Physical Education

PE and School Sport

Sport and Physical Education are very important at St Oswald's and we pride ourselves on the range of activities we can offer both within and beyond the curriculum. Physical Education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, outdoor and adventurous activities, swimming and water safety. Our children all receive at least 2 hours of high quality Physical Education each week.

We believe that teaching the children to swim is an important life skill they must learn as we are so close to the coast and canal system. Year 3 are taught by Sefton Active Aquatics and attend weekly classes all year.  Years 4 to 6 are taught termly by trained school staff at Kirkby swimming pool.

P.E. promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Through this we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.

Competitive Sport is encouraged throughout the school, we are part of South Sefton Sports Partnership and attend regular competitive events. Details of events can be found on the school calendar and on the School Sports page alongside the school games website. (

Children are given the opportunity within lessons to compete against each other in a variety of different games. Intra school competitions take place regularly as well as inter school competitions whereby the children compete against other schools.

We are proud to have achieved the School Games Gold Mark for the forth year running.  


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