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Physical Education and Sports Premium

Sports Premium


As a school, Eaglesfield Paddle maximises the generous funding supplied through the PE and Sports premium in a variety of ways.


Swimming/Water Sports/Climbing

The Year 3 and Year 4 children develop their swimming technique and water safety during six week blocks at the local leisure centre swimming pool. Following an evaluation of the swimming provision for Year 5 and Year 6 children, it became clear that these pupils were above the national average for their swimming ability.  Therefore, the decision was made to introduce water sports activities for the children in Year 5 and Year 6. This allows children to enhance their water safety and swimming skills in Derwent Water within our beautiful local surroundings of the Lake District. Any children who have not made the expected standard in swimming in Year 4 are provided with additional swimming tuition, in a six week block, which happens prior to water sports. Children in Year 1 and Year 2 enjoy visits to an local indoor climbing centre, where they have the opportunity to develop their climbing skills, resilience and confidence.


External Specialist PE Teachers and Coaches

PE specialist teachers and coaches deliver PE to all age groups at various times throughout the year. The benefit of this is two-fold; pupils benefit from specialist teaching within their PE curriculum and class teachers enjoy the opportunity to develop their methods and practices for teaching PE whilst they observe these lessons.


Local Sports Partnerships

The school’s membership within the ‘Allerdale Sports Partnership’ and ‘Cockermouth School Primary Sports Programme’ enables our pupils to receive specialist coaching and provides the opportunity to participate in local inter-school competitions in a range of activity areas. These include: football, netball, athletics, rounders and cricket.


Complete PE

School has bought into the 'Complete PE' resource package, endorsed by the Youth Sport Trust. These resources support teachers as they deliver our PE curriculum in an exciting, inspiring way to pupils from EYFS - Y6.

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE Sport Premium 2022-23 (projected)

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sports Premium 2021/22

Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sports Premium 2020/2021

County Cross-Country Championships


To conclude a series of cross-country events in January, our Year 4 - Year 6 cross-country team headed to the County Championships on Wednesday 26th January. The course was undulating, muddy and included jumps over streams and a low wall. The children faced the challenge with real determination and demonstrated super levels of fitness.  Well done to all runners. A special mention to the Year 4 boys (Cameron, Eli, Archie, Luke and Lucas) who were awarded second place in the county for their age category. Go Team Paddle!

Keswick Mountain Festival


We had such a fun, active morning at this event. The children completed a 200m obstacle course, cycled 1km and ran 400m  - jumping, cycling and running as fast as they possibly could! What a superb effort by everyone and great to see them encouraging each other as they completed the course as a real Paddle team.