Girlington Primary School

Girlington Primary School

Physical Education and Sports

From April 2016 to March 2017 Girlington’s PE and Sport Grant allocation will be £9824.  This money will be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of pupils so that they develop healthy lifestyles.

At Girlington Primary PE and sport are highly valued. We have invested considerable resources into providing a varied and high quality timetable of competitions, lessons, clubs and active break and lunch times and will continue to do so.

  • A senior leader has responsibility for the development of PE and sport.
  • Sports mentors are employed to deliver lessons and increase participation in sport at break and lunch times.
  • External coaches are used to deliver clubs and develop staff expertise in specialist areas.
  • Links are strong with a local secondary school that organises competitions against other primary schools for gifted and talented pupils to attend.
  • A house system is in place which enables regular inter – house sports competitions for pupils of all ages.
  • Extra and additional activities such as climbing, caving and orienteering are provided both in school and on a residential visit with specialist instruction.

Active break times

Pupils can choose to relay race, hula hoop, play  tennis, garden,  skip, climb, play football or tig. Each zone has a member of staff or a sports mentor to encourage participation and fair play.


Pupils have the opportunity to be active after school. Several clubs run most evenings. This year the pupils will be attending – dance, football, cricket, dodge ball, bench ball, gymnastics, hockey and netball.

PE lessons

Pupils have three different sports or activities every week unless they are attending swimming lessons. Each week they spend some time with their house to practise for the next competition. This year in PE pupils will undertake the following sports – gymnastics, hockey, athletics, rugby, dance, goal ball, football, fitness training, dodge ball, bench ball, table tennis, cricket, orienteering and climbing.

House Competitions

Jowett, Priestley, Hockney and Lister will be competing in the following competitions - Cross country, goalball, football, athletics, dodgeball, rugby, benchball, table tennis and cricket.

Impact of 2015 – 2016 sports premium.

Regular participation in the active playground zones was very high.

  • 90% of pupils playing organised sports with a sports mentor.
  • 70% of pupils hula hooping.
  • 50% of pupils skipping.
  • 50% of pupils playing 5 a side football.
  • 75% of pupils playing tig.
  • 70% of pupils climbing on the traversing wall.
  • 50% of pupils racing on the sprinting track.
  • 100% of pupils regularly using one or more of the above zones to play and compete.


Inter - house competitions.

  • 100% of pupils participated in one more competitions representing, Priestley, Lister, Hockney or Jowett.
  • 95% of pupils won points for their house.

75% of pupils were competition winners.

Inter school teams

Over 80 pupils represented Girlington Primary School competing against schools in the Bradford West area. Pupils have competed in the following sports - football, athletics, cross country, golf, tennis and table tennis. We have enjoyed particular success with football – our Under 11 Girls team qualifying for the Bradford Finals and our Under 11 Boys team finishing third out of fourteen West Bradford teams. We will strive to be even more successful this year.

Out of school clubs and sports.

Only 25 pupils have regular participation in sports clubs outside of school. The vast majority of these are boys. The vast majority of participation is in football and combative sports. We will work hard to make links with local clubs so we can sign post more of our talented pupils to a variety of different sporting settings.