All of our pupils and staff are passionate about putting PE and school sport at the heart of Hilltop. We believe that all of our pupils are entitled to high quality PE lessons. This is the reason why we have employed a PE specialist who is solely responsible for the delivery of our outstanding PE program.

Here at Hilltop, we believe every child is entitled to have the opportunity to participate and learn new skills in a range of sports. We provide our pupils opportunities to be active and develop their knowledge of different physical activities both within and outside of the curriculum. We aim to provide all of our pupils the chance to attend a minimum of two extra-curricular sport clubs a week. These are designed to further develop pupils’ fundamental skills and attributes that are vital to the growth of our pupils.

The long-term plans that have been implemented at Hilltop ensure that our KS1 pupils are given the platform to develop and master basic skills and movements as well as their agility, balance and co-ordination. To practise these skills, the children will participate in various team based and individual sports, which will also enable them to develop a range of simple tactics.

During KS2, our pupils will participate in a number of individual sports as well as team sports – requiring them to cooperate with each other to maximise success. These include net and wall games, striking and fielding games, invasion game.

Swimming lessons are implemented every year for EYFS and year 6. Children are taught the skills to swim competently and confidently over the distance of 25metres and to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

All of our PE lessons, clubs and activities are planned around the framework of our RECIPE LIC. This guarantees that our pupils are able to show the core values that are embedded into their everyday school lives. Each year group will have a RECIPE LIC focus for the term within PE.