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PE and sport premium: monitoring tool

Learn how governing boards evaluate the impact of PE and sport premium spending.

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The PE and sport premium is funding allocated to primary schools that must be used to:  

  • make additional and sustainable improvements to the existing PE, sport and physical activity offer available in the school 
  • build capacity and capability in the school and make sure that improvements made to the quality of PE, sport and physical activity provision now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future

This monitoring tool, produced in partnership with the Department for Education (DfE) and the Local Government Association (LGA), sets out areas of focus for governing boards evaluating PE and sport premium spending decisions.

The tool covers:

  • areas where schools should prioritise PE and sport premium spending
  • the role of staff CPD in securing sustainable improvements
  • questions to ask when evaluating the impact of spending


Learn more about PE provision

Physical education (PE), together with school sport and other physical activity, supports pupils’ wider development including their mental health and social wellbeing. Our PE and sport guidance covers national curriculum expectations and prompts for discussions with school leaders.

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