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Welcome to Hope School! We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. At Hope School we provide an attachment-friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.
Welcome to Hope School! Our current termly topic is 'Teamwork' - We have lots of wonderful activities and trips planned for this half term!

Sports Premium

Physical Education and Sports Premium funding


The academic year 17/18 was one of particular success in Physical Education at Hope School. At the end of the academic year 87.5% were meeting the age related expectations, compared to 79% at the start of the academic year. The information below shows the overall progress made by all pupils across the year.


87.5% of pupils making expected progress

4% of pupils making less than expected progress

6% of pupils making good progress

2.5% of pupils making outstanding progress


From this data it has been decided how the Sport Premium funding will be allocated for the forthcoming year to engage all pupils in their physical development.



For the Academic year 17/18 Hope School received £8125 Sports Premium funding which is to be used to provide a number access to a range of resources to develop pupils’ physical and social development, alongside their mental wellbeing.

Part of this funding will be providing Forest Schools provision to support pupils' outdoor learning and social development. Moreover this will fund swimming lessons for pupils across all pupils, and services such as transport and visitors, which will include Daisy UK who will provide disability hate crime awareness workshops.

New equipment has been purchased to assist the teaching of early years physical education, and enhance social development through new resources and equipment available at break times.

Further funding will be used to reward pupils for their achievements in Physical Education, and promote new activities such as Parkor and New Age curling as a means of engaging less enthusiastic learners and promoting inclusive play.


For further information about Sports Premium funding click on the link here.





During the year our lower school attend Colomendy to try and improve a various number of skills including teambuilding, independence, life skills and outdoor adventure.  Colomendy is perfect for schools and groups looking for an immersive outdoor adventure. This 130 acre site is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Deep in the valley surrounded by scenic hills and woodland, brimming with wildlife and with views of Moel Famau.




Our upper school attened PGL every year and take part in lots of different actvites from Abseiling to Canoeing. Watch them build confidence as they leap for the trapeze bar, discover the natural leaders in a raft building challenge and see the quieter students come out of themselves as they brave the giant swing! There are some fantastic adventure activities on land and water to experience at Winmarleigh and there are also some great facilities. We have floodlit activity areas, sports pitches, games rooms and lots of classroom space to take advantage of. 




At the beginning of the year Mr Darkins did a forum which gave the children to the chance to vote on what they think there sports premium money should be spent on. The boys came up with lots of different ideas on what they could spend the money on and we had all of the children vote on and they decided to spend their money on more equipment and also sports visitor come in throughout the year.  

Sports Visitors


This Autumn term we have a dance teacher than comes in every Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday to help with our Christmas Performance which this year will be Michael Jackson 'Thriller'.

Each Class will learn the own dance routine from different Michael Jackson songs and the whole school with complete 'thriller' for final show.


There will be more visitor coming in to school throughout the year.


Sports Equipment


At the beginning of the academic year the school purchase lots of new equipment for the school to be use indoor and outdoor. The equipment is to help the children understand different and new sports from all around the world, the equipment can also be use in lots of different foundation subjects as well to help them learn in different ways.


We have purchase new equipment for Football, Hockey, Cricket, Tag rugby, Dogdeball, American Football, Multi-sports and also have purchase a pedometer for each children in the school.





Each half term a class will attend a swimming lesson at Garston Leisure Centre. This will help our children improve their swimming's skills and their independent skills.