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Physical Education and Sport are very important at our school and each class has at least two, one hour sessions of physical activity a week. We believe that physical ability and sport can greatly contribute to the holistic development of a child.


Our vision for P.E. in our school is to provide children with a movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity. We support all children to be physically literate and encourage their development to be competent and confident movers.


It was first announced in 2013 that the government would be providing funding for physical education and school sport. We started to receive this funding from September 2014. The various ways we have used the funding and the impact that it is having in our school, are outlined in the document below.

PE Days Autumn 1 2021

July 2020 Update on PE and Sport Premium funding for schools.


100% of our Year 6 cohort 2019/2020 meet the National Curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Gymnastics Specialist 

At St Paul’s we are very lucky to welcome Miss Crewe into school on a Friday as a specialist Gymnastics Teacher. Over the course of the year, Miss Crewe will teach each year group for at least one half term. She will teach preschool and EFYS for the whole year. At St Paul’s we firmly believe that increasing a child’s core strength, physical development and listening skills at such a young age will benefit them in all their learning encouraging them to grow and flourish in our learning environment. Our children are fantastic gymnasts and their confidence and ability in the subject area has grown massively since welcoming Miss Crewe to the school family. Miss Crewe also provides professional development for the teaching and support staff in school, developing their teaching strategies in this subject area to ensure the quality first teaching is received by all children for many years to come.

Cricket Specialist 

This half term , Year 5 and 6 are very lucky to have the opportunity to have specialist cricket coaching from Jordan Clarke. Jordan is part of the Lancashire Cricket Foundation offering Chance to Shine cricket coaching. This specialist coaching will allow the children to develop 

specific skills in this curriculum area that they otherwise may not have the opportunity to learn. Teaching staff will also take part in the sessions so they can develop their subject knowledge and delivery of Cricket. 

Outdoor Activity Mornings! Summer Term

Lower KS2 Virtual Gymnastics Awards! Congratulations to you all!

Autumn 2020 Virtual Gymnastics Competition

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We all learnt a sequence and have submitted the results to take part in the virtual gymnastics competition against the other Primary Schools in BwD! We should find out where we placed soon!

Autumn Term 2020- Year 5 and 6 have had specialist coaching from Jordan Clarke, part of the Lancashire Cricket Foundation

Autumn 2020- Year 2 taking part in the virtual Orienteering Competition! We have submitted our scores and will found out where we placed compared to the other schools in BwD soon!

We went to the gymnastics tournament and our team finished first!

Our Year 4 athletics team entered a competition and finished in second place ! It was an excellent effort from everyone. Well done year 4 !!

Last week we entered a year 6 athletics competition and we finished 2nd in our group !! Good effort from everyone !!

Last week, we took some year 5 and year 6 children to a Dodgeball Festival to play and have fun against other schools. This event was about participation and being active in an after school environment.

A huge well done to our netball team who finished third out of all the schools in blackburn and darwen !!

Last week, we took some year 3 and 4 children to a Dodgeball Festival to play and have fun against other schools. This event was about participation and being active in an after school environment. 

A massive well done to our football team who played some fantastic football and won both games in emphatic style !!

Four of our children went to a badminton festival to play and learn different skills

Badminton Festival- Providing us with OPPORTUNITIES

How is the grant ensuring we LOVE leading healthy active lifestyles?

Sports for Champions Visit

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6