A flavour of life at Ilsham C of E Academy

Physical Education

Physical Education


At the Learning Academy Partnership (LAP) we see Physical Education as fundamental to the development of the whole child.  We aim to give children the physical confidence necessary to choose activity as part of a long-term healthy lifestyle.

Our aim is to deliver high quality PE and School Sport for all children.  Government funding has enabled us to employ an experienced specialist PE teacher, Miss Young, to drive up standards in PE across the Learning Academy Partnership.  We also have an apprentice, a sports studies student and experienced Basketball player, Mr Noble who is assisting with PE across the Learning Academy Partnership.  The third member of our PE team Mrs Gray has many years’ experience within the Learning Academy Partnership teaching and co-ordinating PE. We also have Mrs White, a qualified Netball coach to County level on our teaching team. Class teachers are working alongside this team to improve their subject knowledge, planning and methods of delivery.  Fully qualified coaches also assist in the delivery of some after school sports clubs.

The curriculum is broad and balanced

Key Stage 1 – pupils learn mainly through the ‘Leap into Life’ programme which includes modules on Functional movement, Aesthetic movement, Movement concepts and Manipulative skills and Handball.

Key Stage 2 – pupils learn through Tag Rugby, Handball, Netball, Swimming, Athletics, Games and Outdoor Activities (Summer Term)

Swimming lessons ensure that all children can swim 25m by the end of KS2 and we also provide Bikeability training so that children can stay safe while using bikes for leisure and fitness.  Children in Year 6 are given the opportunity to take part in a residential trip which promotes self-reliance, confidence, social skills, problem solving, co-operation and more.

School sport 

Children are encouraged to attend after school sports clubs and a range of activities are on offer at different times of the year.

The Academy has links with several local sports clubs and we encourage pupils to access clubs in the community to further develop their sporting ability.  There is access to competition with other local schools.  Annually pupils take part in a Netball and Football League.  Each year we hold our own Sports Day.  This term, Nick Gillard, Torbay Schools Competition Manager, is coming in to run the 'Change for Life' which encourages children to become more active and to lead a healthy lifestyle.


PE lessons take place on the playground.  In addition, we make good use of Quinta fields on a Friday afternoon.  This Summer term we are planning to have tennis sessions for our Year 6 pupils at Cary Park. 

PE Kit

KS1 – Black Plimsolls or velcro trainers, white t-shirt, black shorts

KS2 – Black Plimsolls or trainers, white t-shirt, black shorts (trainers are preferable as they provide more support for games)

Black or navy jogging trousers are optional – for use when the weather is cold


Ilsham Academy Sports Day