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Purpose of Study / Aims

Purpose of study

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.



The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

yes develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

yes are physically active for sustained periods of time

yes engage in competitive sports and activities

yes lead healthy, active lives.