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Gillshill Primary

PE at Gillshill

Physical Education: the only subject that makes your HEART RACE.

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At Gillshill Primary School we are passionate about PE and the impact it can have on children throughout their learning journey. We see it as a great release for many children, offering them the freedom to express themselves through PE and sport.

Led by Miss Jesney (the PE lead) and Mr Start (PE Consultant) we deliver a minimum of 2 hours PE to each child per week.


A message from one of our ex-pupils, Liam Cooper who is now Captain at Leeds United:

Our PE Curriculum gives children the opportunity to develop skills in a wide and diverse range of sports including:

  • football
  • basketball
  • hockey
  • tennis
  • netball
  • cricket
  • gymnastics
  • dance
  • athletics

In addition to this, and in order to give children as many opportunities to take part in sport-related activities as possible, we offer lunch time and after school clubs throughout the year. We also have our fun and competitive whole-school sports day that takes place annually in July, where children score points for their house teams.

We are also members of the Hull Active Schools programme which gives children the opportunity to take part in sports competitions against other schools in the local area.


Each year we enter 40+ tournaments where children compete in the following sports:


  • football
  • rugby
  • boccia
  • kurling
  • indoor athletics
  • outdoor athletics
  • cricket
  • swimming
  • futsal
  • netball
  • tri-golf

Our aim is to ensure that every child has been given the opportunity to represent Gillshill at a tournament before they leave us at the end of year 6. We also have regular feedback from pupils, who are on the School and PE Council, about their thoughts on the activities, and opportunities that we provide and how these can be improved. On a regular basis, we celebrate the sporting successes of our children during school assemblies, within our school newsletter and across our social media platforms.

As a school, we have also celebrated many successes and achievements such as achieving the ‘Gold School Games Award’ for the fourth consecutive year. We will be focussing on achieving the platinum award next year. Gillshill has also received the Humber Award for ‘Pupil Engagement’ in 2019, the Hull Daily Mail Golden Apple Award for ‘Outstanding Sporting Achievement’ in 2018 and we were crowned the school with the ‘Most increased participation in competitive sport’ across the whole of Yorkshire at the Yorkshire Primary PE and Sports Awards in 2017.

Each year, we offer trips to watch professional football matches at various football stadiums around the country. We have visited the Etihad Stadium, Old Trafford and Proact Stadium to watch Manchester City, Manchester United and England Under 21s play teams from all over the world.

Within our school, we actively encourage children of all ages and abilities to participate in as many sports as possible and we aim to make sport a fun and enjoyable experience for all. 

We also encourage children to further develop their sporting skills outside of school by directing them to local sports club that we have links with such as:

  • Sutton Gymnastics – Dave Wright
  • Sutton Cricket – Keith Blagg
  • Wilberforce Netball – Anne Peak
  • Pelican Boys FC – Danny Fletcher
  • Malet Girls FC – Ian Warvill
  • East Hull Rugby League Club – Paul Butler

Pelican Tennis Club and Sutton cricket club offer free taster sessions on a regular basis.



Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

Michael Jordan


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