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Sports Premium 2016-17

The Sports Grant is given to school to promote physical education and competitive sport. This is a report on how we spent the grant in 2016/17 and the impact it has had on the school. This report is also available to download. 


Overview of the school:


Number of Pupils and total Sports Grant received
Total number of pupils on roll 310
Total amount of Sports Grant received £ 9500
Nature of Expenditure 2016/17
Planned Expenditure  
Affiliation to Blackburn Schools' Sports Association £100
Access to competition SLA through BPSSA £ 850
Sports Equipment: refurbishment of equipment £750
Sports Coach (Mr P. Eastwood) £ 11140


Curriculum Focus of Sports Grant Expenditure 2016-17

The school will continue to focus on the following areas:

  • To work on Multi-skills and fitness of reception and Key Stage One pupils
  • Pupil participation in competitive sport with our disabled pupils and Key Stage One pupils
  • Participation in a wide range of inter schools competitive sport across the age ranges
  • Employ the skills and expertise of a sports coach to deliver coaching and support teaching (2 days a week)
  • Sports Coach to promote and support activities in the new Sports/Games space provided by Sport England
  • Identify and increase participation for pupils not accessing sport or who are shy of sport and games


Sports Grant Expenditure 2016-17 Success Criteria

This is to be measured by:

  • Maintain after school clubs/ lunch time clubs  linked to competitions
  • Increase in KS1 competition and extra-curricular trials for infant pupils
  • Maintain participation in SEN Football Tournament, BOCCIA and SEN paralympics
  • School’s contribution to BPSSA ensures  access to competitions across the age range
  • Active participation in inter-school competitions at all key stages
  • Positive play impact of new Sports Cage– provided by Sport England
  • Improved teaching of sport by class teachers
  • Sports Day which includes competitive element with participation of all regardless of ability
  • Increased partcipation in extra-curricular activities for pupils who are 'sport shy'


Impact of Sports Grant Expenditure 2016-17

Sports Grant was monitored on termly basis by the PE Subject leader, governor responsible for sport and PE and the headteacher. The following impact was measured:

  • Mr Eastwood worked with the foundation stage and key stage one pupils on levels of fitness, physical development and multi-skills. 89% of pupils were are at expected or exceeding in physical development on the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.
  • Participation in KS1 in competitive sport within school and also in inter-school competitions. There was a continued increase in the number of children accessing extra-curricular sport activities.
  • Our hearing impaired pupils participated in a number inter-school events, both as para-athletes and with abled bodied children.
  • The school particpated in the number of competitive sports that the school competed in and this included the ‘sport for all’ B anc C team events at all key stages.
  • Increase in number of teachers running clubs to promote competitive sport and physical activity
  • Sports coach gives support to class teachers increasing knowledge and confidence
  • The work of the Sports Coach in developing fine and gross motor skills improved the outcomes of our SEND pupils
  • The school was awarded the Sainsbury Gold Award for 2016-17 (this is the third successive year for this award
  • PE Quality Mark Awarded July 2017 by AfPE (three year award)


* Please note the school spends above their Sports Grant allocation on PE and competitive sport