Physical Education

Physical Education is one of the foundation subjects of the National Curriculum.  As exercise activates your brain, learning in other subjects will also gain from PE.  Encouraging an enjoyment of physical activity is a responsibility we also have in response to health issues in our rapidly changing world.  At Cubbington CE Primary School we recognise the importance of Physical Education in education and lifestyle.

We have been recognised for our passion for Physical Education for all children at Cubbington by gaining the gold School Games Award seven years in a row.

We have been awarded the GOLD school games mark. This is how we did it:

Criteria How?
Provide all children with 2 hours timetabled PE and have extra-curricular opportunities available. Check timetables half termly. Ensure extra-curricular clubs are chosen by the children to encourage participation.
Engage at least 50% of children in extra-curricular activity every week. Run additional clubs at lunchtime, before and after school.
Provide targeted provision for the least active children in school with a minimum uptake of 15% (must be sustained over a term) Identify the least active groups within school.


Identify their personal interests.

Organise targeted activity which includes their interest.

Monitor attendance.

Use school games formats to provide competitive opportunities. Download the school games formats and make a folder for easy access.


Provide formats for PE staff to organise inter-house competitions.

Provide 2 ‘personal challenge’ opportunities. Marathon Kids set up twice weekly in the playground organised by PE Crew


Ask School Sports Ambassadors to organise another opportunity to develop personal challenge.

Organise 7 intra-school competitions. Continue to arrange inter-house competitions (2 per half term).
Attend 6 inter-school competitions Cluster events – organised yearly. One event run and organised by our school. PE Crew to attend and run.


Arrange transport.

Attend events.

Organise for 1 B team to attend an inter-school competition As above.
Promote The School Games each term in the termly PE dedicated newsletter. Promote School Games on the school PE notice board. School Games in the termly PE newsletter


Local links to be advertised, health and fitness advice and news shared with parents in School newsletter.

Leadership opportunities are included for all in PE lessons. Discussion with PE coaches and teachers.


Suggestions and planning advice given.

Lesson observations complete.

Engage a group of students (15%) in leading, officiating and managing school games activity. Approximately 5 children need to be identified – School Games Ambassadors in years 5 and 6.


8 children identified to be PE Crew – Year 6

4 children in KS1 – Year 2

Training provided.

Opportunities to lead, officiate and manage carefully planned.

Have a school sport organising crew in place. As above – identify those that could take a leading role.
Utilise sports coaches, volunteers or other providers to support school sport and physical activity delivery that complements your School Games Organiser’s (SGO) provision. Use specialist coaches/teachers when possible for after school.
Train and engage wider school staff in the delivery of school sport and physical activity. PE Apprentice employed to enhance the profile of PE within the school.


Track and evaluate impact of PE across the year groups with support from PE Apprentice

Have active links with at least five local community and pathways sport/physical activity and leisure providers e.g. sport clubs, leisure centres, youth centres etc where the link is a signposting function including of two where the relationship is about the provider delivering taster sessions on site or the school/educational institute is a partner host site for the activity and young people are actively engaged to attend. Continue to promote previous clubs (Leamington Brakes Football Club, Liz England Dance Club, Leamington Tennis and Squash Club, Leamington Athletics Club, Hunningham Cricket Club).


Provide area to advertise leaflets/posters.

Identify areas of interest amongst children and advertise local opportunities.

Arrange taster days in a range of local sporting activities.


Cubbington CE Primary, with the funding from Sports Premium, is able to develop staff expertise in a range of sports by using a range of coaches and providers:  the Chance to Shine cricket programme, Troy Perkins linked with The Wasps rugby, Element Yoga and Leamington Lions.

Enhanced Swimming Provision

We have always provided great swimming provision at Cubbington, historically using the local swimming pool at Newbold Common. In 2014 we changed our swimming provision and started using the facilities at The Excel Centre in Coventry. All the children in Key Stage Two now receive swimming delivered by qualified instructors at The Excel Centre. Our more able swimmers have much more time developing a higher level of skills, furthermore children who cannot swim or lack confidence in this area now receive a longer time swimming than in previous years.

Our aims are:

  • To ensure all children know how to stay safe in water by obtaining the Aquarius Swim School Personal Survival Award.
  • To ensure all children are able to swim at least 25m by the time they leave us in Year 6, through following the Aquarius Learn to Swim Framework.
  • To ensure more of our more able swimmers have developed a range of strokes to a high level of competitive technique, through the Aquarius Learn to Swim Framework.

Year 3 and 4 take part in our school swimming programme for a term, usually in the summer, for which there is a contributionfrom parents. At the end of each year of swimming a letter is sent home stating what stage the child has met with some detail and if they have not yet met the NC standard. For those children in Years 5 and 6 that do not meet the NC standard of being able to swim 25m an additional top-up programme is provided.  As this is additional to the swim programme we are able to use some Sports Premium funding.


We run a wide range of activities to stimulate and engage the children.

Our PE crew includes Mr Wilshire, our Sports Coach, the PE Sports and Wellbeing Ambassadors and the Play Leaders. They provide the children with some exciting fun at lunchtimes. We encourage the children to take part in the daily mile.  At the beginning of the year the School Sports Partnership Co-ordinator for our area trains all Year 5 Sports and Wellbeing Ambassadors as play leaders to support all children at lunchtimes.

We have wide range of after school activities which are run by Mr Wilshire, our Sports Coach and supported by Leamington Lions. These are open to all year groups and genders. For more information see our page dedicated to extra curricular activities.


We are closely involved with our School Sports Partnership for the Central area and involved in The Sports and Wellbeing Ambassador and Leadership programmes. Every year we enter School Games competitions ensuring as many children as possible across the school are able to participate in a range of sports, including inclusive events and new sports. At Cubbington we have close links with our school cluster providing the children with other opportunities to compete with children in our local area in festival days and competitions.


Sports days take place for the children on the school fields.  KS1 Sports afternoon takes place in July with a mixture of competitive and non-competitive sports. This is a fun afternoon for the whole family. There is a KS2 Sports afternoon that takes place in June before the area athletics in July.  There is a mixture of competitive and non competitive sports and families are welcome to come and spectate. Children are placed into house groups for the non-competitive fun races and a cup is awarded to the winning house.

PE Interventions

At Cubbington, we understand that physical education plays a vital role in the development of healthy children and adults.  With this in mind, we are able to continue to offer PE intervention slots for children with specific or additional needs. We can do this through the use of our Sports Coach and the additional adults that work alongside the child.

These may include:

  • Increasing confidence in PE sessions
  • Skill building in a specific area
  • Motor skill development
  • Core strength development
  • Additional opportunities for positive social interactions
  • Friendship development

Children are closely monitored by both staff and external coaches and targets are set on an individual basis.  Intervention sessions run on either a small group or 1:1 basis and each child is set an individual target to achieve.  These targets help the children to build their confidence in PE lessons but also support their development which impacts learning in the classroom.