PE and Sport Funding

PE and Sport Funding

Purpose of the grant

The funding has been allocated to schools in the 2013 to 2014 academic year to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport for primary-aged pupils, so that they develop healthy lifestyles.


Funding for the PE and Sports Grant is approximately £8725 for Ravenscroft CP School.  During 2013 – 2014 the school received £5341.  A further £3384 is due to be received in April 2014.


In 2013 – 2014 the grant was used to

  • Buy into the existing local sports network (School Sports Partnership).  The Partnership supports schools to develop PE and school sport through a range of key programmes and activities to ensure that all 5-11 year olds in our school have access to high quality physical education and sport. It also includes an element of competitive sports and tournaments for schools to participate in, including a football league, boccia competitions, netball and swimming galas – £750
  • Forest Schools Project (External Providers) 10 week project for Year 3 pupils and staff- £1620
  • Football Coaching/CPD for Key Stage 2 pupils and staff – £250 each half term
  • Kirkby Collaborative Project – This will be used to fund highly skilled PE specialists to develop staff CPD focussing on the teaching skills of our own school staff – £3000

Funding for the PE and Sports Grant was £8511  in 2014/15 for Ravenscroft CP School.

In 2014 – 2015 the grant was used towards:

  • Buy into the existing local sports network (as above).  £900
  • Continue with the Football Coaching/CPD (as above) – £250 x 5  each half term £1,250
  • Swimming CPD £500 plus supply cover 4 x £150 = £600 x 2 = £1,250
  • £3,000 for Collaborative project
  • Extended Schools £2,500


Funding for 2015/16 was £8770.

In 2015 – 2016 the grant was used for:

  • Schools Sports Partnership contribution  –  £900
  • PE/Sports Apprentice – support for Breakfast Club, PE sessions, lunchtime and after school activities –  £7000
  • Swimming CPD and cover –  £950


Expected Funding for 2016/2017 is £8,870

We will be using the grant for:

  • Schools sports partnership contribution £900
  • PE/Sports Apprentice £7,000  
  • Support for Breakfast Clubs
  • PE sessions
  • Lunch time and Afterschool activities including Mayors Award and PGL
  • Further develop healthy/sporting activities
  • Swimming CPD and cover £950


What impact has the PE and Sports Funding had? 

  • Teachers are more confident in delivering all aspects of PE
  • Our children are involved in a wide range of sporting and healthy activities that encourage them to get physically active
  • Having an apprentice as an extra coach during PE lessons has enabled the children to have more time spent on them individually. This helps them achieve and improve their performance
  • Participation in new sporting activities – to be further extended next year
  • Participation at a higher level of competition with wonderful successes!
  • Breakfast Club – children are encouraged to join in with activities that motivate them to get physically active. This has improved the numbers attending due to its popularity.  Improved attendance and punctuality are also a benefit of the Breakfast Club
  • Break and lunchtimes include organised games that are inclusive and encourage all children to become involved in activity
  • Key Stage 2 Dance Club won the Merseyside Cultural competition and are now performing at the opening of the Merseyside Summer School Games
  • Our athletics team won the Knowsley Quad Kids tournament and then went on to win the Merseyside Summer School Games
  • Our girls Kwik Cricket team have become Knowsley Champions and competed in the Lancashire County competition
  • Our boys Kwik Cricket team were 2nd in the Knowsley Competition
  • Our girls football team have competed for the first time in the local girls league
  • The boys football team have reached the Kirkby Cup Quarter Finals
  • Our Cross Country team are Kirkby Champions
  • 2 individual children are Knowsley Champions in Cross Country
  • Children have participated in the Knowsley Active Challenge
  • Our Rounders team are Knowsley Champions
  • The High 5 Netball team came 2nd in the Knowsley Competition
  • Our Foundation pupils have designated PE/Sport sessions which has improved physical development outcomes
  • Swimming – children participated in the Kirkby Swimming Gala and then the Knowsley finals
  • The Multi Sports clubs, KS1 and KS2, are very well attended and encourage the children to keep active
  • Our children were runners up in the Kirkby Indoor Athletics
  • Many of the children’s achievements have been celebrated in the press