Primary PE and Sport Premium to continue at £320 million for 2021/22
Posted: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:37
The Education Secretary has announced that primary schools will continue to benefit from the £320 million Primary PE and Sport Premium monies for 2021/22 and can carry over underspends for previous funding until July '22 to prioritise children's activity with education recovery.
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.
Unspent PE and sport premium grant funding
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.
On 17 June 2021 the Education Secretary announced a further relaxation of ring-fencing arrangements for the PE and sport premium. This will allow any unspent grant to be carried forward into the 2021 to 2022 academic year.
Any under-spends carried forward from the 2019 to 2020 academic year, and the 2020 to 2021 academic year, will need to be spent in full by 31 July 2022. Schools should factor this into PE and sport premium spending plans. The 2020 to 2021 conditions of grant documents have been updated to reflect this.
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