Sports Funding

Sports Funding

Congratulations to the Bretherton Endowed Team and Children as we are awarded 'GOLD' Sports Award

Sports Premium Spending 2017-2018

During the academic year, the government continues to provide additional funding of £150 million to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

In 2017 2018, Bretherton Endowed was awarded initially £8500 and our plan for spending was designed. See this page for further details. We were subsequently awarded a total of £16200 as part of the increased sports funding allocation and our revised sports funding plans were updated andf added to this page. 

Links to whole school development plan

  • Developing emotionally secure school
  • Continue to focus on assessment of all subject areas of curriculum
  • Promote health and wellbeing of all school community through high quality CPD and planned activities

We are currently reviewing our additional swimming provision to maximise the life skills of swimming for younger children in school. All our year 6 in 2016/2017 could:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situation

Currently 94% of children in Year 5 fulfil this standard.

For 2016/2017 we received £8585. We have added a report on the impact of last years expenditure, proposed expenditure and we will add evaluation each term and show progress measures to be able to accurately account for impact on pupils.
We continue to place PE and school sports as a high priority.

We will measure the impact this year through sports passports for each class and roll out personal sports and fitness cards, looking at increasing the percentage of pupils involved in sports within and out of school so that 85% of children have the opportunity to represent school and attend school sports clubs. Each class/ child will increase stamina, fitness and understanding of healthy lifestyles.


In 2015/2016 School received £8465. We used our funding to be part of the Chorley School Sports Partnership, who play an instrumental role in co-ordinating PE and school sports on a wider scale. This includes training, competitions, resources, advice, etc. We also have bought into additional PE coaching, which is the equivalent of 2 hours per week. This provides our children with excellent teaching, our staff valuable professional development and also enriches extra curricular activities. We have also extended our swimming provision, which we feel is very important. Children now have two full years of weekly swimming teaching, which is double the requirement. Staff have also received training in aspects of PE and also first aid.

As a result all of our children have received high quality PE coaching and had access to a wide variety of different sporting activities. They all have had the opportunity to participate in competitions and we have had great success in these, many at a county level. The additional swimming has ensured that the children all reach the required level and has extended the more proficient swimmers in their skills. We have been able to offer more extra-curricular activities in sport, which has increased the amount of time per week children are taking part in exercise. Our children have a very positive attitude towards sport, with an overwhelming majority enjoying sport. This is evidenced in questionnaires, as well as uptake. 

A breakdown of the spending is as follows:

Chorley School Sports partnership involvement – £3000
Additional specialist coaching (80 hours, equivalent to 2 hours per week) – £1760
Additional swimming provision – £2400
Ice skating experience for all children,  Healthy Eating education programme (Junior Chef) and Multicultural Dance – £1100

Through monitoring pupil and parent questionnaires, we feel confident that these resources and opportunities have positively impacted on pupils.


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Bretherton Endowed CE

Primary School

South Road, Bretherton, Lancs PR26 9AH

Main Contact: Alison Moxham

Headteacher: Alison Moxham

01772 600431

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