P.E. and School Sport

 We have won the School Games Gold Award for the 3rd year running.

Primary PE and School Sports Funding


Primary PE and Sport Funding

The Government introduced Sport Funding in 2013 to raise pupil participation in sport related activities on the back of the success of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools

This ‘legacy’ funding is intended to open up new avenues of sporting activity to young people, be it taking up a new sport never previously experienced or investing in the professional development of staff to develop new PE related initiatives in school. This funding is ring fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.


Rift House Primary School will receive £5322 for their PE & Sports Grant for the period September 2016 to March 2017 and a further £3393 for the period April 2017 to August 2017.


We plan to use the funding in the following ways:


  • Supporting and engaging children to become more active through after school clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • Providing specialist sports coaching to improve the range and quality of PE provision
  • Hiring a specialist sports coach, providing a resource that teachers can use when they are delivering PE


  • Running internal sport competitions (intra-competitions)  and increasing pupils’ participation in external sport competitions (inter-competitions)
  • Providing sportswear and equipment ensuring that all pupils feel confident to participate in both school run and external sport activities
  • Purchasing specialist sports equipment to increase the range of sporting activities on offer to pupils
  • Providing equipment and training for ‘Sports Leaders’ programme to encourage older pupils to act as role models for participation in sport and to develop their own skills in organising active play
  • Committing to cluster and town wide sports provision ensuring opportunity for competition and staff development
  • Further developing links to local sports clubs


School has worked towards the ‘Sainsbury’s Games Kite Mark’ again this year and has achieved gold medal status.

School is working with Tees Valley Sports Partnership in developing the 'Active Schools Qualification.



Physical Activity in the community


School are working with Tees Valley Sports and YST to develop an application/software tool, which will be used to measure the amount of physical activity a child, staff member or parent is doing each day.


School target is to provide an opportunity for five hours of physical activity each week in school.

School Sports Coach


School Sports Coach Andrew Hetherington, will continue to work with staff and children during break time, challenging each class to compete in the planned intra-school sport competitions.


Junior Advanced Performance Program (J.A.P.P)




Tees Valley Sport

We have been working with Tees Valley Sport on a project both in school and out.  Funding has been used for staff training and our CHOICES Diaries.  They also produced these promotional posters.

Boys Football Team



Well done to our fantastic cross country representatives.  Georgia and Ebony then went to represent Hartlepool at Stewarts Park.  They ran with children from schools all around Tees Valley. 

Junior Sports Leaders 

School provides sportswear and equipment for the Junior Sports Leader programme.  This encourages increased participation in sport and physical activity for all children giving opportunity to older children to act as role models.




Netball Team - 4th Position

Hartlepool Cup Year 6 Football - Final played at HUFC - see Events Blog

Year 5 Football - Reached Premier League after finishing runners up in their qualifying group

Junior A.P.P. - Pupils Trampolining Paris and Jake

Skipping Competition - Bronze in the Finals - see Events Blog