Physical Education (P.E)

Here at Manor Park Academy we recognise the importance of Physical Education, healthy eating, sport and healthy competition. We have built a platform that is inclusive to all learners while providing opportunities to know and understand the importance of a healthy active lifestyle. Our mission is to provide every learner in our school the chance to thrive, achieve and have a positive start to their physical literacy journeys, which will provide a platform for lifelong participation.

We are currently a Gold school in partnership with Sport Birmingham. This is a national award and a great achievement by all staff and learners.


We offer:

  • Curriculum PE (minimum 2 hours per week) plus swimming provision

  • At least 60 minutes of physical activity everyday for every learner.

  • Extra curriculum provisions (Breakfast club, Lunch clubs, After school clubs)

  • House competitions

  • School Sports Teams

  • Partnerships in the local area

  • Promotion of out of school opportunities.

  • Annual sports day competition


Here at Manor Park Academy we pride ourselves on our inclusive curriculum and to achieve this in PE we have become a REAL Legacy school in partnership with Create Development. Our curriculum provides the opportunity for ALL learners to achieve while focusing on 6 main elements (creative, cognitive, physical, social, personal plus health and fitness). Within this area of curriculum Create provide a platform for inclusive gymnastics, leadership awards and home learning to support physical activity away from school. We ensure to meet consistently so our school dispositions are also a main key area within each PE lesson. In addition to our PE scheme we also offer an hour of traditional sports to our learners which are included in the following curriculum areas: invasion, gymnastics, dance, net and wall, striking and fielding and athletics.

  • Key Stage 1 National Curriculum aims for PE:

  • To have the ability to master basic movements (running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility, co-ordination)

  • Participate in team games, developing tactics for attacking and defending

  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

  • Key Stage 2 Curriculum Aims for PE:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing, catching in isolation and in combination

  • Play competitive games modified where appropriate

  • Apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

  • Perform dances

  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges

  • Compare performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve personal best.

Our current PE timetable is as follows:

Please remember that when it is PE day that the correct Kit is:

  • School blue t-shirt

  • black bottoms

  • Suitable black trainers or pumps.

 Learners who are wearing any jewellery will be asked to remove this before their lesson starts and if your child needs to be excused from a lesson for any reason then a note should be sent in explaining the reasons why.


The PE national curriculum states that ‘all schools must provide swimming instruction’ with the aim to ensure all learners are taught to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over at distance of at least 25m

  • Use a range of strokes effectively (front, back and breaststroke)

  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations

With this being the driving force Manor Park Academy ensures that we offer a statutory swimming curriculum. We do this within a partnership with Perry Beeches swimming baths they provide us with two qualified swimming teachers and offer valuable CPD to all members of staff. Our aim is to have every child swimming at least 25 meters before they leave in year 6 and that they can display a high level of knowledge on water safety and self-rescue techniques. Our swimming provision works on a term bases and focuses on the learner in upper Key Stage 2.



It is important to wear the correct swimming kit which is as follows:


  • All in one swimsuits (religious swimming suits can be worn)

  • Swimming hat


  • Swimming shorts that are above knee height (no football shorts or shorts with pockets)

  • Swimming t-shirts (optional)

Goggles and ear plug are also optional but please be aware they are the property of the children and will not be provided by the school or be the schools responsibility. If any learner is wearing any jewellery on swimming days they will be asked to remove this before entering the pool. If your child needs to be excused for swimming for any reason then a note from home or a doctor needs to be provided.

Our current swimming timetable is as follows:

Extra Curriculum

As a school we provide an intensive extra curriculum sports provision. Currently the provisions in place are as follows:

After School Clubs:

  • Please note some clubs will be added throughout the year. Any club cancellations will be on the school website, facebook and a reminder note will be sent home with the children.

School Teams (Results and Fixtures)

King Edwards School Sport Partnership:


In partnership with King Edwards we provide a full packed year of inclusive fixtures for our learners to take part in. By working with the partnership it allows us to compete in healthy competition with other local primary schools and gain recognition of this with Sport Birmingham leading to awards being won at the end of the academic year. The partnership also offers us the chance to access a wide range f sport specific coaches offering us the chance to further develop community links and adds to our extracurricular provisions. The partnership provides level 2 competitions and if these are won the school gets to move onto level 3 which is regional completions across Birmingham. The competitions aim to provide core values in which the children are awarded for they are: Respect, Determination, Self-Belief, Honesty, Teamwork and Passion. 

Other partnerships:


We also have a partnership with PACT who work with Aston Villa to provide a football provision for learners in year 5 and 6. We take part in both leagues (girls and boys) and these fixtures are played on a Friday 3:30 – 5:00pm.

As a school we also have strong links with Sport Birmingham who work in partnership with the Doug Ellis stadium and offer us the chance to take learners to inclusive events which look at sports such as wheelchair football, wheelchair rugby, hockey, inclusive bikes, tennis and much more. We have also attending a variety of inclusive competitions such as athletics, archery, boocia.

Other partnerships we have are with local secondary schools and Birmingham University  who offer local school competitions and the chance to work with PGCE students. We also work in line with SMILE education who provide a football competition in partnership with WBA. In 2019-2020 we created links with Edgbaston Cricket Ground which has seen learners train with national cricket teams and be involved in stadium tours.

Our schools teams:

  • Year 5 and 5 boys football

  • Year 5 and 5 Girls football

  • Year 3 and 4 Football

  • Year 5 and 6 Netball

  • Year 5 and 6 Basketball

  • Year 5 and 6 Hockey

  • Year 5 and 6 Athletics

  • Year 3 and 4 Athletics

  • Key Stage 2 Boccia

  • Key Stage 2 Archery

  • Year 5 and 6 Handball

  • Year 5 and 6 Rounders

  • Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby

  • Key stage 2 Multi Sports

  • Year 1 and 2 Multi Sports

  • Year 5 and 6 Cricket

  • Year 3 and 4 Dodgeball

  • Year 3 and 4 Gymnastics

  • Key stage 2 Dance

  • Year 3 and 4 Tennis

  • Year 5 and 6 Tennis

  • Year 3 and 4 Golf

  • Year 5 and 6 Cross Country