Sport at Eyam


Here is how we spent our Sports funding and the impact it had on the children, the staff, the community and the whole school vision, values and curriculum over 2018-2019 Sports Premium 18-19 Impact and Sustainability for Web


Sports Matters 3 Winter 2018



Summer Sports Matters Autumn 2018


Sports Matters Autumn 2018


Summer Sports Matters 2018

Sports Premium 18-19 intended spend for web


Receiving our GOLD Award as we train our next Change for Life Team

We are all looking forward to another successful year

We’ve got off to a flying start with our two girls who got through to the Talent Academy over the summer.

RDSSP Talent academy

Emily and Freya went to an epic talent academy. To qualify for this amazing academy you had to go to the pentathlon at HVC and come in the top 40.

We did lots of fun activities like:              *Hit the monster     *Peg tag     *Trick cone

We were really lucky to meet a professional Bobsleigher who is now a speed skater. After meeting her we talked about healthy eating and did some ladder drills. On the first day we try to improve our scores that we got in the pentathlon after some hard work training and we got the bronze level.

We enjoyed the ladder drills but are favourite part was hit the monster. Over all we really enjoyed it and learnt lots.                                                                  By Emily and Freya

We also celebrate a massive achievement – so many budding dancers who’ve all achieved their ballet and dance exams – some even managed to reach distinction level! Congratulations girls.

Sports Action Plan for 2017-18

We are expected to show on the website how many children can swim 25 in Y6

This year all but one of our children can swim 25 m (92%) and this child has made progress and uses a float to help get around the pool. All the children took part in water polo training and many attended an out of school tournament in Sheffield.

  September 2017 Sport Matters




October 2017 Sport Matters






November  Sports Matters November 2017 drafts

SM December 17

January Sports Matters 2018 Read about Sports Hall Athletics, Basket ball finals, our Gold Award and splendid Gymnastic efforts at HVC as well as an impromptu dance lesson with a budding Sports Leader from Lady Manners.  JANUARY 18 – for Web

Spring 2018 – Our Sport continues at a pace, have a good read!   SM SPRING 18 

Summer 2018 – Sports Matters –











What a treat – the sun shone and all the children took part!

We began with Caribbean Steal drums and the day included African bead and clapping games played during rest periods – its was a blisteringly hot afternoon.

Each House took the competition seriously but there is always time for encouraging others and cheering everyone on. At Eyam we like to make sure everyone gets a go and their individual efforts mean something to the House team. The afternoon culminated in a game of Timeball played by the oldest children.

Big thanks to Mrs Gaywood for organising the event and volunteers for helping each House. As always the children showed great  determination, passion, belief, respect, honesty and teamwork – the core sports values, as well as a wonderful friendship. Thank you parents for taking the time to join us all at this great Summer event!



Intended spend for 2018-19  Sports Premium 18-19 intended spend for web

2016 – 2017

Our Action Plan for the year ahead 2016-2017

Sports Action Plan 2016-17

Impact of funding for 2016-2017 Impact report

Here is a review of the positive impact that sport has had on our school over the last year.

Review of 2015-2016 Sporting Events

Sports Action Plan 15-16



Sports Matters June 17

There has been so much going on this half term – read all about it in Sports Matters April

At Eyam we regularly publish our sporting news in ‘Sports matters’ as part of our school newsletter – Sport Matters at Eyam -March-20th

Instructions from an expert!

All the children have taken part in a series of sessions to improve their ball control skills – bowling is a great way to practise careful rolling and the children really improved their skills, taking turns to try and aim for a higher score each week. The older children had a tight competition between boys and girls – the boys just winning by 1 roll of 100!


Success at Antony Gell Open Basketball Tournament

On Wednesday the 1st of February Eyam A Team – Fabian, Jacob, Daniel, Seb, Grace, Maddie and Arthur went to play in an Open Basketball Tournament at Antony Gell school. We went with Mr Wright, Mrs Gilbertson and Lucas a Sports Leader from Lady Manners.  It was an open competition against other schools in North Derbyshire!

Eyam A team played all the other teams in their league, we tried our best to show the other schools that we were fantastic players. We played 4 matches, winning 2 and drawing 2. Lots of brilliant goals were scored including Fabian’s explosive backwards no looker shot in the first 10 seconds of one match! Grace C also scored some amazing goals. We scored enough goals to come second in our league just 2 points behind the winners! In addition we were awarded the ‘Spirit of the Games cup’ for determined sportsmanship and real effort to do our best.

We all had a great time including the teachers! “It was very thrilling, challenging, amazing and I was so happy when we found out that we had come second!” Explained Maddie.

