The Southwater Junior Academy


Physical Education

Our curriculum subject areas of the website are currently being revised and updated. However, please see below for a flavour of what we do.


Sport and high quality PE are a central pillar in our educational provision. At its core is a carefully planned PE curriculum based on a ‘skills led’ format.  This provision, for all pupils of all abilities, ensures that pupils are introduced to a range of activities, skills and formats, find PE lessons enjoyable and are physically active for extended periods.  We have introduced a system of assessment to ensure we meet the needs of all pupils and are able to differentiate our provision.  

PE Quality Mark 

In July 2014 Southwater Junior Academy became the first primary or junior school in the whole of West Sussex to be awarded the AFPE Quality Mark for PE.The Association for Physical Education (afPE) is the only physical education subject association in the UK. We were awarded this fantastic achievement as recognition of the great work our pupils' and teachers' do on a daily basis, to ensure the highest level of PE, range of activities, sport, competition and extra curricular clubs that are provided at SJA.

Sports Premium Payment

Following the Sports Premium payment, provided by government specifically for PE, we have employed our own, full-time PE Instructor, Mr Paul Showell to work alongside our PE Co-ordinator, Mrs Laura Bamber.  This has had an immense impact on provision, leading to SJA being recognised as one of the top providers of high quality PE and sport in West Sussex.

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Teams at SJA
SJA is represented in a full range of sports teams: Cross Country, Football, Tag Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Swimming, Rounders, Cricket, Gymnastics, Athletics, Stoolball, Badminton, Tennis, Basketball, Dance and Table Tennis, and all competitions are open to both boys and girls.

Mr Showell leads the majority of PE lessons, teaching various games in a ‘skills led’ format.  Along with Miss Marriott, he works with teachers to ensure high quality PE teaching throughout the school.  This provision is for all pupils regardless of ability and a system of assessment is being put into place to ensure that all children are enjoying and improving in every field of sport.
We offer an extensive range of sporting clubs and activities to all of our pupils and take part in all of the Horsham and District Primary Schools' sporting events and competitions. Our Academy places a high value on sportmanship and competition.