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PE & Sport Premium

Please click the link below for general information about the Government's PE and Sport Premium funding.

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium 2019/2020


Between 2013 and 2020, all UK schools have received funding from the Department for Education.  The purpose of the funding is to improve the provision of PE and school sport.  Our school already has a well-established positive attitude towards sport and exercise and pupils are given lots of opportunities in school to try new activities, with a strong emphasis on participation and enjoyment.  We are fully committed to promoting active and healthy lifestyles.


Our offer continually includes the following:

  • PE lessons which are aimed at developing skills that can easily be transferred into individual and team sports.  Every child takes part in at least two hours of PE per week, including games, athletics, gymnastics, dance and outdoor and adventurous activities.
  • The opportunity to have swimming lessons, with catch up lessons available, to ensure that they can swim 25 metres before they leave primary school.
  • Opportunities to enter as many Inter School competitions as possible, involving children of ranging age and abilities. We have enjoyed success in a range of sports including tag rugby and hockey.  Sadly this year, after reaching area finals, these were cancelled due to Covid-19.  Inclusion is a priority for our Federation and we aim to provide all children with the chance to represent their school as part of a competitive team. 
  • The offer of a range of after school sports clubs throughout the year for all ability and age groups, including gymnastics, tennis, athletics, cricket and football.
  • A commitment to providing our children with a rich and broad range of sporting experiences from which we hope they will find ‘their sport’ and lead an active lifestyle.


Below is a summary report showing how the Federation has spent its allocation of funding during the 2019/2020 academic year.  A link to the proposed spending of these funds is available at the bottom of this page.  As a result of the impact of Covid-19, some of these plans have been deferred to the next academic year with funding being carried forward.


PE & Sports Funding Impact Statement 2019/2020


Allocated funding for 2019/2020 funding has been spent on the following areas and projects:


Overall Sports and PE Provision/ Development

  • Allocation of funding for the employment of a lead to implement and develop our Federation’s vision towards promoting and enabling healthy and active lifestyles.  Plans underway include working towards Sainsbury’s School Games Mark, Healthy Schools, Play Leaders, Change 4 Life Champions and the promotion of Health and Well being


Competition and Performance

  • Additional training for all staff in PE.
  • Hiring specialist qualified sports coaches to work alongside all teachers and with all pupils throughout the year.
  • To provide additional swimming lessons to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to leave Year 6 as able swimmers.
  • Updating school sports and playtime equipment and facilities, including the building of a partition to improve facilities for teaching sports and PE.
  • Involvement in inter-school/ cluster sporting events coordinated by a games organiser (funded together with cluster schools using Sport Premium funding).  This has ensured that our pupils can participate and compete in these events.
  • A lasting impact of the sport funding is that many of our children go on to further develop their sporting interests after leaving our Federation.  Several pupils have gone on to become members of local sports clubs including Masham Golf Club, Bedale Football Club, Wensleydale Rugby Club, Thornton Steward Sailing Club and Richmond Swimming Club.  We always enjoy hearing about the sporting success of our children.



  • Providing cover to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport and to attend inter school competitions.  Funding is used to transport children to sporting activities/ competitions.
  • Providing places for pupils in after school clubs covering a variety of sports.  After school sports clubs, which are varied across the school year and take place four days a week, are attended by up to 50% of children.  In the ‘Growing up in North Yorkshire’ survey 2008, 75% of pupils stated that they do at least 5 hours of physical activity in a typical week.  Plans to complete a survey in Summer Term 2020 have been postponed due to Covid-19.  We hope to complete these in September to further evidence impact.
  • Offering a rich and wide range of sporting experiences including freestyling football and archery.  This has allowed for greater inclusion.  In the ‘Growing up in North Yorkshire’ survey 2018, 100% of pupils stated that they enjoy physical activity.  Sports funding has enabled outdoor learning to become increasingly embedded within the curriculum.  All children have the opportunity to use a local woodland for outdoor learning.  The impact of this can be seen in the positive engagement of all learners, increased self-esteem and team building skills.
  • Children in Year 5 & Year 6 have participated in outdoor adventurous activities at Bewerley Park which has exposed them to a wider range of physical activities.
  • A climbing wall has been installed on the Thornton Watlass site and the outdoor activity area at Snape is under development to include a climbing area which will help to promote active play.
  • Younger children are involved in cycling lessons which help them to ride a bike whilst older children are able to keep themselves safe through cycling proficiency sessions.


Promoting Health and Well-Being

  • The majority of children have nutritionally balanced lunch provided by school catering.  The school has an established gardening club where the children are encouraged, and supported, to grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables.  The produce is often used in school as a healthy snack and children take home much of the produce they have grown.
  • The impact of using funding to facilitate our regular programme of outdoor learning mentioned above (including Forest Schools and outdoor adventurous activities at Bewerley Park) helps our children to develop a love of the outdoors and develop healthy lifestyles.
  • Children have been involved in health and well-being workshops (DR ME :Diet, Resilience, Mind, Exercise).

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