Greenside Avenue, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 6BB

01226 381273

Welcome to Mapplewell Primary School

Mapplewell Primary School

We provide excellence in learning; encourage a growth mindset
in all pupils and promote independence and motivation to succeed.

PE & Sport Premium

At Mapplewell Primary School we recognise that one of the key contributors to the overall well-being of any pupil, both academically and physically, is PE & sport.  We believe that good quality PE and sport can help develop key life skills of our pupils, such as:  resilience, independence, cooperation, communication, confidence and aspiration.  We strongly believe in creating a fun and supportive, yet competitive environment which allows our pupils to learn and develop a lifelong interest in sport and exercise.

We are members of Team Activ and all of pupils in school have the opportunity to compete in various events.

Purpose of the PE & Sport Premium Grant

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport you offer. This means that you should use the premium to:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your 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.

Funding should not be used to:

  • Employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of core staffing budgets
  • Teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)

(DfE, 2017)

PE & Sport Premium Spending Plan

At Mapplewell Primary School, the PE and Sports funding is spent in a variety of ways with the direct and explicit aim of making additional sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.  We aim to spend the funding in order to improve:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
  2. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport. 

 A breakdown of the projected expenditure for the year 2017/18 is shown below.


PE Premium Spending Plan 2017/18

After School Clubs

Monday - Multi Skills with Mr Stratford

Tuesday - Gymnastics with a Team Activ Coach

Wednesday - Football with a Team Activ Sports Coach

Thursday - Gymnastics with a Team Activ Sports Coach

Upcoming Events


Friday 25th May - Y6 Orienteering at Locke Park

Girls Football

Barnsley Football League

We are entered into a football league where we compete against other schools in Barnsley.  The league is split into two smaller leagues; the top two teams from each league play in a semi-final and then final respectively.  Click on the links below to read the match reports from each of our games.


Springvale 4 v 7 Mapplewell

Mapplewell 9 v 0 Holy Rood

Mappewell 8 v 0 Shawlands

Mapplewell 20 v 0 Churchfield B

Burton Road 2 v 4 Mapplewell

Penistone St John's 3 v Mapplewell 1

April 2018 - Athletes of the Month

Take a look at our Athletes of the Month.  These athletes have demonstrated their fantastic cooperation, team work skills and resilience, as well as their love for PE!

April 2018 - Sports Celebration Assembly

We had our second Sports Celebration Assembly this month, where a variety of talents and achievement were celebrated by our children!  Our talents range from kickboxing, to gymnastics, to even body building!

April 2018 - Girls Football

We had our first ever girls football matches this month.  We entered a football tournament competing against lots of teams in South Yorkshire.  We won 2 and drew 2 of our group games, but unfortunately lost in the quarter finals.  We are very proud of our pupils' achievements!

Just two days later we played our first full-length 9-a-side match against King's Oak.  We put on an outstanding display, being 8-1 winners!  Well done girls!

March 2018 - Athletes of the Month

This month was the mark of our very first Athletes of the Month award.  A child from each class was rewarded for their sporting efforts in PE lessons during March.  These athletes demonstrated their excellence in a variety of skills required to be a top athlete, such as: team work, resilience, focus, self-confidence and possessing brilliant communication skills.

March 2018 - Sports Celebration Assembly

We had our very first Sports Celebration Assembly this month, where our pupils were allowed to share any sporting awards they have achieved outside of school!  There were lots of achievements ranging from swimming, to dancing, to karate!  We are proud of all of our pupils' achievements and are blown away by the amount of talent our pupils have!

March 2018 - Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Qualifiers

We took two teams to Holy Trinity to compete against other schools in Barnsley.  All our pupils competed well, with one of our teams coming second and the other coming third!  Both teams will compete at the finals at Shaw Lane in April.  Well done to all involved!

March 2018 - Year 1 Bikeability Balance

Our Year 1 pupils absolutely loved our Bikeability Balance sessions.  We showcased our pushing and gliding skills, stopping safely skills and played lots of games to practise these skills.

March 2018 - Y5/6 Football Tounament 

Thank you to Team Activ for inviting us the opening of the new 3G pitch at Dorothy Hyman!  We won 4 and 2, without conceding a goal!


Mapplewell 2 v 0 Ladywood

Mapplewell 2 v 0 Birkwood

Mapplewell 0 v 0 Churchfield

Mapplewell 1 v 0 Cherrydale

Mapplewell 3 v 0 Havercroft

Mapplewell 0 v 0 Cherrydale

December 2017 - Y5/6 Sports Hall Athletics Final

After winning the qualifiers the previous month, we took a team of eager Year 5 and 6 pupils back to Barnsley College to compete against some of Barnsley's top schools at the Sports Hall Athletics Final.  We compete brilliantly in all events, particularly: high stepper relay, shuttle relay and javelin.  We came 7th overall.  Coming 7th out of lots of schools in Barnsley is a fantastic achievement.  Well done to everyone involved!

November 2017 - Y5/6 Sports Hall Athletics Qualifiers

We took two teams to Barnsley College to compete against other schools in Barnsley.  Our pupils participate in lots of events such as: standing long jump, triple jump, indoor javelin and various relay races.  All our pupils competed well, and one of our teams won the event, qualifying for the finals in December.  Well done to all involved!

November 2017 - Y2, Y3 & Y4 Multi Skills

Our Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 pupils entered multi skills competitions, against lots of other schools in Barnsley.  Our pupils represented our school brilliantly.  Some of our Year 2 pupils came first and some came third, and some of our Year 3 children came third.  Well done to everyone involved!

November 2017 - Y5/6 Barnsley Football Finals

After a fantastic qualifying campaign back in October, we competed against Barnsley's elite at the Barnsley Football Finals.  We were in a group of five strong teams; qualification from this group would have seen us reach the semi-finals and then potentially the final.

Unfortunately, we narrowly missed out on reaching the knockout stage on goal difference.  We were unlucky not to progress further, as we played some magnificent football and didn't concede a single goal.  The team should be proud of their achievements!


Mapplewell 0 v 0 Penistone St. John's

Mapplewell 1 v 0 Athersley South

Mapplewell 3 v 0 Hoyland Springwood

Mapplewell 0 v 0 Barugh Green


Read our Match Report for full details of the matches.

October 2017 - Year 5 Dodgeball

We took our Year 5s to Barnsley Academy to compete in a dodgeball competition against other schools in Barnsley.  We entered four teams which faced other Year 5 and some Year 6 children.  All of our children competed fiercely but fairly, and one of our teams came second and one came first!  Well done to everyone who took part!

October 2017 - Y5/6 Barnsley Football Qualifiers

Our new football team played together for the first time in the Y5/6 Barnsley Football Qualifiers at Kirk Balk.  We kick-started this season’s campaign in impressive fashion by winning all three group games, playing fast attacking football and not conceding a single goal.  We finished top of our group, securing qualification to the Barnsley finals on Thursday 9th November.


Mapplewell 1 v 0 Churchfield

Mapplewell 2 v 0 High View

Mapplewell 1 v 0 Park Street


Read our Match Report for full details of the matches.

October 2017 - KS2 Multi Skills

The Key Stage 2 pupils participated in a fun and engaging morning of multi skills activities.  We developed several key skills such as speed, agility, balance, coordination and team work.

Several of our Year 5 pupils were Team Leaders, and helped demonstrate each event to the rest of the pupils.  They did a fantastic job!