St Mary's Catholic Primary School

‘One family united in Christ to be the best we can be’

Physical Education

Purpose of P.E


“Inspire a generation”


The purpose of Physical Education (P.E) is to inspire and motivate all children to be active in their lives, enabling them to become physically confident. The importance of living a healthy lifestyle and taking regular exercise needs to be encouraged, alongside the teaching of key fundamental skills. Children should have opportunities to apply the skills they have learnt in competitive situations, either within teams or individually. As a result, key values, including team work, resilience, determination and fair play, can be taught and promoted in an active way.


We believe these key values are vital for pupils’ development because lots of these are transferable skills, which can be applied to wider life.


P.E at St. Mary's


The purpose of P.E at St. Mary's is to ensure pupils enjoy P.E lessons and develop positive attitudes towards physical activity. We aim to make all lessons accessible by providing a range of different activities to challenge every pupil. As part of the 2012 Olympic legacy, we strongly encourage children to take part in sport outside of school and are looking to form links with local clubs within the community. Our PE Apprentice organises and delivers P.E lessons throughout the school as well as sports after school clubs. In addition, the skills of sport specialists are utilised in a variety of activities including multi-skills and gymnastics. 


We offer two hours of P.E on a weekly basis, with opportunities to participate both indoors and outdoors. This time enables children to be active for a sustained period and provides opportunities to learn and apply skills. All children are required to wear school P.E kit during these lessons. 


St. Mary's P.E kit



Outdoor (Winter )

Outdoor (Summer)

Blue shorts

Royal blue polo shirt with St Mary's crest

Black pumps (bare feet for dance and gym)


Navy or blue jogging bottoms

Royal blue school hoodie


Blue shorts

Royal blue polo shirt with St. Mary's crest



Competitions across the County


St Mary's takes an active part in competitions against other schools across the county. Throughout the academic year, children have various opportunities to showcase their sporting abilities across a range of events against other children from schools across Warwickshire. Some of these competitions include:


  • The School Games; which include a variety of competitive events such as: Indoor Athletics, Rowing (boys and girls), Gymnastics, Multi-skills and Modern Pentathlon.
  • The Catholic Sports; which include events including: Football (league and cup), Netball (league and cup), Football/Netball Rally, Cross Country, Swimming, Cricket, Girls Football (tournament) and Athletics. 


At St. Mary's, we offer a range of extra-curricular clubs and activities which vary throughout the school year. If you would like further information about the current clubs and activities, please contact the school office.