A framework had been developed to support primary schools to consider how best they can structure their PE and school sport provision to ensure maximum opportunity is provided to develop the physical literacy of all their pupils.

This Primary School Physical Literacy Framework has been developed by Youth Sport Trust (YST) in partnership with:

  • Sport England (SE)
  • County Sport Partnership Network (CSPn)
  • Association of Physical Education (afPE)
  • sports coach UK (scUK)

What is physical literacy?

Physical Literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that provides children with the movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity. Enabling them to be physically literate supports their development as competent, confident and healthy movers.

Download the framework

This self-review tool will help you assess your school’s provision and outcomes in PE and
school sport. It will also help you identify your school’s priorities.

Primary School Physical Literacy Framework

Self Review Tool