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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 PE & Sport Premium is extra funding given to schools to ensure that all pupils have access to additional and sustainable high quality Physical Education and Sport. 


We are passionate about the importance of physical activity and sport in developing the whole child. Evidence shows that those who participate in regular physical activity are more confident, have greater self-esteem, and better emotional/mental health.

Some research even links physical activity to improvements in behaviour, attitudes to learning, application to studies and consequently academic performance.


We work closely with WLSP (West Lancashire Sports Partnership) who deliver PE lessons and organise our School Games provision, as well as our inter-school competitions programme:


Our local schools cluster, TARDIS (Tarleton and Rural District Schools) established TASA (Tardis Active Schools Alliance) in 2017 as a way to improve opportunities for the young people in our schools. We work in closely with WLSP to increase participation in sport for all children and promote physically active lifestyles.


Sports Premium Strategy

Curriculum Swimming 2021/22

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 (7 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.