Sports Funding - Stiperstones

Stiperstones CE Primary School - Shropshire Hills Federation Sports Funding Statement 2018/19

Sports Funding

The Government allocates additional funding to schools to develop the quality, and increase the amount of sports provision for all children from Reception to Year Six. Funding can only be used to develop sustainable methods of improved provision which will offer children more than the basic requirements of the national curriculum. It is designed to improve the quality of teaching and widen the range of opportunities available to all children. We are obliged to publish the details of exactly how this funding has been spent each year and the impact that it has had upon children’s participation in sports and adventurous outdoor activities.

At Stiperstones, we embrace a wide range of sports and encourage all children to try new ones whenever possible. We encourage participation in team events and individual challenges which promote health and high self-esteem. We also encourage children to be able to assess risks for themselves, in order that they can take part in adventurous activities in a safe manner with good supervision. To see exactly how we provide these opportunities, just take a look through the gallery pictures on our website, or look at the pictures and reports on our Facebook page (invited guests only - please speak to Mrs Holly Morris in the office if you have not received your invitation).

We use the funding to promote sustainability of sports provision by training Stiperstones staff members in new sports and activities as children play and learn. One of the major obstacles to providing children with high quality sporting experiences in such a rural location is transportation. For this reason, using the funding to provide transport is an essential part of our strategy. In the coming year 2018/2019 we will use funding for additional transport to enable us to use local facilities such as Mary Webb Secondary Academy, local village halls, Community College Bishop’s Castle and to enable us to take part in outdoor projects such as The John Muir Award, using The Long Mynd and The Stiperstones.

In the year 2017/2018 we received £16,380. This was spent on the following:


Additional Activity

Amount Spent


Specialist weekly coaching £2913.75 Specialist coaching, working alongside teaching staff has provided: netball, hockey, football, dance and gymnastics teaching for children and support and guidance for staff members to deliver enhanced provision in the future. Develop selfesteem.
Chance to Shine Cricket Coaching and Competition £200.00 Specialist coaching in cricket for KS2 children. After school cricket club and entry to inter-schools competition. Develop self-esteem.
Bus Hire and Mini Bus Hire £495.00 To attend competitions and half-termly interschools games.
Swimming Life Guard (additional to national curriculum requirements) £54.00 To allow swimming sessions for all age groups, additional to national curriculum requirements.
Half-termly Inter-schools games for KS1/KS2 organized at CCBC £410.00 To attend competitions and half-termly interschools games. Children gain exposure to new sports and complete with other schools. Develop self-esteem
Sports Equipment £22.43 To improve provision in school
Fruit scheme £339.00 To promote healthy eating and good habits from an early age.
Archery £70.00 Engage children in new sports.
Total £4504.18
Balanced c/f £11,875.82

In 2018/2019, we will receive £16,320. We propose to follow a similar strategy. We will however, provide further opportunities in new sports such as table tennis and badminton to allow everyone to discover a sport in which they can excel. We also plan additional competition opportunities for all children and extended provision in cycling. We will be entering teams in inter-schools cycling competitions. We plan to equip staff members with training and additional qualifications in mountain bike leadership and swimming lifeguarding to ensure continued provision.

We will seek to find a sustainable method of transportation to ensure that all children can access off-site facilities safely. Having transport readily accessible will enable us to support additional after school clubs in activities such as table tennis, badminton, cross country running, hiking and cycling. This will provide safe access local village halls and sports centres so that sport can take place in all weathers.