PE + Sport Premium

We pride ourselves in the range of sport, outdoor and adventurous activities we offer pupils. We have many extracurricular events: these include successful football, gymnastics and kwik cricket clubs.

Through our local consortium of schools and a wider group of Allerdale schools, pupils have opportunities to compete in a range of competitions, including tennis, kwik cricket, football, hockey, netball and athletics.

Sports funding is a sum of money provided by the Government to enable us to extend and develop the quality of our provision and extend the number of opportunities available to our children, both now and for long-term sustainability. 

In 2019/20 we received £16,630. A detailed breakdown of how we plan to use this year's funding is given below, along with some information about the 2019/20 funding. Some of last year's funding is being rolled forward to 2020/21 due to the school closure meaning a number of activities, including the visit to Bassenfell Manor for adventurous and outdoor activities, were cancelled or postponed.

Our current plans include;

  • P.E. specialist coaches to support the professional development of teaching staff to ensure the sustainability of quality and provide weekly expert tuition to pupils across the school. 
  • Further professional development for staff; 
  • Playleader training for pupils so they can make up their own games activities at lunchtimes; 
  • Good quality sports resources for playleaders to support their chosen activities; 
  • Extracurricular provision of cricket, dance, football and gymnastics for KS2 pupils;
  • Invasion Games for KS2 pupils;
  • Tennis for Year 3 and 4 pupils;
  • Multi skills and Kwik Cricket for Year 5 and 6;
  • A residential or day visit to Bassenfell Manor for outdoor and adventurous activities for pupils in Years 2 -4;
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities for Year 5 and 6 pupils (including ghyll scrambling done in October 2020);
  • Swimming lessons and transport for pupils in Key Stage 2;
  • A range of P.E. resources;
  • Upkeep and running costs of school minibus to provide sustainable transport into the future.

In 2019/20 we spent the sports funding on:

  • Paying P.E. specialist coaches to provide weekly expert tuition to pupils across the school, alongside support of the professional development of teaching staff to ensure the sustainability of quality;
  • Additional teaching assistant time to support the development of physical education and key skills, including for pupils with additional needs;
  • Extracurricular provision of kwik cricket, Moky dance, and other activities for KS2 pupils;
  • Taking part in the U Dance festival (cost of taking part, supply costs, transport);
  • Invasion Games, Tennis, Hockey, Multi skills, Athletics and Kwik Cricket coaching and events;
  • A range of P.E. resources;
  • Transport to a range of sports competitions and events.

Year 6 Swimming

Within the most recent Year 6 cohort (2020-2021), 88% of the children could do each of the following: 

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations