Head: Mrs Helen Pye | email: admin@sutton-on-the-forest.n-yorks.sch.uk | tel. 01347 810230
Sutton on the Forest School


Sports Funding

“A lot of pupils take part in sports activities. This makes an excellent contribution to pupils’ healthy outlook and physical well-being.”    Ofsted October 2013

body surfing

Body Surfing in the North  Sea!



Climbing and Abseiling

We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils and recognise that there are many benefits to ensuring that all our children participate in sports or other physical activities because it:

  • Develops strength, mobility and physical endurance
  • Supports the establishment of healthy lifestyles for life
  • Helps in weight control, especially important in light of current levels of childhood obesity.
  • Develops social skills especially team work
  • Develops friendships
  • It is fun!

Our intention is to use additional funding in three ways:

  • to broaden our provision to offer a wider remit of activities;
  • to train staff so that the provision becomes sustainable into the future;


    Working with the Phoenix Dance Company

  • to consolidate existing provision.


Sport Premium Funding is universal and therefore our aim will be for maximum benefit for all our pupils, including and especially those that may not ordinarily see themselves as ‘sporty’.


         Y6 Bikability



Our typical current provision includes:

  • Weekly 2 hours of PE teaching for all pupils.
  • Swimming for all ages from Year 3 – a block of 10 weeks per year.
  • Participation in local tournaments and leagues
  • Voluntary clubs (according to term) for football (KS2/KS1/Girls), rugby,
  • External Provider Clubs- Martial Arts (Reception –Y6) Tennis (Reception-Y6) York City Football in the Community ( Y3-y6) Multi-Sports ( Reception-Y2)
  • Bikeability training for Y6
  • One week of specialist outdoor adventurous activities for Y6 as part of residential; sailing canoeing, body surfing; climbing; orienteering; beck scrambling.
  • Regular enrichment days such as : Mobile Climbing Wall, Archery, Tri-golf

Current academic year 2017-2018

Our PE and Sport Premium income for the academic year 2017-2018 is approximately £16000. So far this academic year we have maintained our affiliation with the Easingwold Sports Partnership. This has allowed us to continue to participate in Cluster sporting events.

On Monday 27th November the children in KS1 & KS2 enjoyed a very special experience day, as they were able to attempt ascending a state of the art climbing wall. Trained instructors were on hand to keep children safe and ensure everyone enjoyed the experience, which they clearly did.

Climbing is one of the fastest growing sporting activities. It simultaneously develops coordination, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. Additionally, important life skills like problem-solving, goal-setting, perseverance, inner confidence and patience were developed.

To quote Rebecca Border “It was hard to start with, however, I really enjoyed the challenge – on my fourth attempt I got to the top!”




Please click on the links to download our Sports Funding Reports:

sports Premium Report 2016-2017

sports Premium Report 2015-2016

sports Premium Report 2014-15

sports Premium Report 2013 2014