Sports Premium

Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood.


At Gidea Park Primary School we are committed to providing a high quality of P.E., sport and physical activity to all pupils. We aim to provide opportunities to participate in a variety of physical activities which supports their health and fitness whilst helping to embed core values such as teamwork, determination and respect.



All children participate in two hours of physical activity a week which consist of either indoor or outdoor lessons. The curriculum is taught through various sports such as dance, gymnastics, football, athletics, netball, hockey, outdoor adventure activities, rounders and leadership.  Yoga, multi-skills and a range of invasion game are taught in KS1 to teach children the fundamental skills they will need as they progress through the school.


As a school we recognise the value of developing pupils’ leadership skills. Pupils are given opportunities to be playground leaders and run clubs to encourage children to be active during lunchtimes. Children in Year 5 take part in a sequence of lessons which cultivate characteristics that make a good leader. 



The children at Gidea Park have access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities that are facilitated by both qualified coaches and members of staff who are passionate about sport. These include: tennis, dance, gymnastics, hockey, netball, football, athletics, rugby and karate.



All Year 4 pupils are taught a variety of different strokes and to confidently swim 25 metres as part of the national curriculum. Our close proximity to Romford allows us the pleasure of utilising the newly built facility at Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre which we can reach by taking a brisk walk through the lovely local park. 


Competitive Sport

As members of the Havering Sports Collective we have taken advantage of the expansive variety of competitions and festivals that they provide throughout the year.  In addition, all of our pupils have the opportunity to take part in competitive activity whether through intra or inter school competition.


School Games Mark

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. We were awarded Gold for the 2018-19 academic year and are striving to achieve Platinum in the future.


Sports Premium

At Gidea Park Primary School we have been allocated a PE and Sports Premium. This is used to provide additional sports provision, extending high quality activities in order to help pupils achieve their personal best.

This money will prioritise the following:

1.      Develop the staff’s subject knowledge and confidence in order to teach high-quality PE through having access to training and relevant CPD opportunities.

2.      Maintain sufficient stock of fit-for-purpose P.E. equipment.

3.      Continue provision for the swimming programme.

4.      Participate in the Havering Sports Collective which broadens the range of sports that children experience.



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