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At Hawley Primary School we believe Physical Education (PE) is a crucial and fundamental part of the curriculum. We strive to ensure all children participate in a wide range of physical activities both in and out of school. Children at Hawley thoroughly enjoy developing and performing their physical ability in PE lessons and through competitions and matches.


We aim to:

  • Promote a healthy lifestyle
  • Encourage a love of physical activity
  • Develop good sportsmanship and leadership skills.


Dance, gymnastics, outside sports and swimming are statutory elements of the Primary Curriculum. All of these forms of physical activity are integral to our Creative Curriculum and are used to develop children’s confidence, competence, character, creativity and co-ordination.


PE lessons

Children at Hawley take part in at least 2 hours of PE a week and sometimes complete full days of activity. PE lessons are taught by class teachers, our specialist PE teacher or our level 3 coach. Sometimes we welcome external coaches from Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College, the Tesco Football Association or London Irish Rugby Union to teach alongside our staff team. As well as twice weekly timetabled PE lessons each class takes part in dance or gymnastics days where the children spend a day with Mrs Spilsbury and their class teacher developing and polishing their skills, culminating with a performance to parents. 

In Year 4 the children travel to the local swimming pool and are taught to swim by qualified swimming instructors.

In the Summer Term all children participate in the Record Breakers scheme in Athletics whereby their jumps, throws and runs are recorded with awards presented to those leading the records.

The PE and Sports Premium funding has enabled us to employ experienced coaches and Mrs Spilsbury, our specialist PE teacher, to work with the children and alongside class teachers teaching a range of sports, athletics, dance or gymnastics each term. Click here  for further information about the Sports Premium funding.


Sports Clubs and Competitions

We have a wide range of sports club at Hawley for both KS1 and KS2, running at lunch time and after school. Over the course of the year these include multi-skills, dance, keep fit, netball, ‘Ball Up’ basketball, boy’s football, girl’s football, rounders, cricket and playground games.

We compete in a boy’s football league, a girl’s football league and a netball league and participate in many competitions and sporting events throughout the year including the Gremlin Dance Challenge for KS1 and KS2, athletics, cricket and rounders tournaments and sports festivals for multi-skills, mini-tennis, quick sticks, tag-rugby and football.


Over the past couple of years we have been successful in many of the competitions we have entered! Recent achievements include:


  • Finishing 2nd in a basketball tournament out of 16 schools
  • Winning a rounders tournament competing against 10 schools
  • Winning ‘Best Concept’ in the KS2 Gremlin Dance Challenge
  • Winning ‘Best Concept’ and ‘Most Entertaining Performance’ in the KS1 Gremlin Dance Challenge.


We are proud to say that PE is a popular and enjoyable subject for all children at Hawley Primary School.