We are delighted to share with you that we have received a 'Good' rating following our Ofsted inspection in June 2023 and in February 2024 we had very successful SIAMS church inspection.

Physical Education


At Grampound Road, we value Physical Education as an integral part of a child’s development. We feel PE helps to embed fundamental physical skills and learning behaviours that can be applied to all aspects of learning. PE teaches self-discipline and helps children to realise that, to be successful, you must demonstrate resilience, determination and self-belief. Our Physical Education curriculum allows for teachers to deliver high quality learning opportunities that will inspire children to succeed in physical activity. PE is inclusive at Grampound Road. Children experience a blend of individual, team and competitive activities which cater for individual needs and physical abilities. Our curriculum deepens knowledge, strengthens skills and boosts confidence so children’s contributions across a broad range of sports are valued and recognised by all. As a school, we feel it is essential that children understand the importance of leading an active lifestyle, not only to maintain physical fitness, but also to understanding the effects of exercise on mental health and well-being.


The National Curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy and active lives.



At Grampound Road our children are taught by both teaching staff and qualified sports coaches from EYFS to Y6 including a Cornish Pirates rugby coach, Cornwall cricket coach, a qualified dance teacher,  qualified surf instructors and Swimming Teachers. The curriculum is further enhanced by participation in numerous sporting tournaments with other schools in the area, afterschool clubs and Outdoor Adventurous Activities for Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6. Grampound Road Primary School belongs to the Roseland Sports Network where the Roseland School organise the sporting tournaments, events and festivals that our children participate in.
At Grampound Road we teach Physical Education using ARENA. It supports every child to develop the physical literacy, knowledge, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life. The unique, child centred approach includes, challenge and support for every child.
A select group of KS2 pupils are also trained Sports Leaders and they assist in the running of lunchtime activities with younger children as well as supporting running sports day. As an active school, we aim to ensure that the children participate in active lessons outside of their regular PE lessons also. This involves incorporating moments within lessons whereby the children can be active.
Children in Foundation Stage are provided opportunities to be active and interactive, to develop co-ordination, control and movement. Children are helped to understand how to make healthy choices, particularly in relation to food. Children are taught how to show good control and co-ordination using large and smaller movement patterns. They move confidently, in a range of ways, safely negotiating space and can also handle equipment and tools safely. Finally, children know the importance for good health and can articulate ways to remain healthy and safe.
In KS1 pupils should be taught to:
  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.
In KS2 pupils should be taught to:
  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
PE is a subject enjoyed by a large number of children and our curriculum has an advantageous impact on well-being. Lessons give children firm understanding of how sport and exercise can be enjoyed and sustained throughout their lives. By the end of each Key Stage, children are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes in the appropriate programme of study. At Grampound Road, we use summative assessment to determine children’s understanding and to inform teachers planning
PE Funding 2022-2023 £16,870

How does PE help to embed the school values?

Education provides an excellent vehicle to support children to truly develop as individuals. Through our Physical Education curriculum,  children learn the school values in a purposeful and real-life context. 

Team sports allow many opportunities for developing respect, not only for each, but also for the rules of the game. When playing games, children are taught to communicate effectively with each other, discussing tactics and working together. We can show respect when results and performances do not go our way and we can demonstrate resilience in being able to learn from mistakes. 

Sport - particularly individual events - provides children with the opportunity to benchmark their performances against themselves and others. Children show resilience and learn that when you work hard, you can improve at something.  

 Successful sportsmen and sportswomen show incredibly high levels of resilience. They learn to trust their teammates, bounce back from a poor performance and forgive peers for any mistake.  Successful athletes  do not give up when things become challenging and push themselves physically and mentally.