Primary School Support


Active Lincolnshire works in partnership with Sport England, Youth Sport Trust, The Association for Physical Education and local partners, to support schools and sports in making the most of the £150m Primary School Sports Premium.

Active Lincolnshire’s aim is to support your school to ensure high quality delivery of physical education and school sport across the county. Navigate through the tabs on the right to access all the information to help you to maximise the potential of your funding.


The Lincolnshire PE & School Sport Conference focused on the new sports strategies relating to Government, Sport England and Youth Sport Trust. There was be information how PE and school sport is an integral part of their vision and how other health strategies can be linked.

The conference inspired delegates to work towards a shared vision within their educational settings whilst providing guidance towards improving PE and school sport.
A specific focus was aimed at exploring the wider benefits of an active school and providing guidance on building positive attitudes towards helping tackle the national trend of inactivity.

Lincolnshire Sport's Lincolnshire PE and School Sport Conference 2017 held at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. Picture: Chris Vaughan Photography for Lincolnshire Sport Date: March 24, 2017Lincolnshire Sport's Lincolnshire PE and School Sport Conference 2017 held at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. Picture: Chris Vaughan Photography for Lincolnshire Sport Date: March 24, 2017


Additional objectives of the conference were to showcase features of the industry that can support and enhance existing school provision and provide national updates on the primary PE and school sport premium, along with sharing best practice for delivery.

To read more about the day please click here. If you have any queries or would like to enquire about next year’s conference please email:


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.

You can download the PET calendar and information booklet in the box below on the right, or by clicking on the images below:

PET Calendar 2016/2017 PET Information Booklet 2016/2017


London 2012 inspired the nation to take part in regular sporting opportunities and consequently in order to embed the legacy into the school day the Government has invested over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.

This funding is allocated to primary headteachers to choose how to invest the money in the best way possible for their school. The funding must be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of all primary-aged pupils so that they develop healthy lifestyles. For example the funding can be used to hire specialised PE teachers to work alongside teachers in PE lessons, providing after-school sports clubs, providing resources and PE training courses for teachers, increase involvement in sports competitions and in particular the school games, or link with other primary schools to provide competitive sporting opportunities.

How much do you receive?

Allocations for maintained schools and academies are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6, and those age 5 in Year R, as recorded on January 2013 Census, as follows:

  • Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per eligible pupil; and
  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per eligible pupil


All maintained schools and academies must publish, on their website, information about their use of the PE and Sport Grant allocation. Schools should publish the amount of grant received; how it has been spent (or will be spent) and what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment as a result, to help to ensure that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles.

From 1 September 2013, Ofsted inspections will assess and report on how effectively the new funding is being used to improve PE and Sport Provision when making the judgement on the quality of school’s leadership and management.
The Section 5: Briefing for Inspection document outlines how schools will be assessed and examples of how to use resources effectively. Click here to visit the ofsted website

Useful Abbreviations

afPE – Association for Physical Education
ASA – Amateur Swimming Association
CPSU – Child Protection in Sport Unit
CSP – County Sports Partnership
CSPN – County Sports Partnership Network
DfE – Department for Education
DoH – Department of Health
EFDS – English Federation of Disability Sport
FA – Football Association
LOC – Local Organising Committee
NGB – National Governing Body
NSPCC – National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
PESS – Physical Education and School Sport
SE – Sport England
SLUK – Sports Leaders UK
YST – Youth Sport Trust