Sports Premium

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 2016-17 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6, and those aged 5 in Reception, as recorded in the January 2016 census as follows:

  • Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per eligible pupil
  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per eligible pupil

Warwick Bridge Primary PE and Sports Grant Allocation is £8,524 for the academic year 2016-17.

Spent so far this academic year:

  1. Support from Secondary School - £316.50
  2. Competition entries - £154.00
  3. Schemes of Work - £687.37
  4. Dance/ Specialist teachers - £3739.75
  5. Equipment - £400.00
  6. Gymnastics - £206.70
  7. Swimming - £570.00
  8. William Howard Support
    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 Billett 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
  • Trampolining and Badminton Festival
  • Hockey Festival
  • Cheerleading and Trampolining Festival.

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.

1. 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 11 children who all did really well. The children were from years 3 to 6 and we got into a number of finals. Furthermore we entered the Key Steps competitions where our year 5/6 team and year 3/4 teams both came second place in their age group. Our two year 1/2 teams came first place and got through to the Carlisle finals where one of the teams came second. Finally, we had a number of children who took part in the Cumbrian Run.

2. Schemes of Work

This year we have renewed our subscription to CyberCoach which is a specialist programme to help with the teaching of Dance. It includes easy to follow videos and covers a range of dance types. It is also useful to use for morning wake up activities. The school has now purchased the Cambridgeshire Scheme of Work and this is being used well throughout the school. It is a detailed scheme for all year groups and covers all areas of PE. There is clear differentiation and assessment opportunities for each lesson.

3. ABC Sports / Specialist Dance Teacher/ Cricket Coaching/ Tri-Golf

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
  • Dance
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics

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.

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 James Bell.

4. Gymnastics

We have invested quite heavily in gymnastics this year to coincide with the employment of a trained gymnastics coach who has overhauled our gymnastics club. We now have two sessions which run on a Tuesday after school and these are very well attended. The payment to the Cumbria Schools Gym Association allowed us to enter some competitions. We purchased 19 leotards and this allowed us to take 4 teams to the Key Steps competition who all looked very smart and proud to represent our school. They all did fantastic and two of the teams got through to the finals in Carlisle. We also entered a county competition and hired Carlisle Gym Club so that the children could practice in the environment they would be competing in. They were also given the opportunity to try out some of the equipment. We were very successful at the count competition and came away with some medals and fantastic scores.

5. Swimming

All children in years 2, 3, 4 and 5 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.

6. Transport

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.