Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Sarginson, Mrs Hill or Mrs Dixon

Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Policies > Safeguarding.

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Physical Education

Children receive 2 hours of dedicated PE teaching each week, both in the theory and in the practical skills needed to develop their learning. Key skills taught include ball skills, positioning skills within team games, team tactics and rules of a wide range of sports. Throughout their time at Hopwood, every child has the opportunity to learn the necessary swimming expectations of the curriculum.


We extend the children’s learning by the use of specialist teachers some of which have included dance, cricket, tennis and rugby professionals. Freddy Fit works with the children not only to develop their cardio fitness but also to teach them the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Year 6 children have the opportunity to experience a range of sports through off site lessons at Heywood Sports Village.


As Hopwood holds Gold Status in the Schools Sports Award, PE is at the very heart of our extra-curricular activities. With a dedicated sports coach, supported by a team of pupil sports leaders, Hopwood provides children with a wide range of extra-curricular sports such as dance, football, netball, golf, rounders, hockey to name just a few. We provide children with leadership opportunities to work with alongside children from younger year groups, providing good models of sportsmanship.