Physical Education and Sport

Leader of PE and Sport Miss Henry

At Balby Central Primary Academy we compete like sportspeople.

Physical activity is a high priority at Balby Central Primary Academy. We ensure that children are active in the school day and have continued to have an afternoon breaktime to esnure that children have the opportunity for physical exercise. We prioritise the need for children to move to increase learning capabilities and mental wellbeing status. We encourage all children to participate and celebrate areas in which they succeed. Opportunities are provided for children to compete in sport, build thier characters and embed values such as fairness, teamwork and respect, making them all rounded life-long learners. 

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Physical Education Intent Statement


How do we teach PE?

At the heart of our Physical Education offer, are the children; they are at the centre of everything we put in place. We equip them with the skills and knowledge that they need in order to lead an active, healthy lifestyle whilst building character and embedding values such as fairness and respect. Through our Physical Education curriculum, pupils learn to develop their physical, social, creative and personal skills driven by high quality teaching, leading and competing.  

To achieve this, we also support our local community by working alongside businesses who provide sports and physical activities to children in the area in order to instil a passion and drive for sport. Annually, we hold a whole-school Sports Day at the Doncaster Athletics Track. This professional environment raises the profile of sport at Balby Central and promotes high aspirations for children who may want to endeavour in a sporting career. We intend to provide extra-curricular activities for all children in school, and encourage children to attend the clubs ran by both school staff and outside providers. We have built relationships with the following clubs who we value as members of our school community- KIXX, ACMAC, Doncaster Athletics Club, Doncaster Rovers, Club Doncaster, JR Sports Stars, Northern Ballet and Clancy Briggs Cycling.   

At lunchtime, we have introduced ‘zones of play’ to encourage children to be active and transfer the skills that they have learnt in PE into game situations with their peers.  Pupil Voice play a part in suggesting ideas to enhance their lunchtime activities and also research different equipment and resources which interest them and their peers.  

Our PE curriculum is taught through Your PE and teaches the following skills:


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Swimming at Balby Central Primary Academy

Year 4 children swim at Balby Central Primary Academy. 

We use Swimstars at Bawtry.

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Our Curriculum Map

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Balby Central Primary Academy

Littlemoor Lane, Balby Doncaster DN4 0LL

Balby Central Primary Academy, Littlemoor Lane, Balby Doncaster DN4 0LL


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