Sports Funding

Throughout the federation, Sports Premium money is used to enhance quality PE provision. We value the contribution PE gives to children’s health and wellbeing and believe in regular exercise as well as access to a wide variety of activities and opportunities.  In 2015, both schools achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games ‘Bronze’ Mark, and in 2016, Bishop Sutton Primary went on to achieve ‘Silver’. We are always looking at ways to further our achievements and are aiming for a ‘Gold’ in the future!

We work closely with a specialist PE teacher and our local secondary, Chew Valley School. Children in all year groups participate in joint–school festivals and tournaments throughout the year and our football, netball, rounders and tennis teams compete with other schools in the local area.

During their time at our federation, every child has the opportunity to attend swimming lessons at Midsomer Norton Swimming Pool, tennis coaching at Bishop Sutton Tennis Club and outdoors and adventurous activities on residential visits to providers such as Mill on the Brue (Bruton in Somerset) and Great Potheridge House (Great Torrington in Devon).

As well as visiting other schools and venues, we also like to invite PE specialists into our schools for special sessions. Previous guests have included specialist badminton, gymnastics and circus skills coaches.

We provide a range of extra-curricular PE clubs including Football, Cricket, Netball, Rounders, Yoga and Dance. We are currently looking to further this provision by using more specialist coaches in the next academic year.

Sports Premium money is used in a variety of ways to enhance our PE delivery. We have used it to:

  • Provide a variety of PE equipment and play equipment for breaktimes and lunchtime
  • Provide staff training and resources for quality PE teaching
  • Provide access to the above enrichment activities
  • Utilise specialist PE teachers and coaches
  • Provide extracurricular activities
  • Provide access for children to attend enrichment activities

We look forward to extending our provision even further in the future!