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Sports Funding

The Government is providing funding to support schools in developing primary school sport.  This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.  This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

The 2015/2016 funding was mainly spent on providing high quality, specialised coaching of different sports, by outside providers. This covered a wide range of sports (both team and individual) including multi skills, golf, cricket, tennis, athletics, hockey, rhythmic gymnastics and handball. These sessions were held in curriculum time (so that CPD opportunities were taken up by existing staff) and as after school sports clubs. Where possible, sessions have been timed to coincide with upcoming inter-school sports tournaments.

Our main objectives with regards this funding was to raise the profile of PE within the school, to provide high quality, specialised coaching and to increase numbers participating in various sporting activities.

We also held a whole school activity day which enabled all the children to take part in a wide range of physical activities.
Finally, we used some of the funding for the inter-school sports competition programme run by our partner secondary school, Bishop Heber High School. This includes 2 days of CPD for staff within the school and the organisation of sporting events and competitions across the cluster of Schools in our area. There are 15 tournaments across the year in sports such as athletics, tag rugby, football, handball, netball and cross country running.

The funding has had a positive impact on children within the school. Uptake of the after school sports clubs has risen and children report that they are more confident in taking part in the inter-school competitions, due to the higher quality coaching that is taking place.

A full breakdown of 2015/2016 expenditure and assessed impact can be downloaded below. More information on our plans for the 2016/2017 funding below. 

This year 2016-2017 we have a total of £8394.39 Sports funding.