Primary PE & Sports Premium


Gloucester & Forest Alternative Provision School

Sports Support Premium Report 2020-21

We received £8000 Primary Sport Support funding for the KS1/KS2 provision. At GFAPS this has been used in the last session to support the provision of PE through access to high quality facilities which would otherwise not have been accessible.





The children participate in this activity at Freedom Leisure. This year we have two swimming coaches allowing us to split the group into those who already swim and those who will be learning for the first time.


All primary students participate in this. Each week between 8-15 students access the activity. The sessions are delivered over a whole term.


For many of our students swimming can be a new experience. They make excellent progress as they have time to learn and develop their swimming ability. All students achieved at least one swimming badge and some gained 20m badges.


This activity is delivered at Hartpury College. This year the activities will be delivered by College students. The activities will cover a range of sports and are aimed at developing fitness and a higher level of physical activity.


All primary students participate in this. Each week between 8-15 students access the activity. The sessions are delivered over a whole term.


The mix of fun and competitive games encourage higher levels of fitness and participation, the development of teamwork and the ability to work with others. For many of our students this can be a challenge so this activity allows them to experience challenge in a fun and safe environment. These sessions were limited this year due to restrictions.

Forest Schools

During the last year a staff member has been trained on First Aid with outside activities. This ensures the children can participate in activities such as camp fire and fire lighting safely. Funding has also contributed to transport to a dedicated Forest School site when restrictions allowed.


The children regularly participate in outdoor activities with staff. Forest School has happened weekly on a Monday morning. Transport has allowed this to take place off-site on a Forestry Commission maintained site.


Outdoor activities that the children have participated in have led to increased confidence, resilience and independence. Some children have experienced success for the first time undertaking Forest School. Links have also been made between these activities and other areas of the curriculum.


Due to a lack of access to other sites we commissioned Skylark to work with our students over 10 weeks. They participated in forest walks, den building, caving and kayaking.


The children were all able to participate. Some found the activities challenging and needed additional support.


Access to high challenge tasks was a new experience for all our pupils. Although some struggled with this, they did all make progress over the weeks as they gained confidence in their abilities to take on new challenges. Staff used these experiences to reflect on in other lessons.






Gloucester & Forest Alternative Provision School receives funding for improvement in the provision of PE & Sport for students to help enable all pupils to develop healthy lifestyles. The allocations for the academic years since 2014 are outlined below.

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2018- 2019


2019- 2020



GFAPS' Primary Department has excellent links with Hartpury College and other independent trainers who support us all in developing healthy lifestyles. By working with these providers, the grant has been used to improve pupil engagement and motivation towards physical education.  

We have been able to create opportunities for our pupils to experience and develop skills in:

  • Outdoor Education
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Swimming
  • Rock climbing
  • Multi-skills

Working collaboratively with other groups we have been able to continue to develop staff skills and knowledge in these areas and ensure that a breadth of opportunities is provided for our pupils.

Please contact the school if you wish to find out more about how we use our PE & Sport Grant.