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Sports Premium 2019-20

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 2019/20 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 £ 18,890
Nature of Expenditure 2019/20
Planned Expenditure  
Affiliation to Blackburn Schools' Sports Association £200
Access to competition SLA through BPSSA £ 950
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, dodgeball £4,230

Curriculum Focus of Sports Grant Expenditure 2019-20


The school will continue to focus or develop in the following areas:


  • Continue to increase and maintain pupil participation in competitive sport with our disabled pupils and Key Stage One pupils
  • Increase 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 positive sporting behaviours using the hands, heart and head principles and link to teacher assessment
  • Continue to Identify and increase participation pupils of accessing sport or who are sports ‘shy’.
  • Maintain and improve the  teaching of dance, orienteering and gymnastics
  • Break  gender barriers and attitudes by Increasing the participation of boys in gymnastics and girls in football and cricket
  • Continue to work on multi-skills and fitness and stamina of reception and Key Stage One pupils


Sports Grant Expenditure Success Criteria 2019-20


  • Maintain after school clubs/ lunch time clubs  linked to competitions.
  • School’s contribution to BPSSA ensures  access to competitions across the age range
  • Increase in KS1 competition and extra-curricular trials for infant pupils
  • Maintain participation in SEND Football Tournament, BOCCIA , SEND Paralympics and cricket events
  • Continued active participation in inter-school competitions at all key stages
  • Continuous improvement in the  teaching and learning in gymnastics, dance and orienteering
  • Increased participation in extra-curricular sport for pupils who are sports ‘shy’- 80% of pupils to represent the school
  • Pupils display sporting behaviours expected of them in intra-sport, inter-school and on the playground, consistently
  • Increased male participation in gymnastics at KS2 and increased participation of girls at KS2 in cricket and football