Sport Premium Funding Statement

The Sport Premium is a sum of money provided by various government departments to improve the quality of PE and sport for all pupils within schools. During the academic year 2015/16, Stanley has been allocated a total of £10,630.

At Stanley, the Governors agree that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We recognise the contribution of P.E. and sport to the health and well-being of the pupils.

The funding is used to contribute to professional sports delivery by a specialist teacher and a Sports Apprentice. This has an impact on P.E. and sport throughout the school and on extra-curricular activities after school and at lunchtimes. Children have the opportunity to try a wide variety of different sports during their time at Stanley, which has a positive influence on the concentration and attitude of all children. Some of the funding is also used to provide training for other members of staff to deliver better sport provision, and to provide equipment.

The impact of improved sport provision can be seen in the wide variety of clubs and competitions which our children take part in and the success they enjoy in these. This was highlighted in the last Ofsted inspection report, which said “Pupils were very proud of the school’s recent success in the Blackpool Athletics Final”.  We have continued to have successes in various schools’ sports competitions, both in Blackpool and the region, since this inspection.