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We are giving parent/carers the opportunity to support the school by asking for voluntary donations which will go towards the increasing costs of transporting the children to our various sporting events.  This will also, we hope, reduce the need for parent/carers time to help with transport during the day.  The suggested donation is £5 which will always be available on your Parentpay so you can, if you wish, choose to donate on more than one occasion.  Thank you for your support.

Ravenbank Primary School has been awarded the Sainsbury's School Games PLATINUM AWARD!

2018/19 PE and School Sports Summary

What a great year we have had! The year started with our girls' and mixed Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 football teams entering into the English School's Football Association competitions where our Year 4 girls' and Year 5 mixed and girls' teams progressed to the Cheshire finals. Not only that, but our Year 5 teams left as tournament winners! 

We also enjoyed successes in athletics and cross-country - the Year 6 team qualified for the Indoor Sportshall Athletics Cheshire finals where they won the 'Spirit of the Games' award, and there were multiple wins for individuals and year groups at Warrington's cross country events.

Our Year 6 girls' cricket team progressed to the Warrington finals and our rounders team were able to retain their Warrington title again this year with another tournament win!

All these successes are due to a wonderful attitude to PE and sports at Ravenbank. The children have shown high levels of enthusiasm and effort which enable us to enter teams across many sports such as the ones above and also including backetball, rugby, netball, swimming, volleyball and many more. 

In recognition of our consistent hard work and high achievement, we were awarded the Sainsbury's School Games Platinum award. This can only be gained by holding a gold award for five consecutive years - by our estimation that's a total of around 700 children who have been at the school during those years who have all contributed towards this award.

We look forward to maintaining these hgh standards and please keep a look out for more successes next year!

Mr Sutcliffe and Mr. Kemp

(Previous PE lead; PE and School Sports Teaching Assistant)

Wolves Challenge Cup Final 2018 (2)

Lymm High School Partnership

We are pleased to announce that Ravenbank Primary School will be continuing their partnership with Lymm High School to deliver a calendar of sports events for the children to participate in.

In collaboration with Lymm Leisure Centre, the school offers a series of sporting opportunities for the children of Ravenbank to participate competitively against other schools from the Lymm area. All years groups are accomodated for and a range of sports are covered, enabling us to identify new skills and talents, as well as helping us to encourage children to join a community-based club to take their passion and interests further.

It is also a good opportunity for the children to experience using some of the facilities on offer at Lymm High School, which some may be considering progressing to after their time at Ravenbank.


Sports and PE Photographs


Sport and PE

Sport and PE at Ravenbank Primary School is highly regarded amongst the staff and children. We achieved the 2018/19 'Platinum' Sainsbury's School Games Mark in recognition of all the hard work the children and staff have done in all areas of the PE curriculum as well as the success achieved across a range of sports competitions in local, district and regional events. This 'Platinum' mark has been awarded due to the continued progress the school has made since holding the gold award for the past five consecutive years.

Part of this success is due to the PE Funding provided by the Government to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. Please see the documents below to see how we have spent, and are planning to spend, our allocated budget in the previous and current financial years. More information about the PE Funding at the bottom of this page.

Sport & PE at Ravenbank
The children at Ravenbank Primary School enjoy two hours of timetabled PE lessons each week which cover a wide range of sporting activities, such as:
  • Invasion games
  • Net/wall games
  • Striking/Fielding games
  • Target games
  • Track athletics
  • Field athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Swimming
  • Teamworking/Teambuilding

Additional sporting activity opportunities are provided by our dedicated teaching staff through after-school clubs, competitions and sporting event days. We are very successful in many of the inter-school competitions we enter at Lymm High School, and have attended a number of Level 2 (Warrington) and Level 3 (Cheshire) Finals due to our sporting achievements. We also enjoy links with Warrington Wolves, Lymm Rovers Football Club, Lymm Rugby Club, Lymm Tennis Club, Lymm Cricket Club and other sports clubs in and around the Lymm area.

Physical Education Funding

The government provides additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. 

In 2017/18, schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport which are offered.

This means that the premium can be used to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

What does this funding mean for Primary Schools?

Tougher assessment of sport and physical education provision via Ofsted to ensure the funding is bringing the maximum benefit for all pupils, with schools being held to account for how they spend the funding.

Role of Honour

Sainsbury's School Games Mark 2018/19 - Platinum Award (after holding the gold award for five successive years)

Y5/6 Boys Football ESFA Warrington winners 2019

Y5/6 Lymm Swimming Gala winners (boys and girls) 2019

Y3/4 Football Broomfields runners up 2019

Y1/2 Mixed Football Warrington winners 2019

Y3/4 Boys Football ESFA Warrington Finals 3rd place 2019

Y5/6 Lymm Indoor Athletics winners 2019

Y5/6 Girls Football Liverpool Cup 3rd place 2019

Y5/6 Warrington Athletics runners up 2019

Y5/6 Boys Football Culcheth runners up 2019

Y5/6 Boys Football Broomfields runners Up 2019

Year 6 Rugby - Warrington Wolves Fire Service 7s competition winners 2018

Y4 Girls' Football - Cheshire final winners 2018

Y6 Girls' Football - Warrington final winners 2018

Y4 Football - Warrington finals winners and 2nd place at the Cheshire finals 2018

Y6 Football - Warrington finals winners 2018

Y6 Hockey - Warrington finals winners 2018

Y5/6 Rounders - Warrington finals winners 2018

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