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 engage all pupils in regular physical activity - for example:

  • providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
  • encourage active play during break times and lunchtimes
  • establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sports clubs and activities 
  • adopting an active mile initiative
  • raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of teh national curriculum before end of key stage 2 - every child should leave primary school able to swim

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 additional support to meet their identified need. 

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

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

Funding Spend examples:

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PE 2022/2023


CPD  - Continuing Professional Development for all staff

Participation in competitions as part of a cluster of schools

Participation in local sports i.e.  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,  and all the staff at St. Helen's Primary School, who have supported the events and the children's sporting opportunities.