Sports Funding


The legacy of the the London Olympics 2012 saw the introduction of the Primary School PE and Sports Funding which is focused on improving provision of PE within primary schools.

This year our sporting competitions will be held within the Ripon City Cluster. This enables our children to compete for the school in a range of competitions at different levels of ability in the local area.  We believe this is fundamental to developing children's team work and ability to perform in competitive sport.


Please click here for our PE & Sports Funding 2016-2017

Please click here for the Impact of our PE & Sports Funding 2015-2016


Previous Year's PE & Sports Funding:

Teaching and Learning

In 2013/14 children and teachers benefited from the support of two specialist PE teachers.  All classes were taught Gymnastics by a fully qualified coach.  children in years 5 and 6 were also received teaching from a secondary school teacher and Olympic athlete.

In 2014/15 PE lessons for children across the school are being supported by 6th Form students from the Outwood Academy in Ripon, who are themselves learning about coaching techniques.

At Moorside Junior School, we strive to provide high quality PE sessions and use the Val Sabin PE scheme of work to ensure there is consistency and progression of skills, learning and assessment.

In 2015/16 PE lessons are been supported by trained PE specialists from Sporting Influence.  In the Autumn term, children in years 3 and 4 have received football lessons and held a mini tournament.  In the Spring term children in years 5 and 6 will receive dance lessons and a dance club and in the Summer term there will be additional tennis coaching.


The allocation of Sports Funding is matched to the development of the needs of the school.  In 2013/14 the school identified teaching development and new equipment as the two areas for improvement.  In 2014/15 the school had directed more funding to increase opportunities for children to take part in training and competitions.

 Spending to date:

New sporting equipment  13/14

Gymnastics coaching and after school club  13/14

Year 5 and 6 specialist PE teacher  13/14

Val Sabin PE teaching and assessment material 13/14

Additional term of swimming lessons in year 5 14/15 and 15/16

After school coaches for cricket, football, running, fitness training 14/15

Membership of Harrogate Sports Partnership 14/15

Transport costs to competition venues 14/15

Experience day - skipping coach 14/15

Replacement sporting equipment 15/16

After school Football Coaching 15/16

CPD for teachers to plan and deliver effective PE lessons 15/16

For more in depth information on the impact of sports funding please click here

 Competitions to date:

Cross Country Ripon Cluster - 13/14 (winners)

Football Ripon Cluster 13/14

Netball Ripon Cluster 13/14

Ripon Swimming Gala 14/15

Grand Finals Swimming Gala (Harrogate) 14/15 

Cross Country Ripon Cluster - 15/16 (3rd overall)