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We are incredibly proud of all our achievements in PE and Sport. 


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Hertfordshire's 'Primary School of the Year'

for Sport  January 2019


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Sporting Futures

'Primary School of the

Year' for 2017 - 2018


Mr Smith awarded the title

of Hertfordshire's

'Sports Apprentice of the Year'

November' 2018


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These awards recognise the quality of PE and sports opportunities in school, including after school clubs, the high levels of participation in events, festivals and competitions and the school's committment to developing pupils' physical and mental well-being.


2017-2018 was a record year for children at St Ippolyts; our achievements included:

Year 2 Rapid fire Cricket fire district champions

Year 3/4 Rapid fire Cricket district champions

Rural Schools Netball 2nd in District

Rural Schools Football 2nd in District

Year 3/4 On tour Stevenage champions

Regional Trampolining champions year 5

Zonal Trampolining Runners up year 5

3rd In National Schools Trampoline Final

2nd in the level 3 competition, County Rapid fire cricket finals

District Representatives Football County WIX Cup

District quick sticks Hockey Champions-leading to a level 3 competition 

District 3rd Tri Golf

Rounders District champions (2017 and 2018)

B team district Runners up

District ESFA football year 6 runners up

PHC Pentathlon 1st place

Lacrosse tournament 3rd place

Download our Sports Newsletter below to read more.



Funding allocation: £17,410.00


The government grant for sports provision, the 'Sports Premium' is used in the following ways at St Ippolyts School:

Subscription to Stevenage Sporting Futures, premium package                   £1800.00pa      


Employment of  staff: Sports Coach and Sports Apprentice                          £17,004.00pa



Paying for top-up swimming coaching in school holidays                              £500.00 est      

Purchase of new sports equipment for netball club                                         £500.00

Sporting Futures membership: 

Membership enables pupils to participate in a wide range of sports events for all ages such as:

  • Mini Olympics1EGH8SyZ
  • Herts Schools Games
  • Lacrosse tournament
  • Speed Stacking
  • Mini Olympics
  • Sports Hall Athletics
  • Dance Festival
  • High 5 Netball tournaments
  • Herts Schools Athletics
  • Quick Sticks
  • Gymnastics
  • Tennis
  • Tri-golf
  • Athletics festivals

In addition, membership of Stevenage Sporting Futures provides a range of quality CPD opportunities for teachers, thereby increasing skills and confidence for PE lessons and Sports Clubs.

Sports Teaching Assistant role includes:

  • After school coaching for football teams – boys and girls
  • Additional after school sports clubs: Gymnastics, multi sports, rounders, athletics
  • Supports and leads PE lesson activities from Reception to Y6
  • Plans and leads quality sports games and activities at lunchtimes
  • Supports children with play activities at morning and afternoon breaks
  • Supervises swimming lessons
  • Organises and maintains PE and sports resources
  • Attends district planning meetings for football leagues
  • Organises and attends all football matches and tournaments
  • Works closely with PE subject leader
  • Attends residential school journey
  • Attends and supervises children on school trips
  • Parent communication through website blogging and letters
  • Leading Sensory Circuits sessions for children with additional needs
  • Mentoring and support for Sports Apprentice

2018 – 2019

Additional Sports Funding has enabled the school to employ a Sports Apprentice via Sporting Futures Training, to support the teaching and learning of children in all year groups.

The Sports Apprentice role includes:

  • Taking a lead role in providing each class with 30 minutes of daily physical activity through the school anti obesity programme
  • Assisting the Sports Coach with after school coaching for football teams – boys and girls
  • Supporting PE lesson activities from Reception to Y6
  • Providing physical play activities in Early Bird Club from 8am
  • Planning and leading quality sports games and activities at lunchtimes
  • Supports children with play activities at morning and afternoon breaks
  • Assisting with supervision of swimming lessons
  • Helping to organise and maintains PE and sports resources
  • Working closely with PE subject leader and Sports Coach to monitor pupils progress and attainment in PE
  • Attending residential school journey to lead a Y5/6 group
  • Attending and supervising children on school trips
  • Supporting teaching and learning in class when not in PE lessons

Impact of Sports Premium funding

Through the strategic use of sports funding, all children in Years 1 – 6 now have access to at least one extra-curricular sports-related after school activity every term (usually two).

These include:

Boys football, Girls Football, Multi-sports, Gymnastics, Yoga, Netball, Hockey, Circuit Training, Rounders, Athletics, Summer-Sports, Tennis and Dance.

Analysis shows that on average, 84% of pupils in Years 1 - 6 attend at least one after school sports club.  A significant proportion of pupils are also active participants in external sports clubs and teams locally.

During 2017-2018, all pupils were provided the opportunity to participate in at least one Sporting Futures inter-school event , examples include: athletics festival, rugby day, mini-olympics, dragon-boating.

Monitoring of the standard of PE lessons shows that since 2014, the proportion of outstanding practice seen in PE has risen steadily.  No PE lessons are ever less than good and all children receive quality PE provision.  Children are enthusiastic and committed to PE and Sports and embrace new opportunities readily.  This links with the school’s focus on Healthy Lifestyles through PSHE provision.

In liaison with the Inclusion Coordinator, children with additional needs now have access to ‘Sensory Circuits’ on a weekly basis.   

Monitoring of playtimes and lunchtimes shows that children are accessing a wide range of physical activities, further developing their skills and confidence.




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