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'Every athlete exercises self control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we are an imperishable'. ( 1 Corinthians 9:25) 


Our Vision for PE:

'To foster a love of learning through enthusiastic participation in a safe environment, so that we are all confident, active and healthy.'



Following a parental questionnaire in September 2019, we received some extremely positive comments about PE and School Sport at Balderstone St Leonard's. We appreciate all your opinions and contributions. Thank you.

"We are really pleased with the variety of sports clubs on offer at school, and the high calibre of some of the coaches that run the clubs."


"It is nice to see the school providing so many extra sporting activities for the children, specially for such  a small school"


"I like the amount of school clubs available and range of sports that have been offered."


"The children enjoy the daily mile"


"I like how * is given the opportunity to try other sports whilst at school and she is gaining her confidence with other sports"


"*has tried a number of the sports clubs and has enjoyed them all"


"I think there are some excellent extra-curricular clubs that my children thoroughly enjoy attending"


"School currently offers a good range of after school sports."


"Excellent provision- it is fantastic getting the opportunity to try new sports"


"Absolutely brilliant. Could not ask for any more ."


"It is really good with good variety of sporting activities. My daughter has tried everything going"


"I think Balderstone offers a great selection of sports and there are plenty of opportunities to try different activities"


"The children both really enjoy PE and their sports clubs


"There are lots of options available which is positive"


"Enthusiasm, enjoyment and pleasure with all"


"Excellent range of sports clubs/ activities available throughout the year."


"There are so many choices and opportunities at Balderstone, which is great for the children"


"Children love to take part and enjoy the different sports"


"Absolutely appreciate all the extra-curricular activities on offer"


"* (Y1) has attended 2 after school clubs, one last year and one this year. He really enjoys them. Doing a great job"


"There are always opportunities to access sports clubs each term."


"My child enjoys PE lessons and is always developing new skills"


"My son enjoys his PE lessons. I believe they are essential in their physical development."


"Varied opportunities and encouragement"


"There is a fantastic variety of sports clubs offered at Balderstone School"


"There’s been a good variety of sports clubs available"


"Excellent, great opportunity to participate in various sports"


"This is brilliant! In my opinion, its great that you’re asking for their opinion and preferences. It’s their education and would inevitably results in happier pupils when options and choices have been made available for them to decide. It’s excellent! This would also make the child feel important and focus on decision making"



2017 Responses

"I feel there are a lot of opportunities to take part in a wide variety of sports at our school."

School has always provided a wide range of sports for PE lessons as well as clubs. They have encouraged children to try new things by calling in outside sports agencies. There is always a lot of positive re-enforcement. "

"Provision for the older children is excellent"

"The sporting support and club provision is extremely positive. Really encourages pupils to do their best."

"It is good how the school is offering more sports clubs"

"I think the school do a lot of sports and its good. The children love to get involved"

"Sports and health week was really good. * loved it."

"School already provide a lot of clubs"

"I think a lot of effort goes into providing a variety of sports and encouraging all round health."

"* enjoys PE lessons. He particularly enjoys the apparatus and teamwork activities"

" Good Fun"

"It’s good that the school is offering different sports activities"

" I think the school provides lots of opportunities for playing sport."

" * really enjoys PE and would like to join other sporting activities"

"There is a wide selection of sports/clubs available to children at our school."

" There are lots of opportunities for children. Robin wood and the Anderton Centre provide lots of new activities which is really good."

"Like the fact that highly qualified coaches are employed"

"Like the whole school approach e.g. skipping"

" I like the reporting of sports on twitter/ website"

" Indoor gym equipment is excellent"

" School is keen to gain feedback and involve the children in making choices"

" I can see the school trying their best to introduce new sports."

"* has enjoyed Jujitsu cases, early on Wednesday, which is good to prevent clashes with other outside clubs".

"... Like the fact that children of all abilities are picked to represent the school!"

"... good selection of after school/extra curricular activities"

"Varied and the pupil is given a variety of sports to try"

PE and School Sport Policy June 2018