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Sports Premium Funding

Sports Premium Funding 2021-2022


How are we planning to spend our PE and sport grant this year?

At Cuerden Church School we believe in providing our children with a broad and balanced PE curriculum which will motivate them to lead healthy and active lifestyles. From the government this year, our school has received the allocated sports grant funding of £34,400. The children and staff will benefit from a new PE curriculum which develops knowledge, skills and understanding. Specialist coaches will lead intra-school festivals and inter-school competitions and the impact and progress will be supported by the PE Passport app. 


It is expected that schools will see an improvement in the following 5 indicators:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity. 
  2. The profile of PE and Sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport. 


From September 2021 to July 2022 the sports grant has been spent on:

  1. Buying into the South Ribble Sports Development Active School Offer:                                                
  • Yoga & Wellbeing 
  • Health & Wellbeing - Wellbeing Wednesdays lunchtime club, Dance from the Heart & Nutrition Mission workshop


  • Active Travel Programme which includes:

-a whole-school assembly on travelling safely

-a 'Dr Bike' bus which will repair the children's bicycles and scooters

-Tots on Tyres Level 1 (Balance Bikes) - Reception

-Tots on Tyres Level 2 (Pedal Bikes) - Reception

-Scoot Safe (to teach children how to scoot safely to and from school) - Year 3. 

-Bikeability Levels 1 and 2 (to teach the children how to confidently ride their bikes on today's roads) - Year 6 


Impact: Twenty-seven Year 3 children (96.42%) participated in and passed the Scoot Safe event November 4th. All of the children know how to check that their scooter is safe to use and safe places to ride their scooters. 

  2. Whole School Festivals which will take place half termly, providing opportunities for everyone to participate in intra-        school competitions - including rugby, Paralympics, football, rackets, striking / fielding & athletics


Impact: Every child in school has participated in one Whole School Festival each half term throughout the year. 


  3. After School Clubs ran by the South Ribble Sports Development Team, including target sports, wheels, fun fitness, multi-games, fencing, cheerleading, rackets, cricket & dance. 



Impact: 15 children from Year 3 and Year 4 participated in Target Sports in Autumn Term 1. 


Impact: 12 children from Year 5 and 6 participated in Rugby in Autumn Term 1. 


Impact: 20 children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 participated in Fun Fitness in Autumn Term 2. 


Impact: 7 children from Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 participated in Wheels Club in Autumn Term 2. 


Impact: 14 children from Year 3 and Year 4 participated in Multi-Games in Spring Term 1.


Impact: 12 children from Year 1 to Year 4 participated in Play and Skills at Tea-Time Activities Club (PASTA) in Spring Term 2.


  4. In the Summer Term, the whole school will also participate in the 'Dance from the Heart' roadshow. Staff and children from Year 5 will be involved in a half-day leadership course to support the rest of the school in learning the dance routine. 


  5. Cluster competitions which will take place half termly. Children will have the opportunity to participate in inter-school competitions alongside local schools.


Impact: 10 children from Year 5 participated in a Tag Rugby competition in Autumn Term 1.


Impact: 10 children from Year 5 and Year 6 participated in a Dodgeball competition in Autumn Term 2. 


  6. Year 5 children and welfare staff will also participate in 'Change 4 Life' Playtime Leaders training.


Impact: Children in Year 5 received specialist training from Anthony, our School Games Organiser on how to be a Playtime Leader so the children can run active and physical clubs at lunchtimes on the playground. 


Total cost of this coaching support is £5,070.


7. Staff will also participate in training to deliver high quality PE and Sport.


Impact: The PE Subject Leader has organised training for all staff on how to use the PE Passport App for planning and assessment. 


Impact: High quality resources have been purchased. Throughout the year, each class bubble has had their own set of equipment to encourage active playtimes.


Other planned uses of the sports funding:

  • New resources and equipment will be ordered for PE lessons, playtimes and Sports Day.
  • Infant trim trail repairs - approximately £10,500
  • KS1 Forest Schools sessions led by Wildwood Days - £960
  • Y6 residential trip transport - £360
  • PE Passport app - £400
  • Transport to and from competitive events and tournaments.
  • Sports Council badges and Sports Day stickers.
  • Playground equipment - KS2 exercise and wellbeing area.
  • Sports-themed activities to take place in school in the Summer Term - £1,000 approximately.
  • Additional swimming provision for children in Year 5 
  • Mental health and wellbeing resources
  • Structures, resources and equipment for Forest Schools area - £5,000 approximately 



Impact of the sports funding:

  • Further increased opportunities to participate in competitive sport and friendly matches.
  • Opportunities to participate in a wider range of sports. All children will benefit from learning a wider variety of skills from the expertise of qualified coaches.
  • Improvement in the quality of teaching and learning across different aspects of PE.
  • A continued awareness amongst pupils about healthy and active lifestyles.
  • Opportunities for all children to be active at playtimes. New Year 5 Play Leaders will be appointed and will lead C4L Club at playtimes and lunchtimes with welfare staff. 
  • Bikeability has developed Year 6 pupils' proficiency to be road ready.
  • Scoot Safe has enabled Year 3 children to learn how to scoot safely to and from school.
  • Extra-curricular activities ran by specialist coaches to enhance a greater range of opportunities.
  • Additional opportunities have been provided for children in Reception to receive specialist coaching.
  • New Sports Council members will be appointed to discuss how to continue to raise the profile of PE and Sport around school. We are aiming to achieve the 'Gold' School Games Mark this year.
  • 'Pupil and staff voice' interviews will continued to be carried out to discuss thoughts and views on PE and physical activity.
  • There is evidence of more pupils joining out of school sports clubs and taking up new hobbies as a result of the coaching and experiences that they have received and been offered in school. We celebrate sporting achievements each Friday in our Achievements assembly along with the children's names appearing on the weekly newsletter. 




Swimming and water safety remains an important part of the PE curriculum at our school as we believe that it is another way of helping the children to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Schools have the responsibility to publish swimming data and we have used some of the sports grant for this.


This data shows how the children have met the National Curriculum expectations. By the end of Key Stage Two, children should be able to:

  • Swim 25 metres.
  • Use a variety of different strokes (e.g. breast stroke, back stroke, front crawl).
  • Be able to perform a safe self-rescue.


Current swimming provision:

Throughout the academic year, pupils in Year 4 attend weekly swimming lessons at the local leisure centre. During their weekly sessions, the children are grouped according to their ability and are taught to:

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


The children will be assessed in the water at different stages throughout the year and data will also be received and reported on our website.


Of the current Year 6 cohort:

  • 43.33% (13 out of 30 children) can swim competently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • 70% (21 out of 30 children) can swim 10m front crawl.
  • 53% (16 out of 30 children) can swim 10m backstroke.
  • 46.66% (14 out of 30 children) can swim 25m front crawl & backstroke.
  • Safe self-rescue data has not been recorded due to school closure.


These children last went swimming in Year 4 (academic year 2019-2020) and therefore missed a large part of their swimming sessions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and school closure.


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