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Sport at Darley!


Sports Premium Funding 2017-2018

 Our Sportsday on Darley Playing fields.

Everyone gets involved in Sports Day on the Darley Playing Fields

Our Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 children are regular visitors to Nidderdale High School where they take part in sport activities.

 Awaiting the results following an exciting tournament








Although we are a small school we take part in many cluster sporting events which are held mainly at Nidderdale High School.  We regularly take part in tag rugby, football, hockey, netball, multi-skills and athletics tournaments.  In recent years we have won the football and netball competitions which was a great effort from all involved!  We are part of the Harrogate School Sports Partnership - this is a group of schools that take part in numerous sporting events over the school year. Click on the link for further information about the partnership:

We achieved the Silver Award for School Games in 2015 - 2016 in recognition for our involvement in School Sport. 

In school our curriculum is designed around the 6 key areas of Physical Education: Games, Athletics, Gymnastics, Dance, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and Swimming.  We also teach Health Related Exercise and both KS1 and KS2 receive two lessons of PE per week.  Our aim is to ensure that all our children regardless of ability are given the opportunity to reach their physical potential in all the areas of PE that we teach. For 2015 - 2017 our school received the Silver Quality Mark for PE provision in school.

Our school's PE is co-ordinated by our headteacher, Nick Coates, who trained as a Primary PE teacher at Bangor University.  He also delivers PE CPD training to the Dales Teaching School Alliance in one day workshops - 'Teaching Teachers to Teach PE' and is able to visit teachers in their own settings and offer additional support.

 High Ropes at Bewerley ParkHigh Ropes at Bewerley ParkPE and School Sport Funding

 All Primary Schools in England have received  funding to promote Physical Education and School Sport within their settings. 

 Of the £8,500 funding that we have received we have allocated the following amounts to the following areas:  

 13% allocated to membership of the HSSP.  This includes involvement in local competitions and provides financial support for the partnership's members of staff.

 22% allocated to transportation to and from events.

 25% allocated to subsidise swimming lessons.

 10% allocated to re-newing sports equipment.

 30% allocated to external coaches and specialists.

Over the course of 2015/2016 the Sports Funding will help raise the profile of school sport.  Not only will the children benefit from more opportunities to take part in cluster sports events as well as taking part in a five session Outdoor Education programme, they will also benefit from subsidised travel to and from events and the re-newel of sports equipment.  This year (2016) it is our intention to enter as many cluster run events as possible to ensure that our children get the opportunity to represent their school and to improve on last year's achievement and gain the Silver sportsmark.

We represented Canada at the Tag Rugby World CupWe represented Canada at the Tag Rugby World CupOur timetable of extra curricular competitions for 2016/17:

29th September   Year 5/6 Athletics

15th October        Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics

23rd October        Year 5/6 Tag RugbyKS2 GymnasticsKS2 Gymnastics

5th November       Year 5/6 Football

13th November     Year 1/2 Agility

18th November     Year 3/4 Football

14th January          Year 3/4 Athletics

15th January - 12th February    Year 3/4/5/6 Outdoor Education


21st January            Year 1/2 Agility

10th February        Year 5/6 Tag Rugby

2nd March            Year 5/6 Hockey

16th March            Year 5/6 Netball

18th March            Year R/1/2/3/4/5/6 Intra School SportsWalking on the MoorsWalking on the Moors

18th April                Year 1/2 Football

11th May                Year 3/4 Change for Life

17th May                Year 5/6 Cricket

25th May                Year 3/4 Tennis

26th May                Year 1/2/3/4/5/6 Quadkids athletics

8th June                Year 5/6 Cricket

16th June               Year 3/4/5/6 Athletics

29th June                Year 5/6 Rounders

6th July                    Year R/1/2/3/4/5/6 Sports Day