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 specialist sports coaches.

All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement. While already achieving high standards, Bourn Primary uses the funding to increase participation and the range of opportunities offered and recently, pupils have enjoyed cricket, hockey and even curling!

Clubs (such as football and cricket) are offered after school and during lunchtime so that pupils have regular opportunities to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities.

We encourage our pupils to participate in teams and enjoy competitive sport. There is a competition programme that runs throughout the year, which encourages our pupils to participate within school time in their school teams.

To see the our full allocation of Sports Premium funding, please click here:


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

Children are allocated a house and a corresponding team colour. They represent this house throughout the year in various activities including Sports Afternoon in the summer.