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Brandlehow Primary School

PE (Physical Education)

You can find out more about the taught content of our curriculum and the progression of skills in this document:  

PE (Physical Education) Curriculum Content and Progression Overview

From Brandlehow's PE Policy:



At Brandlehow Primary School we recognise the importance PE plays in the curriculum and are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in Physical Education (PE). PE should provide opportunities for all pupils to become physically literate and confident in a way which also supports their health and fitness. Children should acquire not only physical skills, knowledge and understanding, but also the awareness and importance of leading healthy, active lives. We also understand the opportunities that PE provides to develop our school values, in particular Grit, Kindness, Respect, Honesty and Teamwork.


Physical Education Intent, implementation and Impact



At Brandlehow Primary School, Physical Education (PE) is an integral part of our Curriculum that is inclusive and engages all pupils, in a supportive and challenging environment. We aspire for children to acquire, develop and refine their practical skills and techniques; to further their knowledge and understanding of PE concepts and principles and develop their overall competence, to enjoy, and excel in, a broad range of sports and physical activities. 


Physical activity can provide challenge and fulfilment throughout life and contributes to a healthy lifestyle. This highlights the importance PE, School Sport and Physical Activity has on childrens’ general health, fitness and mental wellbeing. We provide opportunities for all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time and we teach children the importance of leading healthy, active lives and making informed and appropriate lifestyle choices.


We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities which enable all children to succeed; to enjoy their learning; to be resilient and consistently strive to give their best efforts at all times and achieve their potential and personal best.


Children participate in competitive sport and through this we teach children how to cooperate and collaborate effectively as part of a team and compete appropriately against others, adhering to the principles of Grit, Teamwork, Respect, Kindness and Honesty, values we hope to embed for future life.


Swimming is an important life skill and we aim for all children to leave primary school being able to swim at least 25 metres.