By Fabian


Sportshall athletics tournament January 2017

Squirrels went to the local athletics tournament where we competed against all the other 8 schools including Bamford and Bradwell. Our first event was the one by one lap relay Eyam A came second (unluckily) but there was more to come. The next set of races was a two by two-lap relay and then the obstacle course where we came over all third and the hurdles, where we also came third. After that we participated in the field events. They were… the chest push, standing long jump, standing triple jump, vertical jump and not forgetting the soft javelin and the speed bounce in which we were very successful!

The last races were coming up they were the Relays. “I am scared for the whole team so we will do well,” said a hopeful Luke as he cheered for the team. Finally it was the obstacle relays, hurdles and the four by one race.

At the end of all that Jess had won spirit of the games, Grace Cottrell jumped a PB in the vertical jump and Tom Marsden won best ball throw not forgetting Olivia Turner who won most effort. So rounding it all up it was very successful. In the Tournament over all Eyam A came third with 237 points.

By Polly and Daniel Bardwell


Year 3 and 4 went to Hope Valley College for a challenging Pentathlon. We had a great time and we participated in lots fun activities such as: speed bounce, triple jump, long jump, running events and lots more. We all really enjoyed it, “It was very well organised and the young leaders were very kind!” Savannah explained. “It was a lot of fun, it was also very thrilling and a good experience!” Olivia said enthusiastically. Everyone took part really well and did their best. Some people even got new records such as Charlie and Will.

The scores were very high, the highest score on the speed-bounce was 40 and the highest score on the triple jump was 5.00 meters they were both achieved by Charlie. “I was very pleased with my-self and was very happy with my new records” Charlie told us. William achieved the fastest shuttle run, he ran it in 34 seconds and amazingly beat us all.

Some of us were nervous and others were exited. When we got there we went into the sports hall and some older students laid out some equipment to do our activities with. We all got a £5 award in Worship today! Mrs Gilbertson reminded us to say thank you to our parents for taking us.

Change 4 Life January 2017 – read on to find out more Change 4 Life

Y 3/4 Winners at Mini soccer



Hope Valley Basketball Tournament:

On Friday the 11th November Squirrel class went to Hope Valley’s first ever basketball tournament for year five and six. The teams were: amazing A team, the brilliant B team and the courageous C team. Eyam A came second, Eyam B came last but they still tried and Eyam C came joint third with Grindleford.  “I like that we were showing team work and supporting each other,” Arthur said. “Even though we came last we were all resilient and positive,” Martha said. The schools were: Eyam, Grindleford, Bradwell, Bamford, Hathersage; who in the first round played each other with skill, pace and passing.

The team that really stood out was Eyam A who scored 12 goals in the first round! “It was very competitive and you have to work hard but we all did very well, we all tried our very best and I think that’s all that matters!” Grace Edwards exclaimed after playing all the matches.

After the first round the runners up and the winners played a fierce match. Eyam A played Grindleford; Eyam c played Bradwell and lost but Eyam A won and advanced to the finals against Bradwell. After a complicated match Eyam managed to score an equaliser but the whistle had just blown and it was disallowed. So after a tiring game Eyam reported an unfortunate loss, however we all had so much fun and felt amazing.

Cross Country

Three of our super runners represented the school at the Cluster Finals in Ashbourne.

On Saturday 5th November some had made it to … the finals at Ashbourne!!! The first thing we did was sign in to Mrs Cook the manager of hope valley cluster. We walked the route through first to get the feeling of it. There were lots of hills and gradual gradients (to be fair it was really difficult we can’t lie!)

It was Luke’s run first unfortunately he was at the back at the start but he did extremely well he came… 15th out of 50 boys. Then it was the girls run which Grace and Freya participated in. Luckily they were at the front not the back we started a slow jog on the first lap but on the second lap we gave it our all! After, we waited for the results meanwhile we were eating Haribo’s. Unfortunately we came last in the girls and boys race but we tried our hardest and did our best. But one of our girls from our cluster came…2nd . We felt proud to represent our school.

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve been awarded the Silver Sports Award for our range of activities and tournaments in 2015-16!

We’ve already taken part in the year 5/6 football tournament: Here is the report.


Last week Y5 and Y6 participated at a football tournament held at HVC. We entered three teams of Y5 and Y6: the fantastic blue stripes, the awesome oranges and the skilful reds.

 They all tried their best. Fantastic blue stripes won half of their matches, but sadly they didn’t get into the finals. They were all resilient!

Reporters Savannah and Grace E

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This week we began our run back from Rio! each week we all run – the whole school takes off through the village for a 2km run

Here are our super runners at the Cross Country event at Hope Valley – we did really well and got through to the finals in November. Look at the effort these children are putting in to doing their best!

Cross Country Competition

On Friday 1st October, Eyam School went to a cross country competition which was hosted at Hope Valley College. We entered year 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

“I think we were nervous but we all tried our best!” explained Luke.

