Primary Sports Funding 

Spending, Impact and Success

Since September 2013, government Education, Sports and Health departments have issued Lacey Gardens Junior School with a substantial yearly amount of money, ring-fenced to be spent by the school on ‘improving the quality of sport and PE’.

With careful planning and consideration, the school is delighted with the outcome and provision it has been able to provide to all pupils this academic year and we will build upon these foundations for the academic year of 2018-19. We are incredibly proud of all the achievements that Lacey Gardens has gained this year- from football to dancing and through to the development of Paralympic sports, our children have had extensive opportunities to develop their skills.

Our full spending report can be viewed by clicking HERE

In summary, the money awarded has:

  • Funded high quality coaching for our pupils whilst delivering CPD opportunities to allow our staff to uplevel their skills;
  • Provided numerous after-school clubs and extra-curricular clubs;
  • Allowed target pupils to access Change4Life activities and provide them with the tools and knowledge to lead a healthy and active lifestyle;
  • Worked collaboratively with local schools and the Wolds School Sports Partnership to allow our pupils to remain active and achieve success in the many disciplines offered;
  • Allowed the PE lead an opportunity for release time to deliver and monitor the curriculum and provision effectively;
  • Allowed the PE lead to monitor the progress and activity of all pupils, ensuring that 100% of the children access an experience additional to the PE curriculum;
  • Upgraded YST membership to supply additional resources for tracking progress and providing support;
  • Provided transport to numerous competitions and events around the county and country;
  • Developed Paralympic sports sessions within all years;
  • Provided pupils and their families with an opportunity to fully participate in Sports Week through a Sports Day, Football Fun, Orienteering, Charity run along with KS1/2 liaison;
  • Supplied additional equipment to be able to deliver high quality PE lessons- pupils have increased participation in all sessions;
  • Continued pupil rewards for sporting effort;
  • Developed the skills of upper school pupils to help them deliver activities for peers and younger pupils, and assist the sports co-ordinator in sport-related roles;
  • Provided top-up swimming to 30 Y5/6 pupils to achieve their 25m distance                                                                  

Awards & Recognition

We have again attained School Games award GOLD as testament to the commitments to health, sport and fitness at Lacey Gardens. Data collected shows a significant increase in the number of our pupils having been engaged in extra-curricular sporting. PE and Sports funding is allowing a much higher percentage of pupils to access extra- curricular activities, Level 2 events and to achieve their potential.


In addition to the gold School Games Mark, we proudly hold the YST silver award. LGJS has an active Twitter account with over one hundred and twenty-five followers, allowing us to keep parents and the community updated on our progresses and success. This links to the school website. We have developed a strong link with British Cycling, who will provide further delivery and support.

Future Vision

During the remainder of academic year for 2017-18 and into 2019, we aim to enhance our sporting successes and further engage our pupils through projections/plans/ideas such as:

  • A continued link and subscription to WSSP, with level 2 sporting events throughout the year, CPD, specialist PE support/advice;
  • Contribution towards specialist JB Sports Coaching, enriched extra-curricular coaching (healthy lifestyles and CPD);
  • After-school specialist Cricket coaching- Summer term;
  • Resources and equipment;
  • Out of school competition entry fees- dance and swimming;
  • Transport to sporting events not within walking distance from school;
  • Family fitness sessions;
  • Access to well-organised, quality equipment for all pupils, along with leader training, plus extend training for additional lunchtime supervisors;
  • Introduce new and engaging sports and activities with the backing and support of UK Wallball;
  • Develop playground games/equipment/resources;
  • Provide a programme of sports and activity to engage pupils and parents collaboratively;
  • Maintenance of cycles and scooters used during Wellness Enrichment sessions;
  • Upgrade to Level 2 membership with YST;
  • Promotion of sporting values- School Playground development (line and track  markings to develop the ‘mile a day’ initiative)
  • Compete at events further afield and provide transport/costumes;
  • Allow pupils to experience sports events, first-hand;
  • Assist British Cycling in the establishment of a Louth-based Go-Ride club, accessible to children from the local area;
  • Purchase of further PE and swimming kit;
  • Continue top-up swimming to allow all pupils to achieve 25m by end of Y6.

We’re certain that as the year develops, we’ll find many other items appearing on our ‘wish list’. Budget will determine whether or not we can facilitate this, but one thing is for certain and that is that our passion to deliver the best possible active opportunities will continue to flourish!