PE and Sports

At St James’ we recognise the contribution that PE and sports make to the health and well-being of children. We believe that our extensive PE curriculum, alongside the combination of extra-curricular activities, have an immense impact on the attitude, concentration and academic achievement of all our children. We aim to give each child enjoyment and satisfaction from physical activity and foster good sporting attitudes.

The school enters a wide range of sporting competitions where children compete against others, with embedded sportsmanship values that help to build the resilience and confidence, to continue participating in PE and Sports.

PE Kit Strategy

PE is a vital area of learning within the national curriculum. Our PE policy emphasises the need for children to consider their own health and safety and the safety of others at all times. Hence, we expect them to change for PE into the agreed clothing for each activity.

Our Requirements

Indoor – T-shirt, Shorts/Leggings 

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Plimsolls Indoor/Outdoor


Outdoors T-Shirt and Tracksuit Bottoms


Sweater and Trainers: Outdoors Only

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We expect every child taking part in PE to follow our safety policy. This involves wearing no jewellery (chains, rings, earrings and bracelets) or wristwatches and ensuring that long hair is tied back neatly. This also helps children to be better prepared and receptive to learning for PE and sports sessions.