Physical Education

At St Mary's we focus on developing the whole child and with that in mind, we put a great focus on Physical Education and developing Healthy Lifestyles. Our pupils are able to partake in a huge range sporting opportunities and competitions. Within school time, each year group enjoys several sports festivals alongside other feeder schools and DSAT schools. We have coaches from Arches who come in each half term to work alongside the classroom teachers to deliver high quality, exciting PE lessons. Outside of school of the school day, all children have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of after school clubs, such as Multi-Sports, football, netball, gymnastics, American Football, dancing, fencing, tag-rugby and many more, which change on a regular basis. As well as the traditional games and sports, pupils in Year 4 also attend weekly swimming sessions.

Physical Education Policy


The Sports Premium

Each year the school receives PE and Sports Premium funding from the DfE, with the purpose to increase physical education, active lifestyles and sports for all primary school pupils.

Evidencing the Impact of the Funding


The Curriculum

Each year group will have PE for one afternoon each week. They will come to school in their PE kit that day- this allows us to maximise the time so children are active for longer. 

The classroom teacher delivers most PE lessons, although sometimes a specialist sports coach comes into school to deliver high quality lessons.

Please click here to read the National Curriculum

Below explains what area of PE and School Sports will be taught each term.

Physical Education at St Mary's Academy


Progression of Skills and Knowledge

Progression in Physical Education


Physical Education Passport

PE Passport


School Swimming

Each year, the pupils in Year 4 attend weekly swimming sessions for part of the year. Our results for the current Year 6 pupils can be found below:

National Curriculum Y6 Swimming Achievements 2018-2019