“One Great School”
Headteacher: Karl Russell

Aire View Site

Elliott Street, Silsden, Keighley,
West Yorkshire BD20 0AW
T: 01535 653 290

Hothfield Site

Hothfield Street, Silsden, Keighley,
West Yorkshire BD20 0BB
T: 01535 210 666

Sports Premium


At Silsden Primary School, we believe that promoting children’s healthy lifestyles and participation in sport and is a key role of the school.

All children have two hours of PE in their timetable each week.

Children learn to swim in Year 2 and Year 5.

Sports coaching takes place at lunchtimes to promote team games during playtimes and support children not engaging in sport to build their confidence.

Playtimes are active with children encouraged to devise their and manage their own team games.  Playground Buddies support younger children to do this.

We have an extra-curricular sports offer which includes football, cricket, netball, running, rounders, dodgeball, dance, multi-sports and rugby.

Pupil Premium children are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular sport through places being funded by the school’s Pupil Premium Special Fund.

Many children take attend our weekly running club and we have a strong record of success in the local cross-country competition.  We host our own cross country race in Silsden.

Our annual Sports Week and Sports Days promote the benefits of sport and combines a ‘sport for all’ approach with competition.

Children are motivated to succeed in Sports Day competitions by competing for the House Cup and for individual medals.

Silsden Primary School teams take part in a series of leagues and tournaments over the year including football, netball, cricket, swimming, basketball, tag rugby, rounders, boccia, hockey and athletics.

Participation in teams is ensured for children from a range of abilities.

Achievement in sport is celebrated each Friday in our Star (Aire View Site) SPOTS (Hothfield Site) assemblies in addition to special assemblies profiling sportsmen and women as inspirational role models.

Healthy eating is promoted with a balanced school meal offer and the promotion of healthy food choices – particularly encouraging 5-a-day.

Active and safe travel to school is promoted through our Bike It School programme, the Walking Bus and Bikeability programme for year 6 pupils.

We offer talented young sports people specific sport to develop their sporting potential.  They are encouraged to join our extra-curricular provision or signposted, and supported, to attend local clubs.  This may be supported with Sports Grant funding.  

Planned Sports Premium Grant Spending – Sept 18 – Aug 19 £



Planned Sports Premium Grant Spending  –  Sept 2017- August 2018  £20,570

Aim       Amount Impact on sporting participation and attainment
Specialist sports coach working in PE. – To develop teacher skills and confidence to teach games curriculum           £3210 Teachers up-skilled in delivery of dance and invasion games by working with 2 different specialists. Staff surveys and lesson monitoring has evidenced improved confidence and ability at teaching these strands of PE amongst the up-skilled teachers.
Keighley Cougars Y4, 5 and 6 rugby coaching – – Use of professionals to inspire children to participate in rugby and develop skills         £480 212 children participated in rugby lessons delivered by professional coaches.

Teachers were up-skilled in teaching of rugby. Staff survey and lesson monitoring in 2018 has proved there is improved teacher confidence and ability to teach rugby.

Football festival and Cross Country Running – direct participation in sporting competition         £500 28 children participated in Bradford District Football Tournament.

126 children participated in the Keighley and District Cross Country League. Successful teams and individuals competed in the West Yorkshire Cross Country Finals.

PE Subject Leader – release time for PE development

5x supply days






Additional hours for support staff to take children to after school activities


– to audit PE teaching development needs

– Quality and assurance of PE teaching at Silsden

Planning of school sports days and School Games activities.



-Direct participation in sporting activities












Release time used to conduct staff surveys and lesson monitoring.

School Sports Days provide opportunities for all children to participate competitively in sport and for 90 children to officiate.

School competed in 29 extra curricular sporting competitions offering 232 participation places.


PE and playground resources






Lunchtime sports programmes






Sports For All before and after School sports clubs.



Silsden Sports Academy




Life Caravan

– To ensure full range of equipment available for successful PE sessions.


Promote active playground games





Sports For All Club. Targeted at reluctant sports participants

Sports coaches working with children at lunchtime to encourage team play and develop football and cricket skills


To increase participation in tag rugby / cricket / dance.


Aimed at more able children in a variety of sports (cricket, football, rugby).



To develop children’s knowledge and understanding of their bodies and living healthy life styles
























Equipment purchased to support the delivery of high quality PE.








90 participation places at Sports For All Club during 2017-18 academic year.


Sports Coaches worked with children to encourage team play and develop skills 5 lunchtimes a week.


360 participation places at before and after school sports clubs.


Silsden Sports Academy offered 28 participation places throughout 2017-18. Girls football and year 3/4 cricket were the themes. Girls football team qualified for Bradford Schools Football Finals (November 2017) and year 3/4 cricket team finished second in cricket competition (June 2018).


Life Caravan delivered sessions to all KS1 pupils in October 2017.













Our year 5 cohort attend weekly swimming sessions at Skipton Leisure Centre At the end of Summer Term 2018 the following percentage of children had achieved the 3 objectives of the session:

  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations                                                           28%
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres            92%
  • Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.       62.6%