Physical Education

At James Dixon Primary School, PE is taught in such a way that children are inspired to become part of an active generation, who are increasingly competent and confident in a range of physical activities. Our aim is to provide a safe and supportive environment for all children to flourish, not only physically but emotionally, spiritually and socially. 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. The National Curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils: 


  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.

  • are physically active for sustained periods of time.

  • engage in competitive sports and activities.

  • lead healthy, active lives.


Our PE lessons are taught by class teachers/a dedicated sports coach, who deliver a dynamic, varied and stimulating program.  This ensures all children progress physically through an inspirational, unique and fully inclusive PE curriculum. There are also numerous additional opportunities for sporting activity within our school. These include: A variety of sports clubs, inter-school competitions, swimming lessons, Bikeability, and Sports days