Coronavirus Closure

Following government guidelines, Highcliffe Academy is now closed. The Cedars Academy in Birstall will be open to children of key workers at Cedars, Humphrey Perkins, Martin High and our primaries, Highcliffe, Riverside and Hallam Fields who have registered for a place

Sports Premium
What is the PE and Sport Premium?

The Government is providing funding to schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children. The PE and sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision within schools.


Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs


How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

We believe that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that all children are given the opportunity to compete in competitive sports and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.


On the supporting document below we show how we intend to spend the sports funding during this academic year:


Document Date
PE Grant 2019-2020
PE Grant 2018-2019
PE Grant 2017-2018
PE Grant 2016-2017
PE Grant 2015-2016