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Physical Education

Why do we teach PE?

At Dewhurst, we deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport, as well as physically-demanding activities. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We provide opportunities to compete in a variety of sports and other physical activities, which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


The national curriculum for physical education 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


‘Physical education, the only subject that makes your heart race’ Author unknown