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DFE Confirm PE and Sport Premium for 2019-20

30 April 2019

Confirmation that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue for 2019-2020

It has been confirmed today by the DfE that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue, at the doubled rate of £320 million for 2019-2020.


VisionED is delighted that the DfE has confirmed the future investment for Primary PE and Sport. Head teachers and Governors can now plan for how they will effectively use the grant to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education and Sport. VisionED is urging Head teachers, Governors and subject leaders to use it wisely and ensure sustainable developments that help empower school staff to deliver high quality PE for ALL their pupils.


“We now have substantial evidence that clearly demonstrates that investing in the school workforce is one of the most effective ways of ensuring all children and young people increase their confidence, competence and academic achievement.” – afPE CEO Sue Wilkinson


We must leave a legacy from this investment that ensures health and well-being of the nation’s young people, are a priority as well as improving such values as character and resilience whilst securing Physical Education at the heart of school life! There is currently a national petition to make PE a Core Subject and guarantee a minimum time of two hours a week for PE. We would urge you to consider signing this petition. More details can be found at:

This additional grant for schools; ring-fenced for the purpose of improving and sustaining PE, sport and physical activity provision for all primary aged pupils in England has already made a lasting impact on many pupils due to schools using the grant effectively and for its intended purpose. VisionED will be working with Succeedin to encourage all schools to evidence and record their use of PE and sport premium via Legacy – a FREE to use online impact report writer. If you have not heard of it please take a look by clicking HERE. Remember it is FREE and will save you time, effort and energy.


I do hope that school leaders will recognise the importance of the Primary PE and Sport Premium and invest in sustaining a high quality PE provision by upskilling their own staff. VisionED works to empower schools and their staff to make a lasting difference today and for tomorrow.

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