At Ley Hill School physical activity is paramount. We firmly believe that regular physical exercise and healthy eating have a great impact on the well-being of the whole child. At any time of the school day children can be seen enjoying some form of physical activity whether playtime, curriculum or extra-curricular time. All pupils experience at least three hours of physical activity each week.
We truly believe that there is a sport for all pupils whatever their talent and preference. We offer a wide variety of activities to suit all tastes, ranging from football and netball to table tennis and juggling. We are blessed with great facilities: a large field with a fitness trail, two spacious playgrounds with climbing frames, a climbing wall, outdoor table tennis table and a well equipped school hall.
Competition is encouraged through inter-class events like the Fun Run and Sports Days in addition to inter-school competitions. For example, football, cricket, netball and cross country leagues. All pupils from Reception to Year 6 compete in at least one inter school competition each year organised by the SSCO scheme.
We enjoy strong community links with local clubs. For example we reciprocate facilities and resources with the local cricket club. Our links with the local upper school continue to thrive.
Recently we thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Andy Lewis, para gold medalist. Following this the children raised over £700 through their Christmas shows for the Arctic One Foundation who support young disabled people to get into sport.
Over the past few years we have been the grateful recipient of the Olympic Legacy Funding or PE and Sports Premium. Please download the PDF reports which outline the expenditure.
The impact that this funding has on our pupils' Physical Education and sport participation is to ensure that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles by greater participation in school sport and competitions, engaging in healthy eating, using PE and school sport to extend their learning in other subject areas such as maths, participating in an increased diversity of sports in a rich and engaging curriculum, receiving high quality PE teaching and lunch time sports activities.