We recognise that children need plenty of exercise. The children enjoy a level of physical activity that far exceeds the national average and supports our Healthy Schools Programme.
Our all inclusive policy ensures that every child, regardless of ability or age, take part in and enjoy elements of the National Curriculum and also have the opportunity to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle through positive experiences.
“Pupils get very good advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle and school meals are very appetizing and nutritious”. (Ofsted 2008)
The PE and sports curriculum is taught by specialist teachers who help to develop skills and techniques in all the different disciplines. Children from the age of two enjoy the expertise of our qualified teachers making full use the sports hall facilities.
“The new sports hall provides excellent opportunities for pupils to participate in a wide range of sports. The children particularly enjoy this aspect of their education”. (Ofsted 2008)
The PE curriculum is underpinned by inter-house sporting competitions, School Sports Partnership Leagues and annual events. Children enjoy developing their skills through a variety of sports activities including tennis, badminton, basketball, handball, hockey, netball, gymnastics and dance, orienteering, indoor athletics, rounders and cross country. The traditional sports of rugby, football, athletics, and cricket are also taught and children in KS2 regularly enjoy friendly and competitive fixtures with both independent and state schools in the area. Children from Reception to Year 6 also enjoy a half hour of swimming every week which takes place at the local pool.