Sports at Parkgate Junior School

Quotes from children:

“I enjoy playing games with different people” (Year 6 pupil)

“I like learning about new sports” (year 6 pupil)

“The activities are fun and I learn lots of new things” (Year 4 pupil)

“I really like working in teams” (Year 4 pupil)


At Parkgate Junior School we are dedicated to providing a rich P.E. curriculum, enabling children to acquire the knowledge, understanding and new skills in the following areas:

  • Dance
  • Games
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities


In addition to this year 3 and year 6 children take part in swimming lessons at our local pool.

The above sports are taught weekly across two hours, although many of our pupils are participating in over 2 hours of sports per week, as we have such a wide variety of sports clubs on offer at lunch times, after and before school.  (see attached clubs timetable)

The clubs provide children with the opportunity to develop skills and to also play intra- sport competitions with their peers. The following clubs have teams, who play against other schools as part of a tournament:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Cricket


Sports coach


We are very lucky to have Mr Barrett, our very own specialist sports coach, helping us to develop our P.E and sport expertise within the school at the moment. He teachers year 4, 5 and 6 on Thursdays and is also working closely with teaching staff on Monday afternoons to develop their skills in the following areas:


Year 4

Hockey and the use of apparatus

Year 5


Year 6

The use of apparatus in gymnastics



School Sports Partnership


We are part of a sports family connected to the secondary school Francis Combe, which means we are given lots of opportunities for our pupils to take part in inter-school competitions, where they compete against other schools. These are organised as mini tournaments called festivals.


Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Year 3 multi-skills festival
  • Year 4 athletics festival
  • Year 5 hockey tournament
  • Year 6 cricket festival


The school sports partnership also allows Miss Barrett, the sports co-ordinator, to have termly meetings with the other schools in our area, allowing for good networking.