Clifton Primary School

The Clifton family is united in striving to create a calm, safe and positive school which nurtures friendships

Physical Education

At Clifton Primary School we believe that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Exercise has a positive influence and helps develop a child socially, morally, culturally and spiritually.     


Our aim is that, through physical education we teach and develop physical competence, an appreciation of skills and creative performances, understanding of basic principles of ‘fair play’ and improve the inter personal skills of the whole child. 


We achieve this by:

  • Following a broad and balanced PE curriculum, fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum. We follow the Real PE and Champions schemes of work.
  • Ensuring every child moving on to secondary school can swim or has basic water skills.
  • Involving the community where possible - e.g. Sports Day, clubs, intra/inter-school matches, outside coaching personnel and links with national/local teams.


We aim to provide enjoyable experiences, where positive attitudes, leadership skills, co-operation, fairness, respect and tolerance may develop.


Children in Year 4 will attend swimming lessons. One class will go from September until February half term, and other class from the half term until the end of July.