St. Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Swires Road, Halifax, HX1 2ER

01422 362365
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We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Physical Education

Physical education at St Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy is an integral part of the curriculum.

In 2022-2023 St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy achieved the 
Bronze School Games Mark


Our program has been coherently planned and sequenced so it develops all children’s knowledge, skills, understanding, and health and well-being. This then, allows them the best chance to perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities and competitive games.

Our school’s physical education curriculum contributes to an increased awareness and positive attitude to the benefits of exercise, a healthy and active lifestyle and an enjoyable use of leisure time as well as a varied understanding of physical skill and rules of play. We give the children the opportunity to experience a range of sporting activities and to compete in competitions, aimed at improving and supporting all abilities.

We encourage not only physical progression but also progression within wider life skills within our cog based units that are focused on developing all children as a whole and allowing them the best opportunity to succeed in life.


 EYFS Progression Map

KS1 & KS2 Progression Map

Physical Education Photos

Physical Education Photos




In 2022-23 16% of the Year Six pupils were able to swim 25m and meet the national curriculum requirements.