School Sport and PE

Northgate Primary School Physical Education (PE)

At Northgate Primary School, high importance is placed upon Physical Education. Each pupil from Reception through to Year 6 receives 2 hours high quality Physical Education per week. Physical Education lessons are taught by subject specialist qualified Physical Education teacher, Miss Freeman, who aspires to pass on her enthusiasm and passion for physical activity on to the children. Class teachers have benefited from being upskilled by Miss Freeman are also now more confident in teaching PE.

The aims of Physical Education at Northgate Primary School are:

  • That all pupils experience a wide ranging and diverse Physical Education curriculum.

  • Promote the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle and highlight the benefits of physical activity on the body.

  • Provide extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to pursue their interests in sport and physical activity.

  • Develop student’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences through a variety of sporting activities and competitive experiences.

  • Enable pupils to work independently and as part of a team in varied activities.

  • To establish and develop community with sporting agencies where pupils can further participate and fulfil their sporting potential.

At Northgate we were proud to have achieved the Gold Sports Mark last year and we are aiming for this again. 


We cover a broad range of physical activities during the academic year. These include, gymnastics, dance, games, athletics and swimming in KS2. Each child from years 1 to 6 have one lesson per week with a specialist PE teacher and a second lesson with their class teacher. Spring Term Sporting Achievements


During the spring term (17) , we sent 75 children across KS1 and KS2 to competitions run through our partnership with Birchwood, plus over 30 children participated in the football league. We are delighted with the success of the Daily Mile and are reflecting on those parents who commented that they would like it offered in school hours. 

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