Sports Kite Mark
The Sainsbury's School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark. We are proud to announce that we have achieved a silver kite mark.

School Sports Funding
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - has been allocated to all Schools, including The Arches.

How is the money spent at the Arches?

  •  £1000 goes to the school sports partnership for competitions, staff training and a year 6 swimming programme.
  • £4320 to C.E.P.D a sports provision company for after school clubs.
  • £4500 goes to Blacon High School for a specialist sports teacher to work alongside class teachers to deliver quality first teaching and to go twards the running costs of the Blacon Educational Village Sports competitions.

Total available: £8798  



School Sport Programme

As part of the PE and School Sport Programme, The Arches has chosen to be a member school of Chester School Sport Partnership and opt into the following package for the school year

2016 - 2017. This includes.

  • A leadership programme for all primary schools, including the Sports Ambassador Programme
  • A competitive sporting calendar throughout the year including the School Games Pathway Levels 1-3
  • Inter-school competitions including A & B teams 
  • KS1 Multi Skills Festival
  • Opportunities for pupils with additional needs to take part in competitive sport through the Project Ability Programme
  • Intensive swimming programme for Year 6 pupils
  • Change 4 Life clubs in primary and special school setting
  • Opportunity to develop strong school – community links
  • School Games Mark, including help with application
  • CPD teachers programme throughout the year
  • Gifted and Talented Training for KS2 pupils
  • Playground Leader Training and Change 4 Life Champions Training
  • Athlete Visits at selected events
  • Pupil Assessment System
  • Youth Sport Trust Membership
  • Annual Sports Awards Ceremony


Blacon High School sports package

  • 2 afternoons of specialist sports coaching per week x 39 weeks
  • Interschool competitions


External coaching

  • Yoga/pilates coaching 30 sessions @ £40
  • Afterschool clubs 30 sessions @ £40


Membership to Chester Sports Association



  • Additional swimming tutor 2hrs x40 weeks
  • Lifeguard £10 x 24 weeks


£9 026

Overspend of £228 taken from staffing budget.


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