Sport & Outdoor Education

Within the curriculum, all children receive two hours of PE per week. We have specialist sports coaches working in the school, including various coaches from the Allerdale Sports Partnership.  The school participates in a large number of local events as well as running a number of sports clubs each term. The school takes pupils on residential visits, you can find out more about these on our Residentials page. This is supplemented by non residential visits and activities, some of which are 'one off' whilst others are part of a series of sessions (e.g. Key Stage 2 canoeing and lazy tubing sessions in summer 2021, sailing sessions at Derwentwater Marina planned for the summer term 2022). 

We are lucky to have extensive playing fields and a Forest School area within the school grounds; every child has a weekly session of Forest Schools.  As well as this we have immediate access to the local fells, valleys, woods and rivers and plan a whole school Forest Schools day out each half term. The school uses the Holiday Property Bond’s pool for swimming each week. This enables every child to have regular access to swimming tuition from a qualified teacher from Reception.

During the summer term pupils benefit from rugby coaching from Alan Gray. Towards the end of the term we have a school rugby afternoon when every class - and the teachers - play in 'exhibition matches' for the mums and dads to watch.  It is amazing to see the skills develop throughout the school.

Details of our Sports Premium funding can be found on our policies page.