 2019 to 2020 is also available.

Please read the document below to find out how Methley Primary School has utilised their funding.