Sports Premium

  We are delighted to have been awarded the School Games Bronze award for 2015/16. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. 


Sports Premium

The Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport provides funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Please see below for details of how Childer Thornton uses this funding. Also please read the attachments below for information on how we are using our grant for 2016/17 and our allocation for 2016/17 from the DfE.





Evidence of Impact

To provide high quality sports coaches for all children from Nursery to Y6 in order to improve skills in all aspects of physical education; to develop staff skills and expertise by working alongside coaches as lessons are delivered; for staff to participate in extra-curriculuar training sessions; to develop the sports leadership programme and play-leaders scheme for children in Y5 & Y6; to increase the amount of competitive sports on offer and to provide more opportunities for childen to compete with pupils from different schools, and at a wider range of venues.

£10,000 (approx)

Improve staff knowledge, skills and confidence in planning, delivering and assessing PE

Develop children’s skills in a range of different sports

Increase awareness of healthy diet and healthy lifestyles.

Increase motivation of children to get involved in sport.

Encourage children to lead sporting activities.

All staff report that they feel more confident and skilled in delivering targeted areas of PE. This is confirmed by lesson observations, learning walks and pupil voice surveys which all judge PE lessons to be good, with many aspects outstanding.

Sports Leadership programme has begun and pupils are keen to participate in the next phase.

A higher percentage of pupils are taking part in after-school sports clubs, including weekend clubs such as cross-country.

Provision of qualified sports coaches to supervise and coach lunchtime games such as football


To improve skills and participation in team sports, such as football; to encourage pupils to participate in team sports over lunchtime and to improve skills in resolving disputes.

Record of football related behaviour incidents has decreased; improved skills in team sports; higher participation by more children in lunchtime games.

Neston Cluster & Premier Sports interschool competitions and sports festivals – cost of transport, releasing staff, purchase of trophies & equipment.


Increase opportunities for children to take part in a wide range of events at different venues, both competitive and non-competitive

Increase whole school participation in inter-school competitions.

Increase motivation of children to get involved in sport.

A higher percentage of pupils are participating in and representing school in a wide range of inter-school sports activities, both competitive and non-competitive such as netball, football, tennis, rugby, rounders, tri-golf, athletics, cross country, cricket, orienteering, fencing, dance, etc

Evidence of performance can be found on newsletters, the school website, record of performance in competitions, trophies on display





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New School Lane, Childer Thornton,

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

CH66 1QY


0151 3382170


Mrs Stephanie Cade