Physical Education

 At Hextable Primary School we aim to be a school where:

We are a happy and inclusive school, proud of our children, our achievement and behaviour 

 PE Action Plan

Physcial Education at Hextable Primary School

PE skill development is a sequential process, and that is reflected in the teaching of PE. Lessons are taught with clear fluency between lessons, connecting learning and building on the skills previously learnt. Children are engaged in lessons which consist of learning new skills, practising and the applying into a game or competitive context. 

Hextable Primary School Progression of Skills in PE

During the academic year, years 3-5 attend White Oak Leisure Centre for swimming lessons. In the Summer term they have the chance to show off their skills in the annual Swimming Gala, where year 6 and staff also participate. Throughout the year we host two Sports Days, for KS1 and KS2 which include track and field events, as well as more creative fun races. All children throughout the school are encouraged to participate in the day. 

In 2018/19 Hextable Primary School was awarded the School Games Silver Mark for our outstanding participation in sport. During 2019/20 we received recognition for our ongoing commitment and achievement in the School Games Programme as well as being recognising for our support, commitment and engagement of virtual programmes. 

In 2021/2022 Hextbale Primary School was awarded the School Games Gold Mark for our outstanding participation in sport. 


Being a part of both Swanley and Dartford District Sports Associations allows the children multiple opportunities to compete in sporting events throughout the year. A football and netball league runs for year 5 and 6 pupils, and there are several tournaments for tag rugby, cross country, athletics and rounders.  

We also offer a wide selection of sporting clubs, which you can find out more about on our clubs page.   

 Achievement of Pupils

 At Hextable Primary School we aim to be a school where we:

 Provide our pupils with opportunities to be active and healthy

Engage pupils of all ages in physical activity.

Increase pupil confidence and competence in all areas of PE for children of all ages and ability to ensure they achieve the best they can at their own pace and level.

Enhance pupils’ understanding of how to lead active, healthy lifestyles and encourage and promote this through opportunities involving cooking, recipe creation and extra-curricular activities.

Use outdoor learning to contribute further development to the PE curriculum

Ensure all children have the opportunity to participate in inclusive competition.    

Quality of Teaching

 At Hextable Primary School we aim to be a school where we:

Ensure all staff develop confidence and have CPD opportunities to deliver high quality PE lessons.

Ensure the involvement of outside agencies to develop high quality PE teaching

Ensure the implementation of CPD opportunities

Encourage the running of extra-curricular activity clubs after school hours  

Behaviour and Safety of Pupils

 At Hextable Primary School we aim to be a school where we:

 Ensure pupils understand how to keep themselves safe during sport and exercise.

Promote SMSC through sport and PE, encouraging children to understand the importance of working as part of a TEAM, developing resilience, self-belief and determination to achieve their own personal best while supporting others to do the same.

 Encouraging the development of building a positive growth mindset   

Leadership and Management

 At Hextable Primary School we aim to be a school where we:

Ensure quality teaching of PE and sport both during curriculum and non-curriculum time

Develop systems for monitoring of delivering high quality PE lessons.

Develop systems for monitoring of external deliverers e.g. coaches

Raise the profile of PE internally through on-going initiatives e.g. The Daily Mile and fundraising event