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Primary Education: Sports

Question for Department for Education

UIN 68369, tabled on 17 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the allocation of PE and Sport Premium funds to primary schools in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

27 March 2017

We want all pupils to be healthy and active. This is why since 2013 the government has provided ring-fenced funding through the Primary PE and Sport Premium to help improve the quality of PE provision.

The funding allocations for the premium for academic years 2013-14 to 2016-17 are listed in the table below:

Years

Funding

2013-14

£158.9m

2014-15

£159.1m

2015-16

£159.8m

2016-17

£160.6m

From September 2017 revenue from the soft drinks industry levy will be used to double the funding to £320 million a year, enabling schools to further improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport that they offer.