Sports Premium

Sports Premium 2022/23

As a former Lancashire and Wyre Sports School of the Year, we believe that sport is a vital part of every child’s education and well-being.
We aim to provide all children with a wide range of sporting opportunities both during school, and in after school clubs.


Primary School’s Sports Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.


What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £300 million per annum for the academic year 2022/23 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.


Purpose of funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

We are using the funding (£17670) for:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new and additional sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport


How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

Below we show how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2022/23:


Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE

The school has bought into Wyre Sports premium packages, who deliver some of our after school clubs, to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff, including:

Invasion games, gymnastics, striking and fielding games.


This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6.

Each term the coach will work with a different key stage throughout the academic year 2022/23. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a member of staff and other coaches, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.


Providing places for pupils for after school sport club

Our school offers a range of school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages one and two. These clubs will continue to run as before, with no charge to parents. We host lots of clubs, purposefully to engage new participants and beginners in a variety of sporting activities.


Increasing participation in school sport

As well delivering high quality PE lessons alongside the class teachers, we also deliver lunchtime sports clubs. Again, this initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6; each term we will work with a different key stage. The lunchtime clubs may involve learning a new sport, or improving in a familiar sport, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment! We will also be used to prepare children for tournaments, offering specialist training to support. We will also be running lots of inter-house competitions in school, in a variety of sports and activities.


Development of the Hall

We have developed the school hall in order to provide a space to be able to effectively teach most sports and activities, as well as using our extensive grounds. We have also invested in resources and equipment, to give the children the best chance to succeed in developing their sporting skills.


Development of the Sports Court / MUGA

We have invested in the development of a sports court, and the Governors committed a substantial sum of money to further extend the sporting facilities at our school, and we have now resurfaced the sports court with a 3G surface.  We have also fitted a putting green and resurfaced the area around the outdoor gym equipment, using the sports premium and DFC funding.

We offer the following sports in school for both girls and boys equally:

Football, cricket, tennis, golf, hockey, tag rugby, swimming, athletics – track and field, cross country, endurance running, boot camp (indoor gym equipment and circuit training), outdoor gym equipment, outdoor circuit training (playground markings), basketball, netball, badminton, gymnastics, dance, yoga, handball, rounder’s, volleyball, dodgeball.


Development of the Playing Field

The governors have committed an extraordinary amount of reserves in order to lay an artificial surface to the majority of the school playing field.  This allows all year, all weather access to the field, giving us more scope for teaching and learning, and many more opportunities for all sports throughout the year.



We have close links with the following local clubs, signposting children to these clubs to extend their enjoyment of the sports:

BWFAC (Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Athletics Club), Fleetwood YMCA, Thornton YMCA, Blackpool Sports Centre, Thornton Equestrian Centre, Thornton FC, Fleetwood Town FC, Blackpool FC, BATS (Blackpool Aquatics and Triathlon), Thornton Cricket Club, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Thornton YMCA judo and gymnastics, Rossall school, Blackpool Sixth Form Basketball, Wyre Netball, Little Yogis.


Our key targets are:

  • To have at least 75% participation from children in KS2 in extra-curricular activities across the year in a variety of sports
  • To focus our curriculum teaching on developing skills
  • To offer a variety of sports and sporting skills across the curriculum and through sports clubs, before, during and after school
  • For every child to have a minimum of two hours PE per week



PE funding:  £17670

Funding spent in 22/23: £17670

Money to carry forward: £0



Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.


N.B. Complete this section as best you can. For example, you might have practiced safe self-rescue techniques on dry land which you can then transfer to the pool when school swimming restarts.

Due to exceptional circumstances priority should be given to ensuring that pupils can perform safe self-rescue even if they do not fully meet the first two requirements of the NC programme of study

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?

N.B. Even though your pupils may swim in another year, please report on their attainment on leaving primary school at the end of the summer term 2023.

Please see note above

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?

Please see note above

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations? 100%
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and sport premium to provide additional provision for swimming, but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way? No