Sports Premium

Our Sports Premium Grant

Highgate Primary School received £17,840 Sports Premium Grant funding for the financial year 2019/20. The Sports Premium school money was used to help provide continuing quality sports provision for all children.

The amount Highgate expects to receive for 2020/21 is once again £17,840.

Our spending plan for this year is primarily targeted towards developing some larger fixed outdoor facilities. These facilities being a longer term investment in providing more sustained interaction and greater daily activity of all Highgate pupils The school will be providing specialist coaching to offer high quality experiences for the pupils and to continue to help up-skill the teachers to raise their confidence in being able to deliver high quality PE. The money will be spent on the following:

  • Provide new running mile track on the field. This will be used all year. This will then be used to plan a structure to get a daily mile activity throughout school. The development of more daily physicality will aid improved health related aspects for all children, importantly improving mental health/ emotional well-being. This track can also be used for other games and activities e.g. bowling practice for cricket as it is a flat surface.
  • With the significant success of the lower playground’s climbing/ active equipment, a new activity area will be built on the top playground, near the Y1 outside room. This will encourage movement and participation in playtimes, developing more movement and enjoyment.
  • Training and developing staff to raise standards in physical activity across the curriculum, including additional money to contribute towards the development.
  • Provide a range of additional sports extra-curricular clubs.
  • Provision of supporting outside coaching with a proven track record at Highgate for afternoon sessions and afternoon clubs. The use of Lemon Jelly and Skipping Coach have experience of the children at Highgate and thus gives confidence to the pupils to participate more.

Highgate Swimming Statement

Schools are now required to publish information about the ability of its Y6 pupils to swim 25 metres with a range of strokes and perform safe self-rescue in water situations.

Percentage of pupils in Y6 able to swim 25 meters 62 %
Percentage of pupils in Y6 able to swim 25 meters using a range of different strokes 62%
Percentage of pupils in Y6 able to talk about how to keep themselves safe in a range of water situations. 100%
Percentage of pupils in Y6 able to perform safe self-rescue 96.6%

Traditionally parents were allowed to opt into swimming instruction and many parents did not do this which made it not financially viable for the school to deliver swimming tuition in 2015/6 and 2016/7.

From August 2017, Y6 pupils were all taken swimming as part of their residential visit.

Since then, the school has sought a better deal and changed procedures for swimming tuition from 2017/8.

Due to Covid-19, we were unable to participate in Swimming Tuition but have this reinstated (as long as this is permitted) for 2020-21.