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Pateley Bridge
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Sport and PE

SwimmingSwimmingAs  is  appropriate  for  a  school  with  'Healthy  Schools’ status and  the Gold ‘School   Games   Award’, we   acknowledge   the   importance   of physical  fitness.  Pateley Bridge is  an area  rich  in  sporting  tradition and activity and we warmly encourage our pupils to participate in club based   activities – cricket, karate, football,   gymnastics, rugby, swimming, crown  green  bowls and orienteering.  Sport, is  important  to us and there are no barriers to opportunity based on gender or ability.


The  school  is  fortunate  to  have  a  number  of  skilled  and  enthusiastic  practitioners,   who   have   created   a   positive   culture   of   sporting achievement and enjoyment

In this area of the site you will find out more about our sporting activity, funding and accomplishments.


Physical Education

Physical Education takes place twice a week and all children participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor sports.  The school has its own large sports field situated a short walk from the school where a variety of sport such as the annual sports day, rounders, athletics, running and much more takes place.



Swimming sessions take place throughout the year.  The children enjoy the short walk to the Nidderdale Leisure Centre where they are coached by trained instructors.  The children work towards recognised swimming awards and take place in swimming galas.

Extra-curricular sports

The children have the opportunity to take part in a wider selection of sports, outside the curriculum, provided by specialist trained teacher and coaches through out the week.  Children also take part in a variety of competitions in school, within the cluster and within the Harrogate partnership through out the year.


Sports Captains

These are the sports captains for the year.  We have a captain for each of our four school teams.  They are responsible for organising and supporting their teams on sports day and intra sporting competitions.


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Sport Funding


Schools receive sports premium funding to to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. At St Cuthbert's Sports Premium money has raised the profile of sport, increased the range of sports we offer, increased inter and intra sports competition and improved the quality of PE teaching and coaching the children receive. As a result our school is extremely successful in local competitions and has been awarded the school games gold award again in 2016/17.


In 2017 / 18 the school was due to receive £8,370 and the funding has been budgeted as follows:


School Sports Partnership                                                                £1,300.00

Specialist PE teacher                                                                        £4000.00

Sports Coaching & competition fees                                               £550.00

Clubs                                                                                                £500.00  

Staff Development                                                                            £550.00

Swimming                                                                                         £470.00

Resources                                                                                          £1000.00


Total predicted spend                                                                     £8250.00


Recently the Government have announced an increase of this funding to Funding to £16,000 plus an additional payment of £10 per pupil providing greater opportunity to improve provision in sport across the school and indeed the federation.



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Impact of Sports Funding - St Cuthbert's Sporting Success 2016/17School Games Logo 2016 / 2017School Games Logo 2016 / 2017


In the school year 2016-2017 we received £8,370 additional Sport’s Premium Funding. This funding was used for the following:-

  • A specialist PE teacher was be used to ensure high quality sports teaching was provided to all year groups for a wide range of PE related activities resulting good PE provision.
  • The specialist PE teacher ran after school sports clubs and co-ordinated specialist coaches to run a range of sports clubs including cricket, fencing, rugby, running and biking resulting in wider participation and wider range of clubs.
  • Specialist community coaches for a wide range of extracurricular activities resulting in higher quality specialist coaching and range.
  • A broad offer of school activities and intra school sports competitions including swimming gala and athletics competitions.
  • Competing in all sports tournaments in local area led by Harrogate school sports partnership.
  • Subsidised swimming for all year groups over the course of the year.


Our sporting successes were as follows:-


Autumn 2016
Cluster – Y3/4 Mixed Football – 3rd
Cluster – Y5/6 Mixed Football – 3rd  
Cluster – Y3/4 Archery 4th
Cluster – Y5/6 Cycling – Winners
Cluster – Y5/6 Sports Hall Athletics – Winners
Partnership – Y5/6 Sports Hall Athletics - participants

Spring 2017
Cluster – Y5/6 Hockey
Cluster – Y5/6 Rugby – runner up
Cluster – Y5/6 Netball – joint winners
Partnership – Y5/6 Netball finals
Partnership – Y5/6 Rugby finals

Summer 2017
Cluster Y3/4 – Tri- golf – runners up
Cluster Y3/4 – mini tennis – winners
Partnership Y3/4 – Tri golf 5th
Cluster Y5/6 – Cricket 3 teams participated
Cluster 3/4 athletics – Y4 runners up


Partnership Award for Determination

This is one of the 5 School Games Values. Our school received the most nominations for ‘determination’ out of the 60 plus primary schools within the partnership.


We have retained the School Games Gold award for the third year.


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A selection of Sport and PE photographs