Subject leaders: Mrs Kerry Bowie and Mr Adam Chwalko

Mrs Bowie


Mr Chwalko

Linked governor: Carol Jones


At The Arches, we are guided by, and statutorily bound to deliver the National Curriculum 2014 for P.E.

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all children develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, are physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and activities and lead healthy, active lives.

At The Arches we value the importance of Physical Education we aim to develop the knowledge, skills, vocabulary and capabilities necessary for social, emotional, mental and physical wellbeing in our children both now and for their future.

We want to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability. At the Arches physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have determination to believe that anything can be achieved.

We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. We want to encourage competiveness, cooperation and collaboration.



At the Arches children will take part in at least 2 hours of PE a week. By using lesson plans provided by PE Passport our lessons incorporate a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses.

Being members of the Chester School Sport Partnership, this allows us to take part in a wide-range of inter-school competitive events. These events give children of all abilities an opportunity to represent the school at some point in the school year.

We also provide opportunities for children to attend after school clubs; in addition, we have a wide calendar of competitive sporting events that our gifted and talented take part in. Certificates are rewarded and celebrated in our Friday assemblies.


At the Arches our impact will be measured through the learning objectives using PE Passport and children’s progress will be recorded on insight termly. We aim to teach children about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take responsibility for your own fitness and wellbeing.

We want children to enjoy sport and for each and every child to fulfil their own potential and promote a positive competitive attitude.

P.E can develop the skills and competence required to participate in worthwhile physical activities. It promotes growth and physical development, establishing positive attitudes towards health and exercise. 

Throughout the year, children will have the opportunity to take part in football, tag rugby, basketball, indoor athletics, netball, kwik cricket, tennis and rounders competitions. Year 3 and Year 4 will also take part in uni-hoc and dodgeball.

Our KS2 children also have the opportunity to go swimming and by the end of Year 6 all children are expected to be able to swim 25 metres. Top up swimming will take place in the summer term for those who have not achieved this.


PE Kit:

Children should have a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps in their P.E kit, which should be in school all week. This is part of our school uniform and should be adhered to in the same way as day to day uniform. Tracksuits, football kits or any other clothing is not acceptable. 

All jewellery has to be removed before taking part in any physical education activity.

For a copy of our P.E Policy please see the document below to download. 


Sports clubs are run on a Thursday after School

Boys and girls football league and cup. 


Upcoming competitions:

Please see the file below for an overview of our competitions over the next academic year.

Files to Download

The Arches Community Primary School

Saughall Road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5EZ

Nicky Johnson: SEN Contact

Michelle Ashfield: Headteacher

01244 667660


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