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Alston Lane Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

Learning and Growing as Children of God

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Alston Lane Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

Learning and Growing as Children of God

Sports Grant Funding

Sports Grant Funding 2020.21


What is the Sports Premium?


The Government has continued to provide sports funding for schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Purpose of funding.


Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

  • Funding for 2016.17 was £8,821
  • Funding for 2017.18 was £17,730
  • Funding for 2018.19 was £17,730
  • Funding for 2019.20 was £17,760
  • Funding for 2020.21 is £17,710

How we have spent the grant in 2020.21:


➢ Tennis skills sessions for all classes with a qualified instructor. Each class had approximately six weeks of lessons building on the previous year’s sessions. These occur throughout the year and we are now in the fifth year of skills building within this programme.


➢ Eight weeks of hockey tuition for Year 5 children and an after school hockey club for lower Key Stage 2 children is provided through this fund. In 2020.21, we have not been able to provide this due to school closure.


➢ We now enter more school sport competitions than ever before. The sports grant enables us to pay for competition entry, supply teacher cover and transport to the tournaments, using a local taxi service. Out of the 40 Preston schools that regularly take part in these competitions, we regularly feature in the upper quartile of schools.


➢ An previously funded running track around the perimeter of the school field was resurfaced in tarmac, thus providing an all weather surface, promoting fitness at playtimes.


➢ We have plans to replace some of the school's physical education resources and to enhance outdoor education for Early Years classes, promoting health and fitness.
The impact of the sports grant can be seen in greater participation in competitive sport across the school, including several good results in these tournaments and competitions; the increased number of after school clubs being offered; and the confidence of teachers when delivering lessons through our scheme of work. 
CPD for staff has mainly been sourced through free opportunities, although with new staff now in school, CPD will recommence in 2021.22