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Foxwood Academy

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PE and Sports Grant 

Most schools with Primary aged students receive the Primary Sport Premium. The amount is calculated based upon the number of students aged 5-10 on role. This funding is to be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport you offer.  

One of the key aims of our sport and fitness provision at Foxwood for the Primary age children is to encourage participation and enthusiasm, and to begin to develop an engagement with exercise that can grow throughout the student’s school career. We do this by providing a wide range of activities that children of all abilities can participate in. Football club and the Boccia tournament are available as lunchtime clubs providing the students with a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. 

The Primary Sports Funding we receive as an Academy enables us to provide the students with a range of more adventurous activities too. It provides funding for travel to and from horse riding sessions which are led by RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association), swimming sessions at Bramcote Leisure Centre led by qualified instructors, and also the cost of maintaining and updating appropriate PE equipment and resources to ensure that all students can access PE activities. 

We are able to provide additional training to our staff that deliver physical activity to the Primary Students to ensure high quality sessions that are consistent across the phase.  

This year at Foxwood Academy we will have 29 primary students and a detailed list of how this year’s allocation will be shared as we progress through the academic year on the website. 

At Foxwood Academy we had 24 primary students for the 2017-18 academic year. Foxwood Academy received £8110 of PE and sport premium funding. Details of this expenditure can be found in a separate breakdown along with impact of the spend. 

The primary pupils at Foxwood Academy have a range of abilities and vary in their levels of mobility. It is important to provide them with a varied mix of sporting activities including horse riding and swimming which both provide an opportunity for the student to participate in a supported way. The use of qualified professionals to lead the sessions alongside staff ensures that the students are receiving provision of the highest quality. The sensory opportunities offered by horse riding and swimming enhance the enjoyment of sporting activity and can often contribute to the development of language or communication skills. Sport contributes to the development of muscletone and gross and fine motor skills which in turn benefits the students learning in other areas of the curriculum. 

Providing the students with this varied mixture of active sessions allows all students to find something they enjoy and gives opportunities for them to find their strengths. Fostering this love of an active lifestyle now and preparing our students for a fulfilling and active adulthood. 


Primary Swimming achievement for Year 6 students 2018. 

Schools are required to publish information on the percentage of their pupils in year 6 who met each of the 3 swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements. 


Number of year 6 students 2018 

Percentage achieving this requirement. 

swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres 



use a range of strokes effectively 



perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations 




At Foxwood we use the Treasure Chest award scheme used by Notts School Swimming service. This has 8 levels, with level 8 being representative of the standards above. Last year the Year 6 students achieved the following: 


Number of year 6 students 2018 

Percentage achieving this requirement. 

Award 1 



Award 2 


Award 3 


Award 4 


Award 5 




Primary Sport Funding 2017-18

The Foxwood Academy allocation of Primary Sport funding for 2017-18 was £8110.

This was used to support the children in the Primary phase in the following ways:




Horse Riding

Each Primary class has a series of Horse riding sessions at Lings Lane led by the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)



Students build their confidence and are able to try a sport which outside the usual School provision. Horseriding develops muscle tone and core strength which is important for all our students. It also allows the less mobile students to succeed.

Students are assessed yearly so that positive impact can be measured

Trampolining training

Existing PE teacher trained to deliver trampolining to the primary students.


Staff training is essential to deliver this sport, with a trained member of staff trampolining sessions can be run outside the day for targeted groups of students.


3 large frame tricycles purchased for use daily on the primary playground.


Daily use on the Primary playground. Improving core stability, mobility and coordination. All students able to access tricycles and learn the pedalling skill.


Sports items


Used to deliver a range of primary sport activities: lighter balls, foam javelin for sports day and

Hoop workshop


Targeted students were able to experience a new activity which they can then do outside school. Positive impact by engaging some students who are reluctant to do competitive sports.

Crazycatch professional classic

Rebound net for ball sports.


This piece of equipment is used to develop ball skills and accuracy. Students engage well and focus upon their aim and positioning.

Vinnex alphabet spots


Used to encourage movement and support students with fitness circuits, knowing which station is next.

Football Kit


Raise the profile of sport within the Academy, provide positive role models and achieveable ambition.

Sports pitch set up and fencing


Creation of an enclosed pitch that can facilitate sports and games session whilst keeping all students within the area and engaged.

Tennis Coaching


6 weekly sessions by a trained professional targeting specific skills and students to raise participation in sport.