The school believes that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional development and health. The broad and balanced P.E curriculum is intended to provide for pupils increasing self-confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities.
The school uses the ‘Arena PE’ programme aimed at the children in Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. It focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique approach to teaching and learning in PE. Swimming is offered to all children from Y1-Y6, with lessons being provided by qualified swimming instructors and teaching staff.
Extra-curricular P.E. opportunities are on offer to pupils of all ages - some provided by staff, volunteers and some by outside agencies/companies. During the year all teaching staff offer at least two clubs after school. The children are given the opportunity to take part in a range of different sports such as football, multi-skills, cricket, athletics, circuits and gymnastics.
Older pupils compete in inter-school tournaments, leagues and competitions such as football, swimming, rugby and cross country.
Intra-school competition includes our annual sports days, where pupils compete against each other in their school teams and regular house matches.