Sport and PE


At Upper Beeding sport is an essential part of our school curriculum.

We recognise and value the importance of each child having a healthy lifestyle but also the need for all children to develop a love for being active.

We strive for every child to develop an appreciation for team work, fair play and self-confidence in sports. To be given the opportunity to participate in competitive sport, and above all, to have fun!

Our experienced teaching staff and specialist coaches support our pupils to achieve and extend their own personal targets.

We also offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities which have an emphasis on the children’s participation in a variety of sporting activities.

Check this page regularly for information on up-and-coming events, clubs and other extra-curricular activities. 


School Clubs

Upper Beeding offer an exciting range of sports clubs. 
This year the children have the opportunity to try:

  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Girls Football
  • Boys Football
  • Karate
  • Gymnastics
  • Early Morning Fitness Club
  • Netball


Curriculum Support

This year our teachers will receive CPD (continued professional development) in a number of areas. Primarily this support will be given through the use of coaches working alongside the staff to deliver high quality PE lessons to the children. These will be:

  • Football (Year 1&2)
  • Swimming (Year 3&4 and 5&6)
  • TAG Rugby (Year 3&4)
  • Dance (Year 3&4)
  • Dance (Year 5&6)
  • Athletics (Year 1&2)
  • Ultimate Frisbee (Year 5&6)
  • Cricket (Year 1&2, 3&4 and 5&6)
  • Beefit (Reception and Year 1&2)

We are proud to say that this year we have been awarded a Sainsbury’s Gold Sports Mark Award.

This is an award to recognise our commitment to encouraging children and giving them the opportunities to participate in sports.


  • We have plans in place for all children to access to 2 hours of curriculum PE per week inclusive of extra-curricular provision
  • At least 50% of our children engage in extra-curricular sport every week
  • We have links with a number of external clubs and sports providers in the community
  • Using the Sainsbury’s School Games format, both boys and girls will take part in at least 10 intra-school competitions and 6 inter-school competitions throughout the 2018/19 academic year
  • At least 5% of our KS2 students engage in leading, managing and officiating School Games activities
  • Our children are involved in daily playground games set up and run by sports leaders
  • Leadership meetings and specific roles are given to our sports leaders to raise the profile of sports across the school
  • We run the daily golden mile and this is monitored by sports leaders and PE leader and year group data is collected termly
  • We consider ourselves to be a healthy school

At Upper Beeding Primary School, we recognise the importance of PE and the role that it plays in promoting long-term healthy lifestyles. Our curriculum is based around what we believe to be the core principles of sport, including:

  • Teamwork – working together to support, encourage and achieve a common goal
  • Respect – of officials and others around them
  • Enjoyment – to develop a love of sport and be passionate and willing to give everything a go

Our aim is that all children feel inspired by those around them to compete, achieve and better themselves across all areas of sport. It is important that children are given the opportunity to engage in competitive sports and activities both within school and in the wider community. We encourage children to join sports clubs, to be physically active for sustained periods of time and to experience a wide range of different activities and opportunities which are always celebrated in school. We ensure that our children understand the health benefits of sport, the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and looking after both our bodies and our minds.