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Sports Grant Funding


We receive an annual Sports Grant funding to help us make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education and sport.


This year we received an annual grant of £17,060 which is an increase on the previous year. In total, we have received £50,095 in Sports Grant Funding since 2013.


How do we use this funding?


In 2013, we decided to invest most of our allocated and future Sports Grant funding on installing a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). This was because our playground was too small for outdoor games and our school field was prone to water logging and not always suitable for outdoor sports during wet periods.


The total cost of this facility was £75,300. We did not have sufficient funds for this so we used our reserve fund with the view to use future Sports Grant funding to repay our reserve funds.


The Multi Use Games Area was installed in the August, 2014.


Sports Funding



Funding Income



















MUGA                            £75,300

Provision                       £4000


Balance                        -£28,440 


A small proportion of our annual sports funding is used each year to support the salary of a member of staff who runs lunchtime organised sports and Specialist Coaching. 


The £28,440 is still owed to pay off the MUGA will come from future Sports Funding






Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that schools should use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to:


  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that a school already offers


  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years



Key indicator 1:    The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity


The all-weather Multi Use Games Area has enabled all children to have all year round access to outdoor Physical Education during PE lessons and organised competitive sports at lunchtimes.


Investing in a MUGA not only benefits children now but also pupils joining the school in future years


Key indicator 2:   The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.


There has been an increase from a baseline of zero in terms of access and participation levels of after school sports clubs. For example in Autumn 2017, the MUGA was used for Futsal (a new type of 5 a side football) and SCS soccer coaching.


The MUGA has also given children access to inter school competitive after school football matches.


The addition of the MUGA and organised coaching and facilities has raised the participation of children engaging in sport which has resulted in an improvement in the skill levels and attitudes of our youngsters.


During 2017/18, more than half the children in the school have played in a competitive match with another school.


In addition to this and despite being small a school, Stisted Academy has achieved well against much larger schools.


Of the 17 inter school competitive matches played, Stisted Academy has won 71%


This suggests PE provision is having an impact not only on participation but skill levels too.


Key indicator 3:    Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport


This has not been a key priority for development and use of the Sports Grant Funding. Once the MUGA has been paid for, any future funding could potentially be used to develop this particular area.


Key indicator 4:   A broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils


The MUGA has enabled the following sports to be taught : 5 a side football, tennis, hockey, handball and basketball.



Key indicator 5:   Increased participation in competitive sport.


During Autumn 2017/Spring 2018 there have a number of competitive matches with other schools. This is an increase from a baseline of zero in 2013.


In Autumn 2017, Key Stage 1 entered their first competitive tournament at a local Junior School.


More than half of the children have now represented the school this year and that number will continue to grow in the Summer term.


Competitive matches include :


Year 5/6 boys:

Stisted 17 vs St Margarets 0

Stisted 9 vs Cressing 6


Year 5/6 girls:

SCS tournament:

St Margarets A 0 vs Stisted 1

St Margarets B 0 vs Stisted 3

Lyons Hall 1 vs Stisted 1 (Lyons Hall won on Golden goal)


Cressing 0 vs Stisted 1


Year 3/4

Silver End 8 vs Stisted 8

Stisted 9 vs Cressing 3


Year 1/2

SCS tournament

St Margarets 0 vs Stisted 2

Powers Hall 1 vs Stisted 1

Lyons Hall 1 vs Stisted 1


Year 1 and 2:

Cressing 1 v 5 Stisted


Year 5 and 6 boys:

Stisted 9 v 8 Silver End


Year 5 and 6 girls:

Stisted 11 v 1 Cressing



Year 5 and 6 boys:

Cressing 6 v  Stisted 4


Year 3 and 4 boys:

Stisted 2 v Cressing 2


Year 3 and 4 girls:

Silver End 0 v Stisted 10



Cross Country

Stisted took 12 students to Tabor Academy for Level 1 of the cross country. Each race consisted of over 60 participants. All 12 students ran extremely well and represented the school brilliantly. Two members of our team qualified for the Level 2 stage. Our Year 4 girl finished 3rd in the Braintree individuals and our Year 6 girl finished 2nd in the Braintree individuals.

Both girls went to Ramsey Academy for the Level 2 stage and again represented the school superbly. Our Year 4 girl finished 6th overall and our Year 6 girl finished 8th. Both girls have now qualified for the Level 3 (county) finals.





The percentage of current Year 6 cohort who are able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres is currently being compiled.


April 2018