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Physical Development Statement


The school believes that physical education, experienced in a safe and cooperative environment, is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupils’ physical and emotional development, as well as their health and well being.


The physical education curriculum aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities. Pupils will develop a sense of fair play, respect and sportsmanship through our high quality teaching and learning of physical development in all key stages. 


At William Stockton we prioritise swimming.  Water safety is a vital life skill, which is why it is a mandatory part of the curriculum for PE at our school. Annually, all of our children in KS2 participate in swimming sessions at Ellesmere Port Sports Village. Children are taught by fully qualified swimming coaches, giving children the opportunity to gain skills and confidence when in water. Children attend weekly sessions for one term of the academic year. By the end of primary school, all children we aim for all children to be able to swim 25 metres unaided and use a range of strokes effectively.


Our school maintained ‘Exceptional Delivery of PE and School Strategy in 2008’ and won an award for the Best School Sports Provision in Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Cluster Schools in 2009.

In 2019 we achieved the BRONZE PE AWARD

In 2019 we achieved the SILVER PE AWARD


Our teaching staff work alongside qualified sport specialists in our school curriculum as well as the extended curriculum to ensure high quality PE is delivered and that children make great progress in PE


We ensure that every child receives 2 hours of high quality PE and sport, within the curriculum as well as up to 4 further hours of extended sports activity on offer to Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils.



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