Sports Funding

At Northmoor we aim to build on children’s natural enthusiasm for physical exploration and providing stimulating, purposeful and challenging experiences through games, dance, gymnastics, swimming, athletics, the daily mile and outdoor and adventurous activities. 
Physically active children are not only healthier but do better academically and in life, and are far more likely to be active as adults.  The first ten years of life provide children with a blueprint for their adult lives and is the time when they develop the critical fundamental movement skills that act as foundations and building blocks for future activity.

In the academic year 2018-19 we spent above our allocation (£219,210) on physical education: 


Oldham Sports Development – lunch time provision and after school extra-curricular activity (3 hours provision per week)


Extended Swimming Sessions – 1 hour per week, above minimum requirements – to raise attainment in primary school swimming at the end of key stage two



Hathershaw Sports Partnership fee – to improve links with local schools and run cross school activities


Freddie Fit Sessions for Children – to raise the  profile of active and healthy lifestyles



Freddie Fit Training Session for TAs (sustainable) – professional development and resources


Release Link Teacher to attend local cluster meetings and training – 3 days 


TA paid time to support/deliver a range of after school clubs and extra curricular activities (8 staff x 1 hour per week)


Outdoor Education Opportunities – walking, orienteering, climbing, caving


Transport costs for attending competitive events


Release time for teacher to achieve the School Games Award


Increased staff (above minimum ratios) at playtimes and lunchtimes to encourage physical activity and active playgrounds (6 staff x 4 hours per week)


TLR payment for Sports and Community Development Lead Teacher






The Impact of the School Sports Premium:  

  • The curriculum is varied and the children participate in a range of physical exercise and games. 
  • Most pupils have positive attitudes towards physical activity and they enjoy the daily mile challenges.
  • Children receive at least a good standard teaching in PE and this is evident from monitoring teaching and learning. 
  • Specialist staff and coaches are used to ensure that children receive a better quality of education. 
  • Within school assessment shows that a majority of pupils are working at age related expectations in most year groups.  
  • The level of achievement in PE is good or better in Early Years and both Key Stage 1 and 2. Pupils make good progress from their starting points. 
  • Feedback from pupils show an improved attitude towards sports and physical activity.
  • Links with other local primary schools and secondary schools are very strong and we are involved in interschool competitions and sporting events throughout the year. The number of competitions we are involved in doubled in the academic year. E.g. Football Tournaments for both girls and boys, Cross Country Racing, Cricket matches, rugby, handball and dodgeball, Dance Competitions.
  • There is a good range of extra-curricular sports clubs for pupils throughout school. This not only develops sporting ability and confidence but also develops social skills. 
  • This year the children have competed in the following events and competitions: KS2 girls and boys A/B team Football Tournaments and Mixed Football Tournaments, Athletics, Multi-Skills, Handball, Volleyball, Dodge Ball, Tag Rugby, EYFS/KS1 Balance Bikes and Young Leaders Sports Training.  The academy has also become a partner for the Junior Parkrun and staff and families participated in the Parkrun takeover day in June. The number of events attended and active participation is a significant improvement on the previous year.
  • The academy has also achieved the Silver School Games Award and is working towards the Gold School Games Award.


Areas for Development / Next Steps 2019-20

  • Re-Launch the daily mile and invest in playground markings to support the initiative 
  • Ensure sustainability by investing in further professional development 
  • Train a Sports Apprentice to support games, extra-curricular opportunities and active playtimes 
  • Liaise with Harmony Trust sport lead to ensure Sports, Community and facilities are well led between both Academies
  • Increase the proportions of pupils who participate in competitive sports including those with additional needs or who may be considered disadvantaged
  • Continue to promote staff well-being by organising a range of physical activities for staff to engage in – intra trust games, ‘Go-Ape’, Bradford 10K, Snowdon Walk

 Proposed Spend 2019-20

This year our allocation is £19,740 following the government’s commitment to increase the premium for all eligible pupils. Following the positive impact of the allocation in 2018-19 we intend to target our resources in the same way and to continue to allocate a proportion of the school’s dedicated budget to continue to provide appropriate physical education.


Impact Measures (to be reviewed June 2020) 


  • Increase participation in School games and competition 
  • Monitoring of the playground shows active and physical activity by pupils 
  • Pupil surveys show positive attitudes to physical activity 
  • Staff have the confidence to deliver excellent PE sessions and extra-curricular      activities 
  • At least 75% of pupils participate in the daily mile 
  • Attainment in school swimming:
    • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
    • use a range of strokes effectively
    • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations



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