Sports Funding

Sports Funding

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.  The government are nationally spending over £450 million on this funding over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.  The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2016 to 2017 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

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.  Mr Warriner also works with children who have been chosen to represent the school in competitions and this practice has proved invaluable.

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 Hambelton District Tag Rugby Finals for the second successive year.  This was in addition to winning the Cluster Sportshall Athletics competition.  The Headteacher/PE Lead has completed the Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism (currently undertaking the Level 6 course).   York City Football Club worked with pupils in Classes 3 & 4 to discuss healthy lifestyles (the prevention of childhood obesity through increased physical activity).

Current academic year 2017-2018

Our PE and Sport Premium income for the academic year 2017-2018 is approximately £16000.  So far this academic year we have continued our affiliation with the Easingwold Sports Partnership.  This has allowed us to continue to participate in Cluster sporting events.

  • Impact on positive behaviour and attitudes to learning which has brought about increased progress and attainment.
  • Rise in the number of pupils participating in extra-curricular sporting activities.
  • Impact on positive behaviour and attitudes to learning which has brought about increased progress and attainment.
  • Children throughout EYFS & Key Stage 1 benefited from swimming lessons.  The importance of swimming lessons for water safety can’t be overstated; our pupils have developed core skills as a result of the sports premium.
  • Teaching staff have gained new skills and strategies for the teaching of PE.

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