Opening Schools Facilities Fund - Furness



OSF Funding used for:


Chetwynde School

Creating a table tennis offer within the school to be utilised before during and after school. This was the most popular option to offering a new sport within school students were keen to have I wide ranging offer with links to local club. 


Furness Academy

Enhancing the climbing offer for after school provision and community use to increase participation. A substantial bouldering extension to the current wall along supported with funding for climbing shoes for participants and relevant climbing training and emergency first aid course for a staff member to attend.


George Hastwell School

Purchasing specialist MOVE kit to develop the programme in school. A programme designed to develop movement and practical mobility skills in Children with mobility issues. Extra-curricular provision to be offered following additional staff completing train the trainer course.


St. Bernard’s Catholic High School

Investment in several bits of equipment and kit to widen the offer afterschool including table tennis bats, practice partner robot, and a number of adapted table tennis balls to support those with SEND needs and visual impairment. This bid also included portable football goals, dodgeball kit, and equipment for team building activities. All based on student voice to help inspire and develop physical activity as a lifelong habit. 


Walney School

Equipment to create a space into a gym as demand in Walney is extremely high for fitness facilities. Gym open to students and staff, before during and after school and available for community use on an evening.


Phase 3


George Hastwell 

Funding secured for an accessible outdoor gym area that will be open for extra curricular and community use, working in partnership with a local disability youth group. Development of new extracurricular outdoor accessible cycling club and storage to provide new opportunities and increase pupils’ confidence and competence for cycling.


Furness Academy 

Development of a new mountain bike trail, which would be something completely new for the area. Open for extra-curricular and community use, specifically targeting people from audiences who suffer the greatest inequalities.


St. George’s CofE Primary and Nursery School 

Greengate Junior School 

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School 

A collaboration between three local primary schools to open up their school facilities and offer a wide range of activities as part of their after school provision and evening sessions for the local community. Top up swimming sessions for their Y6 pupils, and increased opportunities to gain confidence and competence with cycling. All three primary schools are working together so that there is something to do every night of the week in a key strategic priority area.