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Here is some advice on how to best help your child succeed in PE:

  • Clearly label all PE kit -this helps us and your child, as well as helping you to avoid having to replace lost PE kit.
  • Regularly check that the kit fits -children have huge growth spurts, a kit that fits well helps keep them comfortable and safe.
  • Ensure they have warm clothing during the Winter months -unless it is snowing or heavily raining, we go outside for many PE lessons.
  • Encourage and support with extra-curricular clubs -as well as keeping children fit and healthy, clubs help them develop new skills, independence, confidence and social skills.
  • Do not hesitate to contact the PE department if you have any questions -we want to work with our parents to help pupils make the most of their PE lessons. 



Helping your child

Please note the following:

  • All jewellery must be removed at home on PE days, primarily for safety reasons as well as to prevent jewellery from being mislaid.
  • Pupils with newly pierced ears will need to supply and bring tape to cover the ears for 4 to 6 weeks. 




A note about safety...

Summer kit

For winter games children can wear:

  • Dark blue/black jogging bottoms and a dark blue/black/red jumper.
  • Plain black shorts.
  • Long black football socks.
  • Shin pads, for football.
  • Football boots - these are essential if your child is representing the school or attending a football/rugby after school club. Football boots can be worn at the parent's discretion for PE lessons.




Winter kit

Your child will need (in a named bag):

  • A pair of plain black shorts.
  • Trainers for outside PE (plimsolls will be acceptable for some weathers).
  • A round neck t-shirt which can either be plain white or in your child's house team colour which are as follows: Weir - green

                       Farrah - blue

                       Simmonds - yellow

                       Ennis - red




Please see below for guidance on our Summer and Winter PE uniform expectations.


PE Uniform

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