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Peak Dale Primary School

Aim High


Sport and PE

National Curriculum aims and purpose 



A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.  



  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities  
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time  
  • engage in competitive sports and activities  
  • lead healthy, active lives.  


School curriculum aims 


Sport, exercise, dance and gymnastics provide a fantastic platform on which to build a huge range of skills. We want our children to: 

  • Know how to stay fit and healthy, understand the importance of exercise and live healthy lives 
  • Enjoy being active, and as a result choose to engage in sport, exercise, dance and gymnastics in their free time, both in and out of school 
  • Understand how to work as a team to achieve a common goal, agreeing rules, roles and tactics, and sharing responsibility for outcomes 
  • Be introduced to a broad range of sports, primarily through the taught curriculum, but also through lunchtime activities and after-school clubs (all of which are free to join), so that they can find the one that will become their passion 
  • Play competitively, taking pride in their accomplishments and relishing the opportunity to represent their class, house, school or town 
  • Learn about winning and losing in a safe environment 
  • Develop a sense of fair play, respecting players, officials and the rules of a game 
  • Have the chance to take sport further, through introductions to local clubs, and with our more talented children supported in taking part in opportunities such High Peak Sports Partnership Games and District Football.
  • Recognise that sport should be, above all else, fun