Arkwright Primary School

 P.E and Sports Premium


Intent- Why is P.E so important?

At Arkwright Primary School we believe that PE is an essential part of a broad and balanced curriculum.

We aim to:

  • Deliver a broad P.E. curriculum, which inspires our learners to have a lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
  • Provide children with the knowledge, skills and motivation to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities.
  • Provide opportunities for children to compete in sport and other activities, so they may embed values of fairness, respect, sportsmanship and achieving together.


Implementation- How do we plan, teach and assess P.E?

Children in KS1 and KS2 are timetabled 2 hours of P.E. every week.  Nursery/Reception children are timetabled 1 hour of a structured P.E. lesson and 1 hour of gross motor opportunities to embed their skills each week.

Specialist sports coaches deliver lessons once a week to Y1-Y6, to ensure a high quality sports delivery alongside staff CPD.  Teachers deliver P.E. lessons from the Complete P.E. scheme.  This ensures our P.E. lessons are well sequenced and physical skills are built on as children progress through the school.

Children in years 3 and 4 attend swimming lessons in Staveley, where they are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m.

EYFS children receive an afternoon of Forest School each week – promoting mental and physical health and wellbeing alongside further opportunities for calculated risk, gross and fine motor development.

In addition to curriculum-based P.E. time, we strive to provide a wide range of sporting opportunities.  Some examples include:

  • All children in KS2 experience ‘bikeability’ to enable them to become proficient and confident cyclists.
  • A weekly sports club offering a range of activities.
  • Competitions against other schools in a range of sports.
  • Y5/6 training to become mini-leaders, enabling children to experience sporting leadership skills.
  • Delivery of specific physical activity days such as ‘Wheelchair Basketball’ or ‘Teambuilding Skills’.

For assessment, P.E. planning incorporates key questions, providing opportunities for children to self-assess and improve.  Children assessed termly for each P.E. area they complete, summative assessment is added on to our tracking system each full term.

School Sports Premium Action Plan


Sainsbury's school games award.

The school has proudly been awarded the Sainsbury's school games, silver level award for the fourth consecutive year.  The award recognises the work the school undertakes in providing a range of physical activities all children can participate in.

Bolsover and District School Sport Partnership.

The school belongs to the above organisation. This provides children with the opportunity to participate in competitions and festivals with other schools in the local area.  In addition, our children compete in after school competitions within the partnership.

Sports coaches

The school enhances it existing PE provision by employing sports coaches to help deliver basketball, football and athletics. The coaches also help run after school clubs.

The children also receive bikeabilty training in reception and also cycling proficiency in Y5/6.  Our Foundation and Key stage 1 children also receive balance bike training with specialised bicycles owned by Arkwright Primary School.

Swimming lessons

Children in Y3/4 have a weekly swimming lesson at the local leisure. The aim is for all children to swim 25m by the time they leave primary school.