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All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23

PE & Sport

All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23

Physical Education 

Waverley Abbey believes that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well-being.  Our broad and balanced Physical Education Curriculum is intended to provide pupils with opportunities in which to relish challenges as well as an increase in self-confidence, in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations.  Progressive learning objectives, coupled with varied teaching approaches endeavour to provide stimulating, enjoyable and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all pupils to develop into inquisitive, independent learners.  Through the selection of suitably differentiated and logically developed tasks, it is intended that pupils, irrespective of their innate ability, will enjoy success, and be motivated to further develop their individual potential.

Curriculum Intent

To ensure, Waverley Abbey provides a broad and balanced PE curriculum for all learners with a clear level of progression from Year 3 through to Year 6 in all activities taught that enable all pupils to be independent and ready and prepared for the next phase of their learning in Year 7.  Within the PE curriculum, all learners will be able to engage in new experiences and challenges which they relish, encouraging a growth mindset for all.

Curriculum Implementation: Each child receives 2 hours of curriculum PE time on a weekly basis, which is carefully planned and mapped out to ensure a broad and full range of skills and activities. These sessions are either delivered by specialist PE teacher and/or class teachers during PE lessons.  We ensure the ambition on the national curriculum is fully met by ensuring our children are exposed to a broad and balanced PE curriculum that covers all aspects throughout their journey at Waverley Abbey

PE programme of study is below:

Curriculum Impact:

Our Pe curriculum enables pupils to make progress in their physical abilities, as well as their social and personal development.  Pupils' achievement is evidenced through increased levels of skill competence, improved fitness levels, and a consistently high participation rate in extracurricular sports activities.  Pupils also demonstrate enhanced self-esteem, resilience and teamwork skills, contributing to their overall personal growth.  Children actively seek opportunities to engage in sports and physical pursuits beyond the PE curriculum, demonstrating a genuine passion for an actively healthy lifestyle.

Sport at Waverley

We are hugely proud of the sporting accolades and recent success that the children at Waverley Abbey have achieved. Due to the number of children at the school and the amount of sporting opportunities on offer, the school has developed an enviable range of sports facilities over recent years, all for the children to use and benefit from, both in lessons and representing the school in sporting teams.

The school is situated in beautiful countryside and we are fortunate enough to host a large playing field which covers over 2 acres. The school field provides a safe environment for all the children to play in whilst also being large enough to host a variety of sporting events.  We regularly host and organise a Year 5 and 6 football tournament in the spring, where up to 14 schools come and compete against one another.  In the summer term we host and organise cricket tournaments as well as an upper school rounders’ tournament.

At Waverley Abbey we believe that sport is for all and we encourage every single child to get involved with representing the school in a sporting context.  This could be in a school team or taking part as one of our runners for our autumn/spring district sports cross country event that takes place at Farnham Park.  Each year we try and get more runners than the previous year.  As well as participating in a team, Waverley Abbey has Year 6 Sports Leaders, who take an active role in leading sports events, run lunchtime clubs for younger year groups as well as organise equipment for all children at break times. We believe that this role is incredibly important and is now an integral part of our school life.

At Waverley Abbey, we also provide a wide range of opportunities for many children to represent the school in various sporting teams, as we believe that all competitive experiences are valuable in enriching their lives.  Waverley Abbey has maintained  Sainsbury’s Platinum Mark Award.  This can only be achieved once the school has achieved Gold Mark 4 years in a row.  This scheme rewards school's commitment and development to competition, participation and recognises the excellent provision that Waverley Abbey provides for all its children.


If you would like to find out more about the curriculum, please make an appointment to see your child's teacher who will be happy to discuss this with you. You can do this by contacting school through the office via -