PE and Sport


PE Vision statement

At Hornton Primary School, we believe that physical education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of all children. Physical education and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and tools to make informed choices about healthy living and positively impact on their own health and wellbeing.

The physical education curriculum at Hornton Primary School, aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves in a variety of situations. Children will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard work, as well as success, are celebrated and enjoyed. In accordance with our whole-school aims, respect and fairness will remain at the heart of all lessons and participation, and the values of sportsmanship will be encouraged.

For more information about the teaching of P.E. at HPS, have a look at our P.E. policy here.

What lies ahead

As a school we are ever-evolving, and improving, and this is no different in P.E. Click here to see the P.E. Action Plan for this school year. This is a live document and is frequently evaluated and analysed. 

Please click here to see our two year curriculum map for P.E..

Stay close to the weekly bulletin and letters home regarding further festivals, after school clubs, and fixtures against local schools. 


Established in 2004, the North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership is a non-profit making organisation that works in partnership with 51 schools from across North Oxfordshire. They have well established links with Youth Sport Trust, Cherwell District Council Recreation & Health, Oxfordshire Sports Partnership, National Governing Bodies of Sport and numerous community sports clubs and leisure providers from across the Cherwell district. The overriding aim of NOSSP is to engage more 5 to 19 year olds in high quality Physical Education, School and Community Sport, thereby promoting excellence and lifelong participation in health promoting activity. Annually NOSSP organise and deliver over 250 School Games competitions and sports festivals, support teachers with the development and delivery of high quality PE and school sport, deploy a team of highly motivated specialist PE Mentors and Sports Coaches to support both curricular and extra-curricular initiatives, train and mentor young leaders as coaches, officials and team managers, and forge effective pathways for young people from schools into community sport.

For more information about NOSSP please follow the link below

North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership

Currently we have Rory Mawn from the NOSSP, with us every Monday, to act as a mentor to our staff. Rory helps plan and deliver high-quality P.E. lessons, and provides regular and detailed feedback after each lesson to teachers in the school. Regular meetings between Rory and teachers allow for reflection, and adaptation of future lessons. In September, our teachers set targets for themselves and Rory to develop over the course of the year.  At the end of the year, these targets are reflected upon, and discussed with Rory as part of the school’s appraisal process.

NOSSP organise and deliver competitions and festivals, incorporating many other schools in a wide-range of sports and activities. It is our intention to attend as many of these events as possible, ensuring each child in the school attends at least one NOSSP event over the duration of the year.

P.E. Kit Expectations

Please ensure that children come to school on their P.E. day, appropriately prepared for the weather and activity/sport they are taking part in. We will continue with our lesson whatever the weather, and so children need to be prepared to remain warm and as dry as possible. It is therefore reccomended that children are sent to school with tracksuit bottoms or leggings, a t-shirt, a sweatshirt/hoodie, and a waterproof cagoule or coat. It is also wise to pack a spare pair of socks, ready to chage in to, in case they do get wet. Appropriate footwear is essential, and without this, children will not be allowed to take part. During the summer months, and when your child is learning about sports that are predominantly performed inside, T-Shirts and shorts are sufficient, and will enable children to participate effectively and safely. Ideally, kits should be left in school, however if kit is taken home, please ensure that it is brought in on the appropriate day, otherwise your child will not be allowed to participate. 

The correct attire for indoor P.E.

Recent Results and Fixtures

NOSSP Fixtures and Festivals 2018-2019

Upcoming festivals

Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Festival 

Year 3/4 Small Schools Football Festival

Out of School Achievements

 Congratulations to Issy Stutchfield for her recent exploits in Triathlon representing Team Cherwell. At their recent awards evening, Issy was given the shield for 'Best Newcomer' having started in only January. She was also the winner of the TC Grand Prix, in what was her first season competing. Fantastic effort, Issy!


Club Links

Has your child particularly enjoyed a sport or game in P.E.? Are they interested in joining a local team? Mr Fox can provide plenty of information about local clubs, and who to get in touch with. He also loves hearing about your sporting exploits, so make sure he hears about it!

For more information about P.E. at HPS ask Mr Fox or email on