St Andrews C of E Primary School

St Andrew's C of E Primary School





Physical Education

P.E is an integral and core element of the National Curriculum and engages children with sport at the same time as developing an awareness of health and fitness. This year, schools have received a Government grant specifially for the purpose of increasing access to and improving the provision of sport. At St Andrew's, we are spending a large chunk of this money on staff training and coaching, in areas of need identified within the staff body. As well as therefore giving the children access to external, specialist coaching, this will allow all members of staff to develop expertise in teaching sport across the primary age range. Alongside this, the school is increasing team entries into local sports tournaments and festivals, raising the profile of inter-school competition in KS1 and funding inspiring workshops in a range of fitness activities,such as skipping and gymnastics.

 For more information on how the school is spending this Government grant, open the attached document:  Grant spending outline


 Updates from the Autumn term so far:

 Netball A team success at opening games of this years Horsham and District Netball League

Theo, Ben, Jack, Eleanor, Danielle and Phoebe represented our school at the opening two fixtures of this year's Division A Netball league. The team won both of their games convincingly, against Greenway and Southwater A, and continue to be unbeaten since October last year! 



St Andrews staff took part in some REAL PE training this October half term. REAL PE is an inclusive and cross-curricular scheme for teaching PE which focuses on the fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and co-ordination. After Christmas, all staff in school will be using this scheme to deliver PE lessons. It is something I have bought into and back passionately because of the impact I have seen it have in other similar schools.