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Here at Collis Primary School, we aim to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We listen to our children wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.  Our proximity to the River Thames also means that swimming and water safety are integral aspects of the PE curriculum at Collis.  We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being. We have strong links and partnerships with local clubs within our community, including Harlequins RFC, Brentford FC and Teddington HC ensuring Collis children and families receive the support and knowledge they need.


The National Curriculum for PE 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
  • Are engaged in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives


When developing the P.E. curriculum here at Collis Primary School there is a real focus on teaching the children new skills and techniques.  To ensure P.E. lessons provide the children with a real sense of purpose, they are all linked directly to National Curriculum aims through a wide range of individual and team sports/activities.  An example of this is in Year 3 where the children complete a Tennis unit of work.  During the unit there is a focus on skill development culminating in a Borough event, held at Teddington Tennis Club, where these skills are applied in a competitive team environment against other local schools.


To ensure the children at Collis are exposed to a broad variety of sports and activities, our curriculum includes a focus on fundamental movement skills in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 whilst moving on to sport specific units in Key Stage 2 including Netball, Tag-Rugby, Hockey and Cricket among others.


The P.E. at Collis supplemented effectively with a broad and varied extra-curricular sporting offer.  Led by specialist sports coaches and dedicated members of Collis staff, a vast majority of children are actively involved in a variety of clubs including Gymnastics, Skipping, Football and Dodgeball.  Those children who are the least active are identified and actively encouraged to come along, raise their heart-rates and begin their journey towards healthy participation.  These opportunities are open to everyone and are funded by Collis where necessary.


P.E. has a high profile at our school. Our children are confident with applying a range of skills and techniques to actively participate in different activities.  


Each class is given a weekly swimming slot for at least a term each year in our school swimming pool. Together with high quality teaching, this incredible facility is improving all children’s competency in swimming. This is evident in younger children taking their first strokes and those in Key Stage 2 who are preparing to swim competitively in the Richmond borough Gala.


Children are confident to talk about what they have learnt in PE and reflect on how they can develop their skills. All children aim to display our sporting ethos of fair play and sportsmanship at Collis: they are encouraged to act with grace and humility in both victory and defeat.

If you were to walk into a P.E. lessons at Collis, you will see:

•    Active, happy children
•    Clear skills being taught
•    Sustained periods of exercise through a range of activities
•    Teamwork and collaboration 
•    Children competing against one another
•    Sportsmanship

National Child Measurement Programme


In Collis Primary School, 90-95% of children in Reception and Year 6 were measured in the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for 2018/19, 2019/20, and 2021/22. Results show lower rates of overweight and obesity in both Reception (16%) and Year 6 (17%) compared to national averages. With participation rates over 90%, our school's data is reliable. Efforts to maintain lower levels of overweight and obesity are evident, aligning with or surpassing national and local standards. (full details below as PDF)

Pupil Voice 


What do you enjoy about Physical Education?


  • In Gymnastics, you get to vault.  At the start I was quite scared and kept stopping before the agility table.  By the end, I could vault pretty well and I was really proud of myself!  (Dylan Y4)


  • The Daily Mile and 8 Minute Move really gets me out of breath, but I can feel myself getting fitter and stronger.  (Anna Y3)


  • I loved the Kwik Cricket lessons we had with the coaches from Middlesex.  The activities were so much fun especially when I got to hit the ball for 6!  I even got my mum to sign me up for Cricket All Stars Club on Sundays at Teddington. Now I play cricket all the time and it’s amazing!  (Corey Y2)

What helps you to improve in Physical Education?  


  • I can improve in PE because the teachers and coaches are really good at teaching you new skills.  I didn’t know how to pass a rugby ball properly, but now I do.  (Sarah Y4)


  • In Dance, our group was able to improve our routine when we worked with another group and they gave us some really useful feedback.  They weren’t just saying negative things, they told us what they liked and gave some suggestions on how we could make it even better.  (Berry Y6)



Outstanding examples of learning outcomes at Collis



                                       EFL Kids Cup 2019                                    Brentford FC Primary Stars        Premiership Rugby National

                              National Finalists                                       Girls Tournament 2019              Tag Rugby Showcase 2018

                                   England South Winners                                         Winners                                                 Winners

Priorities for 2023– 2024

  • Achieve the Youth Sports Trust’s Sports School Games Gold Award
  • To increase competitive sporting opportunities for children with SEN
  • To expose children to a greater range of sports in Year 6
  • For all staff to attend high-quality ‘Games’ CPD
  • To ensure plans are in place to continue to develop PE when the School Sports Premium Funding is revoked in 2022


Sporting Successes in 2022/23 


  • Richmond Borough Sports Athletics - Runners Up
  • Richmond Borough Golf Tournament - Winners
  • Richmond Borough Hockey Tournament - Winners