Physical Education  

PE School Policy



The aim of Physical Education at St. Paul’s is to provide an extensive range of opportunities to ALL children both in school and out. This means providing a considerable number of extra-curricular activities, whilst also providing opportunities to take part in intra and inter school competitions. We can identify inactive children and ensure they also have opportunities to increase participation in a range of sports. At St Paul’s we believe it is vital that we teach the importance of values such as personal challenge, fairness, failure, respect and teamwork. We deliver high quality PE lessons from detailed session plans that ensure children: 

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives
The ultimate goal is to prepare students to be active and healthy not only at St. Paul’s but for a lifetime.


PE is taught by a specialist sports coach once a week with all teachers also leading one session of gymnastics or dance each week using the scheme iMoves. We also use additional schemes such as the Golden Mile to ensure the minimum requirement that children are active is met and exceeded. We use the PE passport app to provide detailed session plans, tracking and assessment of skills, monitor participation in extra curricular activities/competitions and events and to target those children who are less active.


Children cover a minimum of 6 sports across an academic year over a two-year timetable to ensure skills are covered in a range of sports in lower and upper school. Some of the sports covered include football, netball, cricket, tennis, dodgeball, basketball, tag rugby, gymnastics, athletics, dance, hockey and rounders.


Each year group also attend termly swimming sessions to ensure that children can swim at least 25m using a range of strokes and are able to perform a range of self-rescue scenarios.


PE Curriculum

PE Days

 From 5th September 2022

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 3 Tuesdays & Thursdays Tuesdays & Thursdays Thursdays Only
Year 4 Mondays & Wednesdays Mondays Only Mondays & Wednesdays
Year 5 Wednesdays Only Mondays & Wednesdays Mondays & Wednesdays
Year 6 Tuesdays Only Tuesdays & Thursdays Tuesdays & Thursdays


The impact of this is that children can:

  • Show co-ordination, agility, balance and flexibility across a wide range of skills in a variety of different sports.
  • Swim at least 25m using a range of strokes and perform self-rescue scenarios by the time they leave St Paul’s.
  • Understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle
  • Experience a range of emotions participating in sport but are able to understand values such as fairness, failure, respect and teamwork.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in a range of sports during PE lessons, lunch/afterschool clubs, competitions and events.

PE National Curriculum

St Paul's Curriculum Tracker

Progression of Skills




Physical Education Enrichment at St Paul's



Physical Education


Diary Dates