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Children and young people

Learn more about the work we’re doing to build positive attitudes to sport and activity as the foundations of an active life.

Primary PE and Sport Premium fund

Through the Department for Education, the government's investing into primary schools in the form of the Primary PE and Sport Premium fund.

To support the fund, we’re working with other national partners and the government. Together, we’ve collectively developed this vision for PE and school sport:

All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

Children playing hockey on outdoor artificial pitch

Promoting best practice for primary schools

For a comprehensive guide to all aspects of physical activity in primary schools, the national partners have also produced a series of guidance documents to promote best practice for primary schools:

  • Effective Professional Learning goes further into the objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium fund and looks at the best ways to deliver effective professional learning.
  • Designed for primary school headteachers, Employment and Deployment of Coaches has more information and guidance on using sports coaches in primary schools.

Active Partnerships

There are 43 Active Partnerships across England that play a role in advocating, supporting and sign-posting schools to help them make best use of their premium funding.

Learn more about the Active Partnerships

Who are the national partners?

  • The Association for Physical Education is the only physical education subject association in the UK. It's committed to being the representative organisation of choice for people and organisations delivering or supporting the delivery of physical education in schools and in the wider community
  • Active Partnerships aim to improve lives by growing grassroots sport and physical activity. More information can be found here
  • UK Coaching is the lead coaching agency in the UK and has collaborated with national partners to produce a free-to-access web portal with all the information schools need to maximise the use of coaches in their school through the Primary PE and Sport Premium. For more information, visit the Coaching in Primary Schools portal
  • The Youth Sport Trust is a national charity building a brighter future for young people through PE and sport. Through 20 years' experience, it's developed a unique way of maximising the power of sport to grow young people, schools and communities through the development of qualities including creativity, aspiration, resilience and empathy.

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