Sports Premium

All children at GLPA have the opportunity to be active, have fun and to achieve their personal best in physical education (PE) lessons.

We have achieved School Games Gold in July 2018 and July 2019 and are a Yorkshire Sport Centre of Excellence for Community PE and Sport awarded in August 2018 and in 2019 Yorkshire Primary P.E and Sport Premium Awards winners in the Broader Sporting Experience Award category. 

We use some of our Sports Premium Grant to employ a Sports Coach, Mr Wales, one day a week.

To achieve our vision, PE looks like this: 

  • Children are active for the majority of each lesson
  • High quality equipment is used to engage and create positive attitudes
  • Individuals know what they are learning and how they can be successful
  • Children have time to discuss their learning and to solve problems together

PE Kit

Our academy PE kit consists of:

  • a plain white t-shirt
  • a pair of navy blue shorts
  • a pair of black pumps
  • a named water bottle

We would recommend that all children bring their PE kit in a suitable bag (a simple drawstring bag would be ideal) every Monday ready for the forthcoming week and leave it on their peg until the end of the week.We also recommend that during colder months, children bring some outdoor kit consisting of trainers and a tracksuit. 

PE Days

Every class at GLPA has two one hour blocks of timetabled PE time per week.

Please ensure all jewellery is removed on PE days.

Children are not permitted to wear jewellery during PE due to health and safety regulations. The only exception to this are studs in newly pierced ears. If your child has his/her ears newly pierced the studs must be covered with plasters, for a period of 6 weeks. 

Sport at GLPA

All teams and individuals that represent our academy at sport, display a positive blend of sportsmanship and competitive determination. GLPA has many teams and successes, our news page reflects recent events and competitions.                                              

GLPA has a rich history of success in inter-school sport at local, city and county level. This year, our children will be supported in attempting to repeat some of their previous successes. Provision will include, among other activities: football, athletics, cross country, dodgeball, new-age kurling and cricket.

We also provide children with a calendar of intra-academy sporting competitions where they compete for their designated “house” team against other children from GLPA.Club links

At GLPA, we are always looking to make new links with local clubs so that our children can access as much sport as possible. Some of those clubs are listed below:

Garforth Rangers have football teams for both boys and girls.

If your child prefers rugby league, then contact Garforth Tigers.

Join Garforth Cricket Club: a great way to be involved with sport during Summer.

Caroline Atha School of Dance offer classes in a range of styles for both boys and girls.

If your child just likes to run then follow the link below: 

The multi-sport and leisure facilities listed below are also regularly attended by our children, families and staff as part of their healthy lifestyles. They offer a wide range of sports (including clubs in athletics, tennis, gymnastics, badminton and diving) and physical activities for people of all ages. 

Change 4 Life

Can you make healthier lifestyle choices and a Change 4 Life? GLPA has begun to explore new ways of keeping fit and healthy through activities such as gardening and walking. Visit the following website to learn how your family can benefit: 

Why not try a new sport this weekend?!

If you have any positive experiences in sport to share, we would love to hear them. Mail your messages to our academy at the following address:

You can read about how we utilise the Sports Premium funding on our Statutory Information page here.