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Lawford C of E Primary School

High quality learning and caring together in an encouraging Christian environment.

Sports Premium


"Providing high quality collaborative physical education which develops future sports leaders, in an encouraging Christian environment." 


PE and Sports Leader: Miss Keighley Dadd


PE and Sports Linked Governor: Mr Mike Mendham


Sport Premium Development Plans for 2016-17 and 2017-18, showing how the funding is to be spent, can be accessed at the foot of this page.


Lawford C of E Primary School is committed to providing high quality sports provision which develops the health, well being, independence and attainment of every child. The recent allocation of sports funding to each school has provided us with the opportunity to identify areas in which we wish to make further progression. This will continue to be expanded on during the course of the year.


The range of extra curricular clubs that we offer to encourage sport and physical activity/movement for our pupils each term is included in the clubs list on our clubs page (link below) 

Statutory Information

Please see the grid further down on the page for the percentage of children who have achieved government set benchmarks in swimming.

Sports Premium Report



For the academic year 2016 - 2017 we used some of the Sports Premium money for the following:


  • The purchase of staff Lawford Primary School PE sweatshirts - all staff who take PE sessions in or out of school now proudly wear the Lawford Primary PE sweatshirts as a model to the children and helping to raise the profile of PE. Parents have commented on how professional they look and the children think they are pretty cool too!


  • ‘Off the Wall Squash Academy’ – Due to continuing success of squash and a desire to develop it further across the school, we signed up with this company again. Years 1 and 2 had sessions in the summer term to introduce them to the sport before they entered Key Stage 2. Children in Key Stage 2 have enjoyed progressing in a support in their new year group and some talents have been uncovered! Some children have taken this up as a weekend sport and continue to play in their own time and to a high standard.


  • Gifted and Talented– PE sports leading attending national training (NACE) to find out how to support our children who are gifted in sport.


  • Yoga – In house training for staff on teaching yoga in order to sustain this across the school as opposed to buying this in. In the past we have used 'Yoga Bugs' but staff felt they could ably do this for themselves.


  • Sports Teams System– We identified a need for a more competitive element and put children in to teams. Team captains and vice captains were identified and tokens bought for children to earn. This has brought both responsibility and a sense of being in a team. Children have responded very positively to this and love earning tokens for their teams.


    What outcomes during 2017-2018 are we working towards?


  • Build on the successful foundation of sports provision in 2016-2017

  • Improve the provision and quality of PE & School Sport at Lawford Primary C of E School

  • Ensure that PE & school sport is judged as outstanding

  • Encourage the competitive element to sport and PE

  • Broaden the sporting opportunities and experiences available to pupils

  • Develop a love of sport and physical activity and ultimately improve the fitness of all pupils

  • Ensure all members of staff, including our TAs, are being up skilled and CPD opportunities are available through coaches or courses

  • Utilise the skills of TAs who have self-identified as PE being their strength

  • Encourage children to take part in active play for 30 minutes in break and lunch times every day

  • Motivate all children to attend after school clubs to benefit from exercise over and above what curriculum offers


    Plans for Future Expenditure and Provision:

  • Further supporting outstanding PE provision across the school and ensuring that the confidence and evaluation of PE lessons is outstanding

  • Making the best use of our staff and their passion for delivering sport, for example, our teaching assistants

  • Increasing the number of different after school sports our children have access to and increasing the number of children who attend them

  • Further increasing the knowledge and expertise of our staff by working alongside experienced coaches in, for example, tennis, squash and dance

  • Children having more access to local competitive sport through our CCP partnership links

  • Identifying and supporting talented children in sport, e.g. in squash and providing a pathway to local clubs which they access outside of the school day as well as experience in school

  • Increasing physical exercise and general fitness for all pupils across the school

  • Changing the attitude and lifestyle of children towards physical activity


    How will we measure the impact of our Sports Premium provision?


    Through using a questionnaire and verbal feedback from pupils (and possibly parents) based on the following criteria:

  • More children identified for their talents in a range of sports and taking up these sports outside of school

  • An increase in sporting competitive events with our local schools across a range of sports not just football.

  • A general improvement in well-being and feeling fitter by children (and evidenced in annual SHEU survey for KS2

  • More children playing squash competitively inside and outside of school

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Please complete all of the below*:

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?



(100% of children who were at Lawford Primary in Y3 can swim. X3 children have joined us since)

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?