We aim to promote a healthy active lifestyle for all the children through fun, stimulating and inclusive Physical Education (PE) and this is delivered by class teachers and specialist PE teachers. Over the school year the children will learn a variety of skills in their PE lessons as well as having the opportunity to attend out of school clubs such as netball, cricket, gym and dance. As part of the Harrogate School Sports Partnership (HSSP) we are able to offer children a wide variety of sports with opportunities to compete at higher levels. In competitions we aim to encourage ALL children to do their best and to accept defeat as gracefully as we accept victory.
We offer swimming lessons from Year 3 to Year 6, at Ripon Spa Swimming Baths in compliance with the National Curriculum. For 2017-2018 Year 2 and Year 3 attend weekly swimming lessons.
Outdoor activities are widely promoted. In Year 3 and 4 children are encouraged to go to Robin Wood, an outdoor education centre in Cumbria for 3 days and in Year 6 there is an opportunity to go for one week’s residential to East Barnby, near Whitby for more challenging outdoor pursuits.