Sports Premium Funding

At Swillington Primary School, we are committed to delivering a high-quality PE and sports curriculum and promoting healthy and active lifestyles. We aim to develop skills and knowledge through participation in diverse and varied physical activities and sports, as well as to improve fitness and develop social skills.

In order to promote health and fitness, the government allocated £8000 (plus £5 per pupil) to all primary schools. 25% of primary schools' sport premium funding has been used centrally for a coordinated vision across the Brigshaw Learning Partnership and Trust. This is collaborative work across seven schools.

This has been used for the following purposes.

  • Teacher release of a PE and Sports Coordinator from the High school to lead the development of high-quality PE and Sports.

Competitive Sport and Festivals

An increased range of inter-school sports competitions for all schools in the Trust, including:

  • 2 Swimming galas for years 3,4,5,6,
  • Cross-country competition for years 4,5,6,
  • Dance in a day project for key stage two,
  • 2 Multi-skills competitions for years 1 & 2,
  • Cricket festival for years 5 & 6,
  • Tag rugby festival with Leeds Rhinos for years 5 & 6,
  • Tag rugby East Leeds Schools year 5/6
  • Four football league tournaments for years 4, 5, & 6,
  • 2 Girls only football tournaments
  • Rounders tournament for year5, 6
  • 5 Netball league tournaments years 4,5 & 6
  • Sports hall athletic for years 5&6
  • Sports hall athletics for years 3 & 4
  • Girls' futsal for years 4,5,& 6
  • Skipping festival year 4 – all year 4 pupils
  • Skipping Festival year 2 – all year 2 pupils
  • Trust Olympics – tag rugby, dodgeball, handball, relays all pupils in years 4,5,6 (a, b, and c teams)
  • Paralympic festival including Boccia, Goalball, Seated Volleyball, Indoor Kurling – all year 3 pupils
  • Intra-school cycling competitions for years 5 & 6
  • Inter-school cycling competition for years 5 & 6
  • A total of 29 inter-school sports competitions / festivals
  • ·Trust Olympic day for actively involving all students in years 4, 5 and 6
  • Transport to the event and the cost of hiring the sports stadium, football pitches and sports halls
  • Cost of medals and trophies for all events
  • Provision of a sports awards evening and costs of medals and certificates

Raising the Quality of Physical Education

  • Provision of a range of CPD courses
  • As welll as quality PE lessons, we ensure that every school day pupils have the opportunity to work with a sports coach over their lunch time play.
  • Gymnastics key stage 1
  • PE subject leader training on curriculum provision and assessment
  • New schemes and PE resources of work reviewed and launched in Sept 2016
  • Videos of questioning and a new sample video of high-quality PE now available on the PE hub on google drive
  • Joint observations of PE with PE subject leaders
  • Bespoke 1:1 support
  • Team teaching with primary staff
  • Subject leader development meetings to put development plans in place

More Able and Talented Students

More able and talented PE workshops. Growth mindset, SAQ, Diet, Trip to a bouldering climbing centre to stretch and challenge students.

Healthy Active Lifestyles

  • Boxercise/ kickboxing/ archery/ boccia/ fencing clubs set up targeting less active pupils
  • As welll as quality PE lessons, we ensure that every school day pupils have the opportunity to work with a sports coach over their lunch time play.
  • Playleader training for primary school pupils
  • Play leader conference for Trust play leaders
  • Trust high viz playleader vests for playleaders

Leadership

The Impact

  • Achievement of the school games mark for all schools
  • An increased provision of competition for all age groups within the school
  • ALL pupils in years 3, 4, 5, and 6 took part in a level two inter-school competition
  • Year 1 & 2 opportunity to take part in inter-school competition
  • Increased physical activity levels before school and during breaks and lunches
  • Improved constructive play at breaks and lunches
  • An improvement in the quality of PE lessons within schools, including clearer lesson structures, improved learning environment, improved teacher knowledge and confidence in delivering PE across all key stages.
  • An increase in the number of pupils taking part in extra-curricular sports and physical activity
  • An increased focus on the status of PE leads to enhanced motivation of pupils
  • An increase in the number of schools regularly taking part in inter-school sport
  • A higher profile and importance placed on PE within the school and the Trust

Did You Know?

Swillington Primary is part of the Sainsbury’s School Games. The Sainsbury’s School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.

The Games are made up of three levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, and at a county/area level.

You can find out more at at Sainsburys School Games website.

Overview of sports participation

2017-2018, 2018-19, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 were incredibly successful years for sports throughout the Brigshaw Learning Partnership in terms of school and pupil involvement in competitions, festivals and dance events, play leader and multi-sport clubs, not to mention the success of schools across the trust in winning trophies and reaching East Leeds, Leeds and county finals in a range of sports!

Term dates 2023-24

Holiday Dates

Term Dates

Autumn Term 1

Monday 4 September to Friday 27 October

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Monday 19 February to Thursday 28th March

Monday 8 January to Friday 9 February

Monday 6 November to Friday 22 December

Monday 15 April to Friday 24 May

Spring Term 2

Christmas Holidays

Monday 25 December to Friday 5 January

Half Term

Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November

Half Term

Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February

Summer Term 1

Easter Holidays

Friday 29th March to Friday 12 April

Summer Term 2

Half Term

Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May

Summer Holidays

Monday 22 July to Friday 30 August

Monday 3 June to Friday 19 July

Our Aims & Values

Success and Respect for All.

We exist to provide a cradle-to-career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity.

Our pupils uphold our values by:

Stay Safe

  • Follow school rules
  • Wash our hands regularly
  • Helping others in need
  • Crossing roads carefully
  • Reporting things online we do not like
  • Don't talk to strangers

Respect our environment

  • Keeping our classrooms/ work spaces tidy
  • We don't ignore it, e.g. untidy lockers
  • Using the correct bins for recycling
  • Looking after our school chickens
  • Helping our parents at home to keep the house tidy

Imagine the possibilities

  • Ask questions
  • Think about what job/career I want when I am older
  • Take part in a range of school clubs
  • If we work hard... anything is possible
  • Taking part in visits

Tolerance

  • Be kind to others
  • Positive language
  • Equality for all
  • Understand change may happen
  • Welcome new friends to our school
  • Positive mindset
  • Being kind to our siblings at home

Application timetable

The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates

Admissions Timetable (2024 start)
Applications Open
1 November 2023
Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2024
15 January 2024
Late applications
12 February 2024
National Offers Day
16 April 2024
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy)
14 May 2024
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held
June – July 2024
Appeal decision letters to be sent
Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible

We would love to hear from you.

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