Physical Education

All children follow the National Curriculum for Physical Education, which promotes a healthy lifestyle, co-operation and opportunities for individual practice and team work. 


We aim 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.  


P.E. lessons comprise of dance, gymnastics, games, athletics and outdoor activities.  A range of resources is used to support teaching and learning in P.E.  Small and large apparatus is used in indoor lessons in the hall, as well as CDs to support dance activities.  A variety of dance traditions is taught.

The school has extensive grassed areas, which are used for sports, particularly in the summer term.  We also benefit from some outside tuition in sports from professional coaches purchased through the sports funding for schools.

We believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We aim for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness and that opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Using our sports funding we have bought into Chorley Sports Partnership coaching programme to provide the following opportunities:

  • Dance
  • Tag Rugby
  • Football (including league matches)
  • Cricket (including Quick Cricket competitions)
  • Tennis (including tennis events)
  • Balance Bikes
  • Bikeability
  • Schools Competitions
  • Change4life: Health and Well-Being activities including a bag of resources
  • Training for Young Play Leaders
  • Gymnastics
  • Orienteering

This is in addition to activities we already provide, including:

  • Two PE sessions for each child per week
  • 2 year groups receive a weekly swimming lesson for more than three terms to exceed National Curriculum expectations
  • A residential outdoor activity weekend at Robinwood;
  • Annual sports day (competitive)
  • Football and netball after-school clubs (free – run by parents and staff);
  • the opportunity to join after-school activies, Street Dance, Zumba, Jujitzu, Fencing, cricket clubs (paid for by parents);
  • ‘Bikeability’ for Y6
  • Football friendly competitions (home and away matches) linked to TARDIS cluster of schools


Our children in Year 6 2018 in swimming achieved the following

    • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - 100% All Children
    • use a range of strokes effectively - 100% All Children
    • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations- 100% All Children

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Bretherton Endowed CE

Primary School

South Road, Bretherton, Lancs PR26 9AH

Main Contact: Alison Moxham

Main Contact for SEND: Alison Moxham

Headteacher: Alison Moxham

01772 600431

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