Leigh St Mary's Church of England Primary School

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PE and School Sport

At Leigh St Mary's CofE Primary School we follow a broad and varied PE curriculum, ensuring that we are fully inclusive. As well as teaching new skills, we like PE to be fun with a big emphasis on teamwork.

Gymnastics, Dance and Invasion Games are taught in every year group and the skills in these areas are broadened and developed as the children grow. Sport specific skills are taught, and vary in each year group. These include hockey, basketball, rounders and tag rugby, football and many others. 

Along with the variety of physical activities taught within the curriculum, we also offer a range of after school clubs.

Every class will be offered a half term of after school dance with Mrs Ellison. As a school we have entered many dance competitions, including competing at a national level. We have danced in local care homes, in the Summer and Christmas Parades through Leigh, as part of the WigLe Light Night event at Pennington Flash in 2021 and as part of the Tesco Dance Beats in 2019. 

We also host an annual dance show. All pupils that have taken part in dance club are invited to perform their routine on stage in front of an audience. 

We offer various clubs throughout the year with our Premier Education sports coach. These include dodgeball, multi sports, gymnastics and many more. 


We like to enter our pupils into numerous inter-school competitions, such as hockey and basketball, as well as hosting our own intra-school competitions, such as fun fitness circuit. The skills for competitions are taught and developed within our PE lessons. Through competition, children learn self-belief, determination and good sportsmanship whilst having fun. 


Our Year 6 pupils have the opportunity to apply to become a Sports Leader. Our sports leaders use the skills they have developed through PE and school sports to run lunchtime clubs for the KS1 pupils. They also have the opportunity to assist with implementing intra-class tournaments. 


At lunchtimes, our pupils are encouraged to be active, and we provide a variety of sports every day such as football, basketball, cricket and archery. Every class also runs the Golden Mile every afternoon.


Through PE and school sports, we aim to equip the children with a range of physical skills, as well as a passion for exercise, with the aim of it leading to lifelong healthy lifestyle choices.