Holy Family Catholic Primary School

PE and Sport

Sport plays a very important part in the life of Holy Family School.

PE Vision

Through our activities in physical education, we aim to improve the children's physical health, agility, strength, co-ordination, poise, fitness, confidence and social interaction. PE lessons, comprise movement/drama, dance, gymnastics, invasion games, net and wall games, striking and fielding games, outdoor adventurous activities and athletics. We have a new outdoor gym (pictured above) 

PE Intent statement 


Holy Family Catholic Primary School recognises the value of a high-quality Physical Education (P.E.) curriculum. We fully adhere to the aims of the National Curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children:

develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

are physically active for sustained periods of time

engage in a variety of competitive sports and activities

lead healthy, active lives

We believe that PE encourages children to develop positive attitudes towards leading a healthy lifestyle and enables them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives. By exposing children to a variety of sports throughout their primary school career, we strive to inspire children to keep physically active and find enjoyment through sport while developing key life values of perseverance, compassion, respect and cooperation. Throughout their time at Holy Family, we aim to develop our children’s love of sport and other activities as they welcome opportunities to compete which allows them to grow and become more confident.

School Sports Partnership

Holy Family invests a portion of the Primary PE and Sports funding in working in partnership and collaboration with The Deanes through the Castle Point and Rochford School Sports Partnership to access a variety of services to benefit students and staff of the school. This allows us to be part of an infrastructure of 50 schools benefiting from guidance and development around high quality physical education, increasing the range and breadth of 'School Sport' opportunities and educating young people regarding healthy and active lifestyles.

PE Kit

  • PE Bag*                  
  • Black Plimsolls and/or Trainers      
  • White T-Shirts with School Logo   
  • Navy Shorts                                                                                                                                 
  • Sweatshirt

In the interests of Health and Safety long hair should be tied back and no jewellery worn.

Swimming (Our Swimming Pool fell into disrepair but is now step by step being  made useable hopefully by Summer 2022.)

We are very privileged to have our own swimming pool on the school grounds and all children are taught swimming during the summer months. 

Pupils will be taught to: 

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