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PE and Games

Physical Education develops children's competence and confidence to participate and perform in a range of activities. It promotes skill development and knowledge of the human body in action, including their own 'self' and 'spatial' awareness, progressing towards their role in small-sided structured games, as part of a group with a shared aim.  

PE at St Bartholomew's provides opportunities for pupils to be both creative and competitive and face different challenges individually and in teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles.   

Purpose of study – National Curriculum (NC), 2014

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide 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.

Follow this link for a more detailed coverage of the full NC ‘Programme of study’.

National curriculum in England: physical education programmes of study - GOV.UK (

At St. Bartholomew's, children have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of after school sports. These include football, netball, cross-country, multi-sport activities, Boccia, Karate, dance, skipping, rugby, athletics, tennis and rounders. 

Many children have the opportunity to represent the school in sporting matches. Teams include boys and girls football, cross-country, short tennis, netball, rounders, athletics, orienteering, Boccia, quick sticks, tag rugby, badminton, basketball and kwik cricket.

The school has made excellent use of the School’s Sports Premium Funding from the Government. A full analysis of this provision and its impact can be found on the school sports funding tab.

The documents listed below, build on the National Curriculum and summary information here and provide a more detailed view of our expectations and intent for the provision of this subject, including curriculum coverage.