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Physical Education

At Rufford Primary, we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive Physical Education (PE) program that not only meets the requirements of the National Curriculum in England but also nurtures important character traits such as resilience, integrity, self-awareness and excellence. Our PE curriculum goes beyond teaching physical skills; it aims to develop well-rounded individuals who are prepared for success both on and off the field.  A significant proportion of our children represent our school at a range of sporting events including dodgeball, football, tag rugby and cross-country.  Children are proud to wear their Rufford kit and they understand the importance of showing our school values at these events.  

In our PE lessons, our children are encouraged to embrace challenges and persevere in the face of adversity.  We believe that building resilience in physical activities translates to resilience in all aspects of life.  

Integrity is at the heart of our PE curriculum. We emphasise the importance of fair play, honesty, and respect for oneself and others. Our children learn to uphold the principles of integrity through sportsmanship, teamwork, and ethical decision-making. By fostering a culture of integrity in PE, we aim to in still lifelong values that extend beyond the playing field.  

Self-awareness is key to personal growth and development. In PE lessons, our children are encouraged to reflect on their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.  This self-awareness empowers them to set meaningful goals, make informed choices.  We believe that this provides a strong foundation for them to take ownership of their physical and mental well-being now and as they grow up.


We strive for excellence in everything we do, and our PE curriculum is no exception.  At Rufford, we define excellence as being better today than we were yesterday.  Our children are encouraged to pursue excellence in both skill and attitude.  

At Rufford Primary, we believe that Physical Education is not just about physical activity—it's about character development, personal growth, and preparing our children for success in all aspects of life. By integrating our values into our PE curriculum, we aim to nurture confident, resilient, and well-rounded individuals who are ready to face any challenge that comes their way.

Here is our Rufford Route for Physical Education:

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