The primary PE and sport premium is paid by the Secretary of State for Education to academies and free schools as stated in section 14 of the Education Act 2002. The purpose of the premium is to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport to encourage healthy and active lifestyles.

The allocation to Ark Byron in 2017-2018 was £16,590 and the spending is reported below.  The allocation for 2018-2019 is £17,200; the strategy for spending this will be announced shortly.

The grant is payable on the basis of the numbers of pupils in Years 1 to 6. Payments are made in November and May. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.


Ark Byron’s vision is for all its pupils to become physically literate and leave Byron with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


In championing a physically active culture and ethos we consider:

  •  The capacity and capability of staff to lead and promote activities
  •  The availability and suitability of outdoor and indoor space
  •  The availability of resources
  •  Ideas on how to integrate physical activity into the wider school or college day
  •  The differing needs/preferences of children and young people
  •  The evidence of how physical activity enables learning and achievement across the curriculum, particularly among more disadvantaged children
  •  What is appropriate for age and stage of physical development
  •  Taking a whole school approach to increasing levels of physical activity
  •  Ensuring sustainability.

How Sports Premium may be spent:

  •  To hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  •  Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  •  Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  •  Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs
  •  Run sport competitions
  •  Increase pupils’ participation in school games
  •  Run sports activities with other schools.

We do not spend Sports Premium to deliver our core curriculum nor for PPA cover.

Indicators of success are:

  •  the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  •  the profile of PE and sport being 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.

Reporting / publication requirement

Schools have to publish, on their website, information about their use of the PE and Sport Grant allocation as follows:

  •  the amount of grant received
  •  how it has been spent (or will be spent)
  •  the impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment as a result, to help to ensure that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles.

Please click here to see the review of spending of our Sports Grant Spending in 2017 to 2018. PE GRANT review 2018.pdf

Please click here to see the review of spending in 2016 to 2017. PE GRANT Review 2016 to 2017.pdf