Sports Funding

Cheddington Combined School


Amount of grant received: £17,830 for 2020 – 21 school year

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


The 2020-2021 funding was spent, along with our carry forward from the previous year and £3363 of 2021 - 2022 funding, on the installation a daily mile track. This has enabled the children to run safely on-site, both throughout the period of pandemic restrictions and moving forward. 


Our planned budget breakdown for 2021-2022 is: £5000 for external support in lessons, to operate the teams and to enable cycling; £4000 for Sports Week; £2000 for refreshing equipment. The remaining money will be held in reserve against future needs.



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.

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 is planned for summer term 2022, having not been possible during the period of restrictions due to the pandemic.



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 archery, ball skills (with outreach workers from MK Dons), assault course with PT officers from the local RAF, tennis with a qualified coach from the local Tennis Club, Metafit, circuit training and Par Cours.

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 and Year 6 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 this year 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, shore-based rescue techniques and some water polo activities.

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 during 2020 – 2021, Y5 and Y4. will swim during this academic year to ensure all children can meet the required standard by the end of KS2. 


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 2021.)