Part of the Glyn Academies Trust


PE Lead:  Miss Sophie Burningham

‘Children who are physically active are more focused, better prepared to learn, and more emotionally and socially resilient. A successful physical education experience reverberates through his or her other classes, and contributes to a healthy school environment.’

Active for life – Raising physically literate kids

Here at Hillcroft, we provide stimulating and engaging opportunities for our children to flourish, whether that be through the curriculum and the delivery of PE lessons or through extra-curricular competitions and festivals that run throughout the year.

We understand the importance of physical activity and the benefits not only on a young person’s body and health, but also on their emotional and mental state.

Physical activity can help children in a variety of ways. It promotes:

  • Healthy growth and development
  • Better self-esteem
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Stronger bones, muscles and joints
  • Better posture and balance
  • A stronger heart
  • A healthier weight range
  • Social interaction with friends
  • Learning new skills while having fun
  • Better focus and concentration during school
  • Improved attainment


We are striving to ensure that standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised, with all children engaging in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra-curricular provision.

PE Leads: Miss Sophie Burningham (curriculum) and Mr Neil Fuhrmann (extra-curricular)

At Hillcroft, we follow the Create Development Scheme of Work – Real PE. We implemented the scheme in 2017-18 and now, with two specialist teachers, we aim to embed it across the school from Year 1 up to Year 6.

Real PE believes in giving EVERY child the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life and their lessons are designed to meet and cater for the new National Curriculum guidelines.

The Real PE curriculum is delivered over six cogs; each cog focuses on an element of learning and skills, and together, they provide the children with a strong and aspiring foundation from which to build on as they move to secondary school.

The cogs are: Personal, Social, Cognitive, Creative, Physical and Health and Fitness.

For more information please read the download below with the curriculum overview.


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