Physical Education

Physical Education (P.E.) and Sport play an important role at Bourn Primary Academy, contributing to the children’s well-being, confidence and self-esteem. Children have two P.E. lessons a week taught by a specialist sports coach.

bournpe1The Government continued to pledge funding to schools to improve provision of P.E. and Sport in Primary schools in 2017-18. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. While already achieving high standards, Bourn Primary uses the funding to increase participation and the range of opportunities offered, introducing new activities such as Triathlon, Team Building and Cyclocross.

Clubs such as Change for Life, which was launched at the start of 2014, will be developed to reach a wider audience, and additional lunchtime opportunities will be offered encourage a wide range of children to participate confidently in sport.

Levels of competitive sport at Bourn Primary are already very high, with teams competing in football, tennis, athletics and swimming. The competitive sports programme will continue to be developed with the addition of cricket this term. There is also an extensive competition programme run throughout the year, which encourages children to participate within school time in their school teams.

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For P.E. all children require blue or black coloured shorts, a black school P.E. shirt and trainers, all in a named bag. For outdoor games, boots or trainers and a change of socks are essential, as well as dark coloured jogging bottoms and a warm top in the winter months. Long hair (boys and girls) must be tied back.

P.E. shorts, T-shirts and tracksuits can be ordered using the school uniform order form. It is important that every item of your child’s property is named.

During the summer term, the children swim – see the swimming page for more information (including statistics on swimming and water safety) – and do athletics in their P.E. lessons, as well as playing cricket.



Intra sport at Bourn

To raise the competitive spirit in sport and P.E. we have a schedule of competitions to be run at lunchtime between the children. The children have all been allocated a team colour and they will represent this team throughout the year in various activities including Sports Afternoon in the summer. Events include: football, hockey, rounders, swimming and athletics.