Physical Education

A healthy lifestyle is vital for a child’s well-being and keeping fit is an important part of this. In Physical Education, children learn about the need to warm up in preparation for, and cool down after, exercise. All children receive a range of PE and Games activities developing skills, techniques and rules for the following games: football, basketball, cricket, hockey, rounders, tag-rugby and athletics. The large school hall is equipped for gymnastics, dance and movement and also houses some of our after school clubs. The children compete in an inter-house Sports Day.

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As well as enjoying a wide range of activities in PE and Games in school, we participate in all inter-school competitions and tournaments outside of school and have enjoyed much success over the years.


To acheive the swimming target by the end of Year 6, pupils need to be able to:

swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

use a range of strokes effectively

perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

In 2020 we had 15 pupils in Year 6 and 80% achieved their swimming target by the end of Year 5. This cohort did not receive any top up swimming lessons in Year 6 due to the Covid-19 situation.

In 2019 we had 11 pupils in Year 6 and 82% achieved their swimming target.

PE Kits

Dark green, black or dark blue shorts

White or dark green t-shirt

Black plimsolls

Trainers and Flossies are not part of the indoor PE kit uniform

Outdoor PE kit consists of tracksuit bottoms and trainers but will only need to be brought into School on request, either by letter or by text

All earrings, watches and hair ornaments should be removed for PE and sports activities