Montrose School

At Montrose pupils are given a wide range of opportunities to engage in high quality physical education.  We aim to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physical demanding activities.  Pupils are given opportunities to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.  Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Due to our success in sporting events we have achieved the gold school mark games award in 2023.


The sport provision that we have available at Montrose School focuses the mental health and well - being of our pupils. Mental and physical health rely heavily on each other. Our minds and bodies are connected. Being active is beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing by boosting your self-esteem and helping you concentrate as well as increasing the feeling of energy and improving your mood. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on anxiety, improving sleep and reducing stress as well as improve the ability to cope with stress. In turn, this has enabled us to achieve the Healthy Schools Bronze award.


The aims of the Curriculum

To ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time

  • Engage in competitive sports and activities

  • Lead healthy, active lives

Key stage 1

At KS1, all pupils have a one hours games session with specialised sports coaches to ensure the children are getting the best PE education possible and an additional hour of gymnastics or dance.  During these sessions pupils develop fundamental movement skills in which they become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.  They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Key stage 2

At KS2, all pupils have a one hours games session with specialised sports coaches to ensure the children are getting the best PE education possible and an hour of gymnastics or dance. Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.  They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. In addition, years 4-6 receive swimming lessons at the local leisure centre. 

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


Swimming and water safety

At Montrose all children go swimming in year 5 and statutory information about swimming in Year 6 is included in our annual sports premium report.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


In addition to the programmes of study, Montrose offer extra-curricular activities which include: multi sports, football, street dance, cricket, football training, dodgeball, netball and basketball.  In year 6, children have the opportunity to achieve bike ability awards.



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Wigston Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire

0116 2832328