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Gildersome Primary School

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve


Physical Activity

At Gildersome Primary School, we recognise the role that PE has to play in promoting a long term healthy lifestyle which is both enjoyable and fulfilling. We aim to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all of our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Through our physical education culture aim to enhance health and well-being of our pupils as well as their academic achievement.

We want to provide opportunities for our pupils to become confident and physically literate in a way which supports their wellbeing. In addition to this, we aim to provide opportunities for children to compete in sport and other activities in order to build resilience and embed values such as team work, fairness and respect.

Our PE and sport aspires to build self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills enabling each child to be the best they can be by: 

  • developing confidence, skills and knowledge
  • pursuing excellence
  • being proud of achievements
  • promoting fair play and respect
  • educating children to improve health and wellbeing
  • providing quality opportunities for children outside of school time

In Physical Education children take part in a wide range of both indoor and outdoor activities. Through these activities children are able to develop their fundamental movement skills, such as agility, balance and co-ordination, but they also have the opportunity to improve their personal, social and emotional development and learn about good sportsmanship.

At Gildersome Primary School, children learn that being active is fun and that it is important to take part in an active lifestyle. Children take part in 2 hours of PE every week which take place both indoors, in our school hall, as well as outdoors on the playground and field. Year 4 also take part in weekly swimming lessons which are held at Morley Leisure Centre, where the programme includes water confidence, safety and stroke technique.

 PE Curriculum Overview 2018-19

 PE Development Plan 2018-19

 Sports After School Clubs 2018-19

Mr Ryan is the PE leader throughout school with Mr Wilson and Mrs Cribbes coordinating the majority of extra-curricular sports activities.


PE Policy

Child-Friendly Policy - pending

Physical Activity Policy

Child-Friendly Policy - pending 

Swimming Policy

Useful links 

Department of Education Physical Education Programmes of study

Please click on the links below for activities that may be of interest in our area.

Morley Leisure Centre

Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre

Breeze Leeds

Active Leeds