Sports Premium

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 FORWARD and the West Lancashire School Sport Partnership.

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 parents are aware, we have provided many varied opportunities for the children to receive major games coaching in recent years. We have also provided a range of after-school activities that are available due to the time generously given by staff and voluntary helpers also.

2020 – 2021 Spending

In 2020 / 21 the Sports Premium allocation of £18,200 was spent in a variety of ways:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with teachers when teaching PE
  • Supporting & engaging the least active children through new or additional ‘Change4life’ clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE & sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE & sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after-school sports clubs & or holiday clubs
  • Developing outdoor striking and fielding resources for learning
  • Providing specialist lessons for children with SEND
  • Providing specialist Forest School lessons for children in EYFS

2020 – 2021 Impact

In 2018 and 2019 Trinity was delighted to be awarded ‘The Sainsbury’s School Games Mark’ for recognition of our commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education.  In 2019 the school achieved the mark at silver level, and in 2018 at the highest level  - GOLD.

The impact of the ‘Games Mark’ actions, coupled with improvements we made with the ‘Sports Premium Funding’, has been significant. Here are some specific examples of impact:

  • Our children are very positive about sport and physical activity.
  • We have a wide range of competitive sporting activities on offer.
  • Over 62% of our children engaged in PE extra-curricular activities or competitive sport last year.
  • There has been a significant increase in children taking part in after school clubs.
  • Greater staff confidence in planning and delivery of PE lessons - teachers and teaching assistants.
  • All areas of the PE curriculum are at least good.
  • The proportion of outstanding teaching is increasing as a result of team teaching with expert coaches.
  • Increased links with specialist organisations and coaches
  • Pupils who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential
  • Pupils will have high self-esteem and sense of pride for their teams.
  • 2021 summative assessments show that 81% of children in school achieve age related expectations with a significant proportion working a greater depth. 72% of pupils disadvantaged reach ARE in 2020 – 2021.

2021 – 2022 Spending

Our 'Sports Premium Strategy Document' shows how we will make further improvements to our sports offering, and the impact this will have on our children throughout 2021 / 2022.

The table below shows how our school is planning to spend the £18,200 allocation of sports funding in the 2021/ 22 school year.

Year Six Swimming Competency

The school is required to publish information about meeting National Curriculum requirements related to swimming and water safety.


The partnership with the WLSP and Forward has enabled our school to create a sustainable curriculum for all the children by investing in the professional development of staff to deliver high quality PE lessons. The Lancashire Scheme of work provides a consistent approach to teaching PE across the school, resulting in the quality of children’s learning and development. Through assessments, club registers and School Games Mark Application we are able to collect valuable data.

Data collected from 2020 / 2021 shows us already the impact of the Sports Premium on pupil progress in PE and involvement in sport and clearly identifies strengths and areas for development. 81% of children achieved expected or above across the PE curriculum and 79% of KS2 children attended an extra curricular club.

For more information on the activities, the spending and impact of these activities, please refer to the 'Sports Premium Strategy 2021 - 2022' document below

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Trinity Church of England / Methodist School

Kiln Lane, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 8PW

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