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PE and Sport Premium

Sport Premium Funding

Sport at Hillcrest 

At Hillcrest, we strive to develop children who have a love for sport, have a good understanding of health and fitness and are confident in competitive sporting scenarios. 

Sport and PE is a vital part of our curriculum at Hillcrest. We recognise the contribution it can make, not only to the health and well-being of individuals, but also to the academic side of their education. As a school, we plan a comprehensive sport curriculum which both allows children to access all necessary skills for their age, as well as, preparing them for competitive sports competitions in Key Stage 2 and 3. Additionally, a wide range of extra-curricular clubs are available, which provide the children with the opportunity to take their desired skills to the next level. We are also always looking to make links with sports clubs in the local area, this provides children a clear path into sport outside of school in the wider community. At the moment, we have strong links with Downham and Stow Cricket Club, Kings Lynn Town Football club and Pelicans Hockey Club. 

 What is the Sports Premium? 

At Hillcrest Primary we have received a budget of £20,480; with £11,981.67 of this being available from 29th October 2021 and the final £8,558.33 following on 29th April 2022. On top of this, due to COVID, we had £10,255 left over from the previous year. The PE and sport premium is used to help primary schools ensure that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day. Primary schools are entitled to a share of £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools, so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. This funding is purely for Sport and PE provision and must be spent only in this area. For the next academic year, the Government will be continuing to provide £320 million per annum to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. For the new academic year schools are receiving a budget of £16,000 + £10 per child. 

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“I loved the cricket tournaments this year! I liked playing against other people competitively.”

Year 6 child.

“I like P.E. because I like training and exercise. My favourite sport is running.”

EYFS child.

“P.E. is the best subject. I liked tennis because I don’t do it at home.”

Year 2 child.

 “The training provided gave me a surge of confidence when going into P.E. lessons. It gave me a number of new skills and was a fun experience.”

Year 5 Teaching Assistant who participated in two P.E twilight training sessions.