MP Edward Timpson announced the Government would be extending the £150 million a year Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020.

The move means primary schools in Crewe and Nantwich will receive around £1.7 million between 2014 and 2020.

Schools around England can use the premium to get children doing more sport by funding activities, purchasing new equipment, offering more after-school clubs and delivering holiday and weekend activities.

The Minister for Children said: "I am really pleased to have been able to commit £150 million a year to securing the Olympic and Paralympic legacy in our Primary Schools.

“It is great news for schoolchildren in Crewe and Nantwich.

"This is part of our long-term plan to create an education system that gives young people who want to work hard the skills they need to get on in life and have a more secure and better future."