Hitherfield Primary School and Children's Centre

PE and Sports Premium



What is the Sports Premium?

Since 2013, the government provided funding of £160 million for each academic year to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The Department for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport jointly provides the funding. 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 between 2013 and 2017.  Since 2017, the funding doubled to £320 million for each academic year.  Each school received 16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil.  Here at Hitherfield, this meant we received £10,085 in 2013-14, £10,702 in 2014-15, £10,725 in 2015-16, £10,585 in 2016 -17 and £21,170 in 2017 -18. The money was only spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Expenditure for 2017-2018 is broken down as follows:

To renew resources for P.E. lessons and secure resourcing for new clubs - £5,495
To provide a specialist teacher (0.4) to lead & organise staff development, team teaching, afterschool clubs and competition training - £27,040
To provide specialist coaches for afterschool clubs; football £38,797, dance £2,781 and zumba £950
To lead & manage a strategy for the development of physical education – Subject Leader time £13, 520
Total: £88,583

All pupils from Nursery to Year 6 experienced some form of intra school competitive sport activities; developing their resilience in competitive situations.

319 pupils from Years 3 – 6 participated 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 Elite Dance group were winners of the LYG Got Talent competition; having competed against schools across London. They were invited to perform their winning act at the opening ceremony of the London Youth Games.

14 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 17th out of 30 primary schools across London in the ‘Great Big Dance Off Regional Finals’ competition at the New Wimbledon Theatre.

The Elite Gymnastics Squad (Years 5&6) were winners of the Lambeth Key Steps 3 Gymnastics competition.

The Elite Gymnastics Squad (Years 3&4) came 3rd & 5th place in the Lambeth Key Steps 2 Gymnastics competition.

The Elite Gymnastics Squad (Years 5&6) came 15th place in the London Youth Games Key Steps 3 Gymnastics competition.

The Year 4 Cricket Team were winners of the Lambeth School Games Kwik Cricket competition.

The Year 4 Tennis Squad came 3rd place in the Lambeth School Games Tennis competition.

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

The Year 6 Athletics Team came 2nd place in the South London Schools Partnership All Stars (Gifted & Talented) Athletics Day.

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

The Year 6 Athletics Team came 8th place in the Lambeth School Games Sportshall Athletics competition.

Three children from Year 4 performed in ‘Swan Lake’ at the Royal Opera House.

511 pupils from years 1-6 became Marathon Champions after completing a marathon during their lunchtime (over a year).

In recognition for their achievement 8 children from Year 5 were invited to represent Lambeth in The Daily Mile event at the Vitality Westminster Mile.  

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. Chelsea football club and Crystal Palace football club scouted some of these pupils.

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.