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Moor Hey School
A Mathematics and Computing Specialist College


Physical Education at Moor Hey School 

Our aim is to provide all children with high quality PE and sport provision. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles.




For pupils to engage in a wide range of activities and sports which can help them to develop in ways that other subjects may not allow.

  • Pupils are encouraged to work creatively and to develop resilience and perseverance when faced with challenge.
  • For pupils to develop self-confidence, self- esteem and to know how physical activity can contribute to a healthy and active lifestyle and have a positive attitude towards this.
  • Children are taught how to work as part of a team and how to recognise and respect the skills of others.
  • We aim to develop pupils who can provide and respond to feedback about their own or their peer’s performance.
  • Pupils are encouraged to participate in sporting activities out of curriculum time to further develop what they have been taught during their PE lessons.
  • To assess pupils learning, analyse and interpret their results and use this to inform future planning and    decisions.





Pupils in the early years are taught by their class teacher. They undertake daily physical exercise within a specialised external play area. The children also have time allocated to them where they can use the school hall for structured learning twice per week. The pupils attend swimming lessons each week which are led by a specialist PE teacher. Cross curricular links also allow physical elements to take place in literacy and maths lessons.

Key Stage 1 and 2

Pupils in the primary department participate in two lessons per week. (see separate provision maps) These lessons are taught by a PE specialist teacher. They are also allocated 1 swimming session per week which is again delivered by a specialist. At this stage pupils work towards achieving milestones on the Motor Activity Training Program (MATP) which is the pathway to the Special Olympics. Pupils are encouraged to remain active during playtimes and have access to a well-equipped school yard, games are encouraged by members of staff on duty.

Key Stage 3

Pupils in key stage 3 have at least 2 hours of planned physical education per week. (see separate provision maps) Pupils who have not achieved the required level in swimming also attend a weekly swimming lesson which is taught by a specialist swimming teacher.

Key Stage 4

At this level pupils again participate in two hours of planned lessons per week. (see separate provision maps) Pupils at this stage also work towards the OCR Entry Level Qualification in Physical Education. They also complete work for the sport and leisure modules of their ASDAN personal challenge qualification. A number of pupils also work towards their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award which requires them to complete several hikes and challenges.

   Pupils in the secondary department are also encouraged to be active during play time and have access to              outdoor gym equipment and a range of resources that can be utilised during playtimes.


During the summer term Sports Days are held for Primary and Secondary covering traditional sporting activities, however the focus during these events is participation.

As Moor Hey School is supported by the South Ribble School Sport Service pupils from year 4 to Year 11 have the opportunity to participate in variety of Healthy Active Lifestyle festivals as well as School Games events held across the city, which introduce a more competitive element into sporting activities.

Pupils take part in a variety of competitions including Boccia, Kurling, Football, Tag Rugby, Orienteering, Swimming galas, gymnastics, cheerleading and climbing.

The pupils all take part in a healthy living week in the summer term in which they undertake a series of physical and challenging activities, including: assault course; climbing wall; archery, problem solving, bush craft and team sports.

All our activities are supported by a variety of sports clubs lead by school staff and visiting professionals both at lunchtime and after-school.



All pupils in school are exposed to a wide range of physical activities during lesson time.

Activities are differentiated to suit the needs of all learners.

Assessment using B-squared and MATP targets will show evidence of good or outstanding progress in most learners.

Progress is made in swimming with most pupils meeting the required standard by the end of KS2.

Learners are aware of the need for a healthy active lifestyle and can make informed decisions regarding this.

Links are forged with other subjects in school to allow pupils to consolidate their learning.

The use of questionnaires and surveys (pupils and staff) and by talking to children will help the quality of lessons and confidence in the teaching of PE to improve and as a result the enjoyment and positive outcomes will increase.

Year 11 Rock Climbing 

On Tuesday afternoons the pupils in year 11 have been attending Preston Climbing Wall in Ribbleton. 

The pupils are working towards a NICAS (National Indoor Climbing) Award and are also being assessed for their PE qualification. 

Below are some photos of the pupils in action! 



County Boccia Competition 2022


On Friday 4th February 2022 a team of 5 pupils from Year 11 attended the regional boccia championships in Blackburn. The event was part of the Spar School Games. 

The pupils were very well behaved and were unlucky not to make it through to the final. The good news is they made the semis and managed to come away with bronze medals after finishing in 3rd place overall. 


Competitions 2020- 21


The pandemic may have stopped us from getting together to compete against others, but we have still be involved in some virtual competitions with other schools in Lancashire. 


Primary Gymnastics

Year 9 Rugby Coaching - Leyland Warriors 


County and Regional Boccia 2020


Teams from years 10 and 11 attended a county boccia competition in Blackburn during the spring term. one team were crowned Lancashire Champions and went on to compete at the regional competition in Liverpool. They played some fantastic games and missed out on a semi-final place by 1mm.

Well done to all who took part!