In April 2013, the government announced new funding for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Funding has been allocated annually based on the number of children in Y1-Y6.
The increase for 2017-2018 shows the government’s commitment PE and sport as a way to develop healthy lifestyles and improve participation and performance in sport. Schools are free to determine how best to spend this funding in order to make the required improvements.