At Great Coates Primary School we believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well-being. A broad and balanced physical education curriculum is intended to provide for pupils’ increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. Progressive learning objectives, combined with varied teaching approaches, provide stimulating, enjoyable and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all pupils. The selection of suitably differentiated and logically developed tasks, will help pupils, irrespective of their innate ability, enjoy success and be motivated to further develop their individual potential and take part in lifelong physical activity.

PE Kit

All children should have a clearly labelled PE kit at school every day. Our PE kit consists of:

White t-shirt and black shorts

• Trainers and / or plimsolls – that fit properly, can be properly tied up and are different to shoes worn in school

• A PE bag – clearly named.

PE kits should be taken home at the weekend and in the holidays for washing.

Plain navy or black tracksuits may also be worn for outdoor activities in cold weather.

No jewellery is to be worn for PE.

Long hair should be tied back.

Children who persistently do not bring a PE kit will be reminded of the importance of PE and, if necessary, a text, a phone call or note will be sent to their parents asking for their co-operation.

When children are swimming, their kit should be brought to school on the day swimming lessons take place and taken home afterwards. Goggles are not permitted unless on medical advice.

PE & Sports Premium Funding


Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until 2020. 

PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport.  It has been allocated to primary school headteachers and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

The Government believes that headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the funding for PE and Sports in school. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • The performance outcomes of all pupils compared with their peers
  • The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular in those areas where specific funding has been provided
  • The reports that schools are required to publish online for Parents

All primary schools receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus £10 per pupil aged 5 or over on roll.  Here at Great Coates our aim is to use the funding effectively to ensure that standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised, with all children, regardless of their background, engaging in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra-curricular provision.