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Sports Funding

2017 -18

For the academic year 2017/2018, we will receive two payments of £9985 totalling £19,970 in sports funding. This funding is to support sports development within school and is allocated in a variety of different ways. It is used to pay for the professional development of staff, professional coaching, sports equipment and competition entry and transport.

As a school, we employ a sports coach from Back of the Net who provides all pupils with at least 2 hours of sports coaching a week. In addition to this, we have an extra coach working alongside for 6 hours per week. At Castle Academy, we provide after school extra-curricular sports clubs that are open to age groups 5-11. We offer professional development sessions to all members of staff to ensure high quality PE lessons for all children. We offer opportunities for children to compete against other schools in sporting competitions. Children in years 4 and 5 will have swimming lessons for a term and the children who need extra support in swimming in Year 6 will swim in the summer term to ensure they can swim 25 metres by the end of the year.

Each year Castle Academy runs an Activity Week in the Summer Term during which pupils participate in more unusual sports such as climbing, archery, curling and caving.

Castle Academy has updated sports clothing, gymnastics benches, mats, beams, sports bats, nets, cricket equipment and continually monitors the quality and safety of the equipment used.


  • 100% of pupils receive high quality sports coaching every week.
  • 9 extra-curricular sports clubs to run each week.
  • Castle Academy to participate in a wide range of sporting activities including football, tag rugby, basketball, netball, athletics, gymnastics, dance, tri-golf, hockey and swimming.
  • All children to be able to swim 25 metres by the end of Key Stage 2.
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