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School  Games  Award  GOLD  

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games GOLD LEVEL Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.


The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport.  We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community.  We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most.


High quality P.E., School Sport and Physical Activity have, for many years, played a vital role in the curricular and extra curricular life at Wilkinson.

Historically, the participation in a wide range of competitive sport has been one of the school's strengths, and this remains so, with ongoing success in cross country running, football, rounders, cricket and many other sports.

At Wilkinson we offer high quality P.E. consisting of: Games (taught by specialist coaches), Gymnastics and Dance. Children in Year 5 are provided with swimming lessons at the local baths, all taught by fully qualified swimming teachers.

We offer competitive sports through the extra-curricular clubs and teams which participate in local and regional leagues and tournaments. These include cross country running, rounders, tennis, football, cricket, netball, gymnastics, dance...

Physical Activity is encouraged and accessed through the excellent facilities at Wilkinson, a multi-use games arena, structured play equipment and markings on all playgrounds, an 'obstacle course', an outdoor 'multi-gym' a dedicated running track and our extensive fields. We also regularly take children for day visits and overnight residentials to the local 'Kingswood Centre' and our Year 6 children are offered an extended residential at Fairbourne, near Barmouth in North Wales.


High-quality physical education will inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.  Therefore …




…It is our intent that, by the time they leave Wilkinson Primary School, all our learners will: aspire to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities; providing opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness; embedding values such as fairness and respect.


At Wilkinson Primary School our PE Curriculum is designed with the intent that whilst studying the children will develop:


•         Competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.

•         The ability to be physically active for sustained periods of time.

•         Engagement in competitive sports and activities.

•         An appreciation of the need to lead healthy, active lives.

PESSPA at Wilkinson Primary School
Physical Education - School Sport - Physical Activity

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Physical Education

'Learning to move' and 'moving to learn.'

Physical education is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and which is delivered to all pupils. This involves both ‘learning to move’ (i.e. becoming more physically competent) and ‘moving to learn’ (e.g. learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond physical activity, such as co-operating with others). The context for the learning is physical activity, with children experiencing a broad range of activities, including sport and dance.

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School Sport

School sport is the structured learning that takes place beyond the curriculum (i.e. in the extended curriculum) within school settings; this is sometimes referred to as out-of-school-hours learning. Again, the context for the learning is physical activity. The ‘school sport’ programme has the potential to develop and broaden the foundation learning that takes place in physical education. It also forms a vital link with ‘community sport and activity’.

We have a long sporting tradition at Wilkinson across a range of sporting disciplines.  Take a look at some of our sporting successes.

Physical Activity

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Physical activity is a broad term referring to all bodily movement that uses energy. It includes all forms of physical education, sports and dance activities. However, it is wider than this, as it also includes indoor and outdoor play, work-related activity, outdoor and adventurous activities, active travel (e.g. walking, cycling, rollerblading, scooting) and routine, habitual activities such as using the stairs, doing housework and gardening.

At Wilkinson Primary School we place a immense importance on communicating these values to our children.  We provide as many opportunities as possible to help them take part in the activities listed above. 

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