Our PE, dance and sport team is led by Mrs N Exley. Please feel free to ask her for any advice or support required.

Our PE link Governor is Mr Andrew Noble.


Springvale Primary School

Intent Statement

Physical Education, Dance and Sport



Leader: Mrs N Exley

At Springvale Primary School, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all children with high quality PE and sport provision. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles. We strive to inspire our pupils through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. We want our pupils to appreciate the benefits of a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferrable life skills such as fairness and respect as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport.



It is our aim at Springvale Primary School to develop and encourage:

  • Competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Children who are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engagement in competitive sports and activities
  • Children to lead healthy, active lives


School Sports Premium Funding

The Government is providing each primary school throughout England with additional funding which is to be spent on improving the sports provision within schools. At Springvale Primary School we believe a high quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum and one that staff, pupils and parents understand and can contribute to.  Our school recognises the values that a high quality PE and school sport curriculum gives pupils. Our spending plan is published each Spring in the follow place:

Pupil Premium/Sports Premium



We have created a local sports partnership to ensure that all children from Y1-Y6 can access high quality PE and competitions during the year. The school uses a set of ‘passport’ documents to log their sporting activities and to ensure that all groups of pupils are engaged in sports.There are many local events taking part this term that are open to 10 primary schools which include football, multi-skills, basketball, cross-country, orienteering, boot camp, tough mudder events, etc.



School Games

We have been awarded the School Games Gold Award in recognition:

– of our school’s provision for pupils to engage in 2 hours of sporting activities per week;

– that we engage at least 50% of pupils in extra curricular sport;

– that we provide appropriate competition level (through inter school activities);

– that at least 5% of children lead and officiate school games.


Objectives for 2021-2024

  1. Work with local schools to develop a high quality, local school games provider
  2. Ensure that the school has high quality planning and progression of skills documents for all curriculum themes and areas of learning
  3. Ensure that the school has the resources and coaching and coaching to match the quality of facilities
  4. Ensure that we enter 70% of opportunities available to us with a view to help children to prepare for competitions
  5. Develop sports that cover inclusivity for all and competitive opportunities for talented pupils
  6. Develop the skills of our teaching staff with some specialist coaches- address the balance of CPD needs and quality input needs
  7. Vary after school clubs and aim for 10 different activities each term- 70% of which should be sporty or active
  8. Ensure that children have opportunities to be inspired by sport and to visit sporting events
  9. Ensure that our sporting attitude links closely to our overall ethos
  10. Increase participation for all groups, including SEND, PP and girls
  11. Link sport to outstanding behaviour and attitudes to learning
  12. Engage with other schools and families through sporting events
  13. Devise a range of top class, enjoyable events for all of the family to enjoy
  14. Further develop and utilise our excellent facilities



Our Sports Day is themed around the olympics and all children take part in four events and then some fun team games and relays where collaboration is crucial. Individual awards are presented as well as a house team competition running through the whole day. We also award special medals for sporting attitudes that are spotted during the event. Our Sports Awards are held annually to recognise the progress, achievement and leadership of all pupils in a range of sports and through active travel commitments.

Example of the clubs we offer:

Football Club (various ages, gender and ability groups plus matches and competitions throughout the year)

Cricket Club

Bruce Dyer Multi-Sports Club

Netball Club

Dance Club

Gymnastics Club

Tennis Club

Table Tennis Club

Running Club

Athletics Club