Headteacher: Andrew Drury
Wanborough Primary School, The Beanlands, Wanborough, Swindon, SN4 0EJ
Tel: 01793 790269 Email:admin@wanboroughprimary.org
PE at Wanborough
Last updated 29/09/17

Sports funding has allowed team teaching for both indoor and outdoor PE over the past three years. This has led to an increase in staff confidence and knowledge.

Staff feel more confident to plan, assess and deliver PE across a wide range of sports and activities.

Many members of our staff play sport outside of work, ranging from teachers, TAs and MDSA staff.

Our PE co-ordinator has achieved a level 5 PE specialist qualification to help deliver, monitor and assist in the teaching of PE.

Our Head-Teacher is secondary PE trained and has wide range of expertise to help plan and deliver the subject.
Our Children

At Wanborough, our children show great enthusiasm for PE. They learn and develop a wide variety of skills due to our curriculum provision and apply these across different sports.

Through PE, our children are able to develop communication and evaluating skills, learn about health and well-being, as well as set and achieve personal goals.

They enjoy taking part in many after school clubs run by the school, as well as many external sporting clubs.

Our children enjoy out of school sport and are a talented bunch with fantastic footballers, rugby players, cricketers, dancers, gymnasts and roller skaters to name a few!


All classes receive 2 hours of curricular PE per week. This comprises of an indoor session and an outdoor session.

We have a wide range of resources in school to aid the teaching of PE and are lucky to have use of a hall, large field and playground area to deliver PE.

Our curriculum map consists of a wide range of sports and skills which the children will learn e.g. gym, dance, athletics, orienteering, handball, basketball, netball, cricket, rounders, football, tennis, rugby and badminton.

Extra-Curricular PE

Our school provides a variety of different after school clubs throughout the academic year. Our clubs are very popular with over 85% of children at Wanborough taking part in a club at some point throughout the year.

Each morning all our children take part in a 'wake and shake' routine from 5-a-day tv. This provides additional physical activity, as well as preparing our children for a hard working day at school.

We are lucky to have important and strong links with community clubs, such as STFC, Wiltshire Tennis and Wanborough WASPS football.

For the academic year of 2016/2017 we achieved the Sainsbury's Schools Silver Mark award.

Our children love to represent the school in many different competitions and we regularly take teams to football, netball, tennis, gymnastics, athletics and cricket events.

In 2017 our boys' football team won the Swindon League and our cricketers won the Swindon school qualifiers earning them a place in the county finals at Trowbridge.

We are always keen to celebrate the sporting success of our pupils outside of school and regularly do so in our Newsletter.

Pupil Voice on impact of sports funding whole school summary based on pupils from Yr1-Yr6

Summary of findings and impact:
  • Number of curriculum hours has increased - all years now receiving full 2 hours PE.
  • 100% of children now say they enjoy PE, as opposed to sometimes.
  • Teaching of new skills in lessons has increased, as well as quality of teaching in terms of improvement and how to progress.
  • Children observed an increase in enjoyment of PE from teachers.
  • Increase in participation of afterschool clubs.
  • Many children in 2016 also commented on out of school clubs attended - football, cricket, rugby, running, tennis, swimming, zumba, beavers, scouts to name a few.

PE staff audit on Impact of PE Sports Funding use 2015/2016

This year our PE funding has been spent on releasing the PE specialist to deliver team teach PE across the year groups. Staff were recently audited on their subject knowledge and confidence in delivering areas of PE.

Teachers were asked to rate themselves according to the following scale for the academic year 2014/2015 and then for 2015/2016.

Comments from staff:
  • "Team teaching has improved my confidence in all areas and given me ideas to teach on my own."
  • "I am much more confident to teach and deliver PE lessons. I have expanded my skills, ideas etc. Thank you."
  • "The support in PE has definitely given me more ideas and confidence when teaching Gymnastics and Dance lessons."
  • "The advice, resources and lesson plans I have received have given me the confidence to go out and teach PE."