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Sport and music education championed with new investment

A group of teenage girls playing netball in a sports hall

Children across the country are to be supported to find and develop their passions through increased opportunities to study music, learn instruments and take up sports and activities thanks to a multi-million-pound investment into sports and music education.

The announcement made by the government builds on the pledge in the School’s White Paper to provide all children with an enriching school curriculum, helping to level-up their opportunities as well as their educational outcomes.

Further opportunities for pupils to get active and stay healthy will also become available through the PE and Sport Premium. £320 million will be delivered to schools in 2022 and 2023 to give more children access to high quality PE lessons and sporting opportunities, supporting both their physical and mental wellbeing. £11 million will also support the continuation of the School Games programme to give particularly passionate and talented young people the opportunity to participate in competitive sport.