What we do


Clowne Junior School seeks to provide a full, varied and interesting Physical Education curriculum which challenges, engages and excites pupils and staff alike. We see Physical Education as a vital part of the educational experience as a whole and strive to promote health, fitness and wellbeing from an early age!


What is taught in the PE curriculum?

PE at Clowne Junior School plays a vital part of everyday school life. All pupils have two hours of high quality PE timetabled each week to cover the six main areas of the National Curriculum which are dance, gymnastics, games, swimming, athletics, and outdoor and adventurous activities. Swimming is offered for children in year 4. A healthy lifestyle is also promoted and this is kick-started with our annual ‘Health Promotion Week’. We also enrich children’s experiences through opportunities for outdoor and adventurous activities, specialist visiting teachers/coaches, Sports Partnership competitions and visits to professional sporting events.

P.E Kits

Pupils are expected to bring their own kit to each lesson and this includes a polo shirt or t-shirt (white or maroon), black shorts and suitable outdoor training shoes or plimsolls. Please encourage your child to remember to bring their kit each week!

Extra-Curricular PE

Alongside the PE Curriculum the children have the opportunity to participate in numerous before and after school sports clubs including martial arts, football, cricket, gymnastics, hula hooping, tag rugby, athletics and many other competitive sports. A selection of these are offered at different times throughout the school year and details can be found on the website, through the school sports newsletter and in school.

All morning clubs can be attended free of charge and have an ‘open-door’ policy. You don’t need your PE kit for these sessions. Pop along to enjoy the fun! (8am - 8.40am)
Places are allocated for after school clubs prior to the start of the club.

Lunchtime Provision

During lunchtimes, provision for high quality activity outside of the curriculum is offered. Our excellent Play Leader, Miss Waxman, offers varied activities for all year groups each day of the week. This includes house competitions, fundamentals development and sessions on various competitive sports. A Mini-leaders team of 20 year 6 children is also established and offers activities on the school playground during lunchtime. Our budding Mini-leaders have had brilliant reviews and the lunchtime team are encouraging all of our children to get active and involved. 



Children are given the opportunity to participate in the local Sports Partnership festivals and competitions. As a school we have enjoyed much success competing in the Heritage Cluster events and Bolsover District events also. On a regular basis school fixtures are arranged in many sports which enables the children to be proud to represent their school! We also hold intra-school competitions at lunchtimes where children from each house can compete against each other in a range of sports and activities.