Physical Education at Cogenhoe Primary School


Physical Education Intent:

At Cogenhoe Primary School it is our aim to cover a wide variety of sporting activities and deliver high quality PE lessons in a safe, supportive environment. Our aim for the children is to achieve their personal best and not fear competitive elements of sports, thus leading to a well-rounded sports person. We offer a holistic approach to Physical Education that includes healthy eating and mental wellbeing together with physical exercise. We are an Enhanced School with Northamptonshire Sport meaning we can offer a wider range of sporting activities and competitions.

Physical Education Implementation:

Please click here to view our whole school overview:

Whole School P.E. Overview 2022


At Cogenhoe the children will:

Receive a broad, balanced curriculum which is taught for a minimum of two hours per week, that increases confidence in the fundamental movement skills leading to a range of competitive sports.

Have access to school clubs (both paid and free) to allow children to practise a wide variety of sports before school, during the school day and after school.

For more information refer to the – School Clubs tab on our school website.

Take part in a variety of competitions and festivals allowing children of all abilities to experience a wide variety of sports at a competitive level.

Take part in a wide range of activities and class based learning focusing on well-being and nutrition.

Have access to structured sessions during the lunchtime on a daily basis (Coaching is offered through Freestyle Academy)

Have access to extensive sporting facilities, including our Multi use games area (MUGA) which can be used all year round and our newly installed gym fitness equipment zone

Have the opportunity to take part in bespoke tennis sessions weekly during the summer term as we have direct links with the Northampton County Lawn Tennis Club

Actively encouraged to stay fit and healthy via our whole school Sports weeks, Sports day and our wider curriculum which features many opportunities for children to take part in and try new sporting activities

Pupil voice is exceptionally important at Cogenhoe. We have a Sports Crew, a small team of children who take pupils ideas and help to turn them into reality. They sit termly to discuss what is working well and what could be improved. The playground leaders are children from years five and six who are given the opportunity to apply to be lead groups of children in physical activities for example games at lunchtime and help assist competitions and Sports Days.

We pride ourselves on our unique delivery of PE sessions, which include archery, golf, boccia, tag rugby, basketball, netball, football, tennis, gymnastics and dance to name a few.


Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils participate in swimming lessons throughout the year at Barry Road Primary School

The curriculum states that all children should be able to swim at least 25 metres by the end of Year 6 and receive tuition regarding water safety

What will the children need in order to swim?

Children will need a suitable swimming costume and a towel in a named plastic bag or swimming bag. Loose, baggy shorts are not suitable for boys. All children need to cover their hair with a swimming hat. All jewellery, including earrings must be removed. If your child has a verruca, please ensure they bring a verruca sock.

 PE Kit

Your child requires an outdoor and indoor PE kit in school. The kit should stay at school at all times and will be sent home at the end of term. Please clearly label your child’s PE kit and check that your child’s trainers fit on a regular basis.

They require:


Shorts – Navy blue

White, Cogenhoe logo T-shirt

Plimsolls (optional in the case of verrucae)



A warm navy/blue tracksuit

White, Cogenhoe logo T-shirt

Trainers (not flat plimsolls for example Converse as these do not offer enough support to the feet)


Physical Education Impact:

Our children will leave Cogenhoe having had a wealth of opportunities to explore a wide variety of sports. They will be confident individuals who are aware of their strengths and weaknesses and truly value the importance of being part of a team and keeping their bodies fit and healty. Our children know and understand the types of sports that they prefer and a love of being active has been instilled in them to continue with their onward education. Our children have the ability to demonstrate determination to succeed and can learn from their mistakes to continue to improve when they lose. Our children love sport!