The Government allocate funding to most schools for improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. You can get the up to date information from the DFE website – sports funding page.

At Colebourne, the allocated funding for 2020-2021 equated to approximately £19,000

We have used some of this money to

  • hire specialist sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons and to deliver PE lessons
  • hire sports coaches to provide coaching during lunchtimes
  • support and involve the least active children by running fitness clubs and activities
  • provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers e.g. Outdoor Adventure activities training (July 2021)
  • take part in sport competitions and increase pupils’ participation

We have also supplemented this money with school budget share to:

  • purchase increased equipment for physical activity at lunch and breaktimes
  • Additional release time for Sports leaders to develop clubs and curriculum
  • Consultancy work to develop new PE and sports approach

Moving into the school year – September 2021 onwards we are focussing on:

  • Reworking the main school PE curriculum to ensure increased fitness and sports skills development
  • Increasing physical activity across the school week to respond to Covid fitness and health, and to improve overall well being
  • Investigating alternative approaches to off site swimming to enable more efficient use of time and allow more children to access swimming
  • Increase the number of sport related afterschool clubs
  • Target the fitness of the most needy

A copy of our Sports Action Plans can be found by clicking on the link below:

We also have many afterschool competitions and events. Some of the reports for these can be seen below:

We are also pleased to announce that we have continued to improve our commitment and provision of sport and have received the School Games Awards Gold every year since 2015 up to 2021

Updated – July 2021