Physical education at Newlyn


All of the children at Newlyn School benefit from 2 hours per week of physical education.

In Key Stage 1, the children access a range of PE including ball skills, games, gymnastics, dance and swimming. The children in Key Stage 1 are taught swimming by qualified swimming instructors at Penzance Leisure Centre and our foundation children benefit from a weekly lesson all year round.

In Key Stage 2, the children access many sports including high five, tag rugby, football, swimming, cricket, rounders, athletics, dance, gymnastics and tennis. Our Year 5 and 6 children benefit from coaching from Marcus Smith in one of their weekly sessions.


We provide a variety of after school sports clubs including Hip-hop with a qualified dance teacher, Cheerleading, Football, Surfing, Invasion Games, Rugby, Skills to Play, Cross Country and High Five. Our extremely popular Fun with Food Club promotes a healthy lifestyle! Our children compete in the Penwith leagues for High Five, Cross Country and Rugby. Last year, we won the Penwith Rugby League!

Inter-house sports

Our inter-house sports have really taken off again this year (2015), offering a range of both competition and sporting festivals throughout the year, involving all of the children from Foundation to Year 6. Our Year 6 leaders are responsible for promoting a good sporting attitude to their teams and contribute to the running of the event.