The DfE has confirmed the PE and Sport Premium funding for two more years and new guidance is imminent. Kate Thornton-Bousfield from the Youth Sport Trust advises how to spend the funds strategically

In March, the government announcement that the renewed PE and Sport Premium is to be funded with more than £600m to be split over the next two academic years (Headteacher Update, 2023).

It was also announced that £22m would go to support a national network of School Games Organisers and £57m would be invested to allow schools to open their sports facilities outside of school hours.

The current guidance was last updated in November (DfE, 2022) but schools can expect to receive updated guidance later this term. There is also to be a new digital tool for schools to report on their spending of the premium.

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