The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind


Our Physical Education programme includes involving all children in physical activities which challenge them at their own level. Our aim is to allow children to develop individual physical skills to their full potential and to promote a healthy lifestyle within and outside of school.

All children participate fully in gymnastics, dance and games. Small team games often form the basis of outdoor lessons. The children are frequently involved in creating their own games and have the opportunity to use a wide range of skills. Through all aspects of Physical Education the children are able to practise and develop physical skills, agility and co-ordination and to improve their own performance, so gaining a sense of achievement and self-confidence. Co-operative qualities and the care of and respect for equipment are also encouraged during PE activities, many of which involve working with a partner or in a group.

Weekly swimming sessions are timetabled for all year groups from Reception upwards from Easter until the end of the Summer term and again from September until October half term. We are fortunate to have our own heated, covered pool on site and a voluntary contribution is requested each year from parents and carers to cover extraneous costs such as the swimming instructor and maintenance of the pool.

The school runs a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs aimed at different year groups and key stages.  Many of the clubs are changed on a termly basis to ensure variety.  The timetable for after school clubs is available on the school website.