Fun, Creativity & Achievement

Sports Premium & Sport

Sport is incredibly important to us at Preston Hedges, not just because of the healthy benefits for all our pupils, but because it teaches our pupils about resilience, determination and co-operation. We are passionate about opening our pupils eyes to a wide range of sports, which encourage them to enjoy sport and ensure they are active during school and beyond. Highlights from our sports offering include Karate, trampolining, archery and many more; we are determined to continue to offer a wide range of opportunities to our pupils during their time at Preston Hedges.

Sports Premium

The school receives additional funding from the government to support children to be more active.

Please see the link below for the strategy for 2021-2022. This will be updated across the academic year.

Sports Premium Strategy 2021-22 March Review

Schools have a duty to report how we have used the Sports Premium funding. The links below show the use of the funding for the period 2020-2021.



Due to the impact of Covid-19 and the closure of schools from March 2020 on Year 6 and swimming, we do not have  up to date figures for proportions of  Year 6 swimming ability in 2020-21.

Our most recent figures show the following proportions.

Percentage of pupils who can:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres – 95%
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] – 85%
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations – 100% of pupils understand ways that they can perform safe self-rescue.


As a school and as a Trust, we firmly believe that competitive sport is an important part of school life as it builds resilience and enables children to celebrate non-academic success.

Covid-19 has hugely impacted on our usual year round focus on competition, but please see below some highlights of 2019-2020.

Boys MAT Football Tournament Runners Up – February 2020

A huge well done to all our boys who took part in the Year 3+4 tournament at school. We came second, which was a super effort for our first tournament. Well done all!



Girls Football – January 2020

Well done to our Year 3 and 4 girls’ football teams, who played their first competitive matches against Parklands this week.

Both teams played extremely well, showed real determination and great teamwork.

Year 3 fought hard and gained a 1-1 draw and Year 4 came away with a convincing 8-0 win! Both teams will be travelling to Parklands in the next two weeks to play their away fixtures.

Here are some pictures!


Cross Country at Abington Park – December 2019

Eighteen of our children from Years 4-6 braved the cold of a December morning to take part in a Cross Country event at Abington Park.

They showed real resilience on a challenging course with twelve of our children qualifying directly for the district finals.

Well done to all eighteen of you!


District Gymnastics Competition for Years 3/4 & 5/6- December 2019

Our gymnasts took part in a District competition in December in Daventry, showcasing their talents.

Both our teams performed brilliantly, with the top two teams in each age group progressing to the finals. Our Year 5/6 team narrowly missed out, finishing third, only 0.5 points behind second place.

Well done to all our children who took part!


Girls Football MAT Champions – November 2019

Our girls football teams started the season off with two resounding victories over Parklands School.

Our Year 5 girls ran out 5-0 winners and our Year 6 team recorded a 8-1 win.

Football matches will follow shortly for our boys and our Year 3 and 4 girls in Early 2020.


MAT Olympics Champions – July 2019

A huge congratulations to our Year 6 children who took part in an Olympics event at Bedford Sports Stadium today. They competed in track and field events against Parklands School.
At the end of the day, our children were crowned champions thanks to a fantastic team performance!


Year 1 MAT Multi Skills Champions- June 2019

A group of our Year 1 children took part in a Multi Skills Event against Pineham Barns School and Parklands School. Our children performed brilliantly in the team event helping us to bring home six of the eight medals.


Cross Country Champions- May 2019

A huge congratulations to all our boys and girls who took part in the Cross Country at CCS School.

In the four events we were second overall twice and Winners twice, which made us overall champions!

Here are our fantastic runners!!!

MAT Boys Football Champions – May 2019

On Tuesday, Preston Hedge’s hosted Parklands in the final games for both theYear 5 and Year 6 Boy’s football teams. The Year 5 boys settled well into the gameand both teams had chances in the first half. The game was determined by a calm finish from Preston Hedge’s, taking and holding on to, a 1-0 lead. The Year 6 boys were looking forward to their game after a close finish on penalties in the previous match.

Both teams didn’t disappoint, as they played with determination and came close to scoring on more than one occasion. After some nail-biting moments, the game finished 0-0 and went to penalties. The team held their nerve and claimed their second victory of the Year over Parklands. Well done boys!


Trampolining in Year 4 – With Sports Premium Funding

Year 4 have had an exhilarating start to this half term as we have begun our trampolining sessions at Benham Sports Centre. The children are already safely performing forward rolls, seat drops and front drops on the trampolines and they are very excited to see what the rest of their sessions have in store!


South Northamptonshire Year 3/4 Gymnastics- March 2019

Well done to our Year 3 & 4 Gymnasts who performed a series of routines for floor, body management and vault brilliantly. The girls will now progress to represent our school in the County Finals. Well done girls and a huge thank you to Mrs Coulman who has coached and supported all our gymnasts.


Woodford Halse Cross Country Event – March 2019

A huge congratulations to all our children who took part in the Cross Country event at Woodford Halse. They were fantastic!

The challenging event involved over 900 pupils from primary schools across Northamptonshire. Our runners showed real resilience as they coped with the mud, hills, beck and more in their races.

The final results for the competition were as follows, with our children doing superbly!

Year 3+4 Girls – Runners Up

Year 3+4 Boys – Joint Champions

Year 5+6 Girls – Champions

Year 5+6 Boys – Champions


South Northamptonshire Year 5/6 Gymnastics- March 2019

Well done to our gymnasts who competed against 14 other teams, coming 4th in the event. They performed routines for floor, body management and vault. The girls fought through any nerves and gave outstanding performances, showing great skill in their routines. Well done girls!


MAT Girls Football Champions  & Runners Up – March 2019

Our Year 5 and 6 girls travelled to Parklands for their away fixtures at the start of March. The year 5s had a confident start, determined to get their 2nd win against Parklands. They played brilliantly and worked well as a team to score 3 goals, winning the match 3-1. The year 6s were out to get a win this time round, and showed great effort and determination in scoring the first goal. The girls kept playing well but unfortunately lost 3-1 against a strong Parklands team. Well done to all our girls!


MAT Netball Champions – February 2019

On Tuesday 12th February our mixed Year 5 and 6 High 5 netball teams played their first competitive matches against Parklands Primary.  

High 5 is designed specifically for children aged 9-11 and involves the rotation of positions after each quarter played.  This enables players to try out the different positions of shooter,attack, defence and centre court which are seen in the more well known 7 a side game. 

Both of our teams have been training hard and played exceptionally well in their games.  They showed great teamwork and really encouraged each other on and off of the court.   The final scores were 5-2 and 3-0 to Preston Hedge’s.  

We are now looking forward to our away matches over at Parklands which will take place at the end of March.  Well done to all of our children involved!


Cross Country Club for Years 3-6 – January 2019

Over 40 of our children are getting active every week with Cross Country before school.

Years 3-4 on a Wednesday & Years 5 & 6 on a Thursday