Physical Education



A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

At St George’s we seek opportunities for children to take part in physical activity by delivering a comprehensive Physical Education curriculum that allows children – to learn how to run, jump, catch and throw; play competitive games and develop simple strategies for winning; develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance; perform dances; learn to swim and take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges.

We also recognise the link between activity and health and teach the children how to lead a full and active healthy lifestyle.

We do this through, for example –

  • Weekly Physical Education lessons in school
  • Swimming lessons at New Mills Leisure Centre Pool
  • The opportunity to take part in sports after school clubs
  • Active involvement in our local Sports Partnership (including taking part in competitions with local schools)
  • Participation in ‘The Daily Mile’
  • Encouraging children to continue their physical activity out of school
  • Healthy lifestyle cookery lessons in school
  • Encouraging physical play during lessons and breaks
  • Teaching children about healthy lifestyles in Personal, Social, Health and Community Education
  • Opportunities to design healthy meals in Design Technology lessons
  • Adults in school sharing examples of their own physical activities and healthy choices
  • Signposting children and their parents to third party providers, clubs and societies

School Games

We are proud to have been awarded the Silver level of the School Games Mark. The Mark recognises schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community via club links. Click here to see reports on the competitions we have taken part in.

Physical Education Links

Outside Organisations

Listed are organisations in and around New Mills that offer physical activities for children. If there are any inaccuracies, please let us know.


Torrside Badminton Club at New Mills Leisure Centre.


New Mills Bowls Club.


Birch Vale and Thornsett Cricket Club.

Disley Cricket Club has a thriving junior section with u9, u11, u13 and u15 teams playing in the High Peak Junior Cricket League competitions.

Hayfield Cricket Club.

New Mills Cricket Club is based in the High Peak and is a member of the Derbyshire and Cheshire League.

Whaley Bridge Cricket Club.


Chinley Junior Football Club competes in the Stockport Metro Junior Football League and say they are a friendly club that prides itself on developing a positive approach to grassroots football.

Hayfield Juniors is an FA Charter Standard football club based in the beautiful village of Hayfield in the North West of the Peak District.

High Lane Football Club is based in High Lane and runs teams in High Lane and Disley.

New Mills Juniors have been an established junior football club since 1972 and are key figures in providing organized football training and competitive games for locally based boys and girls.

Whaley Bridge Football Club is an at FA Community Charter Standard club based in Whaley Bridge.

Free Running

See High Peak Gymnastics below.


High Peak Gymnastics  offer recreational and competitive classes to girls and boys. They are based in Whaley Bridge. Contact 07731 880984.


Karate at New Mills Leisure Centre.

Kick Boxing

North West Chinese Kick Boxing at New Mills Leisure Centre.


Mellor Lacrosse Club. Contact Martin Mochan at or by phone on 07464 497740 for further information.

Leisure Centres

New Mills Leisure Centre. Children aged 8-16 years can play badminton, short tennis, football and basketball on any available unbooked courts at the centre free for up to 2 hours. All equipment is provided. Registration is required.


Squash Club (at New Mills Leisure Centre) play in the North West Counties Squash League.


See New Mills Leisure Centre above.


New Mills Tennis Club offer coaching sessions between 16.30-19.00 on Fridays and also 09.30-12.30 on Saturday mornings for school children.