There were four people from our school who got into the finals, those 3 people are: Luke who came 3rd, Grace who came 4th and Freya who also came 3rd,

best of all was Charlie in year Four who came first! Wow!!

There were 8 schools competing so a lot of children participated. We did a lot of training on Thursday mornings when we ran 2km as a whole school

and we are able to take part in running club on Fridays. In addition we also did some on Monday and Friday in PE lessons so we were very well prepared.

On the day it was windy and sunny. We ran on the sports field, it is very flat and good to run on.

Written by Tom and Luke

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Sports Funding

Please click on the link below to see our Sports Action Plan.  This shows exactly how we are using the funding to develop sport within our school.

Sports Action Plan 15-16

April 2016 – Netball Tournament

On the 17th of March Squirrels went to a netball tournament at Hope Valley College. There were lots of schools playing in the tournament, Eyam had three teams: Eyam A, Eyam B and Eyam C. We played teams from all around Hope Valley including Hathersage and Bamford. Each team played every other team and some teams got through to the play-offs. It was amazing fun and a great opportunity. We did well because we practised before the tournament with Lee in PE lessons and with Mrs Dawson as well. Eyam A did very well and came 2nd place so we are going to Lady Manners on the 19th of April for the finals. We are looking forward to playing again and we hope we might win!                    

By the Sports Squad

January 2016 – Mini Soccer

On 14th January, years 3&4 participated in a mini soccer tournament at HVC. Eyam’s yellow and red teams lost their first matches. Eyam red team played really well in their next match and many goals were saved. Eyam blue team then scored 3 goals and won their match, going through to the semi-finals where they scored 5 goals against Bradwell, and securing a place in the finals.  In the final, Eyam blue team played against Bradwell B team, it was a tough match and ended in a penalty shootout, which Eyam won!

It was a great tournament and everyone enjoyed it!

Mrs Brunt was thoroughly impressed by the great sportsmanship and spirit shown by our children.

By the Sports Squad

November 2015 – Sportshall Athletics at Hope Valley College

We went by bus to Hope Valley College to take part in Sports Hall Athletics. We got into the sports hall and there was lots of people running. When we sat down we waited for our events. First up was the short relay with Eyam, Hathersage and Great Hucklow taking part, and we came second.

After the races, we did jumping and throwing. The jumping was really fun. Fabian was the best at jumping, Jacob Wright was the best at hop, skip and a jump.

Later on we all went back to the races and there were hurdles and hoops. Then we had to do a roll at the start and go through a hoop half way through the race. Later on we had some free time to go to any activity we wanted.

By the Sports Squad

November 2015 – Visit from Olympian Athlete

On Wednesday 11th November Daniel Gardiner came to our school to do some athletics with us. Our topic is inspiration and Daniel Gardiner is a great inspiration. Daniel Gardiner is a decathlete training for the Olympics. Daniel is ranked 5th in the world! It was very exciting when he arrived and we had lots of question to ask him for example, who is your inspiration? When he arrived everyone was buzzing with excitement because Daniel Gardiner is an amazing person. We had an assembly when he told us about his life so far and then presented our bronze Sainsbury award.

We had lots of fun in an athletics session with Daniel Gardiner and asking different question. Mary said “it was an amazing experience and really fun.” It was an amazing opportunity to have a decathlete come to our school. Thank you Daniel Gardiner and all the teachers who organised Daniel Gardiner coming and the PTA for paying!

November 2015 – Tag Rugby

On Friday 6th of November class squirrels went to a tag rugby tournament at Hope Valley.

First team A played Castleton and won 4-0 thanks to Danny, Billy, Charlie and Danny again.

Then team A played Eyam group B and won 3-0 thanks to great team work.

Next team A lost to Bamford 0-7 and also Great Hucklow 1-4. Last of all team A beat Hope 2-1 thanks to Billy and Group B beat Caslteton 5-1.  

We had so much fun and really enjoyed it! Group A finished 4th and Group B 5th.  Next time we need to pass back more. 

Thank you so much to Mrs Hix, Mr Wright and especially the year tens and Mrs Cook at Hope Valley.

By the Sports Squad


October 2015 – Whitehall

On the 7th October, Squirrel Class went to Whitehall for three days. Everybody really enjoyed it and I was a great experience.

Our favourite activity was canoeing because we got to get wet. We also did lots of other activities including a night hike.

Thank you to all the staff at Whitehall and especially Mr Wright, Mrs Perring and Mrs Gilbertson, as well as parents for transporting us. We couldn’t have done it without them.

Thank you!!”

