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PE and Sports at Compton Primary

PE and Sports Action Plan

The action plan covers the Intent, Implementation and Impact of what Compton Primary is aiming to achieve by the end of the academic year 2023-24. Our main INTENT 

At Compton C of E Primary School, we endeavour to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and moral development. 

The aim of Physical Education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Children are taught to observe and produce the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators. Thus, embedding life-long values such as co-operation, collaboration, and equity of play. 

We provide opportunities for children to learn how to stay safe by starting swimming lessons in Year 4 and continue annually until children have become confident in the water, knowing how to keep safe and also meet the National Curriculum requirements of swimming 25m by the end of Year 6. 

Our PE Curriculum, along with PSHE and science, teaches children about the importance of healthy living and learning about the need for good nutrition. At Compton, we aim for children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills which will have a positive impact on their future by becoming physically active citizens to benefit their long-term health and well-being. 


Our dynamic, varied and stimulating program of PE sessions are taught twice a week by every class via the Primary PE Planning Scheme. This encompasses a wide range of skills linked to sport, athletics, dance, gymnastics, OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities) and for the first time Martial Arts.  

We encourage all children to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body, equipment, and apparatus safely yet imaginatively to achieve their personal goals. All children have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and using the medium of sport, increase their self-esteem. We aspire children to adopt a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience. Specialist coaches are bought into the school to work alongside teachers to deliver sessions that provide high quality Continuous Professional Development  and a chance for the children to learn from someone who is pivotal to that sport. 

Further opportunities for children include an array of Extra-Curricular Clubs including Judo, Multi-skills, Football, and Dance. We are also affiliated to the local West Berkshire Sports Partnership and take part in many inter-school competitions.  


If you were to walk into PE lessons at Compton CE Primary School, you would see: 

  • Positive attitude towards PE. 

  • Pupils feeling safe and confident to try out and acquire new skills. 

  • Inclusive, stimulating, and purposeful learning environment. 

  • Feel they can reflect and give feedback to themselves and their peers 

  • Continuity of learning between year groups – each class will be exploring the same activiies from one year to the next, in a way that is appropriate for their year group. This encourages connections to be made for the children between their previous and current learning. 




Our pupils attend swimming lessons in National Curriculum Year 4.  We are fortunate to be able to use the pool at our federated secondary school, The Downs, which is within walking distance of our school. 

69% of our 2023 Year 6 cohort could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.  52% of this Year 6 cohort could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] and 69% could  perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 


Better lunchtimes - healthy eating and active play

We are very proud to have been awarded the highest level of Better Lunchtime Award.  Our commitment to healthy eating and active play resulted in our school being recognised as providing "remarkable" lunchtime experiences for our pupils. 

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