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Our main aim is to raise participation levels and the profile of sport within school and engage more of those children who are not instinctively drawn to sport. Every child from Year 1 to 6 receives 2 hours of PE each week.

We also aim to develop those children who are already involved in the sporting life of the school to a higher standard and to allow them to compete at higher levels. This is achieved through entering teams in cluster and district competitions and our teams have won through to county finals in many different sports.

A wide range of PE is delivered to the pupils, which aims to engage and inspire all pupils through the balance of Participation and Competition.

All children have access to swimming lessons and in Year 5/6 children have the opportunity to participate in our annual Residential Trip.

Our schools ensures safe practice in PE and School Sport by following the guidance from ‘Safe Practice in Physical Education and School Sport’ 2016 edition’


Sports taught are wide and varied, both during the school day, and as extra-curricular clubs.

Opportunities include

  • traditional team games; football, netball, hockey, cricket
  • Individual pursuits; cross cycling, fitness training, golf

We employ a HLTA Specialist in PE and this expertise is used across the school to teach pupils from Reception – Year 6 in PE activities ranging from basketball to core-skills and to support and train other staff to develop their PE knowledge.


From an early age competitive sport is nurtured and encouraged, with KS1 pupils preparing for and entering local festivals in football and gymnastics. In KS2, the school’s policy is for every child to take part in at least one sport festival, with staff identifying the pupils with specific talents in, for example, football, basketball or orienteering. Skills are taught through P.E. lessons and through a wide variety of sports provision offered after school, both through our HLTA PE Subject Leader and Teachers who, with their skill and enthusiasm, ensure that sport is enjoyed by all.

In Year 5/6  pupils have access to coaching and leadership opportunities delivered through the School Sports Partnership. The pupils use this training to plan and deliver sporting competitions and provide support running our Change 4 Life club. This is an engaging project for all pupils.

We have developed Assessment pro-forma for all aspects of PE. These are easy to complete documents which allow to easy assessment of pupils and note next steps.

The school is keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for pupils throughout the year. Pupils enjoy the opportunity to try new sports such as Badminton, Netball, Tennis, Football, Multi-skills, Hockey, Cricket, Rounders and Athletics. We monitor participation and check uptake against gender, SEN and free school meals. We also enter a wide range of competitions in these sports.


Please click here to be directed to our Sports Funding Page to see how we spend our sports premium money and the impact it has. 


PE Assessment


Partnership Work

The Harrogate School Sports Partnership is a partnership of Primary & Secondary Schools across Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon & Nidderdale. The vision of the partnership is to create a sustainable PE, School Sport and Physical Activity system as part of the core provision for all children and young people. Their mission therefore is to positively impact on the lives of every young person attending partnership schools through the opportunities they provide. Both their vision and mission is promoted through their core School Games values of Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self-belief and Teamwork.

As a member of the Harrogate School Sports Partnership we pay an all-inclusive £1300 annual fee. For this we gain access to their vision and mission through the following provision:

  • A comprehensive calendar of competitive and non-competitive competitions, festivals and events covering over 25 different sports.
  • A dedicated and experienced full time Partnership Development Manager
  • A dedicated and experienced full time Competitions & Events Officer
  • Youth Sport Trust Membership (£300 value) including 6 Subject Leader Modules (3 per year)
  • Multiple national courses centrally co-ordinated
  • Over 13 different subject specific CPD training courses
  • Whole school training (midday supervisor, activate, lunchtime timetabling)
  • Change4life provision and training including Champions leadership training
  • Playground Leaders, School Sports Crew organisers & Young Ambassadors training
  • Harrogate SSP Leadership Academy holiday programme of over 10 different bespoke leadership courses including the Playmakers leadership Award
  • Harrogate SSP Gifted & Talented Transition Academy holiday programme to support talented young athletes in their development through into secondary school.
  • Established links with community sport clubs and National Governing Bodies
  • Personalised School Games Mark & Quality Mark Application support
  • Co-ordinated approach to Sport across the area with funding application support
  • ‘Try before you buy’ equipment loan scheme with over 20 different items of equipment including a fleet of 20 mountain bikes, full Sportshall Athletics provision and electronic Orienteering equipment
  • A structured website providing support for all thing PE, School Sport and Physical Activity

To find out more information on the Harrogate School Sports Partnership please visit


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