Following lobbying by NAHT and other organisations, the government has now confirmed that the PE and sport premium for primary schools will continue in 2021/22. Importantly, the government has also said that schools who have not been able to spend sport premium funding received in either 2019/20 or 2020/21 will not face any clawback next year.
The government’s guidance now states:
"Any unspent funding at 31 July 2021 can be carried forward into the 2021 to 2022 academic year. This applies to funding from the 2020 to 2021 academic year, and also to any carry over funding from the academic year 2019 to 2020. All funding carried forward into the 2021 to 2022 academic year must be spent by 31 July 2022."
First published 28 June 2021