The government funded PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
They are spending over £450 million on this funding over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.
Introduced in 2011, pupil premium is an amount of money given to schools by the Government each year. This is to improve attainment of disadvantaged children.
Research shows that children from low income families may not perform as well at school than their peers. Pupil premium is intended to directly benefit children who are eligible and to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.