Physical Education

One of the aims of the school is to encourage participation in a variety of physical activities. ALL children take part in all P.E: games, gymnastics, dance and swimming (for Year 3- Year 6).

In all years there are opportunities to participate in P E lessons held by sports specialists and coaches. This has come about through the liaison of our PE co-ordinator with a network of primary and secondary school families, whose aim is to facilitate the provision of extra PE in the form of in-school and after school clubs and tournaments. These opportunities vary throughout the course of the year and parents are informed of any such provision in the future as it affects certain age groups.

The school has recently been awarded ‘Healthy Schools’ status, which covers all aspects of a child’s health: emotional, social, physical and mental health. We have also achieved the Bronze Level of ECO schools and are hoping to achieve Silver during the course of this year. This means we are improving the sustainability of the school by reducing waste and recycling where possible.

We regularly take part in initiatives, which have enabled us to purchase additional equipment for sports and other activities.

P.E Kit

  • If a child is ill, a child may be excused by a doctor's note or written request from a parent (in exceptional circumstances).
  • Please label all items of clothing, e.g. ties, P.E. kit, jumpers etc. with your child's name.
  • Children must have full P.E. kit in school at all times which comprises of:
  • Black shorts or black leggings
  • Yellow school sports T.Shirt
  • Black plimsolls
  • (Please note children made bring in black tracksuit bottoms and trainers to be worn in winter outside)

No jewellery is allowed during PE lessons


Children go swimming from Year 4 to Year 6 each year. Swimming lessons are conducted over a two week block per year at Balsall Heath Swimming Baths.

Over the last years the following percentage of pupils in Year 6 have achieved the following 3 swimming and water safety National requirements :

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

2017-2018 - 70%

2018-19 - 73%

2019-20 - 77%

2021-22 - 68%