At St Peter’s Primary School we know that PE plays an important role in the development of our children. PE leads to improved fitness, health and well-being, concentration, attitude and academic achievement.

It can help children:

  • Raise their achievement
  • Excel in different areas
  • Build self-esteem
  • Learn to co-operate as a team and display leadership skills
  • Experience healthy competition – learn to cope with life’s successes and defeats
  • To be more responsible for themselves and others
  • Develop a healthy lifestyle

Through PE, clubs and competitions children can develop the St Peter’s 5 Rs of: Relationships, Resourcefulness, Reflective, Risk taking and Resilience.

We aim to encourage a lifetime love of sport and keeping fit and encourage children to be the best that they can be.

PE during the week

At St Peter’s we offer 2 sessions of PE a week. For one of these sessions we follow the Real PE scheme of work. This focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique approach to teaching and learning in PE. In the other session we focus on more traditional sports specific skills and games.



Swimming and water safety is a vital part of the current National Curriculum which states that when children leave primary school they should be able to:

  • 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

Here at St Peter’s children get the opportunity to learn to swim in Year 2 with additional sessions available in KS2 throughout the academic year.

Please see the link below to view our swimming data:

Swimming Data  2016- 2017