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Banks Methodist SchoolLearning Together with Resilience and Faith

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Sports Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Sports Funding

The government provides additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Banks Methodist School has elected to buy into the ODPSSA (Ormskirk & District Primary School Sports Association) with other local schools to pool resources secured from the West Lancs Schools Sports' Partnership (WLSSP).



In 2017-2018 we received £16,000 plus £10 per pupil, which was spent on providing top-quality PE whilst developing the health and well-being of our pupils.


School Sports Funding was used in the following ways:


  • The playground was developed so it could be used effectively for PE lessons, After School Clubs and playtimes.

       New line markings were placed on the playground and staff and Year 4/5 were trained to used the markings        as part of the 'Playground Leaders' package. A trim trail was also placed on to the playground which is used        to develop children's upper body strength to assist in the development of fine motor skills. The trim trail          is also incorporated within the 'Daily Mile'.


  • West Lancashire Schools Sports Partnership PE specialists, working alongside teaching staff, to provide weekly, top-quality PE lessons. PE will include: Gymnastics, Dance, Invasion Games, Net and Wall games, Striking and Fielding, as well as Athletics and Outdoor Adventurous Activities.


  • Character Development through OAA for Years 4-6


  • Health and well-being sessions for children to learn the importance of looking after oneself in terms of diet, exercise and mental health


  • Balanceability for children in Reception to Year 3


  • Blossom's Legacy - children in Reception and Year 1 learned vital life saving skills if they were to fall in water

Sports Premium Strategy 2018-2019

Curriculum Swimming 2018/19

Schools are required to publish information about outcomes in swimming for Year 6. This is something that is paid for through the school's core budget and not Sport Premium Funding. The following table reflects that a high proportion of pupils leave Banks Methodist Primary School able to swim.


Swimming Competencies

% Year 6 Pupils (6 pupils)


Swim Competently over 25m



Use a range of strokes effectively



Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations





The school aims to make impact of funding sustainable through continued membership of WLSP.  To this end, pupils will continue to access high quality PE and school sport; staff will continue to develop through CPD; AGT & SEND pupils will continue to be challenged; the provision of Sports Leaders will continue; and finally through our membership of WLSP and TASA our pupils will continue to have access to a range of competitions across a range of sports as well as activities that are non-competitive so that the children are active.