Nurturing, Developing, Inspiring

At Parkside GGI Academy our children are at the heart of everything we do.

We believe every child deserves the best start in life.

Through nurturing our children's curiosity, potential and experiences we will develop
their love of learning and their abillty to embrace the challenges of the future.


Click here for information about the Inspired Learning Multi Academy Trust.

School Sports Funding

click here to read our Sports funding report Summer 2016

Click here to read our plans for funding 2016-2017

IIn April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September 2013.
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

At Parkside GGI we are passionate about ensuring our children lead a healthy lifestyle, take part in a wide range of physical activities including team sports and feel like they are part of a team. For this reason we have used our £8425 sports funding in the following ways:

  • Purchased a set of 70 team kits which include tracksuit, t-shirt, shorts and baseball cap. This is to ensure all our children can feel part of a team when representing school at sporting events.
  • We are the lead school working alongside professional coaching staff at Inside out and have designed a programme of sporting activities across the year for year 1 and year 2 children called ‘Inspiring Infants’. This includes coaching and events in football, basketball and Olympic sports. This ensures we work alongside 10 other schools to promote fair play and sportsmanship as well as the experience of competition at the events. These events follow on from the half termly training sessions within school. The events include an inter schools football tournament at our local football ground, basketball events at a local sports centre and inter school Olympics.
  • After year 2 children have completed their Inspiring Infants football programme, they have the opportunity to attend a league game at Holker St the home of Barrow AFC.
  • In the final term of year 1 and throughout the academic year in year 2 children attend swimming lessons lead by a certified swimming instructor.
  • Yo-Kids are working with our EYFS children to develop balance skills and spatial awareness.
  • KS karate school provide an after school karate club for 22 children who are currently working towards their orange belt.
  • Barrow AFC community coaches are providing an after school club for 40 children across the school year.
  • Lewis Campbell of Kreativ dance will be running curriculum dance sessions with year reception to year 2. These dance sessions are linked closely to our topic work.
  • Our School Council have audited resources and purchased a range of outdoor play equipment including football goals, skipping ropes, basket balls, cycle equipment and many more things to ensure we have an active and fun playtime.
  • We have appointed a games leader for lunchtimes. He initiates active games with the children modelling how to play a range of games and ensuring they are played safely.
  • Each year group now receives lessons provided by professional sports people, visits include experience of outdoor education and year 1 and 2 pupils participate in swimming lessons.

The funding has had a huge impact on the children at Parkside GGI Academy. Since implementing a variety of sporting opportunities for our children, many have gone on to continue their love for sport outside school, such as basketball clubs of a weekend; attending dance troupes or ballet; playing for local football clubs and martial arts training. By embedding physical development activities earlier in our curriculum, children’s gross motor and basic sporting skill have improved and a difference in attitude and performance can be seen when children are entering and progressing through KS1.