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Physical Education

At Duke Street Primary School, we recognise the importance of providing a high quality physical education programme within which pupils develop physical competence and confidence and are given opportunities to be physically educated and become physically literate. Within our physical education provision we also aim to promote personal development, health and well-being, enjoyment, success and achievement of all pupils across the whole curriculum and beyond.

Earrings in PE- Pupils should only wear small studs to school, not hoops or danglers.  Ideally, ears should be newly pierced at the beginning of the Summer Holidays to give the ears time to heal before the start of the new term.  Students unable to remove earrings should be required to make them safe by taping, front and back, which may offer a measure of protection.  The taping should be sufficient to prevent the stud post penetrating the bone behind the ear should an unintentional blow be received, (eg from someone or from equipment such as a ball).  This taping may be done at home for younger children or prior to the lesson for older students.  Staff are not required to remove or tape earrings for students.  Therefore:

Option 1:

If possible, parents should remove earrings on the day of their child’s PE lesson.

Option 2:

Tape earrings up at home, ensuring there is enough protection as detailed above.

PE is taught twice a week and we follow for Updated Scheme of Work for both key stages.

Physical Education Policy 2016

After School Clubs

Monday – Netball

Tuesday – Fitness Club

Thursday – Change 4 Life Club/FMS Movements

Friday – Football

We encourage and like to offer all pupils at Duke Street the opportunity to take part in competitions  across both key stages.




PALS play leaders from Year 5 and 6 children have been trained by one of the Chorley District School Sports Co-ordinators to expand upon the adult role of encouraging positive play during break and lunch times. PALs children follow a timetable/duty rota indicating their responsibilities.  We have also introduced a buddy bench and PAL of the week. 


Zoning now in place for KS2 during lunch times and have resulted in fewer behavioral issues.  20minutes each day the children get to play structured games in a zoned area.  

Mile Run

At Duke Street we encourage our children to be active and have introduced the Mile Run, children can run or either walk around the school playground.  This as been a great success with feedback from the children very positive.


PGL Boreatton Park

Year 5 and 6 pupils have an opportunity to participate in a residential outdoor pursuits weekend in the Autumn term at PGL Boreatton Park in Shropshire., They take part in supervised activities, such as canoeing, abseiling, archery, climbing, raft building, zip wire, initiative exercises and other team building activities.