Ofsted inspectors will assess and report on how effectively the school is using the premium when making judgements on the quality of the school’s leadership and management. This may involve meetings with senior leaders and governors and listening to pupils and parents. Extra-curricular clubs as well as PE lessons may be observed. In particular, Ofsted will look for improvements in pupils’:

  • achievement in PE
  • participation in school sport
  • health and wellbeing
  • engagement and achievement in school generally.

Documentation and the latest reports from Ofsted can be found below, and cover areas regarding how the funding should be spent, how Ofsted measure PE and school sport, and the latest examples of best practice.

Ofsted - What inspectors will asking primary schools about their PE and school sport

Ofsted - Supplementary subject-specific guidance for PE

Ofsted - Inspecting primary school PE and school sport

Ofsted - Good practice to maximise effective use of the funding - Oct 14


To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium planning and actions should show how use of funding contributes to this vision through identified school priorities which can be measured through reference to key outcome indicators. It is important that the main drivers for improvement are those identified by the school through their self-review.

Documentation from afPE can be found below that directly looks at measuring impact and evidencing progress.

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium - afPE

Effective Use of the Premium - afPE

afPE Primary Premium Impact Template Document

Evidencing Impact and Accountability - afPE Guidance

Please see below the documentation from the YST around their 'self review tool' and their Physical Literacy Framework.

Self Review Tool

Physical Literacy Framework