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 9 December 2022
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School types: All · School phases: Primary
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  1. Spend your grant in full by 31 July 2023
  2. Eligibility 
  3. Allocation amounts
  4. Payment dates
  5. Spending the grant
  6. Key indicators for improvement
  7. Accountability 

This article is based on guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) and the conditions of grant in 2022/23.

Spend your grant in full by 31 July 2023

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)
  • City technical colleges
  • 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 2022 census. For new schools or those teaching eligible pupils for the first