Following requests from James and other MPs, the Department for Education have confirmed the continuation of the schools PE and Sports Premium for 2020/2021. In addition is was agreed that any underspend for the 2019/20 school year can be carried forward.
The PE and Sports Premium is important to provide children with a positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age that can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
“I am delighted that the government had decided to continue this important funding. It provides all children with the opportunity to take part in additional physical activity that has numerous benefits including their physical health and mental wellbeing”