DfE website requirements reminder

4 Apr 2018

Good Afternoon,

The DfE’s April deadline for schools to have published details on their websites of how they have spent their PE and sport premium funding is upon us.

As part of their monitoring process, the DfE will sample a number of schools in each local authority, with the schools chosen based on a mix of random selection and prior non-compliance with the online reporting requirements.

New requirement

For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

This condition has been added in response to recommendations from the Swim Group, who reviewed curriculum swimming and water safety in primary schools. You can get advice and resources to help deliver swimming lessons successfully in primary schools.

Online reporting

You must also publish details of how you spend your PE and sport premium funding. This must include:

  • the amount of premium received
  • a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)
  • the impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
  • how the improvements will be sustainable in the future
  • Useful resources

To help you plan, monitor and report on the impact of your spending, it’s recommended that you download a template to record your activity. The DfE has commissioned partners in the physical education and school sport sector to develop a template, which is available at:

The Association for PE
Youth Sport Trust

You can also download a full list of what your school must publish on your website on the eSchools Academy assets page.