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Use of Sports Premium Funding 2016 -17


The government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of PE and sport in primary school. For the 2016/17 academic year our school received £8537 based on our number of pupils.


School intend to use a large proportion of this funding for the hiring of specialist coaches throughout the year to provide high-quality PE lessons and to provide professional development for all our teaching staff to improve all PE lessons delivered to our children. Mrs Baldwin, a dance teacher at Blessed Trinity High School, is currently delivering lessons to Class 3 and 4 as well as running an after-school dance club to children in Year 3 and 4. This is a free club funded through the sports funding money. She will continue up to Christmas with lessons for Year 1 and 2, with another after-school club provided. In the Spring Term we have a specialist gymnastics coach delivering lessons. This will again be providing lessons to four different classes as well as two further free after-school clubs. In the Summer Term, a multi-skills coach is booked for delivering of outdoor games for four classes with two after-school clubs. After the success of Mr Gayle, a basketball coach from Lancashire Spinners, we intend to continue this relationship in the Summer for delivery of lessons to Class 4 and 5. All of these coaches are organised through our Hyndburn and Ribble Valley School Sports Partnership, as such a high-quality and reliability is guaranteed.


We will use this funding to continue our commitment to the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley School Sports Partnership to ensure high levels of inter-school competition for a large number of children. We participate in the Hyndburn Football League and Hyndburn Netball League, offering many children the opportunity to represent school in competition. During the year children will be given the opportunity to compete in football, netball, hockey, golf, biathlon, cycling, athletics, cross-country, gymnastics and basketball, rugby, swimming, tennis, cricket, orienteering, curling and dance. All children will compete in Level 1 intra-school School Games each half-term, which provides all the pupils with competitive sport opportunities and the pupils in Key Stage 2 will have an opportunity to represent our school in Level 2 School Games in a number of different competitions throughout the year.


Through the Partnership we receive free Playground Leaders training for our Year 6 pupils, who then deliver games at play times to children in Key Stage One – this increases opportunities for our younger pupils as well as developing skills for Year 6. We have also used the Partnership for Bikeability training for Year 5 and 6 children, where they learn valuable skills for cycling on the roads. In addition, children in the Early Years Foundation Stage participate in the Tots for Tyres scheme to develop their balance and early cycling skills.

Plans for 2016/17


  • Specialist sports coach for Gymnastics, Dance, Multi-Skills and Basketball lessons for high quality P.E. provision and to provide Professional development for teaching staff.
  • Free extra-curricular multi-skills sports club places for all children during the year in more diverse sports.
  • Continued membership of the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley School Sports Partnership to provide a huge range of inter-school sporting competitions across both Key Stages. In addition, this will provide support for Change for Life clubs and Playground Leaders to encourage participation in younger children, with leadership opportunities for our older children.
  • Occasional transportation of children to competitions to enable increased numbers to compete – opportunity to take more than one team to events.
  • Investment in equipment to maintain current provision and explore new activities to get our children active and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
  • Investment in new sports clothing for our teams when competing in Level 2 competitions.


Impact of Sports Premium 2016-17


  • Mrs Baldwin and Miss Evans led Gymnastics for a half term and Dance for term. 2 Key Stage 1 classes accessed Gymnastics and 20 Year 1 and 2 pupils accessed a free Gymnastics after school club.
  • Classes 1-4 had a 6 week Dance Unit led by Mrs Baldwin. 32 pupils from Key Stage 2 accessed a free Dance After School Club and performed for parents at two open sessions. These children also represented the school in The Hyndburn Dance Festival at Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre. 
  • We continue to transport pupils to competitions to enable all pupils the opportunity to participate. The number of pupils participating has increased as we are able to take up to 3 teams per events.
  • We have purchased new sports clothing for children who represent school including t shirts, football kits and hoodies at a cost of approx £310.

  • Benjamin Hargreaves C.E. Primary School Voluntary Aided,
  • Barnfield Street, Accrington,
  • Lancashire BB5 2AQ
  • | Phone: 01254 232130