All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
The School Sport and Activity Action Plan set out the government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60-minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day.
The PE and sport premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. (Taken from the DfE PE and Sports Premium Funding for Primary Schools).