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PE and Sport Premium

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, Downham Town Football Club, Norwich City Football Club and Pelicans Hockey Club. 

What is the Sports Premium? 

At Hillcrest Primary we have received a budget of £20,260; with £11,818.33 of this being available from 31st October 2022 and the final £8,441.67 following on 28th April 2023. On top of this, we had £14,795 left over from the previous year. The Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue for academic years 2023-24 and 2024-25 with a total of over £600 million of funding across the two years, with funding provided by the Department for Education and the Department for Health and Social Care. The Primary PE and Sport Premium is provided to all primary schools in England, with an average of £18,000 per school. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they provide, with eligible spending including teacher training, providing a wider range of sports to pupils and top-up swimming lessons. 


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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.