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In 2015/6 our school  used our sports funding (£8405) to:

  1. 1.       Provide professional development sessions for staff, focussing on: ( c £2050)

- The delivery of new PE curriculum, the use of the Lancashire Scheme of work, progression and assessment procedures.

- The teaching of floor work in Gymnastics

- The use of apparatus in gymnastic activities

Developing the role PE the subject leader, who was new to the role

2. Purchase and install a climbing frame, ropes and new mats in the school hall ( £4640).

3.  Buy into the ‘Hyndburn and Ribble Valley School Sports Partnership’ (HRVSSP) (£850)

4.  Buy into the Blackburn Schools Sports Partnership ( BPSSA) (£100)

5.  Welcome coaches into school and take children off site to provide extra opportunities for children in athletics ,mini archery, multiskills, football  and tag rugby (£1340)



Alongside the many successes enjoyed by our teams in competitions this year ( please see our 'sports news' page), our school has recently (Summer 2016) been awarded a Silver Kitemark. This award recognises the impact of our sports provision across the school community.

·         Staff across the school have a greater understanding of teaching and learning of the fundamental skills and in gymnastics.

·         Children receive teaching from more confident staff when using large and small apparatus within lessons.

·         Children are able to use the apparatus safely and effectively

·         Children spent more time participating in gymnastic activities, developing their core strength, co-ordination and balance.

·         Assessment procedures are in place which informs planning and allows for high quality lessons.

-         All children are more active and able to participate and achieve at their level.

·         PE lessons are active, engaging and challenging.  The children follow an agreed programme of learning and all are encouraged to achieve well.

·         All children had the opportunity to experience a new sporting activity

·         Children across the school had the opportunity to compete in a range of sporting activities. (100% of our Y6 pupils left us having represented the school on more than one occasion)

·         The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick starting healthy active lifestyles.

·         The profile of PE and gymnastics raised across the school