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Sports Premium 2018-19

The Sports Grant is given to school to promote physical education and competitive sport. This is a report on how we intend to spend  the grant in 2018/19 and the impact it will have 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 354
Total amount of Sports Grant received £ 18,880
Nature of Expenditure 2017/18
Planned Expenditure  
Affiliation to Blackburn Schools' Sports Association £100
Access to competition SLA through BPSSA £ 850
Sports Equipment: refurbishment of equipment (including mile a day and orienteering courses) £2,000
Sports Coach (Mr P. Eastwood) £ 11,700
Specialised Sports Coach: gymnastics, dance, Craig Heap (motivational coach) £4,230

Curriculum Focus of Sports Grant Expenditure 2018-19


The school will continue to focus on the following areas:


  • Continue to increase 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 range
  • Employ the skills and expertise of Sports coach to deliver coaching and support teaching (2 days a week)
  • Promote four sporting behaviours: Be Ambitious, Be Inspiring, Be connected, Be Fair
  • Continue to Identify and increase participation pupils of accessing sport or who are sports ‘shy’.
  • Work on multi-skills, fitness and stamina with KS1 and reception children
  • Improve teaching of dance, orienteering and gymnastics


Sports Grant Expenditure 2018-19 Success Criteria


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:


  •  Maintain after school clubs/ lunch time clubs linked to competitions
  •  Increase in KS1 competition and extra-curricular trials for infant pupils
  • Maintain participation in SEND Football Tournament, BOCCIA , SEND Paralympics and cricket events
  • School’s contribution to BPSSA ensures access to competitions across the age range
  • Continued active participation in inter-school competitions at all key stages
  • Improved teaching of dance, orienteering and gymnastics
  • Increased participation in extra-curricular sport for pupils who are sports ‘shy’- 80% of pupils to represent school
  • Pupils show in the sporting behaviours expected of them in intra-sport, inter-school and on the playground, consistently


The Sports Grant report for 2018-19 can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.