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 Sports Premium is an amount of money allocated to schools and academies to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increased participation in P.E and sport so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. Schools and Academies are able to decide how best to spend this money to enhance sporting provision. They must however be accountable for how the money is spent in providing this support.

The Academy was allocated £8965 for the 2016-17  academic year plus a further £7200 which has been carried over from previous years.

The funding was used in the following ways

1) Membership of School's Sports Partnership (£1500)

2) Funding for transport to designated events including competitions and to festivals held at Cleethorpes Academy (Y1-6) and cluster competitions. (£1335)

3) Funding for an extra-curricular multi-skills club (Key Stage 1), an extra-curricular badminton club (Key Stage 2) (£925)

4) Acquisition of resources to facilitate and support the delivery of P.E across the Academy. (£695)

5) Provide a series of 6 preliminary swimming lessons for pupils in Year 3 prior to beginning statutory swimming sessions at the start of Year 4. To provide a series of 6 additional swimming sessions to pupils within years 4 to 6 who have failed to meet the required standard of 25 metres. (£1650 including coaches)

6) Subsidising extra-curricular sports clubs including ju-jitzu and gymnastics (£800)


The remaining money will be carried over to the 2017-18 academic year and will help to subsidise the levelling of the football pitch at the rear of the school and help to pay for coaches to deliver CPD to staff.


What impact has the Sports Premium 2016-17 had on Thrunscoe Primary Academy?

  • Increased pupil participation rates in extra-curricular sports clubs across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Over 70% of pupils in years 1-6 now participate in at least one extra-curricular club each week and we are committed to improving this statistic each year.
  • All pupils in years 1-6 have participated in an inter-school festival in conjunction with a local secondary school (Cleethorpes Academy) and all pupils within Key Stage 2 had the opportunity to participate in a cluster competition, alongside other local schools.
  • Staff are being upskilled through the School Sports Partnership training programme and through a sports specialist, Owen Denovan, coming into school each term and giving demonstration lessons.
  • New equipment has been purchased to allow pupils to use more high quality resources during physical education lessons.
  • The number of pupils who couldn't swim 25m unaided in Year 4 reduced from 11 to 1, meaning 97% of pupils could swim 25m unaided by the end of Year 4.
  • Introductory swimming lessons for Year 3 pupils meant they were more confident in their ability when entering Year 4. 



  • Paying for coaches to work alongside teaching staff to aid development.
  • Continue to subsidise extra-curricular clubs
  • Purchasing of new gymnastic mats and other equipment.