How is the PE & Sports Premium Allocated?

In our last post, we delved into what exactly the PE & Sports Premium is, and how it is being funded. If you missed that post, you can read it here.

So now, the big question is how is the money being allocated?

In a nutshell, schools receive the funding based on the number of pupils enrolled in years 1 to 6. If your school doesn’t follow year groups, the funding will be based on the number of pupils aged 5 to 10 years old.

To work out how many pupils your school has, the government will use the January 2017 school census. If you are a new school, or the 2017-2018 academic year is the first time you have taught this year group the government will use the autumn 2017 census instead.

If you are a small school with 16 eligible pupils or less you can receive £1,000 per pupil. If you have 17 eligible pupils or more your school will receive £16,000 and then an additional £10.00 per student.

In essence the previous funding formula has just been doubled, and the mechanism for payment will remain the same.

Now you know how much money your school can receive, the next question is when will you get it? The dates differ slightly for different types of schools and while we will try to keep this page as updated as possible, we would recommend keeping an eye on the official government page for full details.

This said, you can find the 2018 payment dates below.

PE & Sports Premium Payment Dates  2018

  • Maintained schools, including PRUs and general hospital – 30th April 2018
  • Academies, Free Schools and CTCs – 1st May 2018
  • Non-maintained Special Schools – 1st May 2018

Talking About Dates…

If you are thinking about using the funding to develop your outside space (eg with running tracks or game areas) please note that school holidays are always are popular time. As such, if you would like an estimate or would like to discuss scheduling work for when your school is closed for the holidays please contact our team sooner rather than later.