Primary School Support


We work in partnership with Sport England, Youth Sport Trust, The Association for Physical Education and local partners, to support schools in making the most of the £320m PE and Sport Premium.

PE, School Sport Premium Guidance

DfE Guidance

Schools must use the PE School Sport Premium funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport. The latest guidance and M&E measures (updated 30.10.20) can be found here  

Online reporting deadline

To help you plan, monitor and report on the impact of your spending, partners in the physical education and school sport sector have developed a template. The template can be accessed through the Youth Sport Trust website (see the pink tab and download the word version). It’s recommended that the template is used to record your activity throughout the year, as well as for publication at the end of the school year.

Use of the PE and sport premium to support online delivery and other uses

The existing guidelines regarding the use of the PE and sport premium continue to apply. These guidelines already permit a significant amount of flexibility in how the PE and sport premium can be used. The restrictions on using the PE and sport premium remain current.

Carried forward unspent PE and sport premium grant funding from the 2019 to 2020 academic year

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Department for Education took steps to relax the ring-fencing arrangements for the PE and sport premium in the 2019 to 2020 academic year to allow any unspent grant to be carried forward into the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

Any under-spends carried forward from the 2019 to 2020 academic year will need to be spent in full by the end of the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Schools should factor this into spending plans for their 2020 to 2021 PE and sport premium allocation. The 2020 to 2021 conditions of grant documents have been updated to reflect this.

For further guidance or support on the effective use of the funding please contact Active Lincolnshire, a One Network partner, on

Useful resources for schools

We’ve gathered together information to support schools with the delivery of PE, School Sport and Physical Education in a COVID-19 secure environment.

  • Top tips for Spending  the Primary PE and Sport Premium (the Association for Physical Education)  – National partners have created seven top tips to support schools covering Sustainability, Whole School Improvement, Outdoor Learning, Active Travel, High quality PE, Innovation and Swimming  Read More
  • A new collection of online resources for schools are available on the Department for Education’s  YouTube channel. Content includes creative and entertaining videos to help school staff to safely offer 30 active minutes in a Covid-secure environment.
  • FAQ document: COVID_19 and PESPPA in a school setting – updated 29 September (the Association for Physical Education) Read More
  • A practical self-review tool for COVID-19 risk assessment. Managing risk, maximizing opportunity (toolkit from the Association for Physical Education) – Read more
  • The Safe Return of School Sport – A framework and planning tool  (Youth Sport Trust) Read more

Find more resources on our Role of PE in the new Normal page here.

WEBINAR SERIES: School Support

Recordings and presentations from our School Support webinars accessible for anyone involved in PE, School Sport and Physical Activity are available here.

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Recommended organisations that can help to develop your ‘active’ school.

School Sport Partnerships (SSP)
They have membership packages for schools that include delivery and CPD. For more information on the content of each package,  contact your local SSP

Fitter Futures
10 minute bursts of activity that can take place in the classroom and continue at home through online workouts
More information  

imoves Dance
A support package for schools and teachers in dance and other areas of PE. Online platform and supporting CPD and coaching delivered by ArtsNK.
More Information

imoves is an award winning digital platform that supports teachers by providing simple and easy to use activity-based lessons, including active learning, a full PE curriculum and health & mental wellbeing, plus home learning resources too! See brighter, healthier and happier children using the only evidence-based approach to active learning.
More information

PE assessment tool based on the five pillars of development. It allows teachers, parents and students to keep updated on what is happening in each lesson and how a child is progressing.
More information

Get Set 4 P.E
GS4PE offer an online primary PE resource, written and designed by teachers for teachers. It’s simple and easy to use platform will increase teachers’ confidence in their development, delivery, and assessment of high level PE from early years to KS2. Resources include session plans, schemes of work, assessment tools and much more.
More information

Active Spaces
Making the most of your outside space and the informal curriculum. The use of playground zoning and markings to encourage physical, mental and cognitive development through structured play at break times.

To book contact Lynsey Norris or 01522 730 325

More information


One of the key recommendations from Ofsted for the use of primary sport premium funding, is to upskill the primary school workforce through high quality CPD opportunities. The Professional Education & Training (PET) Calendar provides a comprehensive programme that Lincolnshire schools can access for high quality PE and sport CPD.

Lincolnshire PE, School Sport & Physical Activity Conference

Active Lincolnshire in partnership with the One Network, provides Lincolnshire with this annual conference aimed at providing information and opportunities to develop Physical Activity, PE and School Sport. For more information about this conference please follow this link.