Physical Education

At Crosscanonby St John's School we aim to provide a high quality physical education curriculum, which seeks to inspire our children to take part and succeed in a wide range of physical activities across the key stages. We will ensure that our children will take part in the widest range of activities and so develop the skills and competences that will enable them to engage in competitive sport and activities, lead healthy and active lives and derive enjoyment from working and competing with other children.

What do we do?


We take every opportunity to take part in competitions within school and against other schools. We don't always win but we encourage all our children to take part and have a go!!

 Examples of sports we take part in....

  • Swimming Gala
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Multiskills

We hold an annual Sport Day where every child competes at an appropriate level.

All Key Stage Two pupils go swimming for a ten week block. All costs are met by school.

At the pool they are taught by fully qualified swimming instructors, all pupils are included, transport is provided there and back.

Now all pupils from Reception to Year 6 enjoy the benefits of swimming lessons.

Every year, children in Key Stage Two are given the opportunity to go on a "residential" course at places like Robinwood, Alston. Hawse End centre, Keswick and Fell Side Centre, Caldbeck. This Year the childrens have been testing their skills and themselves with the challenges posed at Lockerbie Manor.

Here they are challenged as an individual or as a part of a team to push themselves as far as they feel able to go.

Some quotes from the pupils....

"I never thought I'd do the things I did". Y6 pupil

"I was frightened at first but once I had done it I felt great". Y4 pupil

We have a "rolling" programme of after school activities and clubs.

We have good links to local sports clubs, working with..

Netherhall Sports College

Aspatria Rugby Club

Workington Town


The children in Year 5 undertook cycling training earlier this year, learning about how to cycle safely on the roads.