Since April 2013 the government has provided additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
This funding has been jointly allocated by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
Purpose of Funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.
The overall objective is to show that their spending has led to a “direct and sustained” improvement in sporting provision.