GSO Test

Documents relating to PE 

Primary PE and sports premium report



We consider the teaching and learning of sport and games to be an important element in the overall development of children.

The basic skills required by children develop gradually through skills lessons and playing of small-sided games such as netball, cricket and hockey, rugby etc. 

During the summer term pupils take part in athletics, tennis and rounders. 

From KS1 upwards children have the opportunity to attend a range of festivals and inter-school tournaments against other local schools.  

Towards the end of the Summer Term the school holds is annual Sports Day with a focus on both competitive and non-competitive events. The children earn points for their team with an overall winner announced at the end of day.  Parents are invited to bring an picnic and join us from lunchtime onwards.

Year 3 and 4 pupils attend swimming lessons during the spring term. Any year 5 or 6 pupils still lacking confidence after these lessons are given the opportunity to attend additional sessions. 

We have close links with Horsted Keynes Tennis Club, with KS1 and KS2 pupils experiencing taster sessions their during the summer term.

In July 2019 we were awarded a Gold School Games Mark Award. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Sports Premium 

At St Giles we have received additional funding known as the Sports Premium to widen participation and boost competition in PE. 

We subscribe to Mid Sussex Active (MSA) which give a range of benefits including:

  • New opportunity days where children experience sports not usually available in the primary school curriculum e.g. lacrosse, archery etc  
  • Professional training courses for staff to improve subject expertise
  • Year round calendar of competitions for us to be involved in such as handball, netball, basketball, athletics and tag rugby.
  • A wide range of festivals giving pupils the opportunity to try different sports and develop their skills.