The intent of the PE curriculum at Priorslee is to provide all pupils with a broad and balanced physical education, enabling them to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Our overarching goal is to instill a lifelong love for physical activity and develop essential physical literacy and fundamental movement skills in our students.

  • We ensure that the PE curriculum caters to the needs of all pupils, regardless of their abilities, gender, or backgrounds.
  • Our PE curriculum aims to develop not only physical skills but also cognitive, social, emotional, and personal skills.
  • We encourage pupils to make informed choices regarding physical activity, healthy eating, and overall wellbeing.
  • We strive to create a positive learning environment where pupils find joy and purpose in physical activities, fostering a sense of enthusiasm and commitment.
  • We provide opportunities for pupils to set personal goals, challenge themselves, and celebrate achievements, fostering resilience and a growth mindset.


Our PE curriculum is designed to ensure that all pupils have access to a high-quality physical education. We place emphasis on effective teaching, a wide range of activities, and opportunities for pupil leadership and collaboration.

We have a team of well-qualified PE teachers who possess expertise in a variety of areas, ensuring high-quality instruction and appropriate progression.  This is supported by Class Teachers also delivering PE sessions.

Our curriculum offers a wide variety of activities, including team sports, individual sports, outdoor and adventurous activities, dance, gymnastics, and athletics. We promote progressive skill development by providing a clear pathway for learning, enabling students to build upon fundamental skills and knowledge as they progress through the school. We employ a range of teaching strategies and adapt our lessons to meet the needs and abilities of all pupils, ensuring that every child is included and challenged appropriately.

We encourage pupils to take ownership of their own learning through leadership roles, peer mentoring, and collaborative projects, fostering responsibility, teamwork, and communication skills.  We establish partnerships with local clubs, coaches, and community organizations to provide additional opportunities for pupils to engage in extracurricular activities, competitions, and workshops.

We prioritize the health and safety of pupils during PE lessons and provide a supportive environment where students feel comfortable taking risks and trying new activities.


We measure impact through ongoing assessment, student feedback, and observation, ensuring continuous improvement.

Our PE curriculum contributes to the improved fitness levels of our pupils, as demonstrated through fitness assessments and increased participation in extracurricular sports and activities.  Pupils acquire and master a range of physical and social skills, demonstrating progression in their ability to perform, adapt, and create movement sequences.

Pupils develop a positive attitude towards physical activity, leading to lifelong engagement in active and healthy lifestyles.  PE lessons foster personal growth, resilience, and self-confidence in pupils, promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Pupils actively engage in extracurricular clubs, competitions, and events, showcasing increased participation and achieving success at local, regional, and national levels.

Pupils develop an understanding of the importance of healthy eating, regular exercise, and self-care, leading to the adoption of healthy habits both in and outside of school.

Finally, our PE curriculum instills a lifelong love for physical activity, empowering pupils to pursue further opportunities for participation, leadership, and enjoyment in physical education and sports beyond their primary education.