Primary PE and sport premium

Understand how the PE and sport premium for primary schools is allocated and find out how your school can spend it.

Last reviewed on 10 November 2023See updates
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  1. Spend your grant in full before 31 July 2024
  2. Eligibility 
  3. Allocation amounts
  4. Payment dates
  5. Spending the grant
  6. Key indicators for improvement
  7. Accountability 

This article is based on the Department for Education's (DfE) guidance and the conditions of grant for 2023/24.

Spend your grant in full before 31 July 2024

Your school must also publish information on its website about how it used the grant by this date. 


The funding only applies to primary schools. 

The following types of school receive the premium:

  • Maintained schools
  • Academies and free schools
  • Special schools (including non-maintained special schools)
  • Pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • General hospitals

Nursery schools, studio schools, university technical colleges (UTCs) and independent schools do not receive the funding. 

Allocation amounts

For most schools, the pupil numbers are based on data from the January 2023 census. For new schools or those teaching eligible pupils for the first time in

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