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Church Of England Combined School

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PE and Sport 

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A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires 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..” DEFF 2013


The staff and governors at Great Missenden C of E School (GMS) believe that physical education (PE) plays a vital part in the physical development of the whole child. PE is a foundation subject of paramount importance within the National Curriculum for which all teaching staff have a responsibility, as well as encouraging children to take part in physical activity outside of the school day.


Here you will find everything you need to know about PE and Sport at GM school. 


What does PE and Sport look like at Great Missenden School?




The programme of study outlines four areas that all children should be involved in at Key Stage One, focusing on developing fundamental movement skills and becoming increasingly more confident in sport. These are:

  • Team Games – indoor and outdoor
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Multi-Skills


In addition, swimming activities and water safety will be taught in the school pool and simple athletic skills will be taught in the summer term.




The programme of study outlines seven areas that all children should be involved in at Key Stage Two. These are:

  • Running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and combination.
  • Competitive games – indoor and outdoor.
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Athletics (summer term)
  • Swimming (years 4,5,6 use Amersham swimming pool for weekly lessons at various stages of the academic year, and all years can use the school swimming pool) (year 3 to use Great Missenden school pool once a week in the summer term).
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities (through field and residential visits)

We aim to provide a detailed programme of extra-curricular activities involving a high proportion of children in the school.

  • Sports clubs run by staff, parents or outside agencies. Examples of these are: football, netball, cricket, tag rugby, gym, dance, chess, biking basics, cross country and many more. Our philosophy is open access, and children will be asked to show commitment by regular attendance.
  • We aim to stimulate greater team spirit by participating in intra and inter-school matches, tournaments and festivals. Groups or teams can be chosen from those children who attend their clubs regularly.
  • Our children have benefitted from links with local tennis, football and cricket clubs, who have offered coaching sessions during school hours and also after school.
  • The school is a member of the MPSSA (Misbourne & Prestwood School Sports Association) and the SSCO (School Sports Coordinator Programme), which have regular sporting competitions and gatherings with local schools.
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