At Carnforth Christ Church we believe in ‘Sport for All’. This ethos gives every child in school the opportunity to learn new sports and develop their skills in addition to participation in tournaments and festivals with other local schools through our Schools Sports Partnership and Rural Schools Sports Network.

We continue to be awarded the Silver Kitemark for our sporting achievements and our Junior Football team continues to have success.

Over the last 12 months we have participated in: football, gymnastics, athletics, tag rugby, multi skills, tri-golf, swimming and archery to name just a few! We have also had specialist coaches and teachers in school and each class has had the opportunity to learn dance, football and multi skills during the school day.  We look forward to recommence our after school clubs offering a range of enrichment activities for all children.

We take children’s health, PE and fitness very seriously and this is reflected in our school grounds through our fitness trail, adventure trail and mini gym.  Physical Development skills are developed well for our Early Years children through our large and well equipped outdoor provision.  We currently have an in-house PE specialist teacher who leads PE across the school and provides high quality training for staff.  Training is also provided for our welfare staff to equip them with the skills required to promote positive play and physical activity during lunch times.

These wide and varied opportunities give our children the chance to learn new skills, work with others and participate with other local schools in tournaments.

Due to our rural, coastal locality and close proximity to the Lancaster Canal we take swimming and water safety very seriously.  This financial year we have introduced an additional swimming session to ensure all of our pupils (from year 1 upwards) have the opportunity to learn to swim.  Out of the year 6 cohort who left our school in July 2020, 93% of pupils could swim 25 metres, could use a range of strokes effectively and perform personal survival skills.

In addition to the £17,000 PE and Sport grant allocated to our school, we further enhance the spending through our school budget.  In the financial year 2021 we have spent the following:

  • £1,000 – Membership of the Lancaster and Heysham Schools Sport Network
  • £900 – Specialist dance teacher for all pupils
  • £800 – PE and Sports Equipment
  • £13,100 – Installation of Mini Gym and extension to existing adventure trail
  • £360 – Purchasing of PSHE scheme to help promote healthy lifestyles
  • £4,000 – Specialist PE teacher for all pupils
  • £1000 – Additional swimming session for younger pupils

Total expenditure – £21,160