At Stephen Freeman Primary School, we believe that Physical Education and Sport is a fundamental part of the curriculum. We believe in the value and positive impact that Physical Education and activity can have on our pupils in helping them lead healthy, active lives.  Each child will have a minimum of 2 hours PE sessions a week; this includes swimming in KS2.  Each lesson will enable the children to try something new and in turn, progress their skills, build character and learn about working in teams.  

The National Curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

We strive to give all children high quality PE lessons, which cater for all needs and abilities. Our PE curriculum promotes curiosity and a love and thirst for learning. It is ambitious and empowers our children to become independent and resilient and reach their full potential. We want to equip our pupils with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the physical education National Curriculum but to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. For information on our curriculum across the school, click here.

For information about our skills progression throughout the school, click here.

Dance and Gymnastics

For dance and gymnastics, teachers use IMOVES to help plan, progress and develop key skills across the school. It also provides cross-curricular links to key history and geography topics and shows all children that sport is accessible to all. For more information about IMOVES click here.


Throughout the school year, children in Years 4, 5 and 6 have swimming lessons, provided at The Park Club, by level 2 qualified Swim England swimming teachers.

For more information about school swimming lessons, click here.


Children in Years 5 and 6 are given the opportunity to achieve their cycling Bikeability award. This allows children to gain skills, knowledge and understanding to cycle safely on the roads.

Children in Year 6 have the opportunity to go on a 5-day residential at Liddington PGL with activities such as: abseiling, climbing, crate stacking etc.

Clubs and after school activities

Throughout the school year, teachers and other school staff provide sporting after school clubs. Some clubs include: Girls football, football, running club, hockey, netball and athletics. The school also participates in The Vale of White Horse 7-aside football league for both boys and girls football. We take part in other competitions and tournaments throughout the school year including: cross country, high five netball tournaments and rounders tournaments.

Professional sports coaching

The school has links to Football Icon Academy, which provides after school football clubs for children in Years 2, 3 and 4.

Additionally, Can Do Martial Arts  run an after school club for our pupils.