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Sport & Physical Education

Physical Education and Sports


Hadrian Park delivers a high-quality physical education curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. There are numerous opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


School Aims:

  1. Provide opportunities for pupils to experience a broad range of physical activities.

  2. Ensure all pupils are physically active for sustained periods of time.

  3. Provide children with the life skills needed to lead healthy, active lives.


Key Stage 1


In Key Stage 1 pupils develop the fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and coordination. Pupils are taught to: master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, and begin to apply these in a range of team and individual games (tennis, rounders, athletics, basketball and football amongst others). They also learn to choreograph and perform simple routines in dance and gymnastics.


Key Stage 2


In Key Stage 2 pupils develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. Sports including: badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis are taught. Dance, gymnastics and athletics promote the skills of flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Outdoor and adventurous activities challenge both individuals and teams within the wonderful setting of the Rising Sun Country Park.

Children in Year 3 also receive swimming instruction at Burnside Leisure Centre with the aim of teaching them to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres  use a range of strokes effectively.


What makes Hadrian Park Special


  • We run a range of after school sports clubs (the majority of which are free) which run throughout the year.

  • We have achieved the School Games Gold award for the last four years - a recognition of the quality of teaching, the wider school opportunities provided and the number of clubs we run.

  • We are recognised by the Youth Sports Trust as a ‘Gold Standard school’ due to our inclusivity and CPD opportunities we offer for staff.

  • We have represented Newcastle United in the Premier League school boys football tournament, received a visit from the Premier League Trophy, danced in front of 40,000 fans as part of the Rugby League Magic Weekend and many other life changing experiences.

  • We were the first primary school to go skiing abroad and now run an annual skiing trip to the Italian Alps.

  • We take outdoor education extremely serious with annual trips for KS1 to Dukeswood, LKS2 attend Robinwood in Cumbria and UKS2 attending High Borrans in the Lake District.

  • Children receive Bikeability training allowing them to ride safely to school and road safety training to encourage all children to walk to school and do their bit for the environment.

  • We have school teams which compete across North Tyneside in the following sports: football, netball, hockey, athletics, tennis, handball, rounders, cricket, rugby and perform at the annual dance festival.

  • We have extremely strong links with Churchill Community College and Tyne Met College providing excellent community sporting links and opportunities for progession.

  • We celebrate our success on social media and through the school website to keep the local community updated on our sporting successes.




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