In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE and Sport Premium.
This funding is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
- In the Autumn Statement 2013, the then Chancellor, George Osbourne announced an additional year’s £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year.
- On 6th February 2014 the then Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020.
- On the 17th July 2015 the Department for Education announced that 2015/6 funding will remain at the same level as last year.
- On 21st September 2016 the Department for Education released its grant conditions for 2016/17.
- On 17th July 2017 the Department for Education confirmed the doubling of the Primary PE & Sport Premium.
- On 24th October 2017 the Department for Education published guidance on the doubled Primary PE and Sport Premium grant.
- On 15th July 2019 the Department for Education unveiled its research into the Primary PE and Sport Premium.
- On 28th October 2019 the Department for Education released its grant conditions for 2019/20.