What is Sports Premium?
The PE and sport premium is a government funding stream designed to help primary schools improve the quality of PE and sport activities they offer. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6, or in cases where schools do not follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), the number of pupils aged 5 to 10.
Summary of Impact
Boundary Primary School has celebrated many successes as we have used the Sports Premium funding to continue to extend the range of extracurricular clubs we offer our pupils, develop a new curriculum within school, broadened the breadth of our curriculum, develop physical activity opportunities during break times and provided professional development and training for teachers.
Boundary has continued to offer a broad range of extracurricular clubs this year and we have continued to developed our programme by offering further clubs such as badminton and handball in the last academic year. Attendance at extracurricular clubs continued to improve throughout the year, with 47% of pupils in the Autumn term attending clubs, which then increased to 82% of pupils in the Spring term. The extensive extracurricular programme thatwe offer has allowed an increased number of children to gain hours towards their Children’s University Awards.
This year, Boundary has committed to developing a broad curriculum and extracurricular programme, offering children many opportunities and raising their aspirations. As a result of these developments we have been able to take part in an increased number of interschool competitions and festivals across Blackpool. This year has been one of our most successful as we have attended the following events:
- Blackpool’s KS1 multi-skills festival.
- KS2 Boys football teams continued to play and progress in the local school league.
- Our Girls Team have come 2nd place in two festivals and progressed well in their first girls league.
- Years 3-6 Indoor Athletics teams were very successful this year as the year 3 and 4 team progressed to the semi finals.
- The Year 3 and 4 Indoor Athletics team competed in the semi-finals and won the shield for their competition.
- Key Stage two children attended dance festivals and workshops.
- Our Year 5 and 6 multi skills team won their level 2 competition and are representing Lancashire in the county stages.
- The Year 3 and 4 children participated in a basketball festival.
- Our Year 5 Orienteering team finished 2nd in the Blackpool competition.
Alongside the inter-school competitions we have also held a number of inter-house competitions across school which provided all children in school with the chance to compete against their peers:
- KS2 hockey
- KS2 football
- KS2 dodge ball
- KS1 and KS2 multi sports competitions linked to Sports Relief.
- Our Annual School Sports Week.
At Boundary our curriculum has developed further with the purchase of the Primary PE Passport app and Scheme, which has supported us in providing children with a broader and more engaging curriculum. This new scheme has also provided school with the ability to make PE interactive and creative. Teachers have continued to receive training and a range of CPL to ensure pupils receive high quality PE lessons. We purchased ‘ Now Press Play’, which brings lessons life through an active and imaginative adventure. These adventures link to all foundation topics and are accessed by evry year at least once every half-term.
As we continue to broaden the opportunities this Year 5 pupils took part in the Bike Ability Course. This course aims to teach children them about maintaining their bike and cycling on roads safely. Year 4 received a programme of work on healthy living with Blackpool FC’s Fit 2 Go team and took part in the virtual Fit 2 Go quiz.
At Boundary we are passionate about keeping children active especially at break and lunch times. In the KS1 Yard we have had new markings added with the aim of engaging pupils in active purposeful play, while developing fundamental skills. These markings were designed by pupils and finalised by the School Council. In KS2 we purchased MOKI Active bands for pupils to encourage them to keep active and create competition between classes.
As a school, we continue to promote our Boundary Miles and celebrate the distance we cover each week through our ‘Beijing to Boundary’ countdown in celebration of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Within KS2 children are able to take part in organised activities such as skipping, football and parachute games, these have helped children to maintain and keep active for 60 minutes a day, while taking part in purposeful play and competition.
Boundary’s commitment to keeping children active is reflected in the awards we have maintained and gained this year. We have maintained our School Games Silver Award, gained the School Games Virtual Award.