PE Funding

PE Grant 2018-19

For the academic year 2018-2019 Brereton C of E (A) Primary School received £17530.

  1. Sessions with specialist sports coaches in curriculum time for pupils across the school.
  2. Sports coaches working alongside our teachers to develop our skills at teaching PE.
  3. Working together with our Holmes Chapel and District Community of schools to improve PE provision, Intra School sporting activities and training in a wide variety of sports.
  4. Increasing opportunities for intra school sports activities and competitions.
  5. Increase participation in after school sport clubs.
  6. An inclusive PE program of events that involve children of all abilities, including gifted and talented and more reluctant children.
  7. Updating and replacing PE equipment.

A proportion of the money has been spent on contributing to the EIP cluster. This money has enabled a large proportion of children to participate in competitions within the cluster. This includes many sports, including Boccia – a sport aimed at inclusion of all within sport. Timings of the competitions have varied between after school and during afternoons to ensure a large proportion of children can be involved in at least one sports competition. There have also been several opportunities for Key Stage 2 children to be involved in cluster tournaments. The children’s opinions about the competitions have been extremely positive and a real enthusiasm and sense of sportsmanship has been developed throughout the school. Sport in valued highly by many children within the school. This love of sport is fostered by our excellent coaching in lessons, intra sport competitions and after-school clubs, as well as in competitions within the cluster.

‘To forge links with PE teachers in local High schools to help improve the provision of PE at Primary level’

Over the last academic year, the cluster has paid for Trevor Capewell, a PE teacher at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, to oversee the organisation of cluster sports competitions. As well as organising numerous events throughout the year, Mr Capewell has visited the school several times to teach PE to KS2 children. Our staff have participated in these sessions and have continued to build on Mr Capewell’s teaching in their subsequent sessions.

‘To encourage increased participation in competitive sport and achieve sporting excellence.’

Over the last academic year, a consistently high number of children have participated at Holmes Chapel Cluster events, with a large majority of KS2 pupils competing in at least one competition.

We took part in Cross Country with pupils from Year 3, 4, 5, and 6. A number of children performed very well, achieving places in the top four.

We have participated in 7 aside and 5-a-side football tournaments within the cluster, and have entered an A and B team in the Year Three and Four competition. We were able to enter an A, B and C team in the Year Five and Six competitions. We continue to be one of the only smaller schools to field at least two teams in competitions, providing more opportunities and including more children in events. Both girls and boys have been selected to ensure that we are inclusive and the variety of sports in the calendar appeal to a variety of children.

We also competed in Year 5/6 Boccia and Year 3/4 Boccia, taking 2 teams in both cases. We have participated in Year 5/6 hockey, achieving very highly yet again. Furthermore, we competed in a Year 5/6 tag rugby competition.

In Netball, like in many other competitions, we competed with an A and B team. The children played extremely well, showing great teamwork and sportsmanship. In the Indoor Athletics we took 20 children from Year 5 and 6 (boys and girls) to compete and performed very well overall. During the summer term, we competed well in an outdoor athletics competition, tennis, and cricket tournament.

Within school, we held several intra sport events. Within lessons, children have had the opportunity to compete within their house against children in other house teams. Throughout the year children have competed in intra sport competitions within their year group in rugby, hockey, netball and they will do so in cricket and athletics. We also enjoyed a sports activity day, whereby the children took part in four different sports throughout the day (School Games Day), as well as a competitive Sports Day.

Year 3 pupils have also had weekly swimming lessons in line with the National Curriculum, encouraging children to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. Year 6 pupils also had half a term aimed at teaching non swimmers some important skills in swimming.

At lunchtimes, Sportscape have run clubs and supported with training for competitions. The aim of this has been to include more children in physical exercise at playtimes.

This year we have provided between five and seven after school sport clubs per week using Sportscape and staff members have also run clubs, such as netball, rounders and football club. Pupil voice has impacted in the choice of clubs running this year. This year, we have had a Sports Council who have helped to influence sports clubs at lunchtime and after school, as well as assisting in the choosing of sports teams for competitions.

Additionally, Sportscape have taught a session in the afternoon for children who are more reluctant to do PE, running sessions such as archery which have appealed to many children. As well as this, they have had a gifted and talented session aimed at training and preparing our children for cluster events and providing additional PE differentiated for higher achieving pupils.

A proportion of the money from the grant has also been used to update and replace our PE equipment.

Overall, PE has been very popular this year, with the large majority of children enjoying lessons.

This year we achieved GOLD!


Contact the School

Brereton Primary School

School Lane,

Brereton Green,



CW11 1RN

Administration Assistant: Mrs S Henderson
Senco: Mrs N Wood

Tel: 01270 685125