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Sports Funding

Sports  Funding


 Amount of grant received: £17,830 for 2021 - 22 school year

Amount of grant expected: £17,830 for 2022 – 23 school year


£3363 of 2021 - 2022 funding was spent, along with our carry forward from 2019-20 and all funding from 2020-21, on the installation a daily mile track. This has enabled the children to run safely and regularly on-site. Other spending included £3000 for external support in lessons, to operate the teams and to enable cycling; £650 for Sports Week; £400 on funded catch-up swimming sessions for those children in Y5 and Y4 who did not reach the required standard by the end of the 2021-22 academic year; and £1300 on equipment. Note: Due to ongoing delays caused by the pandemic, and changes in staffing, some planned expenditure was unable to be implemented until the Autumn of 2022. This includes training in Forest Schools, purchase of resources for this, and training and provision for other outdoor active learning. (circa £9000).


Our planned budget breakdown for 2022 – 2023 is: £5000 for external support in lessons, to operate the teams and to enable cycling; £4000 for Sports Week; £2000 for refreshing equipment and accessible storage; and £1500 for membership of the local Sports Partnership. We intend to explore the OPAL programme (cost £4500). The remaining money will be held in reserve against future needs, including future swimming catch up.




Engagement of all pupils

All children take part in a minimum of 2 hours of high-quality PE per week as part of their curriculum learning. The track is used daily on a rota basis, and the children are encouraged to be active during their break and lunch times. We have play-leaders for break time to encourage the younger children to be active and to try new activities.

For any inter-school festivals in which it may be possible to participate, children will be chosen by adult selection not ability in order to offer this opportunity to more children.




Profile of PE and Sport

We have a Sports Council with representatives from each class who are responsible for promoting sport across the school and for helping to organise inter-house events. They also worked together to compile our current playground games rota, and review it termly.

The staff are aware of the benefits of activity for physical and emotional well-being and to enhance engagement in all aspects of learning.

The Olympic Values are part of our curriculum and form some of the whole school half termly targets.

Our annual Sports Week takes place in the summer term and offers different opportunities for the children.




Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff

We have continued to up-skill our teachers using external experts. It is our intention that a wide variety of sports activities will be facilitated during Sports Week, which will enable our staff to implement new ideas within their teaching.

The PE manager attended the Local Authority Sports Conference and has shared ideas with the staff.




Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

It is intended that Sports Week will enable the children to take part in a range of activities including ball skills (with outreach workers from MK Dons and Game-On); archery; tennis with a qualified coach from the local Tennis Club, circuit training and adventurous outdoor activities.

All the children received healthy lifestyle teaching as part of Good to be US and the PHSE programme.

Our playground includes the track, gym equipment (for children in Y2 to Y6), core strength and balance and adventure equipment which encourages physical activity across the school.

Year 5 children are offered training from Bikeability to encourage life-long safe cycling.




Increased participation in competitive sport

Inter-House events are planned to take place in a range of sports. This is in addition to Sports Day which is a competitive event.

For any inter-school festivals in which it may be possible to participate, children will be chosen by adult selection not ability in order to offer this opportunity to more children.

Our football teams participate in the local school leagues.





At our school the children learn to swim in Y4. The programme is taught by experienced ASA qualified teachers and includes water safety, stroke work, personal survival, and shore-based rescue techniques.

100% of the Year 6 cohort could swim 25 metres, use a range of strokes and self-rescue in different water-based situations. 

Note: As swimming was not possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Y5 and Y4 swam during the academic year 2021-22 to ensure all children can meet the required standard by the end of KS2. (There is a noticeable decline in the historic picture of children’s water skills, so this will remain an area of focus for additional support.)




What impact has there been on pupil participation and attainment leading to all pupils developing a healthy lifestyle? 

As is already documented all children in our school are actively encouraged to be active and to participate in a wide range of physical activities.

Our healthy snack policy and high-quality lunch provision – including guidance on lunch-boxes where needed – ensure the children develop a healthy relationship with food. Consequently a very low percentage of children have weight issues.

 The National Child Measurement Programme statistics for 2020 show that the number of children classified as overweight or obese in our Y6 continues to be below both national and local averages. This is a reflection of the teaching and encouragement to participate in physical activity our school activity provides. (There is no data available for 2022.)