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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

PE & Swimming Information

4J have outdoor PE every Tuesday, children should come to school dressed in their PE kits on these days, they will not be changing back into uniform on days with PE.


PE at Irk Valley has been planned to ensure the children cover a range of skills within the curriculum.


This year to fully participate in lessons all children must wear a full P.E kit consisting of:


PE Kit and Expectations

The following are our expectations in all PE lessons to ensure pupils participate in fun, engaging and safe activities:

  • Suitable school PE kit should be worn for each lesson. If school kit is not provided, children will still participate in the lesson unless school uniform is not appropriate for the activity - children will then undertake coaching or officiating roles.

  • Head scarves should be tightly secured or removed for PE. A specialist, tight-fitting head scarf can be a suitable alternative.

  • All children taking part in indoor PE should be barefoot unless the activity requires the wearing of pumps / trainers (basketball, athletics, indoor hockey, indoor football etc).

  • All children with verrucas should wear pumps.

  • It is important that children have suitable footwear (appropriate to the activity) to minimise the chances of injury.

  • As last year, children should arrive at school in correct PE uniform in readiness for their PE lesson that day.


School PE Kit

  • plain white t-shirt
  • plain black shorts or plain black joggers
  • change of socks - preferably long black games socks
  • sturdy trainers or astro-turf boots (gym pumps offer little protection in games sessions)
  • plain black sweater or school sweater maybe worn in colder winter months at the discretion of the teacher
  • woolly hats and gloves may also be worn in colder months
  • hooded tops or coats shouldn't be worn as they pose a risk in games


For outdoor sessions, black tracksuit bottoms and a jumper can be worn.

  * For Health and Safety reasons hooded jackets and jewellery including stud earrings are not permitted. *




4J go swimming every Thursday.  Children wear the appropriate swimming kit on that day under their school uniform.

Please read the following letter for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the main office or speak to Mrs Jadhav during home time.