Physical Education

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


School Curriculum for Physical Education

Our teaching of this subject and the expectations we have of children are underpinned by the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Physical Education, including swimming.

In each year group, children will be taught:

  • to develop competence in a broad range of physical activities, including team games, gymnastics, dance and athletics
  • to be physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • how to lead healthy, active lifestyles
  • in Key Stage 2, to learn or develop confidence and competence in swimming (Year 3 and Year 4)
  • to master, with increasing agility and accuracy, basic movements, including running, jumping, throwing, catching in isolation and in combination
  • to develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • to participate in team games, developing tactics for attacking and defending and a sense of team work and fair play
  • to perform sequences of movements, including dance
  • to take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • to evaluate their own performance and progress, and that of others, including their team

The above are taught through discrete PE sessions, including some specialist teaching at different times of the year.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The school offers a range of extra-curricular (after-school) activities at different times of the year for different year year groups.


The school has joined a number of organisations which organise competitions between schools.  These competitions take place at different times of the year and involve small teams from different year groups.

PE and Sports Premium (Funding)

The school receives about £18,000 per year of PE and Sport Premium funding to develop its PE and sports provision.  More information about this can be found here.

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