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School Council

While we would usually welcome visitors to our school, at the moment we are closed for visits due to Government Covid-19 guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you into school again as soon as possible. 

Primary School's Sports Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School's Sports Funding page.

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of Funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs


Our Aims

At Pickhill CE Primary School we aim to promote a positive attitude towards sport and exercise.  We aim to give pupils opportunities in school to try new activities, with a strong emphasis on participation and enjoyment.

PE lessons are aimed at developing skills that can be easily transferred into individual and team sports. Every child takes part in a minimum of 2 hours PE per week, including games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor adventurous activities and swimming.

We aim to offer clubs each academic year whether it be to promote participation in a certain activity or sport, or promote children to lead a healthy lifestyle and to ‘keep fit’.




Sport Premium Funding 2020-2021

The grant for 2020-21 is £16350

Aims for the year:


  • CPD for staff
  • To further raise standards in PE across the school through high quality teaching
  • Continue to improve PE resources
  • To further raise the participation levels of pupils taking part in a competitive activity, either in cluster events or after school sport club
  • To continue to be fully involved in the Bedale Cluster sports programme
  • To further develop outdoor and adventurous activities
  • To redevelop the EYFS/KS1 outdoor area
  • To audit and replenish playtime resources

We will achieve this by 

  • Purchasing and updating PE resources
  • Developing Playground provision
  • Funding transport to sporting activities
  • Subsidising residential trips



For Evidencing the impact of PE and Pupil Premium Expenditure 2019/20 please click here




Pickhill Church of England School

Sports Premium 2018/19


Suggested use of Funding

What we have done 2018/19      

Hiring specialist PE teachers or

Qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE.

Specialist PE teacher were hired for EYFS/KS1 and KS2



Impact: Improved staff knowledge.

Supporting and engaging the least active children through new clubs.

The following after school clubs have continued this year to support and engage the least active children:

  • Dance
  • Multi Skills
  • Martial Arts 
  • Cricket


Impact: At least 50% of the school attend weekly.

Paying for professional development

Opportunities for teachers in PE and sport and providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport.

Staff are developing skills and knowledge through sport-specific courses where appropriate. 





Impact: Progression of skills

Running sport competitions, and increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.

The children have participated in cluster competitions where appropriate.

 Sports Day offered all children the opportunity to compete in a wide range of activities, teaching about sportsmanship and celebrating success. 

Improved team work.

Improved participation in activities. 

Buying quality assured professional development

modules or materials for PE and sport.

We have invested in new games resources to accompany curriculum lessons. 

A range of equipment to help develop skills as well as to help all pupils engage successfully in physical activity. 

We have also invested in new PE resources especially gymnastic equipment. 

Impact: Children learning new skills and sports.

Pooling the additional funding with that of other

 local schools.

We are engaged in the Bedale cluster agreement for inter school competitions.

Impact: Children participating with other schools.







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