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Primary Sports Funding


We are proud to have achieved the Sainsbury's School Games Silver Award.

We are also a member of Youth Sport Trust.

The government provides additional funding to improve provision of physical education and improve children's health and fitness. The funding is ring fenced and can therefore only be spent on PE and sport in schools.How will the funding be spent?


At Burnley Road Academy, we have developed an action plan to ensure that the money is spent on initiatives which will have a long lasting impact.


All children in Ks2 spend one term swimming each year. This year 14 children achieved the National Curriculum standard. 

Summary of Impact of PE funding 

We received £18,400

Funds were spent on the PE Hub scheme of work which was used by staff in all classes. Staff say they feel the scheme has increased their confidence teaching PE. Lesson observations show children engage well and make good progress in these lessons.

All pupils at Burnley Road Academy received a well - balanced PE curriculum that promoted sporting excellence and that contributed well to their physical wellbeing and their social development. Pupils had access to a wide range of extra- curricular sports activities and were successful in a range of competitions and events e.g. netball, cross country, cricket, football and hockey. Pupils used a range of climbing equipment and games equipment at playtimes and a full range of equipment for each aspect of national curriculum PE.

The fund was spent on:

  • A high quality PE scheme of work (PE Hub) for all teachers and staff to use and be trained up on. This helped us continue to provide a consistent and comprehensive approach to enable all our children make progress in their physical education lessons, knowledge and skills.
  • A contribution to a joint PE co-ordinator for our cluster of schools who organised sports competitions and trained teachers, lunch supervisors and play leaders.
  • A teaching assistant to organise/supervise sports competitions and extra curricular sports (one staff member for one hour 20 mins per week).
  • Professional development for staff.
  • Specialist PE teachers working alongside other school staff for 2 classes in KS2 for one lesson each a week.
  • Twenty one extra swimming lessons.
  • Twelve weeks of Forest Activity lessons for each class.
  • A lunch time supervisor to lead games each day. 
  • A specialist PE coach leading games at lunchtime once a week.
  • Specialist sports/dance coaches leading sessions for each class e.g. Skip2Be Fit, Box2Be Fit sessions for each class every half term, a basketball coach and the Cricket Asylum.
  • Teaching Assistant support and supervision during PE lessons, Swimming and Forest Activities.
  • PE equipment for PE lessons and for lunchtime games including: new netball and football goal posts, a varity of bats and balls, balancing equipment.
  • Swimming: 57% of Year 6 School Leavers achieved the National Curriculum requirements in ie. swim 25 metres or more.
  • Calderdale NHS carried out an Electronic Health Needs Assessment survey of Year 5 and 6 pupils -  results show our results are higher then the Calderdale average:
  • 98% of pupils said their health is fair
  • 87% said they exercised in their free time
  • 77% said they exercise for 60 minutes on 5 days a week or more

PE Sports Funding Plan and Review 

Initiative     Impact  




PE Hub subscription, scheme of work and time for staff training


Staff confidence has increased.

Children engage well and make good progress in lessons.


Children enjoy PE sessions. They are taught the skills they are needed to play a range of different sports.

Competition Programme


netball, football, unihoc, cross country, athletics, cricket, rounders

Other events will be added throughout the year.



Increased opportunitites for children to compete both within school and against other schools.

Knowledge of the role of fair play and sportsmanship.

Opportunities to develop new inititatives in sport.


More competitions were organised and attended than in the previous academic year.

Competitions covered a wider range of sporting activities, including:

  • Football
  • Cross-country
  • Uni-hoc
  • Sportshall athletics
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Athletics

Our Cross-country teams reached the West Yorkshire finals.


Gifted and Talented events and establishing links with local clubs.

Raise standards in performance with most able pupils.

Providing pupils with the support to perform at a higher level.



As part of the Calderdale Schools Sports Programme and the HX7 Sports Cluster, we have accessed a wider number and range of competitions. This has had a noticable impact on cross-country particpation and results.

After participating in school organised competitions, a number of children now attend Calder Valley Fell Runners and Halifax Harriers.


















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