PE and Sport Premium

Specialist Sports Funding

Funding for Sports Premium at Gawsworth Primary School for 2018-2019 was £17,820. The school set out a number of aims to achieve this in its PE and Sports Premium Funding Strategy. 

At Gawsworth Primary school we identified several areas which we aimed to improve and enhance through the use of Sport Premium funding, in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils in PE, sport and physical activity

Our identified priorities for 2019/2020 were:

  • Develop the tracking and assessment of PE, fitness and physical activity across the school
  • Further increase pupil participation in extra-curricular sports clubs including before-school clubs and house competitions
  • increased opportunities to access new sports/physical activity through the school day.
  • enhanced participation rates at school clubs
  • further enhanced staff expertise in teaching sport as staff have observed experienced coaches teaching a variety of sports
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles within school through identifiable sports captains AND AMBASSADORS who organise inter-school fixtures – led and organised by children.
  • Continue to participate in out of school competitions e.g. athletics, netball, tennis, tag-rugby, hockey, multi-sports, cross-country.
  • Identification of children who are less active and develop opportunities for their inclusion in physical activity through Change4Life Club
  • Introduce a school records log for sprint racing and swimming
  • Involvement of students from secondary school to support Sports Day






Total funding for 2019-2020: £17,820






Local Partnership and cluster events


Investing into the local sports cluster. The money pays for CPD, competitions, PE Quality Mark and schools resources.


Sports Ambassador training

The school took part in local competitions and training until the restrictions of Covid-19 came into force.


Quality Sports Coaching


Working with Peak Active to provide quality multi-skills training across the curriculum

TA specialist sports coach to provide intra-house competitions

Premier Sports Coaching and Training

Football and Gymnastics clubs


The school underspent in this area due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Peak Active continued to provide coaching to the key worker group during the restrictions but Premier Sports were not able to provide coaches as they were furloughed.


Additional equipment and Resources


Purchase additional equipment and resources to supplement existing resources and replace worn-out PE/Sports equipment, hockey sticks, sports kits

Additional equipment was purchased.

Total Expenditure


This indicates an underspend of £4,488 which was due to the Covid-19 restrictions taking place.


At Gawsworth Primary School, we believe that the ability to swim confidently is a core life skill that every child should attain by the end of Key Stage 2. Swimming is a life-skill that can promote social interaction, enjoyment of a life-long physical activity which promotes a healthy lifestyle and physical well-being and the ability to save one’s own life and the lives of others. We aim for all of our children to be able to swim confidently by the end of Year 6. Staff and governors have high aspirations for all our our children in swimming.

Children at Gawsworth Primary School are provided with swimming lessons at Macclesfield Leisure Centre by trained swimming teachers employed by Life Leisure and trained members of school staff. Children swim on a weekly basis from Years 4-6 for a term each, with Year 6 swimming in the Autumn term, Year 5 in the Spring term and Year 4 in the Summer term. 

Children at Gawsworth achieve highly in swimming. Children in Year 5/6 achieve well in the annual Macclesfield and District Swimming gala held in March and many children make a wider contribution to the local community in swimming by taking part in the annual Macclesfield Rotary Club sponsored swimathon.

In 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 all children have met the National Curriculum expectations for swimming by the end of Year 6. At Gawsworth Primary School, the overwhelming majority of children reach the required National Curriculum standards by the end of Year 4 and 5 with children swimming a range of strokes competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance in excess of 25 metres and all children practise safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 





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Longbutts Lane, Gawsworth, Cheshire, SK11 9QU

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