Sport Premium


How Sport Premium funding is implemented at GANF 

Funding Allocation



Ambergate Sports College


Sandon School




Sport Premium facilitates a wide range of sporting activities at both Ambergate and Sandon. The following table shows what we offer and how this positively impacts on our pupils experiences. 




Outdoor Education via the employment of a specialised Outdoor Instructor.

We have an Outdoor Education timetable which allows all pupils across GANF, regardless of ability, to take part in activities including:

  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Bouldering
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Raft Building
  • Team Building
  • Bridge Building

We also have our very own Forest School which is an outdoor classroom where pupils take part in woodland activities.

100% of GANF pupils outside of the 14-16 curriculum access Outdoor Education within the academic year. Those pupils in the 14-16 section have the ability to choose Outdoor Education as an option.

Physical Education as part of every pupils timetable.

We have two qualified PE Teachers within GANF and two external specialised sports coaches who deliver PE lessons across GANF. Lesson activities include:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Multi-Skills
  • Boccia
  • Curling
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics

At Ambergate we have our very own indoor sports gym which includes:

  • Rowing Machines
  • Adapted Cycling Machines
  • Punch Bag
  • Weights
  • Cardio Wall
  • Interactive Screen

100% of GANF pupils access PE each week. The range in activities ensures that PE caters for all needs and requirements.

98% of Ambergate pupils achieved their national curriculum target for PE in 2015/2016.

90% of Sandon pupils achieved their national curriculum target for PE in 2015/2016.

Swimming lessons to promote the attainment of a valuable life-skill.

We access the local swimming pool which allows pupils from across GANF the ability to learn to swim. This also boosts self-confidence and self-esteem.

Swimming lessons take place every week throughout the academic year. Three classes attend lessons each week, one from Ambergate and two from Sandon.

Horse riding lessons to promote extra-curricular activities.

We have links to a horse riding school which caters for pupils from across GANF. This provides a unique, nurturing and extra-curricular element to our timetabling.

Horse riding lessons take place every week throughout the academic year. Two classes attend each week, one from Ambergate and one from Sandon.

Specialised Sport Coaches

We employ a sport coaching company named VIRSCO. They deliver PE lessons and sports based lunchtime clubs across GANF.

100% of GANF pupils have access to a trained sports specialist. This maximises physical development, increases social interaction and develops pupil confidence and self-esteem.  

Sport tracking and assessment software – ‘iCoach4Sport’.

We use a system called ‘iCoach4Sport’ which is a structured tracking and reporting tool for PE. It provides a framework to measure the participation of our pupils against the national curriculum. 

This system enhances home-school communication and provides access to real-time, open and reliable information regarding the pupils PE progress. Furthermore, this system highlights behaviour and social strengths which boosts pupils self-confidence.



  For any further information about GANF Sport Premium, please contact Ashley Caress.

T. 01476 564957 

M. 07725595377