PE and Sports

Sport & Sport Funding

At Gainsborough we want every child to be healthy and fit and have the opportunity to participate in sport and PE so that they are physically confident. This is achieved through positive teaching and learning experiences at all levels and for all children. 

PE and sport is led by the PE subject leader and supported by all members of staff.  

Our PE lessons cover all areas of the National curriculum, including; games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor activities and athletics.

PE and Sport Premium

PE and Sport Premium for Primary schools Statement Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.

Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities to offer their pupils, but are free to choose the best way of using the money.

Examples of how to use the funding:

 - hire specialist PE teachers

 - hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers

 - provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport

 - support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs

 - run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games

 - run sports activities with other schools.


At Gainsborough, our Y3 children have the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons. 

Specialist Coaching

We take sport at Gainsborough very seriously and each week we are joined by a specialist athletics coach. Pupils are taught the correct running techniques, javelin, high jump and long jump. Our athletics coach also has the time to work, in smaller groups, with our gifted and talented children. 

This year, we are also proudly investing into Beth Tweddle's gymnastics company, 'Total Gymnastics'. Year 2 receive specialist gymnastics coaching each week.

Having these specialist teachers in not only provides quality teaching for the children, but it also provides CPD for teaching staff.

Urban Jungle

Promoting a healthy lifestyle is of great importance at Gainsborough and pupils in Year 5 are taught about nutrition and fitness by the company 'Urban Jangle' who visit us every week.

Golden Mile

To improve fitness levels and stamina all pupils from Year 2 to 6 take part in the Golden Mile where they work hard to improve on their 'Personal Best'.

Gainsborough Sports Clubs

Sport afterschool clubs have grown at Gainsborough and are becoming more and more popular. We have offered  athletics, football, futsal, high 5 netball, rounders, Irish dancing and yoga. 

As part of our Golden time, we also incorporate several sporting activities-which again help our children to achieve their two hours of physical activity weekly. Here we have provided; circuit training, basketball, football, benchball, fun games, rounders and cricket. These activities are always very popular with the children.


Each year we take part in several different sporting events, as we are keen for our children to be highly motivated and to become young sporting leaders. We take part in the Autumn Year 5 and 6 football league and the Timperley shield. We also take part in the Crewe and Nantwich Indoor athletics and Town Sports.

More recently, we have introduced a girls' football team, and we are very proud to be entering our first team into a Crewe football tournament. We are also keen to take part in a separate league and to arrange friendlies with other local schools.

Football is a popular sport in our school, and we therefore take part in a Year 3 and 4 boys football tournament too; this gets our children ready for when they start the league in Year 5 and 6. They love it!

Futsal is a different form of football, here the rules are slightly different. The games are 5 aside and are played inside with a smaller football. Futsal is a fast paced game, and it therefore helps our children to improve their footballing skills and footwork. We recently took part in our very first futsal competition and we thoroughly enjoyed it, winning one game and drawing three.

For swimming, to take part in the Crewe annual swimming gala, in which we are becoming more successful in each year. 

This year, we introduced High Five Netball in which we had a high interest from both boys and girls. We hired a local and successful netball coach to come in after school who taught the basics, rules and skills of the game. We  played friendlies against local schools and took part in a tournament, which our children loved.

Inclusive sports - here at Gainsborough we view sport as sport for all. We believe that everybody should have the opportunity to take part in sport. Inclusive sports allows our special educational needs children to take part in a variety of different activities at South Cheshire College. We take part in this three times a year.

Pupil Voice/ Match Reports

It is important that our children not only enjoy the sports that they are taking part in, but they have the opportunity to reflect and share their experiences with everybody else in the school. We encourage our children to share their successes and to be proud of what they have achieved.

In school, we allow our children to prepare match reports which they read out in Cup Winners assembly, and we also post all successes on our weekly newsletter and website. We also ensure that our children enjoy their PE lessons at school, by completing pupil voice monitoring sheets and conducting staff questionnaires.



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