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Sports Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


At Harold Wood Primary School we pride ourselves on promoting a range of activities through the taught curriculum, extra-curricular activities and visits which promote an active lifestyle. We support the Government's initiative to combat obesity and enjoy being active and all children take part in 'The Havering Mile' at least 3 times each week.


Our school vision is to create a curriculum that develops, motivates and enthuses every child to become a lifelong learner. We are delighted to have received the Gold Sportsmark Award to recognise our achievements in promoting physical activity. We also have been awarded the Gold Healthy School Status.


Our Sports Premium Statement


How Will We Use the Money Effectively ?


During the academic year commencing September 2019 the school received funding of

£20, 873. The funding will be used to contribute towards a Sports Coach, who will run a variety of before school, after school and lunchtime clubs, as well as helping to deliver the PE curriculum; to purchase equipment and materials to support the new national curriculum, participate in a range of sporting opportunities for all children.  



We are part of the Havering Sports Collective which aims to keep all schools in the London Borough of Havering joined together through PE and Sport. Consequently, there has been a greater participation in inter-school competitive sport and we have taken part in new events such as Orienteering. The school has been able to take part in both boys and girls football leagues and tournaments, cross country, netball, tag rugby, hockey, basketball, cross-country, penathlon, and athletics. Through the employment of a Sports Coach, we are able to participate in more events and competitions.


We have also been able to take part in festivals for children from Years 1-6 and the children regularly demonstrate fundamental values of sport such as respect, passion and determination.


Year 6 children have taken part in Sports Leader training and have completed their Young Leader Award. They run a number of activities at lunchtimes for children throughout the school. The children have gained confidence and developed their skill set. The MDAs also received Play Leader training and are now more confident in leading activities at lunchtimes. There is CPD provided to develop the knowledge and skills of teaching staff in gymnastics,dance and games.

There is access to 5-a-Day fitness, which is a fun and engaging programme that teachers use as lesson warm ups and encourage children to be more active. There is also access to Striver PE programme, which enables staff to access a wide range of activities. The school recognises that being active is key to healthy lifestyles.


We ran a Change for Life club in the Summer Term 2019; the children who attended enjoyed the club and the confidence they gained from it encouraged them to be more active at break & lunchtimes. A new Change for Life Club will take place in the Spring Term, which will aim to engage children who don't currently have a very active lifestyle.

Children have access to a range of clubs run by members of staff and parents and since January 2019, we have been able to employ a Sports Coach. The intended impact is to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport. Through team teaching, staff are provided with INSET and their confidence is developing.


At Harold Wood, we have always been committed to providing children with excellent sporting provision. We are delighted to have received the Gold Games Kitemark Award to recognise our achievements in promoting physical activities. With the added funding, we aim to build on this further, ensuring that each child experiences the benefits.  

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety


Percentage of our current Year 6 cohort who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres


Percentage of our current Year 6 cohort who can use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]


Percentage of our current Year 6 cohort who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?