Through our Physical Education curriculum we aim to ensure that all pupils:
Develop competence in a broad range of physical activities to reach the performance levels they are capable of
Are physically active for sustained periods of time
Engage in competitive sports and activities
Lead healthy, active lifestyles
In July 2015, Birchwood was awarded the School Games Gold Mark for PE provision and Birchwood became the FIRST Primary School in Suffolk to be awarded the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) Quality Mark with distinction.
In November 2015, Birchwood won the Suffolk Sport School of Sporting Excellence Award.
In June 2016, Birchwood retained the School Games Gold Mark, undertook Suffolk Sport case study work and the school's Senior Leadership Team were invited to a round table discussion at 10 Downing Street with ministers regarding physical activity and tackling obesity.
In June 2017, Birchwood retained the School Games Gold Mark for the third year running.
In November 2017, Birchwood won the Suffolk Sport School of Sporting Excellence Award.
In 2018, Birchwood won the County LTA Education Award for tennis provision, has been re-accredited with the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) Quality Mark with distinction – the first Primary School in Suffolk to do so and has been awarded the School Games Gold Mark for the 4th consecutive year!