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PE and Sport at our School


What does Physical Education look like at Merdon?

At Merdon we recognise the importance of daily physical activity. Everyday the 
children have the opportunity to undertake a range of active games whether it 
be games led by our Play Leaders or a range of fun Inter-house competitions. 
Within the classroom teachers use a range of programmes to ensure children 
have the opportunity to re-energise or promote calm and mindfulness.
Each child has the opportunity to participate in 2 hours of Physical Education 
lessons each week which compromise 1 hour of outside games focus and 1 
hour inside with a focus on gymnastics or dance. We also provide a range of 
extra-curricular sporting clubs both before and after schools where we 
encourage all children to join. 
Every half term we also lead Inter-House competitions to further promote 
opportunities for physical activities. They also allow all children to experience 
healthy competition both individually and for a team. Each child represents 
their assigned school team throughout their time at Merdon. 


Exciting news - we have just been awarded 'GOLD' for the School Games Sports Mark 2018/19!

Swimming at Merdon


2019/20 data


Due to COVID our Year 6 cohort were unable to complete their swimming tuition during the Summer term and therefore swimming data cannot be reported for this academic year.


2018/19 data


The number of our Year 6 children who can swim is as follows:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m – 86%
  • Use a range of strokes effectively – 86%
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations – 86%