Physical Education (PE)

Our vision is for all children at Rothwell St Mary’s to experience exceptional physical education, school sport and activity that will lead to life-long participation for all. Positive participation in physical education will enable children to build, self-esteem, teamwork and positive attitudes in P.E.  

At Rothwell St Mary’s Physical Education is a key element, which is incorporated into everyday life. As a school we aim to motivate students to maintain a balance between their school work and Physical Education. Physical Education is an essential part of healthy living especially for children who are at school. We believe that Physical Education enhances children’s ability to remain focused and increases concentration. Our students are promoted to take part in activities along with their school work, so this will help in maintaining their healthy bodies and minds.

We are very fortunate to have Premier Sports who work with all our children and staff. They also provide before and after school sporting skills practise. During our P.E. lessons and after school skills practise the children have the opportunity to learn new skills and build teamwork skills.

We practise our sporting skills through games which include:

  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Multi sports
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Basket ball
  • Athletics
  • Fencing
  • Archery
  • Cricket

Development Matters and National Curriculum:

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Physical Education Policy:




Our high-quality Physical Education at St Mary’s aims to equip learners with the skills they need to lead full and valuable lives through engaging in purposeful and high quality activity. Promoting an active and heathy lifestyle.


P.E. Implementation Plan


We want to ensure that Physical Education is incorporated into everyday life and children are given opportunities to learn new skills.


Sport participation

Miss Stephens and Mrs Youhill have been working hard to organise a variety of different competitions/games that we are able to participate in. Below is the events calendar for Autumn 1. Visit this page each half term to see what fantastic opportunities we have to look forward to.


Rounders Club

This week saw our new curriculum enhancement of after school rounders for KS2. This weeks focus was fielding, all participants displayed fantastic team work and communication skills and Miss Stephens was blown away with the sporting talent! Go Team St Mary’s!

Sports ambassadors

Say HELLO to our new ‘Sports Ambassadors’. George, Zavier, Iona, Maxwell, Henry, Xanthe (Year 5) Ava, Violet, Justice and Finley (Year 6) have all been chosen as this years Sports Ambassadors. All 10 children’s applications blew Miss Stephens and Mrs Youhill away and we can’t wait to see the difference they will make in our school. They will attend weekly meetings to discuss changes they would like to see within our PE curriculum and extra-curricular activities that our school provides. Mrs Youhill will spend time training them up to plan and deliver playground games/competitions in our outside provision during break and lunch times. We can’t wait to watch them shine!


Rhinos Lunchtime Camp

Y5 and Y6 girls took part in the Leeds Rhinos/ Oulton Raiders taster session. The session was to promote female inclusion in Rugby and to help build upon vital skills and techniques.