Wigton Infant School


Wigton Infant School was one of the first schools in Cumbria to achieve the 'Activemark' accreditation for our Physical Education provision.

The school day begins with approximately 5-10 minutes of 'Activate' or '5 a day' , programmes designed to promote active minds and bodies, helping to increase physical agility and co-ordination, develop concentration and listening skills and build stamina and strength. The afternoon begins with a shorter session to get us going again after lunch.

Each class has 2 P.E lessons a week covering dance, gymnastics or games. We also have a well resourced 'Physical Play' room that children can use.

We have excellent outdoor facilities to keep our children active at lunch and break times, including a climbing frame, traverse wall and fitness trail.

We also have 'Huff Puff' where classes can access small games equipment during lunchtime. This ensures that the majority of children are active throughout the lunch hour.

During the year we have a number of coaches who come to deliver high quality coaching in a variety of sports including tennis, multiskills and cricket. The children enter into inter school activities and festivals either as a school or year group.

At different times of the year we offer after school clubs which have included tennis, gym, football, hockey and multiskills.

We receive additional funding for PE called 'The Primary PE and Sport Premium'. Information about how we use this can be found under the information tab on our website. 


In November, Mrs Kingston took a team of 6 year 2 children to compete against other schools from our area in the Key Steps Gymnastics Competition at Netherall School in Maryport.

The team worked incredibly hard in the weeks leading up to the event, perfecting their floor routine and vault to impress the judges.

We eagerly await the results to see if we can win a place in the county finals which are taking place in Penrith next Spring.