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We are Athletes

PE, physical activity and sport are key elements of a child's development. Therefore, we’re supporting our capacity of PE and activity at Waterside Primary Academy each year, initially by investing in the local School Sport Partnership (SSP) which will increase opportunity for our pupils to participate in both fun and competitive physical activity, events and leagues.

The delivery of PE across the school is provided to our pupils by specialist coaches from ‘Premier Sports’. These lessons allow greater opportunities to learn through active teaching, supported by our spacious indoor and outdoor facilities, which provide an excellent platform for develop physically literate pupils.

We want our pupils to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, with regular exercise, with the aim of developing mental, social and personal qualities that are promoted through physical activity. Children are invited to participate in the ‘Morning Mile’ on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with classes also completing our Golden Mile course during the school day.

On top of this, qualities such as resilience, independence and the ability to work as part of a team will be promoted through the school year in an engaging curriculum.


Swimming is currently offered in Year 6, as we aim to ensure all of our children can competently swim 25 metres in a range of strokes by the time they move into secondary.

We also promote water skills and safety, with children in year 6 taking part in these sessions for one full term.

Our pupils attend swimming lessons at Chesham Leisure Centre, supporting our aim that all pupils can complete the required 25 metres in a range of strokes by the time they leave in Year 6 and promote participation outside of school.

Pupils follow a timetable of lessons in which they cover the basics of swimming, as well as building their water confidence and water safety skills.