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19th - Danceathon for Sport Relief 2018.

21st - Lent Lunches for Year 6 pupils.

22nd - Year 5 Curriculum Enrichment Day at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.

22nd - County Cross Country Finals at Dalby Forest.

23rd - Ash Class sharing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

23rd - FOTS Chocolate Tombola.

26th - Parent Consultation Evening, 3.30 - 7pm.

27th - Parent Consultation Evening, 1.30- 5pm.

28th - KS1 Cricket Taster Sessions.

28th - Easter Service at St Columba's Church at 2.15pm.

29th - Topcliffe's Got Talent, 1pm.

29th - School closes for Easter Holidays at 2pm.



16th - Staff Training Day.

17th - School re-opens for Summer Term.

18th - James Lofthouse in for FA Skills coaching (6 week block).

19th - Class and whole school photographs.

19th - Jo Marston from Thirsk School & Sixth Form College in to talk to Year 6 pupils.

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Ash Class will be sharing in Collective Worship this Friday, 23rd March at 8.55am.

Sports Premium Funding 2016-2017


Focus areas for 2016-2017


  • To continue to support LAPs within focus groups during PE sessions and intervention groups.
  • Develop Break Buddies/games leaders to assist with active playtimes.
  • Develop resilience and personal target setting for children to achieve their own goals.
  • Continue to participate in cluster and area games school games competitions.
  • Continue to support staff to achieve high quality PE lessons.


Our funding for 2016-17 is £4,912


This money is used to fund a specialist PE teacher to improve sporting/physical outcomes for children.




Sports Premium 2015-2016

We have been allocated £8440 in additional funding for sport in schools known as Sports Premium Funding for 2015/16.

We plan to spend it in the following way:

Resource   Cost
School Sports Premium SLA    £               1,000.00
1 x Rebecca Clay Sept 15 - Aug 16    £               4,084.80
3 x iPad & cases    £                 803.82
Transport to various sporting events    £                 700.00
6 x New gymnastics mats    £                 318.60
Foam Bowling Set    £                   22.00
4 x Rugby Coach Sessions (2 hrs each)    £                 262.50
Safe Practice in PE & Sport 2012    £                   41.41
12 x Red Bean Bags    £                     6.95
12 x Blue Bean Bags    £                     6.95
Cyber Coach Smart Licence Nov 2015 - Nov 2016    £                   78.00
12 x Tennis Balls    £                     5.95
PE Resource Pack    £                 219.75
Mega Target Set    £                 103.00
Amount towards transport for swimming costs    £                 786.27
  TOTAL  £             8,440.00


 Intended Outcomes

  • Develop staff expertise through opportunities to work alongside a specialist teacher.
  • Encourage more pupils to take up sport.
  • Participate in additional sports competitions.
  • Increase pupil participation in the school  games.


Sports Premium 2014-2015

We received £8000 in additional government funding for sport in schools known as Sports Premium Funding for 2014/15.

Our key objectives in planning the use of this additional funding remained as stated for the first year of the funding, 2013/14,
set out below. In addition, having obtained the silver level Sainsbury’s sport award in 2013/14 we aimed to achieve gold in 2014/15. This would demonstrate continued improvement in our sport provision and the impact on pupil participation.



  • We continued to fund additional specialist coaching, including weekly gymnastic coaching.
  • Additional sports equipment was purchased for pupils to use in PE lessons and during break times.
  • Transport to and from inter-school sports events was subsidised; as a rural school with no other schools in walking distance transport costs are substantial. 
  • We continued to buy into the inter-school competition and festivals of sport scheme run in co-operation with other local primary and secondary schools.
  • Professional development was provided for staff


The school obtained the Sainsbury’s gold level award demonstrating the impact of sports provision across the school and improvement from 2013/14.  For more information on the Sainsbury's School Games, please visit


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