Physical Education and Sport
It is our aim to deliver high quality PE and sport for all children at Ringwood Junior School, to develop their enjoyment of sport and physical activity by promoting passion for lifelong physical activity through shared interests with other children, schools and clubs within the community. All children at Ringwood Junior receive at least 2 hours of PE each week. We also provide extra opportunities where possible (this is why PE kits need to be in school every day!).
Children at Ringwood Junior School have the opportunity to compete in a number of sports, including: football,
handball, hockey, netball, basketball, tennis, cycling, swimming, cross-country running, gymnastics, athletics and tag-rugby.
Our aim is for children to develop as active and healthy young people with a keenness to continue sport outside
of school time. In order to foster this developing love of sport and activity, we offer an extensive range of extra-
curricular clubs. These range from term to term, allowing children to explore and find a sporting passion. We
encourage all children to develop a positive outlook on health and, furthermore, it will develop important ‘life
qualities’ such as strength, resilience and agility through P.E. lessons and through play time activities with our
In addition to our high quality P.E lessons, we are active participants in the New Forest School Sports Partnership in association with Sainsbury’s School Games. This enables children from across the school to represent us in
individual and team sports ranging from football, rugby, hockey and netball to athletics and tennis. Last year saw us compete in over 20 activities across the local area, both competitive and friendly, achieving silver medals in gymnastics, bronze medals in lower school athletics and bronze medals in hockey. We also recognise those children who have particular skills and talents with regard to P.E and make every effort to develop this further through Able, Gifted and Talented programmes that take place as a part of the New Forest School’s Sports
Children have the opportunity to participate in Outdoor and Adventurous Activities throughout their time at
Ringwood Junior School. This comes in many forms with the main being the residential trips that happen
throughout the year. Children in year groups 3 and 6 have the opportunity to go on one residential trip per year
where activities such as kayaking, archery, high ropes and rock climbing are available. When possible, we also
make the most of the fantastic facilities that we have around us such as Rock Reef Climbing Centre on
P.E. and sport keeps a high profile during the year, with a wide range of different sporting events. These are all
aimed and increasing children’s participation, competition and enjoyment of physical activity. We hold an annual Scootathon which always proves great fun for children of all ages, as well as an annual ‘Run for Fun’ in which the whole school share in the enjoyment and physical benefits of running for a good cause.
School Sports Premium
The government is providing substantial funding to primary schools to support effective delivery of PE. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision - schools have the freedom to choose how they do this. School are responsible for demonstrating how the money has been used each year and the impact it has had on PE and school sport.
Click on the links below to see how Ringwood Junior School are improving their provision for PE and sport.