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Sports Funding

What is the PE and sports premium?

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best of way using of the money. 

We believe that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development.  Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. Through sport and other physical activities our children will learn about their responsibilities both as individuals and members of groups and teams.  They learn to co-operate and to compete fairly, understanding their own and other’s roles.


Our aims are that through physical education we teach and develop physical competence, an appreciation of skilled and creative performances, understanding of basic principles of ‘fair play’ and improve interpersonal skills.  We achieve this by:

  • following a broad and balanced PE curriculum fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum;
  • giving every child the opportunity to swim at least 25m;
  • developing the fitness of the individual, by ensuring a good pace in lessons and incorporating fitness activities into physical education lessons as appropriate;
  • integrating, where possible, into other curriculum areas, for example, the use of athletics data in maths & computing;
  • developing programmes that meet the needs of all the children, providing equal opportunities, making allowances for children with disabilities and medical conditions, taking into account children with special needs, through modified classroom programmes;
  • involving the community where possible, for example, Sports Day, clubs, intra/ inter-school matches, outside coaching personnel and resources.
  • providing enjoyable experiences, where positive attitudes of sensitivity, leadership, co-operation, competition and tolerance may develop.


  • Increased Variety and Number of Extra-Curricular Clubs Operating

Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from EYFS, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. These clubs will continue to run as before, however by investing in teacher training there will be even more after school activities provided as the school year progresses. Some of these clubs will be run by specialist sports coaches, providing our children with a vast range of opportunities maximising participation in PE and competitive sport outside of school hours. 

  • Increasing participation in school sport

We will continue to work in partnership with the HSSP (Harlow School Sports Partnership) which facilitates competitions between schools as well as offering training and updates for staff. We will be able to continue to access many high-quality CPD opportunities and enter a huge number of sports events. This, added to our own extensive inter-school event organisation and hosting, helps extend opportunity for participation as well as elite competition for more able sports performers. This year we also look forward to a range of tournaments for Key Stage One as well as Key Stage Two pupils.

  • Purchase of Equipment to Support Sports Leadership Opportunities

Resources are closely audited and reviewed to ensure that teachers are able to use a range of equipment when teaching and pupils are able to participate in a broad sports curriculum.

  • PE Co-ordinator/Teachers release time to attend tournaments and CPD

Cover will be employed for PE staff in order for them to attend subject updates, training and attend tournaments and events with pupils.

Holy Cross CatholicPrimary Academy

Tracyes Road, Harlow,

Essex, CM18 6JJ

01279 424452