Our overriding aim is that through the acquisition of appropriate skills we want to foster a lifetime of enjoyment in both participating and watching sports as well as ensuring the ideals associated with fair play and sporting behaviour are interwoven through all we do.
Physical Education involves the children in the continuous process of planning, performing and evaluating all areas of activity, with the emphasis upon performance and always trying our best.
Children are taught in six areas of activity:
Games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities and swimming.
All children within the school have two sessions of PE every week.
Our Policy for PE can be found here; new PE policy 2017
Football, netball, rugby, rounders, hockey, gymnastics, swimming, cross country and athletics are all available at St Oswald’s either as part of the timetable for PE or as an extra curricular activity or both. the school recognises the importance of learning all these different skills and is regularly involved in competitive fixtures through the QEG’s School Sports Partnership.
We have a large school hall, playground and are in the exciting phase of having a Multi Use Games Area and field developed on our site adjacent to the school. this will provide further opportunities for the children to play sports. We also use Ashbourne Leisure Centre and Ashbourne Recreation Ground.
We have clubs at St Oswald’s- Dance and Gymnastics as well as Soccer Stars.
We work closely with other clubs and organisations in the town- Ashbourne Rugby Club, Aztecs Football Club, Ashbourne Tennis Club Ashbourne and Clifton Cricket Club. We actively encourage children to become involved in sporting activities outside school.