Physical Education


The Youth Sports Trust have awarded us The School Games Mark in recognition of our hard work, dedication and commitment to PE, School Sport and Physical Activity. Well done team Baxenden!

Hyndburn Virtual Mile

We are the best school in Lancashire for PE & sports!

During the school closure due to Covid19 please remember to look after your physical and mental health. Sport and physical activity plays a vital role in our overall health and helps people to find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so please take a look at some of the ideas for keeping active at home by clicking on the documents below. You can also find new weekly documents on “Home Learning” Physical Education. This includes ideas from Lancashire School Games and Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Schools Sports Partnership.

Physical Education and School Sport has a high profile at Baxenden St John’s and we encourage all pupils to recognise the benefit of being active and participating in competitive sport.

In recognition of our commitment to PE, Physical Activity and Sport we have been awarded the School Games Gold Mark for 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and received the Platinum Award for 2017/18 2018/19 and 2019/20.

We also place high emphasis on achieving and improving our own “Personal Best” across a range of skills.

In September 2019 we were awarded Hyndburn Primary School of the Year for Sport at the Hyndburn Sports Awards. Following this evening we went through to the Lancashire Sports Awards and we were delighted to win Lancashire Primary School of the Year for Sport! An amazing achievement for everyone at school!

The PE curriculum covers;

  • Games –skills and tactics from invasion games, striking and fielding games and net and wall games.
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming (KS2)
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Education
  • Athletics

Within this subject area there will be opportunities to compete at a personal level (improving own PB) at intra level (between class members) and at an inter level (against other local schools) Although we pride ourselves on always performing to the best of our ability and winning medals is our ultimate aim we also use these opportunities to develop the School Games Values of: Honesty, Teamwork, Respect, Passion, Determination and Self Respect.

In addition to curriculum PE there are many opportunities for pupils to become leaders of sport. In school we have; Sports Captains, Competition Leaders and Bronze Ambassadors for Sport.

We work closely with the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Schools Sports Partnership providing opportunities for pupils to participate in PE and sports outside of school.

We offer a range of after school sports clubs which are open to all abilities.