In addition to the Physical Education (P.E.) curriculum, children take part in a variety of inter-house events, tournaments with other schools and activity events, involving a variety of different sports.
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school headteachers.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best of way using of the money.
For example, this money could be used to:
- hire specialist PE teachers
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools.
From September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding.
The Sports Provision Grant for 2018/19 was £18640.