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 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.

2019-20 grant value is £19600. In 2018-19 grant value was £19730.

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

Please click here for the overview of how the grant is allocated for 2019 – 20

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

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

What was the impact of the use of the Sports Premium Funding in 2018-19?

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.

Sports Participation Menston Primary School

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

Swimming At Menston Primary 2019

93% of our current Y6 cohort can swim confidently, competently and proficiently, over a distance of 25m.

93% of our Y6 cohort uses a range of strokes effectively (front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke).

89% 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:

Children enjoy it because it’s fun to do.
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.


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