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About our school

About our school

Physical Education


All children leaving school with the knowledge, understanding, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and the ability to achieve their physical, emotional and social potential.




At Shakespeare we value and recognise the importance of Physical Education. We are healthy and active. We want all children to develop sporting excellence through experiencing a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness and promote positive life choices. It is our goal to provide children with a curriculum where they can develop a sense of pride and excitement at their personal achievements but are also given opportunities to compete, becoming collaborative, resilient learners who demonstrate sportsman-like behaviours such as respect, fairness and tolerance. Our strong partnerships across Leeds mean children are able to showcase their individual talents outside of school and form stronger relationships through teamwork.



Our PE curriculum is designed to be engaging, ambitious and inclusive, providing every child with the opportunity to reach their physical, social and emotional potential. It allows them to discover the capabilities of their bodies, develop an in depth understanding of how their body can change, and build a repertoire of skills to aid them throughout their lives.


As a school we have recently invested in GetSet4PE, a scheme of work that we felt matched our vision and the needs of our children perfectly. We have then tailored this scheme for our school - based on the interests of our students, the pathways available to them in the community and to ensure a strong progression of skills. We understand that PE is holistic and therefore our PE lessons also consider the social, emotional and thinking aspects needed by children in order to become successful.


Alongside this, our curriculum has been built to respond to needs of the local community where there are high-levels of deprivation and limited sporting opportunities. It is essential that we make the best sustainable use of our sports premium funding to ensure that all children are provided with high-quality resources, learning opportunities and experiences which they cannot access outside of school.


At Shakespeare, we currently have 16 sporting clubs available as enrichment opportunities (including those for our SEND learners) and as a way of developing physical skills and knowledge. We also aim to provide all our children with adventurous, outdoor physical education opportunities which include taking them to the places such as the Malham, Whitby, Yeadon Tarn and West Leeds Activity Centre.



  • For all children to be able to effectively transfer skills and movements across a range of activities.
  • For all children to perform a variety of skills consistently and effectively in challenging or competitive situations.

Health & Fitness

  • For all children to be able to explain how individuals need different types and levels of fitness to be more effective in their activity/ role/ event.
  • For all children to be able to plan and follow their own basic fitness programme.
  • For all children to be able to explain the basic fitness components and to know how long to exercise to keep healthy.


  • For all children to be able to use variety and creativity to engage an audience.
  • For all children to be able to respond imaginatively to different situations, adapting and adjusting skills, movements or tactics.


  • For all children to be able to review, analyse and evaluate their own and others' strengths and weaknesses.
  • For all children to be able to read and react to different game situations as they develop.


  • For all children to be able to involve others and motivate people around them to perform.
  • For all children to be able to give and receive sensitive feedback to improve their own and others' performance.


  • For all children to be able to create their own learning journey and revise it when needed.
  • For all children to be able to see all new challenges as opportunities to learn and develop.

PE Curriculum

PE Curriculum

All children at Shakespeare Primary School experience 2 hours PE a week.

Below is a copy of the PE Curriculum Map for 2022-23. To download a copy, please go to our Curriculum page.

 PE curriculum Map 22-23



PE Kit

PE Kit

At Shakespeare we believe that bringing the correct kit for PE is important. It helps get off to a good start in lessons and ensures that pupils are able to reach the performance levels they are capable of as well as being hygienic. The required kit for indoor activities is a white T-shirt, red shorts and a change of footwear. For outdoor PE sessions, during the winter, children may wear plain black jogging bottoms and/or a plain black or navy jumper.  Children should not wear jewelry in school. However, if there is an item of jewelry worn for religious reasons class teachers should be informed. PE kit is available at the school office.