Menston Primary School

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PE & Sports Premium

The government allocates funding to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This is called PE and Sports Premium funding.

The Sports premium funding at Menston Primary School is used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of pupils so that they develop healthy lifestyles.

Playing sport helps to keep children healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.

The government identifies five key indicators that schools should work to see improvement across. These are:

Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officers guidelines recommend that primary school pupils undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school

Key indicator 2: The profile of PESSPA being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

2020-21 grant value is £19690. In 2019-20 grant value was £19600 and due to Covid-19 lockdown we underspent by £1083. This is carried forward, giving a total of £20766.

Please click here for the overview of how the grant is allocated for 2020–21

See below for details of how the grant was allocated for 2019–20

How we used the Sports Premium in 2019-20 to improve the quality and breadth of our PE provision:

What was the impact of the use of the Sports Premium Funding in 2019-20?

We developed our staff’s ability and confidence to teach high quality educational gymnastics. The children’s core access to PE within the curriculum has therefore been enhanced.

We encouraged high numbers of our children to be active, happy and competitive within a supportive framework which develops and celebrates their sporting talents while giving opportunities to children of all abilities. For example we provided  over 230 opportunities for children to run in cross country races, we provided over 70 opportunities for children to take part in coaching and competition in Tag- rugby and hockey and we provided over 200 opportunities for boys and girls to play in football leagues and competitions. Had the pandemic not intervened we would have provided over 1000 such opportunities by the end of July.

Our participation in the Ilkley Grammar School Leagues provides over  700 units of participation in the Primary schemes for rugby, netball, hockey, rounders and  the astro football leagues. Other in-school sporting activities  at lunchtime and after school  plus our successful tradition of cross country running means that in a typical year Menston Primary School provides well  over 1,000 opportunities per year for children  to take part in sporting events.

As a result of this funding we increased (in the Autumn and Spring terms)  the number of wider  opportunities available for our children over time. This included opportunities to participate in PE and sport at lunchtimes and outside of the school day.

We always prioritise participation and the pastoral and personal development of children through sport. We work hard to encourage sportsmanship, good manners, empathy and acceptance of others. We want children to love sport and to treat each other and opponents with dignity and respect whether they win or lose.

We manage to do all this because our families help us. They work with us, helping us to get our children to and from the various events. They also back up our high expectations of sporting participation and behaviour. Our families also understand that while we want to involve as many children as possible we can’t include every child every time, but that over time we will include as many as possible.


This funding helped us to improve both our quality of teaching and to widen the range of our sporting provision for children. We have worked to provide sporting opportunities- especially competitive ones for our children. We have established a tradition of friendly, competitive participation in a variety of sports.

We are a school that values sport and PE because:

Children enjoy it because it’s fun to do.

It contributes to their emotional well-being
It helps them to develop healthy lifestyles.
If taught well, it develops their social skills, their humanity and empathy and it teaches them how to persevere and be resilient.


Please report all absences to the school office before 8:30 am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. You must not send any child in to school if they are displaying the symptoms of Covid-19. Please keep them off school and book a PCR test. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.