Physical Education

PE & Sport at Kippax North

Our Vision

Kippax North believes physical education is an essential part of a child’s educational development. Developing a balanced program offering a variety of activities provides students an opportunity to develop acceptable fitness levels, a broad spectrum of skills and the knowledge necessary to use those skills for a lifetime of active participation. As such Kippax North is committed to delivering a high quality PE and Sport curriculum that develops knowledge, fundamental movement skills, fitness and social skills to allow our children to enjoy leading healthy, active lifestyles.

PE Kit Policy

The school PE kit is based on ease of wear, fitness for purpose, value for money and building a sense of community. School sweatshirts, hoodies and T-shirts with the school logo are available from Mrs Deaton at the school office.

All children should change into a PE kit for lessons (different from their usual school uniform).

An indoor PE kit comprises

  • White t-shirt
  • Navy/dark shorts
  • Indoor pumps

An outdoor PE kit comprises

  • White t-shirt
  • Navy/dark tracksuit bottoms
  • Navy/dark fleece or jumper
  • Trainers

All jewellery should be removed and long hair tied back for every PE lesson.

If your child cannot participate in PE for a session they must have a signed and dated note from home. We still expect them to get changed into their PE kit because they will often be able to take part in the learning, just not the practical application. For example:

  • Recordings – film children doing skills, interview children
  • Umpire/referee: start/stop game, enforce rules, be neutral
  • Supporter: praise/motivate, feedback positives in performances
  • Organiser: Keep everyone on task, record results, and timekeeper for games
  • Team captain: make sure team uses tactics, make decisions in games
  • Coach: suggest new tactics, help individuals improve

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety July 2021

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?

No. Intensive swimming lessons were cancelled due to COVID-19

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Our Aims

  • The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
  • The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
  • High levels of physical fitness.
  • A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
  • The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
  • The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
  • Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
  • A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
  • The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.