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Physical Education


At Sacred Heart School, we will provide a broad and balanced Physical Education in which every child will have an equal chance to achieve their best.  We endeavour to create a culture of learning in which children feel secure and highly motivated to work and succeed.  We believe that P.E. can develop children’s confidence and self-esteem and that every child should have equal access to develop their fine and gross motor skills, co-ordination, co-operative and creative skills in a safe environment. We plan to ensure that all pupils develop competence in a broad range of physical activities, are physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and activities and lead healthy, active lives. P.E. is an integral, vital and valuable part of the curriculum and to the development of the whole child now and in the future.

Through Physical Education, we aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities. We aim to improve health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning, and for each child to fulfil their potential. We aim to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive and motivating and that children’s attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded in our curriculum.

Our Physical Education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


The school’s curriculum for physical education ensures that all pupils:

  • 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.



Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

You will find further details about the Physical Education currciulum in the Curriculum letters and the homework letters (currently home learning) .

These can be accessed by the link below:

For further information about the Physical Education curriculum, please contact the school office on 01923 901179 or