The Association for Physical Education (afPE) is the only physical education subject association in the UK. They are committed to being the representative organisation of choice for people and organisations delivering or supporting the delivery of physical education in schools and in the wider community.

Their purpose is to promote and maintain high standards and safe practice in all aspects and at all levels of physical education, influencing developments in physical education at national and local levels.


For information on how to become a member of afPE click here.

afPE Quality Mark for Physical Education & Sport

The afPE Quality Mark will recognise, through a succinct self review and evaluation process, the strength and quality of physical education and sport in your school. It will raise the profile of the subject and the school both locally and nationally and will promote the high quality work that is being undertaken on a day to day basis. High quality physical education and sport makes a difference to the learning and experiences of children and young people both within the subject and more widely across the curriculum. The afPE Quality Mark will recognise this. For further details click here.

afPE Guidance on the Effective Use of the Primary Sport Premium

Jointly developed by afPE and YST for the Department for Education, this article gives some simple guidance on effective use of the funding. Click here to download.

afPE Guidance on the Effective Use of Coaches in PE and Sport

afPE has produced a concise guidance for head teachers and other leadership staff responsible for deploying visiting support staff within physical education and sport (PES). To download a copy click here.

Primary PE & Sport Premium ‘Evidencing the Impact’ Template

The Department for Education commissioned afPE and the Youth Sport Trust to create a national template which has been updated to include swimming data. Head teachers, Governors and Subject Leaders will be able to use this simple reporting mechanism to ensure they are compliant.

Click here to access the template.

Films exemplifying effective use of the Premium

Sport England (along with national partners including afPE) have produced a series of short films exemplifying the effective use of the Primary PE & Sport Premium. Click here to view the films.

Contribution of PE to Whole School Improvement

afPE has created a poster which shows the contribution of physical education to whole school improvement. At the heart is the achievement of all young people and we have embedded the Ofsted areas for inspection and the wider contribution that PE and sport can make to a school and its young people. To download the poster click here