Premier League launches most ambitious community programme yet

Premier League Primary Stars

Premier League Primary Stars is a new national Primary school programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. Clubs provide in-school support to teachers, delivering educational sessions to schools in their communities. Free teaching materials ensure the rounded programme, which covers everything from PE and maths to resilience and teamwork, is available to every Primary school in England & Wales.

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The Premier League has launched Premier League Primary Stars, a national curriculum-linked education programme which uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

This is the Premier League’s most ambitious community programme to date, and aims to support 10,000 Primary schools by 2019. The programme provides free curriculum-linked teaching resources for girls and boys aged 5-11.

Premier League Primary Stars offers free-to-download lesson plans, activities and video content designed to inspire learning across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in Maths, English, PE and Personal, Social, Health & Economic education (PSHE).

These resources have been created in partnership with industry experts EdComs alongside the PSHE Association, National Literacy Trust and other key stakeholders. Children’s authors Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon) and Dan Freedman (Jamie Johnson) helped create the programme’s English resources, while Sky Sports presenter and mathematician Rachel Riley is a consultant in the development of Maths teaching resources.

Each teaching pack uses real-life sport examples to put the lesson content into a context relevant to and engaging for children, with clear teaching instructions which ensure that the resources are easy to use. Registered schools will also be able to enter competitions to win a visit from the Premier League trophy and apply for teaching support materials such as book boxes or PE kit and equipment.

Kit & Equipment Scheme

The Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment scheme is also now available. The scheme means schools can register for the chance to receive free PE kit and equipment sets through

It includes: 14 football shirts, 1 goalkeeper shirt, 15 pairs of shorts and 15 pairs of socks. The equipment package includes: a roller bag, bibs, training balls, pop-up goals, a whistle, a ball pump, a captain's armband, hoops, cones, bean bags, giant dice and floor markers.

This year's application window runs until 9th June. Successful applicants will be notified by 16th June and provided with a redemption code to claim their kit or equipment. Kit or equipment will be delivered to schools in the Autumn term 2017.

Arsenal footballer Theo Walcott has backed Premier League Primary Stars:

“As a dad of two boys, I was very keen to support the Premier League’s Primary Stars community programme. I hope this programme can have a very positive influence on the education of young children across the country.”

Rachel Riley, who helped to create the Premier League Primary Stars Maths resources, said:

“Maths is a subject that a lot of young people find challenging and is often dismissed as boring. What I love about the resources we’ve developed for Premier League Primary Stars is that it makes Maths relevant to children’s everyday lives.

“I’ve seen the reaction from children using the lesson plans – they are excited, interested and engaged. I think this is a fantastic programme that will undoubtedly inspire children to learn but also give teachers the tools to be creative with their lessons. Anything that excites Primary school children about Maths gets a gold star from me.”

Primary schools can register for free on to enable access to the programme’s full portfolio of resources. Join the Premier League Primary Stars conversation on Twitter with #PLPrimaryStars.

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