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 2017-18 we spent above our allocation (£17,760) on physical education: 


•    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. 


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Areas for Development 2018-19

  • 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 Richmond’s sport lead to ensure Sports, Community and facilities are well led between both Academies.
  • Improve swimming provision for those pupils who have joined the academy at various entry point and may not have accessed swimming provision. Y6 pupils to complete a short water safety awareness course.

Proposed Spend 2018-19

This year our allocation is £19,740 following the government’s commitment to increase the premium for all eligible pupils. 


  • Oldham Sports Development 2 days per week including lunch and after school clubs – providing highly skilled professional coaches


  • Extended Swimming Sessions – 1 hour per week


  • Hathershaw Sports Partnership fee 


  • Freddie Fit Sessions for Children 


  • Freddie Fit Training Session for TAs (sustainable) 


  • Freddie Fit Resources for lesson delivery in school 


  • Release Link Teacher to attend planning meetings – 3 days 


  • TA paid time to support a range of after school clubs and extra curricular activities including competitive events


  • Outdoor Education Opportunities – walking, orienteering, climbing, caving


  • Transport costs for attending cluster events


  • Additional staffing at break times to supervise the daily mile





Impact Measures (to be reviewed June 2019) 

  • Increase participation in School games and competition 
  • March 2019 – 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 number of events attended is a significant improvement on the previous year.
  • 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 
  • how many pupils within their year 6 cohort can do each of the following:
  • 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