PE and School Sports Premium Funding for Primary Schools

The Government invest £320m per year directly into primary schools with the objective of achieving self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport.


All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport


To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.

Key performance indicators for schools are:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged five 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

Support by Active Cheshire:

In order to maximise the impacts of the funding, Active Cheshire provides support to schools to help you make the most of the funding and to support your pupils to meet the CMO’s physical activity guideline of 60 minutes per day. Click here to find out more about our Active Kids Pledge.

Please click the buttons the buttons below to access the documents:

How to use P.E. and Sports Premium      Raising Attainment in Primary School Swimming      What Your Funding Should Not be used For



Ofsted assesses how primary schools use the primary PE and sports premium. They measure its impact on pupil outcomes, and how effectively governors hold school leaders to account for this.

You can find details of what inspectors look for in the ‘effectiveness of leadership and management’ section of the Ofsted schools inspection handbook 2019

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Online Reporting      Useful Resources


Local Partners:

Active Cheshire works with a number of local partners to ensure that schools across Cheshire and Warrington have access to the best possible support to maximise the impacts of the funding. This combined effort is about helping and supporting schools rather than to complete, judge, assess or police the use of the funding.


School Sport Partnership:

There are 7 Partnerships area across Cheshire and Warrington, partnership contact details:


Crewe and Nantwich School Sport Partnership

Contact: Chris Hughes –

Covering Area: Crewe, Nantwich, Shavington and Hasslington.


Macclesfield School Sport Partnership

Contact: Anna Cragg –

Covering Area: Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge and Knutsford.


Sandbach School Sport Partnership

Contact Rosie Harris – 

Covering Area: Sandbach, Alsager, Congleton and Holmes Chapel.


Chester School Sport Partnership

Contact: Elizabeth Newstead –
Claire Smedley –

Covering Area: Chester, Malpas and Tarporley.


Vale Royal School Sport Partnership

Contact: Chris Story –

Covering Area: Northwich and Winsford


The Ellesmere Port School Sport Partnership

Contact: Mark Poole –

Covering Area: Ellesmere Port, Neston, Frodsham and Helsby


Warrington School Sport Partnership

Contact: Penny Moorefield –
Dave Ansell –

Covering Area: Warrington and Lymm.


Active Cheshire is an inclusive organisation committed to promoting and ensuring equality of access and opportunity of our services. Therefore should you need this in another format or language please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Active Kids Pledge

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