St Helen's Primary School

St. Helen's Primary School


Sports and PE

Physical Education Funding

 How we are using the funding

The Government introduced Physical Education funding to ensure impact against the following objective:

  • To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in Primary Schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the PE and sport funding.�

At St Helen's Primary School our aims are to utilise this allocated funding to: 

  • Improve the quality of Physical Education Teaching, Learning and Sport Provision
  • For the pupils to access specialist sports provision with local providers, i.e.  Tennis Coach, Skipping Coach etc
  • Increase Participation in PE and Sport
  • For continuous CPD for staff
  • Build partnerships and ensure pupils have the opportunities to continue with Physical Education beyond the classroom, nurturing talent and developing this further.

At St Helen's we value the impact that Sport and Physical Education has upon pupils well-being and health. Our pupils participate in a wide range of physical education and some identified pupils have access to 1:1 sessions with our Sports Leader to meet their identified need. 

Pupils across the school participate in a variety of Physical Education such as:

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Tag rugby
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Multi-skills
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Funding Spend examples:

Click here to open information about PE 2015

PE 2016/2017

PE 2017/2018

PE 2018/2019


PE 2020/2021


CPD  - Continuing Professional Developt for all staff

Participation in competitions as part of a cluster of schools

Participation in local sports i.e. Headland Leisure Centre, Sports Coaches

Participate in the 'Learn to Swim' program



We are delighted to announce that we, St. Helen's Primary School, have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our sporting achievements this year include:

  • Competing in various cluster events including: Tag rugby, netball, cross country, tennis, basketball events
  • Girls footballers being successful in competitions
  • Year 3 tennis team being successful
  • Having some Year 5 children representing Hartlepool in athletics

With a total of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to: All the competitors, Sports leaders & Playmakers, Parents and Carers, Miss Stabler, Miss Kennedy, Mrs Carter,  Mr Jennings and all the staff at St. Helen's Primary School, who have supported the events and the children's sporting opportunities.