The school recognises the importance of ensuring our children live healthy and active lifestyles. As a result, we participate in a wide range of sports through our involvement in SHARES and the West Lancashire School Sport Partnership.
The sports we compete in include football, netball, tag-rugby, handball, cricket, basketball, swimming and cross-country. In 2016/17 we won cricket, futsal and football tournaments.
We also send our talented pupils to events such as athletics, tennis and trampolining. Pupils with disabilities can take part in athletics, boccia and curling events with other pupils from local schools.
We receive funding of £18200 to support School Sport and PE. We have used this funding to buy-in the expertise of high quality sports coaches from West Lancashire School Sports Partnership. This has enabled teachers from Reception to Year 6 to improve their knowledge and expertise so that they can deliver excellent teaching and learning experiences to our children in future years.
As swimming is a life skill, we have used some of the funding to buy additional swimming sessions for children in Year 5.
In 2017/18, 81% of our Year 6 pupils could swim 25 metres and use a range of strokes effectively. Also, 58% could perform self-rescue in different water-based situations.
This year's increased funding has enabled us to provide a wide range of additional activities such a min-wheelers for EYFS and Key Stage 1 children, Forest Schools for Reception and Character building and tennis for Key Stage 2 pupils.
For more information on the activities, the spending and impact of these activities, please refer to the 'Sports Premium 2017/18' document below.