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Sports Funding

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

The primary PE and sport premium 2021 to 2022 (“the premium”) will be paid by the Secretary of State for Education (“Secretary of State”) to the local authority (“authority”). The authority will then distribute the premium to maintained schools in its area as stated in Section 14 of the Education Act 2002. In accordance with Section 16 of that Act, the Secretary of State lays down the following terms and conditions on which financial assistance is given in relation to the premium payable for the academic year 2021 to 2022.

The premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year is paid in 2 instalments from the Secretary of State to the authority as follows:

Financial year

2021 to 2022 academic year

Payment date

2021 to 2022

September 2021 to March 2021

31 October 2021

2021 to 2022

April 2022 to August 2022

30 April 2022



The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.


There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

For example, schools can use the funding to:

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching



Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

Based on the January 2021 census: amount allocated to Dringhouses 2021/2022 = £18,670 (paid in two lump sums)




According to Ofsted: "The school makes good use of the primary school physical education and sport funding to extend sporting opportunities for pupils and to develop teachers’ skills. The effective use of sports specialists and membership of the York Schools Sports Network provides greater opportunities to improve pupils’ skills and enable them to take part in sporting activities with pupils from other schools. These activities make a positive contribution to pupils’ health and well-being." Ofsted, June 2015


Our P.E. Co-ordinator is Mr Sam Hardcastle.

With the context of the above rationale, the use and impact of the PE and sport premium funding is detailed in the attached documents: