PE and Games

During their time at Skelton Newby Hall, children develop positive attitudes towards PE and physical activity through the provision of a fun, high-quality and inclusive PE curriculum that inspires and enables all pupils to participate in lessons, competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. As a 'Healthy School', we also promote healthy lifestyles, including diet, nutrition, hydration and sleep, and help pupils to appreciate the wide-ranging benefits of leading an active, healthy lifestyle, including on their mental health.

Through PE lessons, our children develop resilience and learn transferable skills such as cooperation and collaboration, understanding fairness and equality of play and good sportsmanship. They enjoy being challenged, taking managed risks and finding ways to complete tasks they once found too difficult, using a growth mind-set approach.

High-quality PE lessons are delivered for two hours weekly by our Sporting Start coaches. Children receive one hour of skills-focused activities each week, and one hour of sport-based activities, to ensure that they develop the fundamental skills of balance, coordination and agility, but are also able to participate in sporting competitions such as those facilitated by our link with the Harrogate School Sports Partnership. For more information about the Sports Partnership, visit

Our school also hosts an annual Cross-Country event for a number of local schools. It is held in the Summer Term in the grounds of Newby Hall.