Horsley Woodhouse Primary School

Sport & Funding


In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education and sport, to be used to improve the quality of PE and sports provision. Funding was secured for the academic year 2019-2020.

Schools are free to determine how best to use the funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. This year the government has released £16000 a year plus £10 per head for the improvement of the provision of physical education and sport (in the academic year 2019/2020) to improve PE and Sport in Horsley Woodhouse Primary School.

More info on Sport Premium can be found here: PE and sport premium for primary schools - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

At Horsley Woodhouse Primary School a large amount of our funding is spent on the affiliation and partnership with Amber Valley Schools Sports Partnership (AVSSP), who provide a range of services and opportunities to support school's delivery of PE, sport and physical activity. The school is proud to be a part of the AVSSP team for the opportunities, support and guidance they provide.

Horsley Woodhouse Primary School is affiliated to Amber Valley School Sport Partnership. Through our affiliation, the school is able to access PE planning resources for each year group, themed around 6 different sports. The plans are high quality and easy to follow, allowing for staff to plan lessons to suit our school’s facilities and students. Each lesson includes fun, progressive activities from an effective warm-up to a competitive activity with the chance to differentiate learning to support students who are high/low achievers. Lessons also include technical and tactical teaching points allowing staff to challenge
students in a variety of ways. The PE planning we use also includes a PE assessment tracker giving staff the ability to efficiently assess students as Emerging, Expected or Exceeding from a physical, social and emotional standpoint.

Our affiliation package also includes a large number of inter-school events & competitions in a wide variety of sports. These events are categorised to encourage as many students as possible to represent their school throughout a given year and to help our staff select appropriate students to compete. Our students love taking part in these events and are always really excited to represent their school!

The school also accesses Bikeability and Learn 2 Ride training which gives many of our students a chance to learn a vital life skill and increase their confidence on their bike as well as work towards earning their certificate!

Through our work with Amber Valley School Sport Partnership we are also able to access regular staff CPD and best practice sharing, support with PE assessment and data collection, assistance with running intra-school competitions and sports days and even guidance when applying for awards and accreditation.

Here at Horsley Woodhouse, we also try to encourage our pupils to stay active while outside of school hours. We do this by promoting local clubs, activity hubs and leisure providers through various methods including assemblies, fliers, facility usage and extra-curricular links. These external providers include Central Soccer, Derby Dodgeball and a range of local martial arts clubs. To encourage pupils to stay active over the holidays, we also actively promote AVSSP’s Holiday Sports Camps which take place at local leisure centres and offer low cost, high quality sports activities for all pupils. These camps can also be subsidised by the school through Sport Premium or Pupil Premium funding to allow the students most in need to attend.

More information about AVSSP can be found at their website here.

Coaching programme. 
To support the delivery of PE, Horsley Woodhouse Primary School accesses Amber Valley
School Sport Partnership’s Coaching programme to bring in a specialist PE deliverer. Mr
Hughes is a specialist in PE and sport holding Level 2 sports qualifications and works alongside
our schools teaching staff to deliver high quality PE lessons to the whole school. This team
teaching not only allows the children to have a great experience of PE but also allows our
staff to learn new ideas and become more confident in teaching PE themselves, improving
the quality of PE across the school. Utilising a sports specialist also allows our school to host
structured, high quality after-school and lunchtime clubs in a range of exciting sports such
as Archery, Boxercise, Fencing, Dodgeball, Football and more.

Since 2018 our school has attended fourteen sporting events and competitions, giving our children the opportunity to compete with and against pupils from other schools in Amber Valley in athletics, handball, dodgeball, football and swimming. The children loved taking part and representing their school and even returned with a certificate each for their efforts.
The school even managed to win three dodgeball competitions over the last couple of years to add some silverware to the school trophy cabinet! We were incredibly proud of the team!

In total 36% of pupils in the school have represented the school in a competition, something we aim to build on again next year. All our year 6 pupils have completed Bikeability training which helps them learn how to effectively and safely ride a bike and increases confidence in doing so! At Horsley Woodhouse we are extremely proud of all our swimmers starting from year three onwards and are always ready to celebrate all our swimming achievements with lots of awards and certificates. This year 90% of pupils were able to swim 25metres or more and were also able to achieved their National Curriculum award in swimming. Our after-school sports clubs have been really popular this year with 52% of students taking part in many different sports including athletics, archery, boxercise, dodgeball, table tennis, football and creative dance. A full breakdown of how we spend our Sport's Premium budget and evidence on how it impacts our school can be found below:

2020 - 21 PE and Sport Premium - Evidencing the Impact.pdf

2021 - 22 Evidencing-the-Impact.pdf

2022 - 23 Evidencing-the-Impact-of-the-Primary-PE-and-Sport-Premium

Main Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 6AT

Headteacher - Mrs Parmjit Atwal
School Business Officer - Ms Rachel Langford
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) - Mrs L Goodwin
Chair of Governors - Mr Steve Bramley (email: s.bramley@horsleywoodhouse.derbyshire.sch.uk)

For any enquiries, please contact Ms. Langford or Mrs. Stevens on the following number or email: