PE Intent

At St. Gregory’s, we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of Physical Education, and be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. PE can challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It can also teach children to cope with both success and failure.

Our aim is to provide a curriculum that will allow our children to:

  • Develop a love of a wide variety of sporting activities.
  • Develop the skills and understanding required to make a positive impact on their own life-long physical health and well-being.
  • Equip them with the skills to succeed in a range of sporting activities and develop resilience.
  • Acquire the skills of good sportsmanship and embed the values of fairness and respect.
  • Swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.


Pupils at St Gregory’s participate in weekly PE and sporting activities. Our inclusive PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. Teachers will model a positive attitude to sports and physical activities, encouraging active participation through careful planning to ensure engagement of all children.

We provide opportunities for children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all children.

Opportunities will exist for children of all ages to experience learning beyond the classroom. This will allow them to enrich their knowledge by, for example, a residential visit to an outdoor education centre where they will experience activities such as canoeing, caving, climbing, abseiling and archery and further develop skills such as teamwork, resilience and problem-solving.

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