Top tips for embedding physical activity in your whole school

Simple, practical ideas and advice for senior leaders to promote physical activity throughout the school day


  • EYFS
  • KS1
  • KS2
  • KS3


  • PE
  • PSHE

What's this for?

This document contains simple actions and flexible ideas to support senior leaders in embedding physical activity throughout the day, building on what your school currently offers.

Tips and real-life examples, using successful case studies from other schools, can help empower pupils and engage families.

There is also signposting to supporting resouces and further information.

Once you've read this document, try the Active School Day whole-school assembly as an excellent first step towards kick-starting physical activity throughout your school.

Download resources:

Dorrington Academy case study (PDF, 322KB)

Melbury Primary case study (PDF, 508KB)

Top tips for school leaders (PDF, 914KB)

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