Stag Lane, Chorleywood,
Herts. WD3 5HR.
Tel: 01923 282095.
Headteacher: Mrs Rebecca Roberts

Chorleywood Primary School

Marathon Kids

We are pleased to announce Chorleywood Primary is taking part in Marathon Kids. Marathon Kids is an exciting project from children's charity Kids Run Free. The project aims to give school children the opportunity to complete a marathon throughout the course of the school year by running laps of a course once or twice a week during their lunch break. The concept is based on personal achievement rather than competition - this encourages all children, regardless of fitness ability to take part by running as much or as little as they choose.

More information can be found by following this link:

Sports Premium Statement 2016/17

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sports funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

Chorleywood Primary School is using the Sports Premium Funding to improve the provision of Physical Education and sport for the benefit of pupils so they develop healthy lifestyles. This is an area of the curriculum we feel particularly passionate about.

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

A partnership between schools is vital to develop PE. We are part of the Rickmansworth Sports Partnership. Meetings and correspondence to share good practice is key to developing the subject in our schools. Any initiatives or resources that are particularly good are relayed to schools within our family. We also meet during the half term before National School Sports Week to discuss ideas for the week. This is a great opportunity to share practice and how best to make the most out of the week.  The Sports Partnership also provide access to inter-school competitions for all year groups.

So far this Academic year we have received £5192 with a further £3710 expected for the summer term making a total of £8902 for the 16-17 academic year.

Focusing on the 5 key indicators for improvement in School sports we have so far spent this year’s funding in the following ways:

The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles

We have bought into the Marathon Kids scheme as a way of encouraging children to be more active at lunch times. Distances children run are being recorded and they are working towards different distance certificates. The children have been very engaged by this and 75% more children are running at school every week. 15 children have already achieved individual distances of 10k.

We have also introduced a 15 minute physical activity time in all year groups every day. This is being facilitated by short online work out videos provided by our subscription to The children also have an individual log in for accessing the workouts at home. We are also encouraging them to involve other members of the family in the activities.

selected imageAs part of lunch time play we have rezoned our playground area to facilitate more physical activity. Some of the funding was used to purchase an outdoor gym for the children to use as well as small trampolines and scooters.

Next term we are launching our whole school Sports Challenge. Each pupil will receive their own fitness log where they can record the physical activity they undertake each week. Pupils can record the PE, clubs and fitter future activities they undertake at school but also they can record the physical activity they participate in outside school. This can include clubs and also a walk with the family. The scheme is certificated depending on how many hours’ sports a child does.

The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

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We have created a Sports Committee of children from across KS2 who are committed to raising the profile of sports. They are listening to the ideas of their peers about how to engage more children and making suggestions about different sports that they would be interested in. They ran a competition to design a new sports logo and motto and the winning ideas have been adopted and will be displayed on our new PE tops.                                                       

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The committee will also be working alongside our PE team to revamp our Sports Day this year to make it more engaging and enjoyable for all. We have also introduced a sports person of the week trophy which is awarded in a weekly assembly.

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There is now a sports news board in school which carries match reports from various events and children bring in evidence of sporting achievements outside school to be displayed as well. We have a twitter feed which allows us to update the wider community about sporting events we are participating in.

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Staff questionnaires indicate an improvement in the confidence of staff in teaching PE. Subject monitoring shows an increase in knowledge and skills of those delivering the subject.

We have also used some of the funding to allow us to employ a Sports Teaching Assistant who is working alongside class teachers to identify and support some of the more able pupils to develop their skills alongside the whole class activities.

Staff have used resources which are built into the PE scheme of work to facilitate their teaching of health and wellbeing topics. A whole school Pupil Survey undertaken in December 2016 showed 98% of children felt they know how to be healthy, 97% of children understood how to maintain a balanced diet and 99% of children felt they knew how important exercise was to staying healthy.

Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

We have used the funding to update some of our PE equipment such as that used for Hockey and Tag Rugby. We have also bought equipment to introduce Badminton to pupils, which was identified as an interest in our pupil voice survey, and there are now successful badminton clubs running for different age groups.

We have used some of the funding to provide access for children to sports which they might usually be unable to carry out at school. We have booked Karate coaches to support PE in KS1 with class teacher participating in the sessions to allow them to be upskilled for future delivery. We have also have used some of the funding to book sailing sessions for the summer term which will be for our upper KS2 children.

Increased participation in competitive sport

Our paid membership of the Schools Sports Partnership has provided us access to a wide range of different competitive inter school sports. This academic year alone we have attended the following events:

  • Cross country/Fun run (Year 5)
  • Dance Festival (Year 4)
  • Indoor Athletics Competitions (Years 2 and 6)
  • Hockey Festival Competitions (Year 5)
  • Hockey Team Event (Year 6 team)
  • Tag Rugby Festivals at a local school (Year 5 and 6)
  • Saracens Tag Rugby Festival (Year 6)
  • Football League (Boys)
  • Football League (Girls)
  • Netball Mixed League
  • Cricket League (Summer Term)

Our Sports Teaching assistant has also facilitated a number of Intra-School events which have seen children compete for their house against other houses. 

In the 2015-16 academic year the school received £8,903

This money was spent as follows;

Sports Partnership Membership Continued membership of the school Sports Partnership enables us to facilitate inter-school competitive sports and to access CPD for teachers. 

Whole School PE Scheme

To improve the delivery of the PE curriculum for all year groups and support differentiation for the most able.

CPD for staff

Staff survey indicates increased confidence in the teaching of certain sports.


We have purchased new resources to assist in delivering the whole school PE scheme.

Bursary places for PPG pupils to attend sports clubs in and out of school

To ensure that the PPG pupils are able to participate in sporting activities in and out of school.

Funding for children to access a wider range of sporting activities 

Year 5 and 6 had a series of sailing sessions at our local sailing club.  Years 1 and 2 had a specialist karate teacher deliver a series of sessions which will lead to increased participation in OSHL.

National School Sports Week In order to promote sport during National School Sports Week, we booked whole school carnival dance sessions and other sporting activities that would not normally be accessible to the children.





Sporting Events

Please click here to view the YouTube Video Clip taken from the Tag Rugby Festival which took place at Chess Valley RFC in Croxley Green during the Summer Term 2013.