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Station Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 8EU

Pilsley Primary School

Inspire, Respect, Achieve

Sports at Pilsley


Have a look at the competitions that Pilsley Primary have entered and read all about these in the blog!


We aim to provide as high a standard of teaching, coaching and competition as we can for the children, whatever their ability or motivation to take part. We believe that your child’s wellbeing relies on meeting all their needs with sport and PE one factor alongside their health, social skills and academic progress.

Our school received around £9000 School Sports Premium in 2016/17 to support the development of sport and physical education at our school.  This is to be increased in 2017/18 to just over £17,000 much of which will be directed towards providing additional high quality sports access for our pupils.

We are a member of the Bolsover School Sports Partnership that provides competitive sport opportunities (see below) as well as high quality coaching and training opportunities for school staff including lunchtime supervisors. They also provide bicycle training (Bikeability) for older pupils. For 2017/18 there is a significant increase in the cost of being part of the SSP as they are no longer subsidised by Derbyshire County Council.  However, their benefit to the school and the Bolsover area has proven reliable and of consistently high quality and we will be maintaining our affiliation.

Through the Sports Partnership last year, we bought into specialist PE coaches who worked with the teachers to develop their PE teaching skills. This took place throughout the year for half a day a week starting with basketball in the autumn term for Y4/5 classes and moving on to physical development for the foundation stage children. This year we are targeting specific sports such as tag rugby and again basketball where local access is limited.

In addition, we also provided Lunchtime sports coaching through the North East Derbyshire County Council coaches. Our current coach, Zoe, works with Y1 through to Y6 on a variety of sports and physical activities four days a week. This includes running intra-school (in school) competitions, as well as preparing the children for inter-school (out of school) competitions. Zoe will be continuing with us but we will in addition be employing a Play Leader to work with the Reception children through to Year 2 to target specific physical and sports skills during lunchtime.

It is likely that much of the rest of our work in 2017-18 will reflect a similar approach though the increased Sports Premium will support additional release time for Miss Allanson, our Sports Leader, as well as an audit of sports equipment.

Events will be planned throughout the year for the local family of schools and also across North East Derbyshire. We try and take part in as many of these as possible but this can fluctuate with the ‘timing’ around school circumstances.



Our current Y6 pupils started their swimming lessons with 55% non-swimmers and only 20% regarded as competent swimmers.  By the end of the sessions 70% could swim 25m or more with another 20% able to swim between 11 and 24m.  All of them knew and could demonstrate their water safety procedures.



The school offers a variety of extra-curricular clubs including sport. Some of these take place during lunchtime and others take place after school.  Current clubs can be found on the Newsletters or by contacting school. Through the year, some of the clubs we run include football, tag rugby, table tennis, netball, hockey, cricket and athletics. Outside providers also support basketball, cricket and tennis clubs during the year. To ensure access to the competitive events the NEDCC lunchtime coach provides relevant coaching sessions.



We have excellent facilities including a modern Sports Hall, a large school field and markings for netball on our playground. The Sports Hall hosts local clubs including Taekwondo Martial Arts, Rugger Eds Tag Rugby and Pilsley Football Club. We also have a large fixed play equipment area to develop balance and climbing.



We have extensive resources for PE and sport including Tag Rugby, UniHoc, Short Tennis, Football, Netball, Basketball, Frisbee Golf, Kwik Cricket, Badminton, Table Tennis and a very wide range of smaller equipment for curriculum sports and PE.



Affiliation to the Bolsover Schools Partnership - £900

Whole Year Specialist PE Teacher programme - £1500

NEDCC Lunchtime Coaching - £4500

Replenishing sports stock - £1500

Subsidised Tennis Club – Depending on the number of pupils (£120 - £300)

Chance to Shine Cricket contribution - £300


Current Calendar

We have indicated where we have competed in the past academic year and those marked with an asterisk* are where we intend on participating during this academic year.  Events in black are cluster events. The events in red are open events meaning schools in other clusters can also enter.


2015 – 16




2017-18 Participation

Y5/6 Mixed Football


Tag Rugby MegaFest




Y5 & 6 Girls Football



Y5 & 6 Football

Y5 & 6 Quicksticks Hockey

No event this year

Y2 - 4 G & T Gymnastics

U11 Girls Table Tennis

U11 Boys Table Tennis


Y 3 - 4 Football

Y5 & 6 Sportshall Athletics

*Qualified for the district final*

Criteria changed and unable to attend





Y3 - 6 Basketball

*Cluster, District and County champions*

√*Cluster & District champions*

Dance Festival (Inf & Jnr)



Y3 & 4 Key Steps 2 Gymnastics




Y3 - 6 Cross Country


*Two girls qualified for the district final*

√ *One girl and one boy  qualified for the district final*

Y5 - 6 Tag Rugby

*Cluster winners and came 2nd at District level*

Y1 - 2 Fun Run



Y5 & 6 High 5 Netball




Y4,5 & 6 SEND Sports Festival



Y3 - 6 Kwik Cricket

Third place in cluster

√ Fifth place in cluster

Y5 & 6 Quad Kids



Y3/4 Mini Tennis & Y5/6 Tennis Plus



*District winners and in County final

Go-Ride Cycling


*Qualified for the county final*


KS2 Tri Golf




Y5/6 Girls Kwik Cricket




Y2 Mini Olympics

Y5 Olympics

Y3 - 6 Athletics


Y5 & 6 Orienteering/Outdoor Festival




Girls Rounders Festival





Our Netball Team is part of  the local Cluster League

Our Football Team won the Plate League (for smaller schools or B teams)

Our Basketball Team won the Bolsover Team of the Year for 2016-17.


Additional PE Experiences

*Y5 Swimming lessons

*Y4/5 Mansfield Giants basketball coaching.

*Chance to Shine cricket coaching


*Rugger Eds Tag Rugby Sessions for Y1 - Y6


You can view our Sports Premium Action Plan below:

Sports Premium Action Plan 2018/ 2019