Sport Funding


Sport Premium Grant

September 2016

The ‘Sport Premium Grant’ is funding allocated by the Government to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.

How have we been spending the Sport Premium Grant?

 2016-2017 (£9125)

The Sport Premium Grant is being used to:

  • Fund a sports coach one day per week (£5400). Her activities include:
    • Developing involvement in games and sports during lunch times,
    • Running a breakfast sport club
    • Running after school club for each age group
    • Deliver high quality teaching in PE lessons with focused staff professional development
    • Helping the staff to assess each child in PE.
  • Pay for a specialist cricket coach to work in school (£700)
  • Increase participation in PE and sport so pupils develop healthy lifestyle, including before school, lunchtime and after school activities
  • Hire a local sports hall each Friday, provide transport to utilise the facilities and pay for specialist coaches. This broadens the sporting opportunities beyond what we can offer in school (£2000)
  • Buy into the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley School Sports Partnership (£1000)


Sport Development in 2016/ 17

  • We will further develop opportunities for children to lead, manage and officiate sporting competitions, playground activities and tournaments. Sports Coach to provide training for playground activities
  • We aim to reach the criteria for the Silver Sainsbury’s School Games Mark and provide sufficient evidence to achieve this award.
  • We intend to offer a wider range of after school clubs and coaching sessions and aim to engage at least 30% of KS2 students in extracurricular sporting activity every week.
  • Through motivating and creative activities we aim to continue to inspire and educate children and staff, raising standards whilst encouraging a more active healthy lifestyle.
  • We will continue to invest in the professional development of staff so they are best equipped to teach high quality PE and school sport. This will include providing cover to release staff for professional development.
  • Targeted support for vulnerable groups and individuals to raise participation in sport.
  • We will promote intra-school competitions (at least 3 each year) and inter-school competitions (at least 5 each year).


 Impact of Sport Premium in 2015-16:

  • High quality PE taught across the whole school
  • A weekly coaching session led by the specialist coach – available to all year groups over the year (various sports). Some of which led to inter-school competitions.
  • Increased participation in competitions and tournaments including cross-country, cricket, netball, football, multi-skills, basketball and athletics.
  • Specialist coach worked alongside class teachers in weekly PE sessions, modelling good teaching, developing teacher confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport.
  • The Lancashire scheme of work implemented across school, including using the core tasks as means of assessment.
  • Teachers’ skills and knowledge has been developed through continued professional development sessions and attendance of external KS1 and KS2 curriculum courses.
  • Year 6 children were given the opportunity to take part in bike-ability and those children without bikes were able to borrow a cycle to complete their training with a focus on staying safe.
  • Introduction of new activities into the curriculum, not available previously
  • Increased levels of competency in teacher delivery of the national curriculum and a firmer understanding of progressive development
  • Development of competency and skills in games across the school.

 In September 2016 we were awarded the School Games Bronze Award

Assessing Impact

We will continue to evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessment in PE will be developed to ensure that progress in PE can be closely monitored. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.

Balance Bikes

The children in reception are really enjoying their balance bikes sessions that have been provided through the School Sport Partnership.

After Christmas, some of the children, those who have mastered balancing, will progress to using pedals.

Balance bikes- session 1


(Photos to come shortly)

Balance bikes- Session 2