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federated with Witnesham Primary School

The website for Witnesham Primary can be found here.  


Physical Education and School Sport

At Otley Primary School we pride ourselves on promoting a range of activities through the taught curriculum, extracurricular activities and visits which promote an active lifestyle. We support the government’s initiative to combat obesity and enjoy being active.


Physical Education is important because many daily activities require a considerable degree of dexterity, teamwork and co-ordination. Pupils have two hours of PE timetabled per week through which we develop the six areas of activity as set out in the National Curriculum – Dance; Games; Gymnastics; Athletics; Outdoor and Adventurous activities; Swimming.


Our school vision is to create a curriculum that develops, motivates and enthuses every individual child to become a lifelong learner. We aim to give opportunities for all pupils to develop their leadership, coaching and officiating skills. As a school we want to create a buzz about physical activities where every child feels confident and ready to participate.


Children in classes 2 and 3 attend Fore Street Pool in Ipswich for a weekly swimming lesson in the spring term. All children should meet the basic swimming requirement (25metres) by the time they leave and most achieve significantly in excess of this.  Pupils in years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to complete the National Cycling Proficiency scheme.  


Our children have the opportunity to take part in local sports tournaments with other schools. The school has an extensive range of resources and the children enjoy the use of the playground area and the school’s own field on site.

Sport Premium


In March 2013 the Government announced that all Primary Schools would be receiving a Sport Premium allocation for 2013 to 2016. This funding is to be used for schools to provide, develop and deliver sustainable high quality teaching in school physical education and sport.   At Otley Primary School we aim have a positive attitude towards a healthy, active lifestyle.  We expect to receive approximately £8200.  Further information on how we intend to use this premium is shown in the attached document.

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Sport and PE


Please click on the links below to see what the children have been up to in their PE lessons.  

Hockey Key Skills Sport Skills TAG Rugby

Please click on the links below to find out more about PE and sport at our school.  

Results Page PE Action Plan 2013 - 2016 Basketball Festival Sport Relief Sport Images Dance Cross Country Multi Sports 1 Tennis Sports Day Multi Sports Dance Show 1 20130621_100345-1 DSCF3659 Impact Statement Year 1 Handball Basketball Swimming Gymnastics Impact Poster Year 2 Impact Poster Year 3 PE Action Plan 2016 - 2017