Sports Grant


An evaluation of the impact of the Sports School budget on Manor School 2015/2016


An increase of participation rates in Netball, Swimming and Table Tennis

  • Provide all year Y1 and Y3 children subsidized swimming lessons at Southcote school. This should increase the percentage of children able to swim 25m by the end of Primary school which is what the government is aiming towards.
  • Hosted a local schools cluster netball tournament. This provided new opportunities to for teams to play other schools. Manor went on to win the tournament.
  • Purchased table tennis tables to increase breadth of sports offered. An after school club was also held to teach children the key skills of the game whilst being active and healthy.

Increase success in competitive school sports

  • Created a year 3 and 4 cross country team who competed at a Reading schools tournament for the first time. It gave the children real life competition experience as well as teaching them perseverance, strategy and stamina skills. We will be entering again next year and build on the positive experience.
  • The purchase of the ‘P.E Hub’ which works specifically with the unique strengths of teachers whilst supporting them with easy to use primary PE lesson plans, schemes of work and teaching aids. This has a positive impact on children’s P.E lessons and ensures that a deep breadth of skills are being embedded confidently by staff.
  • Travelled to Palmer Park to participate in a big athletics tournament, which we very proudly came 3rd. The children were able to participate in a range of events including long jump and an 80m sprint, raising self-esteem for children who lack confidence in other areas. Also they had a sense of achievement and learned that training and working hard at something, can help you reach your goals.

Improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners.

  • Created a schools cluster group with schools including Moorlands, St Marys & All Saints and Southcote Primary. From this, some grant money was used to organise travel arrangements to several friendly matches. This gave children who didn’t make the school teams an opportunity to compete with other schools and understand what good teamwork is in competitive sport.
  • Professional gym coaches ran a lunchtime club and was open to children of all ages across the school.
  • Collaborating with local primary school Southcote to offer a more productive and qualitative swimming scheme.


Swimming £1360 Children in years 1 & 3 go to Southcote school for swimming lessons. Their target is to swim 25m. This money gives them an hour lesson for 6 sessions.
The P.E £350 The purchase of the ‘P.E Hub’ which works specifically with the unique strengths of teachers whilst supporting them with easy to use primary PE lesson plans, schemes of work and teaching aids.
Table tennis tables £1160.00 Purchased 4 table tennis tables, 20 bats, balls and nets.
Netball posts with fixed sockets and protectors £320 Allowed more children to participate in netball club safely. The posts are sturdy and comply with all health and safety standards. They are in constant daily use.
Tennis ball, sponge balls, netballs, basketballs, rugby balls £1,391.00 Equipment was getting dated and unsafe so more was purchased so teaching these activities could be done more effectively.
Sports Day stickers £150.20 Sports day stickers were purchased to hand out as prizes for those who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their events.
S.L. TLR £2000 TLR to ensure sport is being promoted in school and that its importance is evident from foundation to year 6. This includes, clubs, competitions, curriculum, and whole school days and events.
LO sports coaching £2396.00 LO to carry out an hour of training for a sports activity usually aiming towards a competition.
Mini bus to events £160 Provided by TK Travel.
Berkshire FA Team Entry Fee £12.00 Entry for years 5/6 team.
School Football Association £10.00 Entry for years 3/4 team.
Football Kit £273.00 Purchased a new kit to cater for the increasing number of sporting competitions we are entering.
Football goals, footballs and shin guards £344.45 Needed extra footballs and goals to cater for increasing number of children participating in clubs. Also some children could not afford shin guards so we have purchased some schools ones for them to borrow when necessary.



Sports offered in school before budget


Sports offered in school after budget


Football years 5/6

Swimming in year 3

Athletics tournament

Gym club


Netball years 3, 4, 5, 6.

Swimming years 1, 3, 5.

Cross country for years 3, 4, 5, 6.

Football years 3, 4, 5, 6.

Table Tennis for years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Variety of competitive sports tournaments years 3, 4, 5, 6.


The next report ‘2016/17’ will show how many children have participated in these sports to measure the impact of the sports that we are now offering.

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