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.
We feel sport, in its widest sense, is of fundamental importance and should be accessible and enjoyed by all. Taking part, showing the correct attitude, and enjoyment are the main aims. PE is compulsory, the only exclusions being on the written advice of a qualified medical practitioner.
Individual and team sports are covered in PE curriculum time. In the Key Stages 1 and 2, pupils will on average experience at least 1½ hours sporting activity per week. In Key Stages 3 and 4, the average lesson time is 1½ hours.
Many major team games (football, netball, basketball, rounders, softball and hockey) are played.