PE at Holbrook Primary




For the last two academic years (2016-2017/2017-2018) Holbrook has maintained a Silver School Games award for our PE provision and commitments to sports literacy. At Holbrook Primary we are committed to providing children with a wide and varied curriculum. Children at Holbrook are provided with at least 2 hours of timetabled PE sessions during curriculum time and additional extra-curricular sports run every single day of the week, before, lunchtimes and after school. Curriculum PE covers a wide range of disciplines where children learn new skills, hone their abilities and put them to play in game scenarios. Children are constantly challenge to push themselves to improve their knowledge from previous sessions and are given opportunities to showcase their skills at sporting events. Our curriculum covers dance, gymnastics, swimming, invasion games, team work skills, problem solving outdoor and adventurous skills and health education. Extra-curriculum sports includes tennis, multi-skills, fencing and archery, running, rugby, basketball, athletics and cricket to name a few.  


At Holbrook Primary we aim to ensure children:

  • Develop skills and technique in a range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Have opportunities to take part in competitive sports
  • Lead healthy and active lifestyles


At Key Stage 1, pupils will develop fundamental movement skills (physical literacy), become increasingly confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.  At Key Stage 2, pupils will apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.  They will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own and others successes. In years 4, 5 and 6, pupils will be taught to swim competently, using a range of strokes and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


Holbrook’s most recent OFSTED stated, “Pupils love the extensive range of physical activities which are offered. From tennis, to cross country, to dinghy sailing at Alton Water. The reception area is overflowing with trophies that pupils have won, and of which they are rightly proud. Such experiences as a visiting Olympic athlete ensure pupils’ continued interest not just in sport but also in healthy eating, perseverance and the taste of success.”


Holbrook sports achievements 2017 - 2018.pdf



P.E and Sports Premium Report


Schools receive PE and Sport Premium Funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.


In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.

In most cases, we determine how many pupils in your school attract the funding using data from the January 2017 school census.


Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.


How to use the PE and Sport Premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years


For example, you can use your funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools 


 Please click on the links below to find out how Sports Premium Funding was allocated:


Statement for P.E and Sports Premium Funding at Holbrook Primary School 2016-2017

Statement for P.E and Sports Premium Funding at Holbrook Primary School 2017-2018

Holbrook PE Statement – Evidencing the impact of Primary PE and Sports Premium September 2018

Holbrook PE Statement July 2019


Pupil Premium Report


Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)  is money given to schools by the Government to support children who are eligible for Free School Meals, children who are in care and children of Service Families.


The Department for Education says that

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.”
DfE website


How do we use this money?

At Holbrook Primary School, the pupil premium has funded a number of activities and interventions to support pupil progress and attainment. These have included:

The employment of additional adults in Nursery and Reception

  • So children can be taught in smaller groups. 

The increase in HLTA hours

  • So pupils can receive One to One tuition from qualified teachers.
  • HLTA cover of class to facilitate tutorial sessions for small groups  led by  teachers in the classroom
  • Specialist social and emotional support for vulnerable pupils to receive individual sessions one afternoon per week

Allocation of a percentage of the grant to provide opportunities for enrichment in pupils learning through music, performance, educational visits and workshops. e

 The aim is to inspire pupils to achieve more and close the gap in performance between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils.


What impact has this had?

Pupil premium strategy Holbrook July 2019 and plan for 2019/2020

Pupil premium strategy Holbrook November 18

Pupil premium report 2018-2019

Pupil premium report 2017-2018

Pupil premium report for 2016-2017

 Pupil premium report for 2015-2016


Sports Clubs this term:

  • Year 1/2 Olympics Club - Wednesday 3.30-4.30 pm
  • Cricket Club Thursday 3.30-4.30 pm
  • KS2 Early Birds Multi skills Monday 8.00-8.30 am
  • KS1 Early Birds Multi skills Tuesday 8.00-8.30 am
  • KS1 Tennis Club Thursday 3.30-4.15 pm 

Upcoming Events:

  • Mini Green Tennis
  • Mini Red Tennis
  • Mini Mixed Red Tennis
  • Mini Orange Tennis 
  • Sports Day

Holbrook Sports News

  • April 2019Chance 2 Shine cricket coach Andrew came to run taster sessions to Year 1, 2 and 3. The children loved their taster sessions, thank you Andrew and Chance 2 Shine!
  • April 2019  -  32 children from Holbrook entered the Ipswich School Cross Country at the RHS. Well done to all of the runners - especially Aliye in Year 6 and Jake in Year 5 for winning their races!
  • December 2018Year 5/6 entered the Ipswich Schools Basketball event and finished 5th in the league. Well done to Tillie in Year 5 for winning the Fair Play Award!
  • December 2018 - The Year 6 swimming team competed against other Peninsular Schools in the Gala. The boys finished 3rd overall and the girls finished 2nd overall. Well done everybody who swam!
  • November 2018 - Well done to the boys and girls Table Tennis teams who both finished 4th in the Ipswich Schools tournament at St. Josephs.
  • September 2018 - Congratulations to Aliye in Year 6, who finished 15th in the Area Cross Country Finals. She has now qualified for the next round.