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The Government’s PE funding  


Schools in England and Wales receive money from the government to help support and improve physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This money was allocated as extra funding directly to primary headteachers. Since September 2013, Ofsted expect schools to report on PE and sport provision and on how schools spend this additional funding by publishing information on their website.


Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
  • support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

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