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PE and Sport Premium

Sport Premium Funding

Sport at Hillcrest

Our sporting aim is to provide a fun, inclusive and high quality PE curriculum.

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. A wide range of extra-curricular clubs are available to give children the opportunity to take their desired skills to the next level. We are always looking to make links with sports clubs in the local area in order to give children a clear path into sport outside of school. At the moment, we have strong links with Downham Cricket Club and Pelicans Hockey Club.


What is the Sports Premium?

We, at Hillcrest Primary, have received a budget of £20,390 with £11,894.17 of this being available from November 2019. The final £8,495.83 followed in May 2020. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This funding is purely for Sport and PE provision and must be spent 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.