Primary PE and Sport

At Ridgeway, children are encouraged to develop their skill and passion for sport in a number of ways.

All year groups have weekly P.E. lessons (covering the National Curriculum) that include indoor and outdoor sports (such as football, rugby, hockey, netball and volleyball) as well as gymnastics and dance.  We have ample outdoor space, which enables us to fully explore a range of physical education pursuits. 


Following a successful bid for National Lottery Funding, we installed a Daily Mile track on our field in the summer of 2019.  This enables all our pupils to participate in the Daily Mile initiative (which encourages 15 minutes of exercise everyday).  

After school, we hold clubs, run by external coaches, that further enhance the opportunities our pupils have to engage in a range of sports in a non-competitive environment.  Examples include: Tae-Kown-Do, tennis and football.  


Our school regularly participates in competitive sports events, to provide our children with the opportunity to compete with other schools as individuals and in team sports.  Annually, we enter Year 6 teams into the Croydon Netball and Football competitions.  There are also other events that take place throughout the year, in which children from our school compete, including: cross country, Croydon swimming gala and Croydon athletics.  Every year, our children enjoy success in these highly competitive individual events.

We are member of Croydon Schools Sports Partnership, which benefits the school through: staff training and development, expert advice and guidance on teacing and learning strategies, regular competitions and events for all ages, in a range of sports. 



In April 2020, 68 out of 77 pupils in our year 6 cohort met the minimum standard in swimming.  This means pupils could:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools

The PE and Sport Premium aims to help primary schools to ensure pupils have access to sufficient daily activity.  It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.  The government stipulates that schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of their physical education (PE), physical activity and sport.

This means schools should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that your school provides
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

The report for the school's use of the PE and sport premium can be found via the link below:


Ridgeway Primary School PE and Sport Premium Spending 2020-2021


Ridgeway Primary School PE and Sport Premium Spending 2019-2020


Ridgeway Primary School PE and Sport Premium Spending 2018-2019