Hitherfield Primary School and Children's Centre

PE and Sports Premium



What is the Sports Premium?

Since 2013 the government provided funding of £150 million each year for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport. Money went directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and P.E; each school received £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year.  Here at Hitherfield this meant we received £10,085 in 2013-14, £10,702 in 2014-15, £10,725 in 2015-16 and £10,585 in 2016 -17. The money was only spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of the funding:

Schools will spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Examples include additional sport clubs, equipment to support P.E and hiring specialist P.E teachers/qualified sport coaches.

Expenditure for 2016-2017 was broken down as follows:

To renew resources for P.E. lessons and secure resourcing for new clubs - £2,800
To provide a specialist teacher (0.4) to lead & organise staff development, team
teaching, afterschool clubs and competition training - £25,328
To provide specialist coaches for afterschool clubs; football £16,857 dance £2,050,
zumba £2,090
To lead & manage a strategy for the development of physical education – Subject
Leader time.
Total: £49,125

Impact of the Primary P.E. & Sport Premium 2016 – 2017

All pupils from Nursery to Year 6 experienced some form of intra school competitive sport activities; developing their resilience in competitive situations.
There were 356 opportunities for pupils from Years 3 – 6 to participate in the inter schools competitions programme in Lambeth.

Pupils were introduced to and coached in zumba, football, athletics, gymnastics, dance & multi-skills activities.

Specialist coaches led Golden Time activities; increasing pupils’ opportunity and willingness to engage with physical activities.

The Year 5 Athletics Team came 3rd in the South London Schools Partnership All Stars (Gifted & Talented) Athletics Day.

The Elite Dance group were runners up in the London Youth Games ‘Shake it Out’ competition; having competed against schools across London. They were invited to perform their act at the London Youth Games, representing Lambeth.

33 children were invited to be flag bearers, which involved each child carrying a flag for each London borough up onto the stage as part of the official opening of the London Youth Games.

The Elite Dance group came 14th out of 35 primary schools across
London in the ‘Great Big Dance Off Regional Finals’ competition at the New Wimbledon Theatre.

The Elite Gymnastics Squad (Years 3&4) were winners of the Lambeth Key Steps 2 Gymnastics competition.

The Elite Gymnastics Squad (Years 3&4) came 3rd place in the London Youth Games Key Steps 2 Gymnastics competition.

The Year 5 & 6 Cricket Team were runners up in the Lambeth School Games Kwik Cricket competition.

The Year 4 Tennis Squad were winners of the Lambeth School Games Year 3&4 Tennis competition.

The Year 6 Athletics Team were runners up in the Lambeth School Games Quadkids Athletics competition.

8 children from year 3 were selected by the Chance to Dance company (Royal Opera House) to join their company (exclusive membership).

341 pupils from year 3-6 became Marathon Champions and achieved the ‘top school in the country’ status for maximum participation in the Marathon Kids programme run by charity ‘Kids Run Free’. 

In recognition for their achievement 30 Marathon Champions from year 5 & 6 were rewarded with a special VIP day, courtesy of Nike, to the IAAF World Championships with a visit to British Athletes House where they met Sir Mo Farah.   

Hitherfield organised successful sporting events; promoting wider competition with partnership schools.

Teachers have a wider subject knowledge and PE lessons are highly effective.

Children from Hitherfield showing high physical aptitude were signposted to high quality outside providers. Some were scouted by the Chelsea, Millwall, Crystal Palace and Watford football club.

Children vulnerable to obesity attended a Change 4 Life Club every week, engaging in physical activities and healthy eating.

Hitherfield was awarded the Gold Mark accreditation in the School Games Mark Award due to our continued commitment to school sport.

At Hitherfield this year we aim to:

To raise the standards of physical education in the school
To develop and improve teachers skills and competence in P.E.
To widen participation in intra & inter house competitions across the age range
To continue to support and involve the least active children by extending the school sports clubs and running a ‘Change4Life club
To provide opportunities to access a range of different physical activities and sports.


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