The Free School Norwich aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport, starting in EYFS. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We listen to our children’s wants and needs and provide them with a range of active and competitive experiences. We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as celebrating their own successes. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond. We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and support our children’s well-being wherever there is an opportunity.


The Free School Norwich provides a well-balanced programme of sporting and physical activities enabling children to develop their skills and knowledge from EYFS through to Year 6. This includes opportunities for expressive and creative movement through dance, as well as gymnastics, swimming, athletics, net and wall, invasion games and outdoor adventurous activity. Learning through co-operative and competitive activities helps to promote an understanding of inter-personal relationships. Children take part in sporting activities within the school, and with other schools, including local tournaments and competitions both virtually and face 2 face. They also learn the skills of competition through interclass tournaments and challenging themselves to achieve their ‘personal best’. 

All children have 2 hours of PE every week. Children in EYFS, Year 1 and 2 access lessons on site with a dedicated member of staff who fosters the fundamentals of Physical Education and Sport through a challenging and engaging curriculum. Children in KS2 are taught by coaches from Premier Education who deliver high quality, challenging lessons using the fantastic resources at The Hewett School.

Children in Years 4-6 complete a term of Swimming with a dedicated coach to enable them to achieve the skills and outcomes outlined in the National Curriculum.

Parents are able to track their children’s progress through regular updates on Tapestry and at Parents’ Evenings, as well as being invited into school to support their children during Sports Day.


Children leave school having a love of sport and physical activity both in and out of school, with this continuing into later life. Children will have worked on their own aspirations in relation to PE and this will be carried on after leaving KS2, with children continuing to participate for enjoyment or competitively. All children should be able to discuss the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how this is achieved as well as developed skills that underpin life such as teamwork, sportsmanship, self-motivation, resilience and independence.

Curriculum Progression