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Rathmell  C.E (V.A) Primary School


Sports Premium Statement



“Striving for Excellence, Caring for All”

Sports Premium funding is provided by the Government to schools. It is ring-fenced and at the discretion of the head teacher as to how it is spent on the development of school sport.


At Rathmell School our aim is to:-

  • Ensure that attainment in PE is raised across the school
  • Ensure that PE  is inclusive of all children regardless of their individual needs
  • Ensure that all children have access to interschool competitions in a range of sports in North Craven and beyond whenever possible
  • To provide specialist teaching staff to enhance the curriculum and to utilise this as a means of  developing staffs subject knowledge
  • To purchase equipment and cover  other costs in order to broaden children’s sporting experiences
  • To raise children’s awareness that being active and eating a balanced diet will help them to have a healthy lifestyle


How has this money been spent?


1.Rathmell Primary School, along with other schools in the North Craven Cluster, employ a specialist PE teacher to deliver PE within school and to support the professional development  of staff, in order to sustain the continued quality first teaching of the subject.

2.Coaches from Settle Cricket Club coach children in cricket during the summer term



  • Children’s skills levels have improved.
  • Year 6 children will be at a higher level before transition to secondary school. They will also have had the opportunity to meet staff and pupils from other schools to engage in sporting activities
  • Children’s confidence and experiences are increased as they are meeting and working with a range of staff
  • CPD opportunities for staff who shadow the teachers
  • Children have accessed the local cricket, rugby, swimming and football clubs
  • Children are aware that exercise and being healthy are important


3.Children from Rathmell School have accessed a range of inter-school competitions in North Craven. The school contributes towards the employment of Ms Becky Mercer, who is responsible for organising these events which have included athletics, cross country, football, cricket, tag rugby, skittle ball, orienteering and the swimming gala. The school has entered teams and individuals in these competitions. If we are unable to form a team children have joined with other children form small primaries to make up a team. All children who wish to take part are included in the team. Some children have advanced to represent the area in regional events such as swimming and cross country.



  • Increased opportunities for children to compete in competitive sports from R- Y6
  • Heighten children’s enthusiasm for participation in events which impacts on their desire to participate.
  • It is hoped that channelling this enthusiasm impacts on behaviour and academic progress and attainment
  • Increase in self esteem
  • Children are beginning to engage in events such as badminton, basketball, gymnastics and multi skills; problem solving and fitness activities which previously they have not had the opportunity to do.



4.The funding has enabled the school to renew and purchase additional equipment. It has also allowed us to provide transport to events during the school day. It has enabled KS2 children to access residential visits which are inclusive of outdoor educational activities.



  • All children in KS2 have participated in residential visits which are inclusive of outdoor education
  • Children from R-Y6 have been able to participate in sporting events within the area as travel costs have been covered
  • School has a good range of equipment for a variety of sporting activities. New purchases have enhanced the quality of equipment in the outdoors ; a table tennis table is popular with those children who prefer to be an individual player than part of a team


5.The funding has enabled the school to subsidise after school sporting clubs run by Sports Cool who are qualified teachers.



  • Due to reduced fees a greater number of children are able to access the club
  • Children have had the opportunity to participate in a wider range  of activities including Zumba, street dance, multi skills and dodgeball
  • The inclusion of this club has enhanced the sport provision offered to our children living in a rural area




As a result of the provision in place in school; the opportunities for children to participate in a variety of sports and for them to participate competitively has resulted in us achieving the  Sainsbury’s school games mark, in which we have reached a Silver  award. This year our aim will be to achieve the gold award.