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Physical education

Physical education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence, and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes physical skill, physical development and a knowledge of the body in action. Physical education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams.

It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles. Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness.

Through this process pupils discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences, and make choices about how to get involved lifelong physical activity.

Our Physical Education Intent

At St Francis Catholic Primary School, we believe that Physical Education is essential to ensure children develop positive attitudes towards embarking upon a healthy, active lifestyle.  We intend to deliver a high-quality curriculum that inspires pupils to succeed in the subject and prepare them well for the next stage in their education.  Our curriculum aims to foster enjoyment as well as developing the knowledge and skills required to give pupils the best start in their life-long learning of the subject.


Explore our PE Curriculum - Our Implementation

Our PE Galleries - Our Impact

End of Key Stage 2 Swimming Outcomes

Information of Outcomes in Swimming (End of Key Stage 2)

Academic Year Percentage of Pupils reaching Expected Standard in Swimming
2018 86%
2019 88%
2020 96%
2021 Unable to assess due to pool closures during pandemic
2022 80%
2023 83%
2024 82%

Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement


p e intent statement 2024.pdf