Sports and PE



What is the Sports Premium?

Primary PE and Sports Premium is a Government initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children in schools. It was first provided in the 2012-13 academic year and the current Government has pledged to continue this funding .

Funding of £150 million per annum is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and goes directly to Primary Schools to be spent on improving the quality of Sport and PE for all pupils.


At The Heights we recognise the importance of the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children  and are committed to ensuring the provision of curricular and extra-curricular sport in the school is of the highest standards. To this effect we spend the money in a number of ways.

We have continued to increase the number and range of  lunchtime and after school sporting activities on offer to all children across the school.

The funding has also been used to ensure that all the children in the school, receive a  exciting, varied and progressive  PE curriculum. This has been  achieved through the use of qualified Sports Coaches and extra training for teaching and support staff in a variety of areas such as Athletics, Gymnastics, Tag-Rugby, Hockey, Football, Netball and Multi-Skills. The training has helped develop the skills and confidence of staff to deliver high quality PE lessons .

We have developed more opportunities for the children to take part in more inter-school competitions and activities, including the South Oxfordshire Cross Country series, Tag Rugby, Football, Cricket and Hockey, Basketball, Netball for pupils in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5, 6. Many of these festivals and competitions are organized by Performance Sports.

We also continue to develop the range, amount and quality of sports equipment available for children at The Heights to use.

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