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PE and Sport

We believe that good health and wellbeing is central to effective learning and preparation for a successful independent life.


Through our promotion of health and wellbeing we aim to ensure that children and young people develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes which they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future so our children can: 

  • make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
  • experience challenge and enjoyment• experience positive aspects of healthy living and activity for themselves
  • apply their mental, emotional, social and physical skills to pursue a healthy lifestyle
  • make a successful move to the next stage of education or work
  • establish a pattern of health and wellbeing which will be sustained into adult life

PE and Sport

Across the academic year all children will experience a broad range in the PE curriculum. We employ specialist coaches during the year and use Get Set 4 PE to ensure that the curriculum is broad and progressive. 

Curriculum Intent

Our intent is that children encounter a high quality progressive curriculum that supports them to succeed in all aspects of physical activity. We will provide opportunities for all pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Children will compete in sport and other activities that help to build character, embedding the school's vision to aspire, flourish and love.

 Sports Day 2021


Long term plan

The long term plan outlines learning and progress across all year groups in physical education

Physical education long term plan

Ideas for home


Sports Premium Funding

The government provides additional funding  to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.

Since the introduction of the funding we have decided to use the money to:

  • employ coaches to work alongside our teachers when teaching PE in order to strengthen teaching and learning in this subject across school
  • support and engage the least active children in physical activities
  • pay for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • increase pupils’ participation in sports and physical activities
  • provide places for pupils on after school sports clubs
  • improve resources to support the development of the subject

You can see our sports premium reviews and planned spends in the documents below.

Sports Premium 2022 - 2023 Review

The Daily Mile

In 2017 we were excited to introduce The Daily Mile to our health and well-being activities. This nationwide initiative sees children complete 15 minutes exercise every day (we just miss out our PE days). Most children can achieve about a mile in that time if they are jogging or running. As well as the exercise benefit, the social time of running with friends and enjoying the fresh air, has a positive impact on health and well-being. 

The Friends of the School focussed their activities in 2017 on raising money to complete an all-weather track around our field. Thanks to everyone's hard work, and old boy and Olympic diver Jack Laugher coming along to present medals to all children who participated in a sponsored mile at the summer fair, over £10,000 was raised!

We have already seen the effect of the improved fitness levels of all our children. We won the Ripon schools' cross country championships in 2017 and 2018!


Personal Social and Health Education

Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) underpins our learning at Cathedral School as we strive to acquire and develop the knowledge, understanding and skills which will enable us to be confident, successful and responsible members of society both now and in the future. Our PSHE curriculum continues to develop and strengthen the Christian ethos of the school and supports the implementation of our vision to be aspiring, flourishing and loving and three school rules of 'Be Safe, Be Responsible and Be Respectful'

At Cathedral, PSHE plays a vital role in promoting children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Whole school worship are used to promote high profile events and themes such as anti-bullying, e-safety, road safety and the development of our school Christian and learning values. Outside speakers make a valuable contribution by bringing a wide range of expertise and life experiences to the PSHE curriculum especially in our assemblies, projects and performances.

The issues of smoking, drugs, alcohol and sex and relationships education are taught within our PSHE and science curriculum.

Internet safety is taught as part of the PSHE and Computing curriculum.