Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


Our P.E. Values; Honesty - Determination - Team Work - Self-Belief - Passion - Respect


Physical Education and Sport


“For all children in St Giles C of E Academy to experience high-quality physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to life-long participation.”

At St Giles C of E Academy, planning for the PE curriculum sets high expectations and provides opportunities for all pupils to achieve, regardless of their previous experiences or abilities.

All pupils benefit from high quality PE provision contributing to a healthy, active lifestyle, improving emotional well-being and mental health, increasing attendance and developing key skills such as leadership, confidence, social and team building skills. Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to enjoy.

Our high quality PE curriculum develops physical literacy and allows pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It also contributes to the personal development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and evaluation, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.

Physical education encourages pupils to be active and supports them in their understanding of how to participate safely and effectively. They understand the barriers to participation and work to overcome these for themselves and others.  Our PE curriculum is inclusive and ensures that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities we offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.


Pupils at St Giles C of E Academy participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities.  Our PE curriculum incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence and appreciation of their own abilities and areas that require improvement. 

St Giles C of E Academy will be expected to:

  • Deliver 2 PE sessions per week.
  • Allow children to experience competitive situations through competitions, in and outside of school.
  • All staff will be good role models in leading an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • All staff will display good subject knowledge in areas of PE which they deliver.
  • All staff will differentiate, taking into account the needs of their children.
  • All staff will continually formatively assess across each half term.
  • Offer opportunities for staff to develop their CPD whereby they can learn from experienced coaches. 
  • Offer a range of extra -curricular clubs for children.
  • Encourage children identified as inactive within school to take part in more physical activity.
  • Celebrate sporting achievements regularly.



Through the delivery of high quality PE and opportunities to participate in extra-curricular clubs and competitions, children will leave St Giles C of E Academy:

  • Having reached their goals in PE, which will equip and prepare them for secondary PE.
  • Knowing what a warm up and cool down is and why it is important.
  • Knowing how exercise affects the body.
  • Knowing how to move themselves forward in order to make progression in a least one area of PE.
  • With an enjoyment for the subject and a passion in their chosen sport or activity that they will aim to continue throughout their life.
  • With a clear understanding of the importance of PE, Sport and physical activity and will be able to explain and show how to lead an active and healthy life.
  • Understand the risk factors involved in not leading a healthy active life.
  • Will be aware of the club links in the local area and/or will know how to access club links.



For any information on the Primary Sports Grant for PE and Sport, please select the 'Our School' tab, then 'Official' and finally 'Financial'.  This will then provide all the details on the Primary Sports Grant at St Giles C of E Academy.

All schools must provide swimming instruction in either Key Stage 1 or 2. The children at St Giles C of E Academy attend swimming lessons in Year 4. In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


St Giles C of E Academy takes part in the weekly Junior Parkrun at Pontefract Park held on a Sunday morning at 9am.

To register your child please use the following website link:

Our nickname is Starlight Sprinters

If you require further information, please ask for a letter, which explains the registration details.

Afterschool Clubs this half term; Monday - KS2 Multi-skills, Tuesday - KS1 & 2 Cheerleading/dance, Wednesday - KS1 Multi-skills

Forest School

Pupil Voice

"Forest school has helped me to be calmer and taught me how to be a good leader." - Year 4 pupil

"The spider game has helped me to communicate with others." - Year 3 pupil

"Forest school has taught me how to work together with other people who I don't normally work with or play with." - Year 3 pupil

"My favourite part of Forest school so far is learning how to be safe with knives and saws." - Year 3 pupil

"The strictly come dancing game has made me more confident when I'm dancing in front of people." - Year 3 pupil

"Forest school has helped me face my challenge and persevere." - Year 3 pupil

Year 2 Balancability

UKS2 Tag Rugby Tournament @ Knottingley RUFC

P.E. Curriculum Overview and Progression Map