September 2015 – Cross Country at Hope Valley College

On Friday 25th September three classes from Eyam Primary School went to Hope Valley College to compete in a cross country competition. First the year 3&4s did 2 laps of the huge field. The results were … Luke Boatswain ran a marvellous race and came first closely followed by Charlie Grtton who came 8th and Arthur Hayfield who came 12th. In the year 3&4 girls, Grace Edwards sprinted to the finish and came 1st. Followed closely by Freya Darley in 9th and then Emily Booth in 14th. The year 5&6s completely 2.5 laps of the nerve racking field. The first runner from Eyam was Danny Hancock, in 6th, and Charlie Hollis in 9th. They also qualified for the Derbyshire final, with Jacob Sammans coming 15th. In the girls race, Bea Booth came 19th closely followed by India Dale who came 23rd and Grace Cottrell who came 26th. It was really tiring but a fun day. Everyone had so much fun and tried hard. The Sports Squad said “even if you are not very confident, do it and try your hardest because it’s really fun.”

By Maddie, Mary, Bea and Codie

Review of 2014-15 Sporting Events at Eyam Primary School

We monitor involvement through talking with the children about sporting events they do both in and out of school. We found that 70% of our 77 children take part in sports during the week out of school – ACTION: we aim to encourage more of our children to take part in a wider range of afterschool clubs so that this increases next year

We took part in all these events

  • Tag Rugby Tournament
  • Athletics
  • Football Tournaments
  • Cross-Country Ks2 and KS1
  • Orienteering Festival
  • Sports Hall Athletics
  • KS2 Rounders
  • Infant Sports Day
  • KS2 Sports Day at EIS in Sheffield

We had a fabulous School Sports Day with parents joining the school in the playing field. All the children took part in a range of timed events and the parents enjoyed cream tea after the finish line!

All our children have at least 90 mins of PE/sports lessons a week and at least a further 30 mins of outdoor and/or sporting activities. This includes: adventure training, lunch clubs, mini-leaders for infants, cycling, swimming, active 8, sports clubs and forest schools

We worked hard to ensure some of the less engaged pupils had a good try at a range of active play challenges by encouraging them to lead or by invitation to the club.

The children enjoyed a range of activities including several new events:

  • Tag rugby lessons and a full afternoon tournament run by the Sports Partnership and sponsored by Hope Cement Works
  • 2 children took part in the Decathlon Sports trials and were selected for RDSSP Talent Academy
  • Our pupils were highly commended in the local cross school football league. We were proud to have the ‘man of the season’ in Year 5!
  • A parent has set up and run the Netball Club and we look forward to that continuing on a Wednesday after school next year
  • We are promoting the Sainsbury’s Games award and hope to apply for the Bronze Award this year
  • We’ve encouraged our children to take part in all our activities – this is to help build their confidence – next year we will ensure there are more intra school competitions between mixed years.
  • We are funding the training of a member of staff to lead Forest School lessons
  • HVC Orienteering Challenge
  • The entire school took part in a full day cross country ‘Giant Peakland Walk’. We walked a massive 456 miles in one day!
  • Our older children all take part in a residential experience which focuses on outdoor adventure activities and building self esteem
  • Next year
    • We will take part in as many local tournaments as possible and have undertaken to organise more local matches for lower KS2 pupils – all of this presents an issue over transport costs as a coach for half a day costs £150 for 25 pupils or £100 for 16 pupils
    • We have invited an Olympian Athlete to visit and inspire and challenge our young athletes
    • We will run our biannual Bikeability course for Year 5 and 6
    • We are using a new Sports APP to help track our progress and achievement.
    • We have specifically recruited new staff who are keen sportspeople in their own time and we are therefore planning more sporting clubs including cross country running.
    • We invested last Summer in a sporting club at lunch time run by a Teaching Assistant at school. This will continue next year with a regular rota of activities
    • We will introduce the whole school to wake and shake at 8.40 at least twice a week
    • We will continue weekly forest school lessons – each class take a half term in the forest lead by qualified staff.
    • We will watch the Tour of Britain Bike race in September
    • Next year we are taking part in the Sainsbury’s Sports Challenge
    • Finally, we have a group taking part in the Inspire Physical Activity Program supported by the Olympic Cyclist Bryan Steel.


We receive an additional £8,300  in our budget for PE funding within the school.

Our main aim is to use the additional sports funding to:

  • Provide access to a wider range of festivals, competitions and extra-curricular sport for all groups of children
  • Raise the profile of sport and P.E. within the school
  • Provide Professional Development for all staff in P.E. and Sport (CPD)

Please click on the link below to see our PE Action Plan.  This shows exactly how we are using the funding to develop sport within our school.  You will notice that although we receive £8,300 we are currently spending £8,856 such is our commitment to the development and improvement of sports.

Sports Premium Action Plan 14 – 15

A small school making a big difference!