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Sport is an integral part of Highgate Primary School. Children receive two hours of PE each week. We make use of our outside area all year round, as well as using Highgate Wood in better weather. Our games curriculum is broad and varied and takes in a large range of different sports including, athletics, football, basketball, tag rugby, hockey, badminton, cricket and even American football. The other hour is spent exploring movement and sequences through gymnastics and dance. Children in Key Stage 2 also spend one half term a year learning how to swim.

Highgate Primary School wants every child to achieve a high level of fitness. After school we have a wide range of extra-curricular activities including football, cross-country, gymnastics, multi-sports and tai chi.

Competitive sport is very important to us and we have developed links with a number of schools in the area, which provides opportunities for all children in Key Stage 2 to participate in competitive sport against other schools every year. We also participate in Haringey competitions, which has led to a number of our children going on to represent Haringey in the London games.

The school uses funding through the School Sports Premium to increase participation and performance in a range of ways, which are detailed in the report below. The reports includes the percentage of Year 6 pupils who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.