Sports Premium Confirmed for 2020/21!

Following on from the fantastic news that the sport premium is continuing throughout the 2020/21 academic year, now is the perfect opportunity to reflect on what has worked well for you and your school over previous years and look forward to creating a meaningful and sustainable PE and School Sport for your pupils as they return to school following on from a period of large inactivity.

As mentioned in the press release by the Association for Physical Education, any funding from the current 2019-20 academic year, that schools were unable to use, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, CAN be carried forward to utilise in the next academic year.


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our team at Planet Education have been privileged to support our PE partner schools across Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset and Berkshire by providing socially distance physical education and active maths lessons for Key Workers, Vulnerable children and the Year R, 1 & 6 bubbles. Through this experience, our team have been able to go through infection control training, COVID-safe training and adapted planning to meet the needs of the new environment we find ourselves in. This unique experience has enabled us to “get ahead of the curve” and design policies and procedures which have already been implemented enabling us to enter the new academic year with the knowledge that our team of sports educators are ready for the new norm.

All our team at Planet Education are looking forward to entering our 26th year of Primary School PE provision. With new programmes such as Physical Active Learning Programmes, First Aid for children programmes, Extra-curricular activities and Teacher CPD programmes, along with our existing Curricular time coaching programmes, it is sure to be another exciting year.

If you have any questions about the Physical Education and School Sport premium, or would like to discuss ideas on the use of your premium next year, please contact our Head of School Partnership, Alex Murray, via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stay safe and take care,

The Planet Education Team

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We are delighted to report that the Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed today that the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding will continue at £320 million for the 2020/21 academic year.

Importantly, the DfE has also sanctioned any Primary PE and Sport Premium funding from the current academic year (2019-20), that schools were unable to use, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, can be carried forward to utilise in the next academic year. Click here to read the full article on the Association for Physical Education 

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Dear Parents, Guardians & Carers,

We hope everyone is safe and well.

Over the past two months, we have been proud to support schools by providing services for pupils of key workers and vulnerable children. During these sessions, we are taking many additional safeguarding measures and adhering to social distancing measures. We are extremely proud of our NHS and are now offering a 25% discount to all NHS and emergency services staff across all our Planet Active Childcare Camps.

Due to the continued government restrictions in place, we are clearly not in a position to run our May Half Term Camps, but as a gesture of goodwill, we are proud to announce today that all parents with Planet Education and/or Planet Active bookings or credits in place, will benefit from an additional 20% credit which will be applied to their account. This includes all parent funded Extra Curricular Clubs as well as our Holiday camps, including Elite Rugby and Elite Football camps and all credits can now be used until 31.12.20. Kindly note this offer excludes all Elite Football Gothia Cup bookings.

We wish to thank all our customers for their continued support and we look forward to welcoming you all back to our Planet Education, Planet Active, Elite Football and Elite Rugby courses, when it is deemed safe enough to do so.

Rest assured, we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that all our future camps will include the very highest of operating standards, prioritising the health and well-being of each child and our staff.

Best wishes,

The Planet Education, Elite Football and Elite Rugby Team.

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All of our Planet Active May half-term Holiday Camps are now online!

With an array of sports and activities for all ages and abilities to engage in, we guarantee a great course. Our camps are not just about participating in safe, fun and healthy physical activities, they go much further and ensure sport is used positively to inspire children and young people. Our camps;

An update from our Group CEO re COVID-19

I sincerely hope this message finds you well, amid these clearly unprecedented times.

I wish to start by expressing my immense gratitude to our team, who are working effectively and efficiently in managing the escalating situation relating to the COVID-19 virus.

Working across the Education, Childcare, Sports and Leisure sectors as we do have brought our group of companies some unique and specific sets of challenges to overcome. Such situations call for strong management, effective communication and collective efforts and understanding throughout our organisation. I am extremely proud therefore of the way these challenges are being met

As one of the country’s main independent P.E provider to schools, we are extremely proud to be actively supporting the Government’s plans of keeping schools open during this pandemic. We believe it is our duty to help provide the essential support to our schools at this difficult time, so children of Key Workers and Vulnerable children can remain safe and receive PE tuition at school.

Whilst providing this essential support to schools we will, as always, prioritise the health and the well-being of our staff and our customers. We will continue to respond to and follow the guidance and the advice from both the Government and Public Health England.

As you will appreciate, these are clearly tough times, not just locally but globally, so as part of our collective responsibility, we are all working remotely and we have provided very clear and precise advice to all our staff throughout this most challenging of times.

Easter Holiday Camps:
Following the decision announced by HM Government on Friday 20th March ‘20 to close Leisure centres and schools, along with their strong advice to minimise contact and to stay at home, we have cancelled all our Easter Active Childcare camps and Elite Football and Elite Rugby camps

For customers who have booked any Easter camps, you will be automatically credited for your booking. Please note we will be contacting you all directly with regards to these cancellations and we thank you for your understanding. We will send out information on our Whitsun and Summer Camps in due course. 

Please continue to contact us on our normal office telephone number, but as this has been diverted, please allow us some additional response time, given the current and unique circumstances. 
Amid a time of so many unknowns, one thing I trust we will all see as a result of this crisis is that it will make people more considerate and our families and communities stronger. I also hope that, as individuals, we will all fully appreciate the simple and the beautiful things that life brings us.

Please stay safe, keep well and we look forward to providing our full range of services to you and your families again soon.

Best wishes,

Chris Vertannes
Group CEO
Planet Education, Elite Football & Elite Rugby

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The Government has recently released updated information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). This will be updated as we have further information available.

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