How is PE taught at St Paul’s?

A broad and varied PE curriculum is not only important in developing our pupils’ physical, emotional and social wellbeing, it is also vital in allowing children to be more productive in all areas of the curriculum.

We aim to provide our pupils the opportunity to experience a variety of sporting disciplines and develop their skills and understanding across our PE curriculum.

Pupils in Y1-Y6 have two sessions of PE a week. These sessions include games, gymnastic, dance and athletics. Pupils in Y4 go swimming once a week for two terms of the year.


Once a week, pupils from Rec to Y6 are taught a PE session by a specialist sports coach.

Pupils in EYFS have access to their own playground for the majority of the day. The playground is well equipped with an obstacle course, climbing frames, balance bikes, skipping ropes, hoops, balls, racquets and other sporting equipment all aimed at improving the children’s physical development.


Our ‘Diversity in PE’ document shows some of the athletes of different ethnicity, age, race, ability and gender that the children will study while at St Paul’s School.


                                   Physical Education Diversity Map

Do You Offer Any Extra Curricular Activities?

We believe that a safe, inclusive atmosphere helps pupils of all ages to develop their social skills and confidence. We therefore host a number of after school clubs including

  • Karate (currently on hold)
  • Football
  • Big Crunch (currently on hold)
  • Street dance (currently on hold)

Pupils in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to take part in ‘Bikeability’- learning the skills to be able to safely cycle on roads.


Do Pupils Have The Opportunity To Take Part In Competitions and Tournaments?

We have recently taken part in football and triathlon tournaments and Mrs Maltese is always looking out for new competitions!