Sports Premium

Sports Premium at Warwick Bridge School 2022-23

The Sports Premium grant is ring-fenced and must be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of pupils aged 5 – 11 years old, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles.

Allocations for the academic year 2022- 23 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2022 census as follows:

·         Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 plus £10 per eligible pupil

·         Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per eligible pupil


Warwick Bridge Primary PE and Sports Grant Allocation is £16,900 for the academic year 2022- 23.


Spending this academic year:


1.       Competition entries                                                                                       £182

2.       Specialist teachers/ provision/ CPD                                                               £13,669

3.       Equipment                                                                                                      £88.15

4.       Transport                                                                                                        £1710


          Total                                                                                                               £15,649.15


The allocation is in line with DfE guidance allocating 58.33% in the first instance and then the remaining 41.67% in April 2022. 


Terms of the Grant

Warwick Bridge School will be held to account over how they spend the grant and sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.


The school has benefitted from the grant in a number of ways. 

Competition entries

More competitions were available for the children to take part in this year after a quiet few years due to COVID-19. We participated in some free events such as two football tournaments, a netball tournament and an athletics competition. Some of our children also attended some festivals related to different sports such as tag rugby, badminton, trampolining, multi-skills, lacrosse, and rounders at the local secondary school (William Howard School). All children in Year 1 attended a multi-skills morning at William Howard School. In terms of paid competition, we took teams to two cross country events with great results. It was great to see some of our nursery, reception and KS1 children representing the school. We also entered the Key Steps gymnastics competition. Our KS1 team achieved second place overall and the KS2 team came 7th. The KS2 team were 3rd in the floor event with one of our pupils coming 3rd out of 78 children. The KS1 team were 1st in the floor event with two of our children coming in 1st and 2nd place out of 78 children. We also attended a Year 3/4 and a Year 5/6 football tournament at Harraby 3G where both teams did fantastically. We have seen an increase in the number of girls playing football at school this year and this was reflected in having some girls representing the school as part of the Year 3/4 team. 


2.       Sports Provision 


Action Ants / Carlisle Dance Academy / Cumbria Cricket/ Gymnastics/ Archery/ Wheelchair Basketball 


Pupils from all our classes work with a coach from Action Ants on a variety of sports. Some children from Years 1-6 also attended an after-school club which focused on a range of sports. In PE, the children have enjoyed the following activities:

·         Lacrosse

·         Obstacle courses 

·         Floor climbing

·         Archery

·         Football

·         Tri-Golf

·         Junior Warrior

·         Multi-skills

·         Fencing

·         Tennis 

·         Tag Rugby

·         Dodgeball


Fraser Conn from Cumbria Cricket did a 6-week block of cricket coaching with all children in school. There was a noticeable improvement in many of the skills such as overarm throwing across the weeks from many pupils. A number of KS2 pupils also attended an after-school cricket club for the 6 weeks. 


A teacher from Carlisle Dance Academy worked with all pupils in school each Tuesday for the Autumn term. The dances were linked to the class topics and the children learnt some techniques and skills from in the curriculum such as canon and mirroring. 


The pupils gain excellent experience in all these sports from trained coaches who hold a number of governing body coaching awards. These lessons also enable the pupils to experience work with people other than their class teacher. In this way they gain a wider experience of different sports. Teachers and other adults attend these lessons and in turn gain new ideas to add to their own practice as part of their CPD. 


One of our teaching assistants is a qualified gymnastics coach and she worked with every class once a week for a half term on a range of gymnastics skills. The children benefitted from being taught by someone who knew how to break the skills down in order to teach them effectively. Money was also used to fund cover whilst our teaching assistant was out of her usual class. Our after-school gymnastics club has also been very well attended with a waiting list each term. 


During our OAA week, our year 4/5/6 children were lucky enough to have Talkin Adventures come into school to do archery with them. For some children, this was the first time they had done archery using the proper equipment.  


We were also lucky enough to have a wheelchair basketball workshop for the day. A talk was given by a successful, local wheelchair basketball player who has represented our country. The children from reception to Year 6 then all had a session with him where they were able to get into a wheelchair and try out the game. 


3.       Equipment

This year, we have continued to work hard to incorporate Forest School into our EY and KS1 curriculum. With an increase in pupil numbers, more waterproofs were purchased so that all children could take part in all weathers. The children have all thoroughly enjoyed their sessions and have learnt about a range of topics. Forest School sessions have enabled us to provide new activities to encourage more children to take part in physical activities. The sessions have also enabled our children to develop their confidence and self-esteem in a new and interesting environment. 


We installed the new netball posts that were purchased last year and used some of the premium money to buy sandbags to support the netball posts and make them safe for the children to use. These are now used regularly at break and lunch times and has meant children now play other games as well as football. They have also been used in PE lessons as they have enabled us to have more than one match happening at a time. 


Money from the premium was used to pay transportation costs to and from sporting events and swimming. This enables children to attend and compete in a sporting event away from school grounds, regardless of their home transport status. This helps working parents. 


All pupils in years 3 to 6 had a 45 minute lesson per week for 10 weeks. 

60% of our Year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.