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.

P.E. and School Sport 

School Games Gold Award

“After exercise, a child’s ability to sort out priorities improves, allowing them to block out distractions and better concentrate on the task at hand.

Their brain remembers more when their body is active. Put simply, increased physical activity in schools increases concentration levels in children which will help them perform better academically.”
This is why at Rift House Primary School we are an active school!

At Rift House Primary School we want every child to have:

  • A positive feeling of self-esteem
  • An understanding of a healthy and active lifestyle
  • An increase in the ability to cope with personal responsibility
  • An increase in social skills
  • An increase in physical skills
  • An increase in communication skills 

Within our school, we are focusing on promoting health and well being of our pupils, staff and the wider community by encouraging healthy and active lifestyle opportunities.  At Rift House School we offer 2 hours PE lessons and lots of opportunities for competitive sports outside of the school curriculum.  All children have the opportunity to attend after school clubs, as well as the many intra school competitions at break times and lunch times and energisers within the classroom throughout the day.  This is to ensure that all pupils are physically active for at least thirty minutes during every school day which is in line with the governments 30:30 policy.

Ice Skating

Children had the opportunity to experience ice skating at Billingham Forum.

School Games Values

Rift House Primary School is a part of the School Games network.    The values of the games is very similar to our school values CHOICES.


 At Rift House Primary School we follow the School Games Values.  Rift House School Sports Values:



Respect, Honesty

Teamwork and Determination

These values help children to develop in all areas of sport and as part of a lifelong passion.  The aim of these values is to encourage resilience and hard work which is also part of our own school values. By giving the opportunity for our children to develop these values there is a wide range of positive effects on behaviour and attendance.

Extra-Curricular Clubs


During the course of an academic year, we offer a variety of extra-curricular sports and physical clubs For our children. These typically include:

  • KS1 Multi-Sports Club;
  • KS2   Multi-Sports Club
  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Cricket;
  • Change4Life Club
  • Gymnastics Club
  • Physical literacy sessions;
  • Rugby club
  • Dodgeball club
  • Dance                                           

 In addition, all pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 can access our daily mile every day during school.

After school Golf club


Girls Football after school club

Tag Rugby after school club

KS2  Dance club

Sports Day

Everyday children from Years 1-6 enjoy taking part in the daily mile.

Rift House Personal Best Challenge


This year, the Learning Academies Trust have introduced a Personal Best Challenge to encourage all the children (and staff) at Rift House to challenge themselves and improve their fundamental skills. It also encourages everyone to work on their perseverance, self-belief and determination skills. The six main activities that we are focusing on for this year are:

Shuttle Runs


Star Jumps

Speed Bounce

Basketball dribbling

Throwing and catching


KS1 & KS2 children will have a chance to beat their ‘Personal Best’ during their play times and their P.E. lessons when appropriate.


The children's scores will be recorded by the 'Personal Best Sports Leaders'.

Intra School Competitions


Children have the chance to compete in the many different intra–school competitions throughout the school day.  This could be within the PE lessons or at break and lunchtimes.


 Personal challengers led by Sports Leaders (JSL) 


Intra school basketball competition

Active break times

Active Club Links

Hartlepool United Football club


Cricket Coach-Durham Cricket Club

Eldon Grove Tennis Coach

Judo Taster Sessions

Hartlepool skipping club

Golf 4 All

Hartlepool Huskies Basketball club


Choices Leaders

Choices Leaders have been elected to lead sporting opportunities and personal challenges during break and lunch times.




Sports Funding 2022-23



PE budget 2021-22