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Sports Premium

Sports Premium
For a detailed breakdown of our 'sports premium expenditure and action plan', please open the PDF below.


Past Sports Premium Plans

2018 - 2019

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The Government has provided all primary schools with funding to help do this.



In the academic year, 2016 - 2017, Ightenhill will receive £9140.00. This funding will be used as follows:

  • 45% payment to Burnley School Sports Partnership £4146.00
  • £5130 to FUNDA to secure a one year contract providing sports coaches to work with teachers in developing their CPD. 4 teachers will team-teach weekly lessons in order to up-skill these colleagues in delivering high quality PE.

    (The additional funding, £136, will be secured through school budget)

  • £200 Tots on Tyres scheme for EYFS children - included in BSSP offer.


Burnley School Sport Partnership (BSSP) is made up of 32 Burnley and Padiham Primary schools and 7 High Schools who work collaboratively to offer a service that provides sporting opportunities for young people across the town. BSSP delivers a programme across the following strands:

1, Raising the standards of Performance through the provision of high quality PE.

2, Promoting Health and well-being & Tackling Childhood Obesity.

3, Increasing Participation in Sporting Opportunities.


Click the PDF below to view more information about the services offered by BSSP.



1 in 4 children leaving primary school in the UK suffer from childhood obesity. Today’s primary school children are the first generation in history with a shorter life expectancy than their parents.


To start to overcome this, we are working with FUNDA to implement FUNDA’s Primary School Physical Education & Physical Activity Programme. This is a collaboration aimed at bringing the best teachers and physical activity coaches together to find new ways to encourage children to become more active, whilst up-skilling and supporting the continued professional development of teachers in P.E and physical activity.  


2015 – 2016

In the academic year, 2015/2016, Ightenhill received £9,214.00. This funding has been used as follows:                             

  • 45% payment to Burnley School Sports Partnership

  • £3000 resources – see breakdown in Subject leader file (playground resources and curriculum resources)



  • To accurately assess pupils’ attainment in PE.

  • To implement the Change4Life scheme.

  • To increase the number of competitions the school participates in.


To promote PE and sport in our school, we have:

  • Continued to hold intra-school competitions on a regular basis in PE lessons and in house teams.

  • Established a Change4Life Club - focussing on least active/least engaged pupils – cookery and physical activity

  • Participated in more events organised through the School Sports Partnership.

  • Included key stage one in intra-house competitions and participated in a local gymnastics competition.

  • Provided training for all year 5 children to become our new Young Leaders. Their role is to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes. 

  • Provided a wider range of extra-curricular activities, with particular emphasis on increased participation of least active children.

  • Worked to maintain the Bronze Kite Mark from the School Games Organisation.

  • Participate in the CPD calendar to up-skill teachers and offer additional training to our newly employed sports apprentice.


At Ightenhill Primary School, we feel that is essential to encourage children to develop healthy lifestyles and maintain an acceptable level of physical activity to do this. By offering high quality PE and a wider range of extra-curricular activities, we hope to inspire children to take part in PE and sport on a regular basis. Alongside our partnership with BSSP, we have made the following changes:


  • Employed a full-time ‘Sport and Healthy Lifestyles Apprentice’.

  • Increased the range of extra-curricular activities on offer.

  • Marked the playgrounds with ‘Multi-skills Playground Markings’.

  • Trained our welfare staff on how to use the markings.

  • Encouraged children to be active at playtimes, increased access to equipment and adults who will lead games.

  • Introduced a Sports Crew and Playground Leaders.

  • Increased our minimum swimming requirements by taking year 6 swimming on a weekly basis to develop their health and wellbeing.

Click below to see additional information detailing the impact of 2015-2016 sports premium.