Premier League Primary Stars

Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. In partnership with the Premier League, we deliver fun, inspiring, educational programmes across a range of curricular areas to support pupils and help them to fulfil their potential.

The programme covers subjects from English and Maths to teamwork and PE with learning connected to the real world of sport to enthuse pupils when tackling challenging PSHE topics such as resilience, diversity, self-esteem and fair play.

The Premier League values underpin everything on offer, encouraging children to: 

  • Be ambitious – work hard and never give up on their goals. 
  • Be connected – work well with others and in a team. 
  • Be inspiring – set a great example to others. 
  • Be fair – treat people equally and thing of others.  

PL Primary Stars stated aims are to:

  • Enhance the knowledge, skills and confidence of teachers to improve delivery of PE and school sport
  • Increase children’s enjoyment, participation and skills in competitive and non-competitive sports and physical activity
  • Increase children’s understanding of the personal skills and values needed to achieve their goals
  • Enhance children’s interest, understanding and confidence in English and maths
  • Support young people into further participation pathways in sport

The Foundation’s fully trained staff work with teachers to deliver fun, educational sessions in a range of subjects within local partner schools. Teachers can also access free resources online at

PE Support

This programme is a unique teacher education model available to local primary school teachers. This much-needed support is tailored to each individual teacher across a period of 10 weeks. Each teacher receives support through practical PE lessons and a variety of resources to help with their PE delivery. The main aim is to help PE teachers become more confident to deliver high quality PE.

Children taking part over the 10-week programme will improve their fundamental movement and problem-solving skills, as well as their ability to work as part of a team. This is achieved through high quality PE lessons delivered by highly trained Trust PL Primary Stars coaches.

Emphasis is on allowing children to be creative and take control of their own learning during PE. The main aim for the children is that they improve their enjoyment for physical activity.

Premier League Reading Stars

Our Reading stars programme is a targeted intervention programme aimed at helping children who are reluctant to engage in reading.  This programme is developed in partnership with the Premier League and the National Literacy Trust and aims to engage and inspire children through the power of sport and football and increase confidence and interest in this vital skill. 

  • The programme can be delivered over a 6 or 10 week block for each group. 
  • Currently available for Y5 and Y6 children – the programme is designed to engage reluctant readers with the  aim of increasing interest and improve their developing confidence in reading. 
  • A variety of strategies are used to help engage the children – active learning, real examples from the world of football, a variety of reading materials – matchday programmes, newspaper articles etc. 
  • All lead staff have their Level 3 Award in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport.