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Sports Premium

Vision Statement

At Highwoods Academy we believe PE &Sport play an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.

 Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement.

We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.


What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?

‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).


We are working closely with Active8 Coaching and Your PE and have identified key areas through a self -review process to ensure we can meets the high expectations in PE and Sport for our children.

‘Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day’- (DfE June 2013)


Sports Provision

Curriculum Provision per week:


Year Group

Multi Sports



Daily Mile


Reception 30 minutes - - -
1   45 minutes   30 minutes   80 minutes   -
2 45 minutes 30 minutes   80 minutes -
3 60 minutes 30 minutes   80 minutes   -
4 60 minutes - 80 minutes 60 minutes
5 60 minutes 30 minutes 80 minutes    
6 60 minutes 30 minutes 80 minutes -

Reception Class have 30 mins mulitisport in addition to access to their outdoor provision



  • “Wake and shake” at Breakfast Club
  • Multi-sports club after school
  • Intra-schools festivals / tournaments – football, rugby, athletics , dance, rounders
  • Years 3 and 4 have opportunity to participate in 3 day OAA (Outdoor & Adventurous Activities) Residential at Austerfield.
  • Years 5 and 6 have opportunity to participate in 5 day OAA (Outdoor & Adventurous Activities) Residential at Kingswood.


Sports Premium Grant

Total amount of Sports Premium Grant received 2018/2019 £17,000

Total amount of Sports Premium Grant received 2019/2020 £17,620

Total amount of Sports Premium Grant received 2020/2021 £17,460

Total amount of Sports Premium Grant received 2021/2022 £17,850


Total amout of Sports Premium Grant for 2022/2023 is £tbc 



Click on the links below to view the current Sports Premium Strategy Statement and previous years' Sports Premium Strategy Impact Statements




Nature of Support


High Quality Physical Education: Raising standards of all our children in Physical Education

  • Regular specialist support from qualified PE teachers or qualified sports coaches
  • Working with primary teachers to achieve high quality teaching and learning in lessons.
  • CPD opportunities for teachers in national and bespoke programmes in PE & Sport.
  • Professional quality assured teaching modules & materials for PE & Sport
  • Development of student leadership programme
  • Affiliation to National and Local PE organisations
  • Lesson observations, benchmarking and coaching support through PE Consultants

Competitive School Sport: Increasing pupils’ participation in extra- curricular sport

  • Inclusive competitive opportunities
  • Support with intra and inter school competition co-ordination and delivery
  • Organised competitions at local/county level
  • Delivery of virtual competitions

Healthy Active Lifestyles: Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise

  • School based Health programmes and intervention strategies
  • Change 4 Life club opportunities for ‘inactive’ young people
  • Playground Games Makers and Mini Leaders training.
  • BikeIt Programme – encouraging pupils to travel to school using “active travel” — cycle/ scooter / skateboard
  • Bikeability – cycle safety / read awareness training
  • Daily Mile

Self- Review & Quality Assurance: Measuring the impact of the funding

  • Monitoring of pupil progress through assessment in lessons.