We pride ourselves as being a very active school with lots of physical activity on offer with fabulous new facilities including a large hall space and outdoor MUGA.

Activities we offer include; swimming in our very own hydrotherapy pool and at the local leisure centre, rebound therapy, differentiated PE lessons, sherborne sessions, lunchtime and enrichment clubs, as well as joining in with festivals and competitions across the county.

Swimming at Alfreton Leisure Centre

Swimming at the leisure centre takes place weekly, with pupils having a taught 30-minute lesson through Derbyshire County Council swimming teachers. Pupils are supported by school staff who help to develop their water confidence, teach the importance of water safety as well as basic swimming skills.

The sessions are extremely successful with lots of weekly progress being made.

Rebound Therapy

We are extremely fortunate enough to have our very own rebound trampoline in school which is accessed by our pupils with support from trained members of staff. Rebound has many benefits for a number of our pupils.

Festivals and competitions

Are mostly organised through AVSSP (Amber Valley School Sports Partnership), these include athletics, multi-sports, futsal, boccia, indoor rowing plus many others. This allows many of our pupils to take part in inter-school festivals and competitions.

We also try to arrange MOVE days and other specialist sports with local special schools, to ensure a broad and balanced P.E curriculum is available for all classes.

External providers

We are also lucky enough to work with Lord Taverners through Derbyshire County Cricket Club who provide table cricket sessions in school. Which then lead onto competitions across the school year.

AVSSP are able to deliver a range of sessions, which include rowing, martial arts, dodgeball and in the past have supported a multi-sport after school club.  We also enjoy whole school activities including Ozzy’s obstacle course and tough mudder activities. Staff are able to attend CPD sessions through AVSSP which are all beneficial.

On an annual basis we also have a dedicated dance teacher to support us during a multi-cultural day. So that pupils can explore a range of music, dances and cultural experiences.

Outdoor Education

We are lucky enough to have 2 outdoor education centres close by to school, including Lea Green and Thornbridge Outdoors. Here we can offer activities including, low ropes, high ropes, zip line, plus other adventurous activities which cannot be offered whilst in school. Each class has the opportunity to take part on these events at least once per academic school year.

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

The sport premium grant is an Olympic legacy fund that aims to increase the quantity and quality of the volunteer workforce supporting and developing the school games.

As a school we are lucky to receive sports premium funding from the Department for Education. Physical Development and Physical Education are fundamental parts of our curriculum offer.

The school utilises the funding in line with the Department for Education Guidance, which is to;

•    Develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities

•    Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

We also ensure that a thorough action plan has been taken out to include the 5 key indicators which are;

•    Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity

•    Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

•    Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

•    Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

•    Increased participation in competitive sport

For how we adopt these 5 key indicators in our school, please see the sports premium document or for further information please contact, Marie McCuaig or Katie Turner.

Further information on the sport premium is available via the following link:


April 2022 Sports Premium Evaluated

APS Sports Premium April 2023 2024