Physical Education



At Glasshouses School, we aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and can flourish in a range of different physical activities.

The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Are willing to practise skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance;
  • Have and maintain high levels of physical fitness;
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly, exercising regularly and being aware of the dangers of drugs, smoking and alcohol;
  • Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being;
  • Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, evaluating what needs to be done to improve and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others;
  • Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography;
  • Are able to improve their own and others’ performance;
  • Can work independently for extended periods of time without the need for guidance or support;
  • Have a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport;
  • Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.


Physical Education Intent Report

To view our updated PE Strategy, please click on the following link: 2019 -2020 P.E Strategy Updated Jun 2020 and 2020 - 2021 P.E Strategy

Glasshouses School Physical Education

The school hall provides a large area for floor work and for the use of small apparatus. The playground and school field provide larger spaces for ball games and other sporting activities. The School also has year round use of the cricket pitch and pavilion. We can host larger sporting competitions and Sports Day here. It is well used during the teaching and learning of striking and fielding games such as rounders.

As a school we never underestimate the need to keep our children safe and have made a conscience decision to teach all our pupils to swim. Children from Reception to Year 6 enjoy a full term of swimming lessons at Nidderdale pool. We are reaping the rewards of teaching children to swim as we have won many medals, both team and individual, at the Nidderdale schools swimming galas.

The school is a member of the Harrogate Sports Partnership which provides opportunities for the children to take part in a range of sporting activities with children from other local schools.

At the end of the summer term we hold a whole school Sports Day where we welcome parents and grandparents to come and watch the children take part in lots of fun and sporty activities.

The children in Year 5 and Year 6 attend an Outdoor Education Centre for a 3-day residential  which includes activities such as canoeing, abseiling and rock climbing.

Mile a Day

It is very important that all pupils participate in daily exercise. Therefore, every day, pupils take part in a Mile a Day. This is done by running or even skipping!







Cross-Curricular Physical Education

Every half term the whole school competes in a Times Tables P.E. Challenge in their house teams. This is always exciting and allows the children the opportunity to constantly practice their times tables; which is so important in order to succeed in maths.

Harrogate Town FC Visit - December 2019

The whole school were priviledged to enjoy a free taster session with two of the players from Harrogate Town FC. Here are some photos of the children in action.

Visit to Old Trafford - January 2019

In January, seven Year 6 children were privileged to be invited to watch the FA Cup Third Round of Manchester United vs Reading at Old Trafford. This was a superb experience that deeply enriches the P.E curriculum that our children have access to.