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Our Vision for Sport

At Woodcote, we strongly believe that every child should have access to a thoroughly planned, progressive physical education programme, which places a real focus on developing a wide range of physical competences, whilst encouraging healthy competition, teamwork and emphasises the importance of effort. Therefore, throughout their time at school, all staff will strive to equip all children with the necessary skills, knowledge and range of physical experiences to build upon these skills each year, as well as motivate our younger generation to lead lifelong active, healthy lifestyles. We believe that children should also be offered opportunities to participate in a whole range of diverse and alternative sports too, both competitively and non-competitively. Finally, it is our aim to ensure that children leave Woodcote Primary School with the skills and knowledge of how sport and being active positively affects their mental health and self-esteem, to ensure they can independently and confidently put this into practice as they become young adults.

Miss Tymon and Mr Culpin are leading PE across the school. 

This Autumn term we would like children to come to school in their PE kit when they have PE lessons. Please ensure the children have the correct PE kit – black or burgundy shorts or jogging bottoms, white or burgundy t-shirt (with or without logo) and a black or burgundy hoodie. Children should always wear trainers for PE as plimsolls do not support the children's feet as well and aren't suitable when we are on the field. Please ensure long hair is tied back. Earrings must be taken out for health and safety reasons and children do have to be able to do this themselves. We know there are times when this is not possible, so in this case children should bring their own tape and cover up earrings themselves. 

Sports Premium

The government provides additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is allocated directly to primary schools to achieve the Department for Education’s vision for Primary PE and Sport Premium that:

ALL pupils leaving primary school will be physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

Purpose of funding

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective:

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.

  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

  5. increased participation in competitive sport

See our 2018-2019 Sports Premium spending here: Sports Premium 2018-2019

See our 2019-2020 Sports Premium spending here: Sports Premium 2019 - 2020

See our 2020 - 2021 Sports Premium spending here: Sports Premium 2020-2021 


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Check out our clubs, competitions and sporting opportunities here: Woodcote sporting opportunities