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Sports Premium

Highgate Primary School received £17,840 Sports Premium Grant funding for the financial year 2017/18. This money was used to help provide continuing quality sports provision for all children.

The amount expect to receive for 2018/19 is once again £17,840.

Our spending plan for this year is primarily targeted towards improving fixed outdoor facilities, providing specialist coaching to offer high quality experiences for the pupils and to up-skill teachers to raise their confidence in being able to deliver high quality PE. With the expectation that there will be an increase in Sports Premium Funding for this academic year, we intend to also focus on delivering a sustainable curriculum for developing healthy eating and improving support for emotional well-being. The money will be spent on the following:

  • Provide new equipment to carry out high quality sports including outdoor climbing equipment (2018) and improved resources for our new Forest School and MUGA (2019).
  • Training and developing staff to raise standards in physical activity across the curriculum, including additional money to contribute towards the development and delivery of Forest School Provision and training for midday supervisors to enhance playtime provision.
  • Provide a greater range of additional sports extra-curricular clubs.
  • Develop sports leadership and independence training for pupils (including first aid).
  • Develop emotional health and well-being support package for those who need it.
  • Develop a greater emphasis on the growing and preparing of healthy foods.

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

42 % 

Percentage of pupils in Y6 able to swim 25 meters using a range of different strokes


Percentage of pupils in Y6 able to talk about how to keep themselves safe in a range of water situations.


Percentage of pupils in Y6 able to perform safe self-rescue

77%      24/31


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.


In 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 for 2017/8. The school has trained a staff member to gain qualifications to deliver swimming tuition to ensure high quality provision and increase the proportion of pupils being able to swim with confidence.