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Sports Premium Funding

The government provides additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Department of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and has been allocated to primary school head teachers.

The purpose of this funding is to improve the provision of PE and sport in schools. The school have the freedom to choose how they spend the money allocated to them. Please click on the link below for the sports funding report for the sports grant.

Sports Premium

At Riverside, we offer lots of opportunities to our children that aim to develop their physical, social and cognitive skills. We believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital in contributing to a pupil’s physical development and well-being. We value our student’s progress and aim to provide opportunities to them in inclusive and engaging environments that is intended to develop pupils’ self-confidence when they participate in physical activities.

PE Lessons

Within PE lessons students develop and showcase their skills in a wide range of sports including Football, Cricket, Dance, Gymnastics, Swimming and Athletics. Through the selection of logically developed tasks, it is intended that pupils, irrespective of their ability, will enjoy success and be motivated further to develop their individual potential. 


We subscribe to the Harris Schools Sports Partnership Service, which enable us to have access to and compete in a wide range of games competitions. Inter school tournaments provide all of our children with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports and represent our school proudly. This means that whilst they are at Riverside every child is provided with the opportunity to represent their school and feel part of a team, helping to develop other personal and social skills and attitudes.

After School Clubs

Every year group has access to a variety of sports clubs they can choose to participate in after school. Alongside school staff, outside sports coaches are brought in to create more opportunities for our children. Some of these include: street surf, football and dance. The wide range of sports offered ensures that there is an option for everyone, no matter their ability or experience in sports.