Physical Education

At St Maxentius we believe that a  high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. The curriculum provides 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.

At St Maxentius we follow the national curriculum and we aim 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, active lives.


Click below to see how the Sport Premium has been spent and its impact in school:



Swimming data published is for 2018-19 due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

The following data is for the percentage of pupils in year 6 that can do each of the following:

  • Swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - 86%

  • Use a range of strokes effectively - 86%

  • Perform safe self rescue in different water based situations - 86%