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Physical Education (PE) 

Subject Leads - Miss Hood & Mrs Keighley


At Priory Lane Community School, we are all athletes!


Physical Education (PE) is one of the key building blocks of a healthy lifestyle and a vital part of the national curriculum. Knowledge and understanding of PE ideally forms a lifelong love of being active - it can inspire students to thrive and attain greatness in areas they may not have had the chance to experience.



If you were to walk into a PE lesson at Priory Lane Community School, you would see:

  • excited children who are keen to participate in a variety of activities and sports
  • evidence of skills development within the session
  • a warm up and cool down with time for questions to be asked and answered
  • children understanding the importance of communication, physical activity and perseverance to ensure their physical and mental well-being


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives



At Priory Lane Community School, we teach PE with the support of the GetSet4PE scheme. GetSet4PE works seamlessly alongside the national curriculum ensuring that our children revisit a variety of sports throughout their education with us. This enables our students to build upon their previous learning, skills and techniques to develop progression in each activity area.  The GetSet4PE scheme allows children to experience two new sports every half term. The lessons are planned so that annually or biannually children follow on from the learning they completed the previous time they were taught that sport and clear progression is evident across the school. 



The PE curriculum at Priory Lane looks like:

  • PE is taught as two separate sessions, one indoor and one outdoor, both hour long sessions.
  • Engaging lessons so that all children achieve and increase their level of ability and allow children the chance to innovate their own ideas/games/routines
  • Frequent peer critique to allow children to collaborate and identify good examples within their class and recognise how to evaluate and improve their skills
  • Students being encouraged to develop their own level of ability regardless of what level that ability may be
  • Teacher/video modelling of successful skills for children to observe
  • Children making links to other subjects such as Science and PSHE
  • Children are given the chance to represent the school in a variety of external events



Participation in sporting competitions and events is a key priority at Priory Lane Community School. Here are the events we are currently entered in during the 2023/24 academic year (with more to be added)...

PE Curriculum Coverage Map...