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Overdale Junior School

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At Overdale Junior School, we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting opportunities for all our pupils. 

We have a long standing tradition for sporting success across a range of sports including football, swimming, athletics, and cross country. This year, we are continuing to provide our pupils with more opportunities than ever before through PE lessons, extra-curricular provision and competitions. 

In September 2016, we reapplied for our School Games Mark and we are pleased to say we were awarded Gold, which is a great achievement and significant improvement from our Bronze award last year. We have also received significant recognition of our achievements from the Leicester City School Sports Partnership and Leicestershire and Rutland Sport. We aim to use the Sport Premium Funding to further enhance our provision and work hard to retain our Gold School Games Award for the academic year 2016-17.

We are really pleased with the successful use of our Twitter account as a means to regularly communicate with parents and the community with news and information related to sport and PE at Overdale Junior School. This has been very well received and has a growing number of followers made up of parents, local schools and sports providers/companies. Do have a look and follow us at @ojsSport! 

All pupils participate in at least an hour’s quality PE lesson per week (wherever possible this is considerably more -please see our curriculum plans), along with regular ‘5 a day’ sessions and other activities which enhance their curriculum PE provision. During the spring term, year 5 children participate in a weekly swimming lesson at Aylestone swimming pool.

In addition, a number of lunchtime and after-school enrichment clubs are held throughout the academic year. Clubs change periodically due to demand and suitability; with some clubs open to all and others targeted to different children, ensuring there are multiple opportunities for all. Our uptake of children attending clubs tends to be very high.

Please see the Sports Premium section for details of spend on our school allocations.