Sports Premium

Sports Premium at Warwick Bridge School 2017-18

This report look at the spend for the academic year 2017-18. Funds for the academic year 2018-19 will be available on this report in the coming weeks. 

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 2017-18 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2017 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 £16,950 for the academic year 2017- 2018.

Sports Premium

Spent in the academic year 2017-18:

Support from Secondary School                                 £304.50
Competition entries                                                   £223.50
Dance/ Specialist teachers                                         £4108.50
Equipment                                                                £1818.68
Swimming                                                                 £1665
Transport                                                                  £2557

Total                                                                      £10,677.18

The allocation is in line with DfE guidance allocating 58.33% in the first instance and then the remaining 41.67% in April 2018.  

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:

Support from Secondary School - William Howard
We continue to receive the support from William Howard School in a number of ways. Miss Day has been proactive in attending Sports Coordinator meetings with Rosie Holliday at William Howard.

Pupils also take part in numerous competitive sporting activities arranged through the consortium. Sports Premium money enables pupils to attend these events. This academic year will see Warwick Bridge pupils participating in the following consortium competitive sporting events:

Six a side football tournament
Netball tournament
Swimming gala
Cross country competitions
Rounders tournament
Key Steps Gymnastics

There have been a considerable number of festivals that the pupils can attend free of charge:

Key Stage 1 Multi Sports Festival
Key Stage 1 Trampolining and Multi Skills Festival
Trampolining and Badminton Festival – Years 5 and 6/ Years 3 and 4
Badminton Festival – Years 5 and 6
Lacrosse Festival – Years 3 and 4
Handball Festival – Years 5 and 6
Striking and Fielding for Cricket Festival – Years 3 and 4
These festivals provide pupils the opportunity to work with other students from primary schools in the consortium. These occasions enable Warwick Bridge children to meet future classmates, share ideas and learn from each other. For the Year 6 pupils it gives them the opportunity to take part in important transition activities.


Competition entries
As a school we have entered a number of competitions which we have had to pay for. We entered a 5-a-side football tournament which was enjoyed by both boys and girls from years 3 to 6. We also entered the Brampton Consortium Swimming Gala and took 14 children who all did really well. The children were from years 3 to 6 and we got into a number of finals and came second in the 25m breaststroke final. This year we also took part in the U Dance festival which provided CPD for our NQT and enabled all of our year 1 pupils to take part in a fun dance show in front of their parents. Furthermore, we entered the Key Steps competitions where our year 5/6 gymnasts received some great individual scores and the year 3/4 teams both came joint second place. Our year 1/2 team also came second in their category, all receiving certificates and medals. We also entered into a county gymnastics competition where our team came second out of ten teams. Finally, we have had a number of children who took part in the Cumbrian Run and two Cross Country events.

ABC Sports / Specialist Dance Teacher/ Cricket Coaching
Pupils from all our classes work with coaches on a variety of sports. The children have enjoyed coaching in:

Basic Skills
Multi sports
Tag Rugby

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.


ABC Sports also run an after-school club on a Wednesday. A number of pupils also attended a 6 week after-school cricket club on a Monday with Fraser Conn from Cumbria Cricket.  

All pupils from different year groups have been able to use the new equipment bought through the Sports Premium funding. A new set of footballs were bought so that they could be used in PE lessons when working on ball skills and football.   

Further purchases included a crash mat, springboard and vault which have all been used at our popular gymnastics club. This enabled the school to take part in a key steps gymnastics competition at William Howard in February 2018 where all of our year 1/2 and year 3/4 teams came second in their category. It also meant that we were able to enter county gymnastics competitions as we were able to practise vault with our pupils. Some more leotards were also purchased for our children to wear at competitions when representing the school.

Due to our participation in the U Dance festival, some t-shirts were purchased as part of the children’s costumes.

We also had all of our PE equipment inspected to ensure that it was safe for the children to use.

All children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 have attended 10 weeks of swimming lessons at The Pools in Carlisle this year. All children achieved their level 1 certificate with many achieving their level 5 certificate.

80% of our Year 6 cohort in 2017-18 met 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.

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.