PE Equipment For Primary Schools

Inspire the next generation of athletes with our range of PE equipment. Thinking ahead for the new school year? Thinking ahead for the new school year? Discover our PE equipment essentials and athletic equipment for school PE including school team bands, rackets, storage trolleys, sponge cricket balls and more.  Put our games kits to good use or get creative with hula hoops and bean bags during pe lessons. 

Whether it's shaking off all that extra energy or learning a new skill, there's plenty of opportunities to enjoy sports, play and physical activity with our collection of multi sport equipment. Selected with primary schools and young children in mind, you’ll find all you need to support and encourage a healthy active lifestyle physical education indoors and outdoors.

Let your children play in an football match with their friends with our mitre primo footballs and referee their match with our squeeze whistles, or buy some of our PE benches to allow your children to rest during halftime! We have all the resources you could possibly want for your PE lesson!

We also have a range of physical development resources that your children can use alongside PE lessons to make them even more fun! Children can dance and spin around with our dance scarves, play bean bag hula hoop throw during athletics day with our bean bag frogs and race each other on the track using our colorful bunny hopper!

Unsure of what school sports equipment to get? Have a read at our PE equipment list for some ideas!

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Early Years Resources stocks a wide range of PE equipment for primary schools. Our range of multi-sport equipment are designed to promote health and fitness for children in the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 curriculum stages. 

Our in-house experts have worked closely with Physical Education specialists to select a range of products that will encourage children to get active and improve physical qualities such as agility, balance, coordination, and includes well-known brands such as Mitre, Dunlop and Slazenger.

Whether you're looking for PE equipment storage, equipment for football, tennis, gymnastics, rugby, athletics and other competitive sports, or provisions for school sports days, our range will provide you with everything you need.

Learn more about why physical development through PE is so important by reading our blog which covers the top 10 physical development activities for EYFS

FAQ's About PE Equipment

How do you take care of PE equipment? 

To take care of PE equipment you’ll want to make sure that you clean pieces of equipment regularly, ensure they are appropriately stored when not used, only use the equipment for it’s intended purpose and ensure you rotate the use of equipment to maximise their lifespan. 


you’ll want to wipe down equipment with a damp cloth to remove dirt, sweat and other residues. For equipment like balls, mats or gym apparatus, disinfection may be required. 

Proper storage: 

Ensure that you store equipment in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. UV rays can degrade certain materials over time. You’ll also want to make sure that you organise equipment neatly, using racks for weights and bins for smaller items. You’ll want to avoid storing equipment under heavier objects and equipment to prevent deforming and damaging equipment. 

Using equipment for its intended purpose: 

You should try and avoid using equipment for activities that it has not been designed for. For example, using a basketball as a tennis ball. 

Rotating equipment: 

To maximise the longevity of your PE equipment, you’ll want to rotate their use regularly. 


What are the materials used in physical education?

There are many materials that can be used in physical education. Below are some great examples of essential PE equipment: 

Balls and related equipment:

  • Spherical balls - used in sports like basketball, football, volleyball and handball
  • Ovoid balls - such as rugby and American footballs
  • Smaller balls - for sports like tennis, ping pong, golf and badminton. 
  • Ball accessories - pumps, nets and goalposts

Rackets and bats:

  • Tennis, badminton and squash rackets 
  • Table tennis bats
  • Baseball and cricket bats

Athletic equipment: 

  • Track - running spikes, starting blocks, hurdles, relay batons and high jump poles
  • Field - shot puts, javelins, discuses and long jump sandpit rakes

Gymnastic equipment: 

  • Mats, parallel bars, pommel horses, balance beams, trampolines and rings

Fitness equipment: 

  • Dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands, kettlebells, medicine balls, skipping ropes, treadmills, rowing machines and stationary bikes. 

Protective gear:

  • Helmets (cycling, baseball or cricket), shine guards, mouth guards, pads for the knee, elbow and chest, protective gloves and eyewear. 

Uniforms and footwear: 

  • Sports-specific shoes - football spikes, basketball shoes, running shoes
  • Other - swimsuits, team uniforms, leotards


  • Cones, markers, and whistles
  • Stopwatches and timers
  • Scoreboards, clipboards and other recording equipment

Teaching aids: 

  • Diagrams, posters and instructional videos
  • Books and manuals detailing rules, techniques and teaching methodologies. 

Adapted PE equipment: 

  • Equipment adapted to accommodate students with disabilities. 
  • This can be in the form of larger or softer balls, tactile markers, auditory aids or sports wheelchairs.