Lowick and Holy Island C. of E. First Schools

Allocation of School PE and Sport Funding

The sports premium funding has had a huge beneficial impact for the children of both Lowick and Holy Island C. of E. First Schools. It has enabled the schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to their already outstanding PE provision, through facilitating the development of healthy, active lifestyles choices for all of the pupils within the school community. We have allocated money to three primary areas:

  • Investment in extended opportunities (e.g. experiencing a wide range of sporting/outdoor activities – team, pair & individual sports, high quality after school clubs – with qualified coaches, and transport to sporting events, festivals, tournaments, competitions etc.)
  • Investment in equipment and resources
  • Investment in skills and staff training.


  • Raised uptake and engagement with ‘Sport and PE’ (its widest definition) - eager participation in, enjoyment of, and achievement in, school PE and Sports, empowering pupils to ‘have a go’
  • Ensuring access to high quality PE provision through commissioning of external qualified coaches, qualified PE teachers and staff CPD (external venues and coaching alongside qualified practitioners). Therefore drive up expectations, achievement and progress, whilst developing capacity and sustainable expertise in staff skills set (impact beyond current cohort of children)
  • Pupils have access to, and experience of, PE and Sport across a wide range of activities – team, group, pair and individual sports, therefore all children can succeed regardless of ability and skill level (equal opportunity)
  • Pupils access ‘Outdoor pursuits’ – climbing, abseiling, orienteering, kayaking, assault courses
  • Early identification of potential ‘sporting giants’ – recognising and recommending routes to greater achievement within a sporting area. Thus strengthening links with external sport clubs e.g. football, swimming, gymnastics, cricket, dance
  • High quality resources and equipment – refurbishing current equipment and investing in new (including safe and fit for purpose storage).
  • Increased social development – as two very small rural schools it is imperative to negate social isolation. Therefore, a significant proportion of the funding is invested into transportation of pupils to a range of sporting venues, festivals, tournaments and sporting events. It is an opportunity for the pupils to work with other schools, whilst developing links with both children and staff, whom they will meet on transition to Middle School.
  • Children are learning vital life/key skills - teamwork, communication, compromise, resilience, self-challenge, self – worth, development and maintenance of healthy lifestyle choices and positive attitudes to exercise
  • Raised confidence and fitness levels, impacting not only on sporting achievement, but also within the classroom environment
  • The curriculum is seen as a ‘whole’ by all stakeholders, with cross curricular links made with:

-          Science (skeleton, cardio-vascular system, levers, forces)

-          Music (dance and movement, songs, rhythms – Hakka)

-          Maths (data handling from fitness challenges, measures – length, weight, time)

-          English (reading, writing – journals/diaries, reports, recounts, poetry, extended writing)

-          Geography (location of countries/cities/towns – Olympic & Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup)

-          History (development of sporting activities – Greeks, Victorians, modern day)

-          SMSC, RE and British Values (participation, representing your country, altruism, courage, enjoyment, dedication, perseverance, faith, compassion, honesty co-operation, unity, trust.

-          Art (Greeks)

-          DT (engineering of Formula 1 cars, stadiums & structures, equipment & clothing)

2014 – 2015
Lowick Allocation: £7,968
Holy Island   Allocation: £1,500
Combined: £9,468
Project/Activity Allocated

Weekly dance lessons with whole school

Dance expert – Joanne Burn (32 sessions @   £50/session)

Weekly sessions in Sports Hall – Swan Centre,   Berwick £481

Chance to Shine Cricket Coaching

Coach – Steve Nutt


Football coaching for pupils (after school club –   33 sessions @ £20/session)

Football coach – Luke Strangeways

Purchase of PE equipment – Climbing Wall £6,427
Total £9,468
Balance carried   forward: £0.00
2015 – 2016
Lowick Allocation: £8, 120
Holy Island   Allocation: £2,500
Combined: £10,120
Project/Activity Allocation
Attendance @ Partnership sports festivals,   events, competitions e.g Glendale Area Sports £580
Replacement & purchase of PE equipment –   archery, football, athletics, outdoor pursuits, gymnastics £1,420
Refurbishment of storage facilities &   purchase of new storage sheds £1,398
Orienteering – whole school. Purchase of   equipment, 3 visits to local courses & transport £641
Accessing coaches, training, climbing &   bouldering wall @ Willowburn Sports Centre, Alnwick (21 children & 3   members of staff). 1 taster session, scheduled visits & transport. EYFS   & KS1 access soft play and large sports hall facilities. £2, 057
Countryside Sports – familiarization and taster   sessions for ‘field events’ – fishing, dog handling, dog sledging £245

Embedding dance across the curriculum (whole   school)

Dance expert – Joanne Burn (32 sessions @   £55/session)

Access to purpose built large sports hall (Swan   Centre, Berwick). Expert coaching – cricket, rugby, skills development £497

Cricket coaching, building upon last year with   ‘Chance to Shine’

Coach – Steve Nutt


After school football coaching 33 sessions @ £20/session

Football coach (Captain of Lowick - ladies) –   Stephanie Hay

Visit to Murrayfield – linked to Rugby World Cup   (transport) £250
Tennis Coaching £340
Total £10,219
Projected overspend: £99

The 2015 – 2016 figures are based upon transport costs from 2014 – 2015. These figures and projects may require adjustment.


We were awarded Outstanding in both schools Ofsted Inspections  ARTSMARK: We have achived a GOLD award for our arts in school. "Artsmark provides a benchmark for arts provision that encourages schools to consider the opportunities they offer in art, dance, drama and music.  ICTMark Award  HealthandWellbeingLogo s   Active 08  Financial Management in Schools  Naace Feature School  3rd-Millennium-Learning-Logo-v5Eco Schools Bronze Award s

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