Physical Education

At Churchfields Junior School, we intend for all pupils to:

  • Have the knowledge and skills they need to excel in a broad range of sports and physical activity;
  • Enjoy competing, communicating and collaborating;
  • Understand how to improve their performance and how to recognise their own successes;
  • Be physically confident and lead healthy and active lives.


How Do We Teach Physical Education?

In order to provide our pupils with an outstanding physical education curriculum, we teach a wide variety of disciplines such as swimming, football, tennis, badminton, hockey, netball, kwik cricket, rounders, athletics, cross-country, orienteering, circuit-training, gymnastics and numerous forms of dance. In addition to weekly two hours of PE lessons, delivered by our highly-trained specialist teachers, we provide pupils with the opportunity to experience additional activities such as BMX biking, rock climbing, mountaineering, paddle boarding, canoeing and sailing at specialist centres. This, alongside our extensive extra-curricular programme (see Information, Clubs for more information), enables each of our pupils to enjoy and achieve. Pupils have the opportunity for regular physical exercise every break time with a wealth of outdoor play equipment, sufficient for all pupils to enjoy.

Illustration of table tennis racket, football, basket ball, tennis ball and skipping rope

Read Our PE Policy

Meet the Athelites

We are a group of active and agile Athelites. Our role is to keep the school up-to-date with sporting achievements and create new sporting initiaties.

Sport Funding Creating a Lasting Legacy

The Government has made available to all schools a sum of money to allow them to continue to develop sports provision within schools and to help schools increase pupil participation in sporting activity.

Specialist Teaching

Physical education is carefully prepared, planned, delivered and assessed by a specialist ball sports teacher and a highly qualified dance and gymnastics teacher. In unison, the specialist staff ensure 480 pupils receive on average two and a half hours of high quality PE each week. Our staff lead PE training for trainee teachers across Redbridge.


The playground is marked out with an array of multi-coloured courts, seven netball hoops, a challenging climbing apparatus and four outdoor table tennis tables. The school benefits from a recently refurbished, large field which includes a challenging obstacle course, a six tower fort complex and a multi combination climbing frame. These facilities keep pupils active at break times. Pupils develop fundamental movement skills as they are challenged to traverse the equipment and the equipment encourages physical, social and imaginative play. We also have a strong community link with our main feeder high school; Woodbridge High, who allow us to use their astro-turf facility.

Beyond the National Curriculum

Our PE Team

Mr Joseph
Specialist Outdoor Games Teacher
Mrs Bradley
Specialist Gymnastics and Dance Teacher
Mr Bocking, Co-opted
Mr Bocking
PE Link Governor