School Sport Funding

As you may be aware, the Government has given every primary school in England extra funding for PE and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of the sporting provision in schools, creating a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games. The funding is also to be used to increase participation in PE and school sport so that all children develop healthy lifestyles and reach performance levels of which they are capable.

At Cartmel CE Primary School we already have good history of  PE provision and this funding will enable us to further develop and enhance the PE and sporting opportunities we offer our children.  Our major aim is to ensure that the funding is used to provide sustainable, high quality teaching and learning in PE for all our pupils that will continue for many years to come.

Sports Funding Grant for Cartmel CE Primary School 2017-2018 is £16,000 plus £10 per child aged 5-11.

We will build this year on the exciting work we undertook in 2016 - 2017 with the help of the Sports Grant by facilitating the following:

Increase PE knowledge of all staff.

We are using specialist sports coaches to work alongside all teaching staff throughout the year to increase knowledge of PE and sport. The specialist sports coaches help with planning, teach demonstration PE lessons and provide CPD within school. This year's coaches will offer: football, multi-skills, cricket and hockey.

Facilitate training for staff member in global dance: Bollywood and The Haka.

Promote healthy lifestyles for all.

All our children in Key Stage 1 & 2 participate in two hours of high quality PE each week.

After school sports clubs are provided for all children to access throughout the school year, from both our own school staff and professional coaches.

Increase of physical activity during playtime. Children have "Golden Time" where sport equipment is used on a group rotational basis.

Subsidised swimming sessions at Kendal Leisure Centre.

Increase opportunities for competitive sports.

In particular, we are working closely with Cartmel Priory Secondary School P.E department, attending cross country events & multisports activity afternoons and various other sporting events though the year. We work with South Lakes Rural Partnership in local school competitions.

Teaching staff are including competitive activities in PE lessons. Children have the opportunity to compete against each other and against other schools during the school year.

Enhance PE equipment for the use of all children in school.

PE resources for a range of sport will be available for use in class lessons, after school clubs and at break times and will be of good quality to enable high quality PE and sport across the school.

2016 – 2017 Grant Impact

Improved teacher understanding of necessity of sport in pupils' wellbeing and of their confidence and ability to deliver structured sessions, impacting on development of children's skills.

Year 5 and 6 boys won the Cluster Football Festival.

Year 5 and 6 team won the Quick Sticks Hockey and Mini Tennis Festival.

Year 6 boys won the Grange Lions Football Competition and the Year 6 team won the Cumbria Small Schools Cricket Competition.

Children making good progress with their SEAL certificates in swimming.

After-school clubs are very well attended each week by both boys and girls.

A range of new equipment was purchased including:  footballs, netball posts and bibs, javelins, tennis balls and racquets, mini tennis set, hoops, skipping ropes, relay batons and foam balls.

If you would like any further information please ask.


Contact the School

Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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