Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

PE & Sports Premium

The government allocates funding jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, to see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This is called PE and sport premium funding.

2018-19 grant value is £19730. In 2017-18 Menston received £19680

How we are using the Sports Premium Grant in 2018-19 to improve the quality and breadth of our PE provision:

Please click here for the overview of how the grant is allocated for 2018 – 19

Please click here for the overview of how the grant was allocated for 2017 – 18

How we used the Sports Premium in 2017-18 to improve the quality and breadth of our PE provision:

What was the impact of the use of the Sports Premium Funding in 2017-18?

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

We encouraged increasing 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.

As a result of this funding we increased the number of 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.

Swimming At Menston Primary 2018

97% of our current Y6 cohort can swim confidently, competently and proficiently, over a distance of 25m.

97% of our Y6 cohort uses a range of strokes effectively (front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke).

92% of our Y6 cohort passed their water safe self-rescue test during their Y5 swimming lesson module at school.

To summarise:

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:


Open Mornings for Prospective Parents (Foundation September 2020 intake) are Thursday 7th November 2019 and Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 9:30am

Important Dates

Year 1 Abbey House Museum Trip
Oct 17 @ 9:15 am – 3:00 pm
Wharfedale Primary XC League 2019-20, Ashlands Primary School
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
KS1 Harvest Festival
Oct 22 @ 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm