Physical Education

St Ambrose RC Primary School - PE Curriculum Intent

 “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God.”(1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

At St Ambrose, we reflect the National Curriculum aims:

  • Through the teaching of PE, we provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities
  • Children are provided with opportunities to become physically confident, supporting their health and fitness.
  • Opportunities to compete in sports and other activities build character and help to embed values such as sportsmanship, fairness and respect.

In this subject:

At St Ambrose we aim to build progression of skills, knowledge and vocabulary through various activities and exposure to different sports. This is based on a PE curriculum that is an enhanced model of the Early Years Framework and the national curriculum with a clear progression structure from Early Years to Year 6. The progression of skills has been planned in order to build on the skills needed to meet the end of key stage objectives in the National Curriculum

PE at St Ambrose aims to develop confident, successful, and independent learners who can problem solve and experience sporting competition actively through the Manchester Sports Partnership competitions and activities aimed at every child’s level.  Through PE, enrichment activities, inter-school and intra-school competitions, the values gained, such as teamwork, self belief, respect, passion, honesty and determination support our children so they can go out into the world and impact transforming society.

We aim to raise aspirations and encourage those around us to be the best that they can be by inspiring our children to gain a love of sport, exercise and an awareness of living an active and healthy lifestyle and develop their own sportspersonal pride.

In God's family, we grow and learn in love, hope and faith.


Mr Warburton - PE

PE at St. Ambrose RC Primary School

At St. Ambrose RC Primary school, we aim to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for all children to become physically confident to support their health and fitness.

At St. Ambrose, we use Primary PE Passport as a learning scheme to support the delivery of the national curriculum across all year groups. An overview of the topics that will be taught can be found in the files section at the bottom of the page. 

Sports Premium Funding

The funding has been provided to promote and encourage children to participate in a range of physical activity both in and
out of school in order to prevent concerning statistics in relation to obesity from coming to fruition

The Sports Premium Funding document can be found at the bottom of this page.

Swimming at St. Ambrose

Children in Year 4 attend weekly swimming lessons to learn to swim and develop their water safety.  At the end of each academic year, schools must publish how many Year 6 children have met the national curriculum requirement of swimming and water safety. This information can be found in the 'Sports Premium, funding' document in the files section at the bottom of this page.

School Games



St Ambrose R.C Primary School has received the Gold School Games Mark and aims to reach Platinum by the end of the academic year 2022/23.

The School Games Mark recognises that St. Ambrose R.C Primary School is committed to Physical Education. In addition to curriculum PE, we offer a wide range of extracurricular clubs and the opportunity to take part in competitions at different levels. 

Competition Section

Images from our sporting events this year (2022/23) can be found at the bottom of this page. 


Sporting News

St Ambrose have acheived the Gold Award in the School Games Mark 2022/23


Tuesday 29th March 2023

Quarter Final Match - Lily Lane v St Ambrose RC


Lily Lane 1 - 0 St Ambrose RC
Despite St Ambrose putting up a strong fight, Lily Lane managed to score a goal in the last minute of the game, leaving our school team with no time to equalise. Our players were disappointed but proud of their performance and the progress they had made throughout this season. We are proud of the team's effort and have encouraged them to keep working hard for next year's season. The school community also showed their support by congratulating the team on their achievements and thanking them for representing the school with pride and sportsmanship. Good luck to Lily Lane in their Q.Final fixture, we wish you all the best for the remainder of the competition.

Tuesday 21st March 2023
Girls final league fixtures

The Girl's Football team have worked hard all season and have managed to secure their place in the finals. The team has shown great determination and teamwork, and they are now eager to compete against the best teams in the competition. The finals will be held at a Platt Lane Sports Complex, and the children can't wait to step onto the field and showcase their skills. It's an exciting time for the team, and they are determined to make it a memorable one. 

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