Physical activity and PE

Physical education (PE) is a compulsory part of the curriculum for all pupils at every Key Stage.

National guidelines and resources and local assets in Richmond are available to assist and complement the teaching of PE. 

National guidelines and resources

A number of national bodies and organisations provide information about the teaching of PE.

Department for Education (DfE)

The Department for Education (DfE) recommends that all pupils should receive a minimum of two hours of curricular PE per week for all Key Stages. DfE provides physical education programmes of study on its website: 

World Health Organisation (WHO)

WHO's Promoting physical activity through schools briefing highlights the importance of embedding physical activity throughout the school day. This will help meet the recommendations of achieving a daily 60 minutes of moderate physical activity for 5 to 18 year olds.

Other bodies and organisations 

Local assets in Wandsworth

The borough offers a range of spaces, activities and opportunities that can promote good physical health. 

Sports, leisure venues and outdoor spaces 

Find out more about all the sports and leisure venues in the borough. Our parks and open spaces are also great places to be active.  

Enable Leisure & Sports is a not-for-profit organisation which manages leisure, sports, arts and cultural services for Wandsworth Council.

School travel plan

School travel planning promotes healthy, safe and sustainable travel to school. Read more on the STARS accreditation programme or join one of the school workshops.

For more information you can email

Cycling and other activities

Check our cycling page for a range of ways you can be active on your bike. We offer training to help children and adults learn how to cycle, and to cycle safely. 

The borough also offers a variety of opportunities for: