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Rathmell  CE VA Primary School

Primary PE Sport Grant Report 2015-16

Primary Sports Grant

Primary PE Sport Grant Awarded to the school £8,140

The Sport Premium is an amount of money allocated to the school by the Government. It is ring fenced and at the discretion of the head teacher as to how it is spent on the development of school sport. The government funding has been provided to ensure that schools achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport within schools.

At Rathmell Primary School our aim is to:-

  • Engage all pupils in regular physical activity, in order for them to develop healthy lifestyles
  • To raise the profile of PE and Sport across the school for all children
  • To increase the knowledge and skills of all staff in the delivery of PE and to use specialist staff to deliver a high quality curriculum
  • To offer all children a broad range of sporting activities
  • To increase children’s participation in competitive sport and sign post children to sports clubs within the area
  • 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

Record and Impact  of the spending of the PPSG

(please note the impact column will be updated at the end of a particular project or the end of the year when the provision is evaluated)





Invest in the Settle Cluster partnership Service level Agreement

A fully organised annual programme of competitions, tournaments, festivals in North Craven e.g. cross country, athletics, cricket, tag rugby




Increased opportunities for children to compete in competitive sports.

Heighten children’s enthusiasm for participation in events. Expectation that channelling enthusiasm impacts on behaviour and academic progress.

Increase in self esteem

Children have had the opportunity to participate in events such as problem solving and fitness activities, badminton and basketball , which they would previously not have accessed.

To provide the high quality provision of PE in school

Specialist PE teacher to lead PE lessons in school


Children’s skills levels have improved

Children are more prepared for team games and competitions within the cluster

Children’s confidence and experiences are increased as they are meeting and working with a range of staff

Y6 children will have a higher skills level prior to transition to secondary school

Children are made aware of how and why exercise and being healthy are important


To subsidise after school sports clubs in order to allow a greater number of children to access high quality sporting opportunities

Sports cool deliver clubs after school to increase participation e.g. Street dance, athletics, dodgeball


Due to subsidising clubs, more children have accessed these.

Children have had the opportunity to participate in a range of activities including Zumba, dodgeball, street dance.

The inclusion of this club has enhanced the sports provision offered to children in this rural area



Purchase of specialist equipment to support PE lessons

4 x football posts

Athletics equipment

Table tennis table

General resources


School has a range of equipment for both indoor and outdoor provision.

Purchases have enhanced outdoor provision


Opportunities for children to participate in outdoor and adventurous activities

Transport costs and subsidise outdoor residential to Humphrey Head


Children from all year groups have participated in residential visits which are inclusive of outdoor adventurous activities

Children to have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons in order to comply with the National Curriculum

Swimming costs for using and getting to Settle Swimming pool


Attendance at the swimming gala – interschool competitive event


Children swim from Reception to Y6.

The majority of children achieve the curriculum expectations by the time they leave the school

Children participate competitively at the swimming gala; children have qualified for the area finals as a result.

Increased participation in local swimming clubs and lessons


Employment of specialist PE teachers and Sports coaches to work alongside staff to improve subject knowledge

Settle Cricket coaches


Children’s skills levels have improved

Increasing number of children joining Settle Cricket Club

CPD opportunities for staff who shadow coaches

Cover transport costs in order children throughout the school to attend cluster sporting events

Transport to a range of activities eg orienteering, tag rugby, cricket festival



Children from Reception- to Year 6 have participated in events, with cluster schools

Provide workshops/visits by specialists to enhance the PE curriculum and provide CPD opportunities for staff

Workshops shared with other  cluster primary schools provided by specialist teachers


Children have had high quality teaching in specialist areas to improve their skills

Staff are able to apply this to future teaching

Celebration of sporting success by the presentation of cups/medals

Purchase a new sports trophy and medals for sports day


Children are recognised for their successes and the school can celebrate these with parents and carers

Total grant received


Total expenditure


Total remaining




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 the school achieving the Sainsbury’s schools games mark, in which we reached a silver award. This year, 2016, we achieved gold.