Hopefully you will be aware by now, that the funding for the PE and Sport Premium received in Primary Schools for the last 3 years will continue until 2020. This now gives Primary Schools a further 4 years of ring fenced funding and provides a unique opportunity to further enhance and consolidate the work already done to build a sustainable system for Physical Activity, PE and Sport that is, through collaboration and partnership, enriching the lives of all children and young people across the city.
The Government also announced last spring that soft drinks companies will pay a levy on drinks with added sugar from April 2018 which will be used to double the Primary PE and Sport Premium for primary schools from £160m a year to £320m from September 2017. There will also be investment so that 25% of secondary schools will be able to opt in to a longer school day from September 2017 so that they can offer a wider range of activities for pupils, including additional sporting activities. There will be up to £285 million a year to pay for this.
Sport England has also confirmed that School Games Organisers will continue to receive funding for their 3 day core role, throughout the current parliament, securing the futures of our 5 SGOs in Leeds.