Sports Funding

Sports Funding

The most recent PE funding intent and impact statement can be viewed here: PE Impact and Intent 2021

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that the Primary PE and Sport Premium should be used to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding is based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

We are using the funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision at Crayke Church of England Primary School.

Funds have been ‘pooled’ within the local cluster of primary schools to employ specialist PE coaches and PE teachers who will work in our school to:

  • Provide high quality PE lessons whilst also working alongside teachers in their lessons to increase their subject knowledge and PE skills.
  • Provide a range of extra-curricular sports clubs run by existing members of staff and specialist coaches.
  • Coordinate and run cluster sporting competitions and events throughout the academic year.

All cluster sports events cover a range of activities including cross country, tag rugby and football.

From these actions we are hoping to:

  • Increase pupil participation in sporting activities.
  • Increase participation and success in competitive sports.
  • Develop children’s understanding of ‘being healthy’ and the way in which exercise plays a central role.


Our pupils continue to show an enthusiasm and enjoyment for sports and PE.  Our sports coach works with each class and all the children have benefited from his expertise.  They thoroughly enjoy his games sessions and their development is sustained.  He has helped them to improve their knowledge of team games, their ability to work together as a team as well as their speed, agility and coordination.

Ongoing benefits (sustainability):

  • Increase in attendance at Cluster sporting events.
  • Crayke pupils continue to excel in Cluster and North Yorkshire sporting events. In 2014/15 the school won both Cluster football and tag rugby tournaments.  Eight pupils also represented the school in the North Yorkshire cross country finals.
  • In 2015/16 the school won both the Cluster and Hambleton District football competitions.  In addition, Crayke also won the Cluster tag rugby tournament for the second successive year.  Ten pupils also represented the school in the North Yorkshire cross country finals.  Crayke finished third in the North Yorkshire School Games Tag Rugby Finals, after winning the Hambleton District competition.
  • In 2016/17 Crayke won the Cluster Tag Rugby competition for the third successive year.  In July Crayke also won Hambleton District Tag Rugby Finals for the second successive year.  This was in addition to winning the Cluster Sportshall Athletics competition.   York City Football Club worked with pupils in Classes 3 & 4 to discuss healthy lifestyles (the prevention of childhood obesity through increased physical activity).

 Please see the attached documents for further details on the expenditure and impact of the Sports Funding for previous academic years.

Academic Year 2019 2020

Academic Year 2018 2019

Academic Year 2017 2018



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