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.

2021 – 2022 Spending

In 2021 / 22 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

2021 – 2022 Impact

In 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, 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.  

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 79% 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.
  • 2022 summative assessments show that 92% of children in school achieve age related expectations with a significant proportion working a greater depth. 89% of pupils disadvantaged reach ARE in 2021 – 2022.

2022 – 2023 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 2022 / 2023.

However, the table below provides a summary of how our school is planning to spend the £18,200 allocation of sports funding in the 2022/ 23 school year.

Sport Package - Julie Brookwell £10000
Extra Equipment £2269
Sports award evening £150
Accredited PE Scheme £1000
Mini Wheelers £1500
Inspiration visit for girls £500
Additional swimming £2781
TOTAL £18,200


Year Six Swimming Competency

Number of children in Y6 (2018 - 2019) 25
Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m 21
Use a range of strokes effectively 21
Perform a safe self rescue in different water based situations 21



Our specialist coach 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 2021 / 2022 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. 92% of children achieved expected or above across the PE curriculum and 79% of 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 2022 - 2023' document below

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Trinity Church of England / Methodist School

Kiln Lane, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 8PW

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