About - Progressive Sports - Derbyshire & Nottingham

Your First Choice for Sport and Physical Activity


Whatever your child’s ability or interests, we will help them explore all that sport has to offer

Why should you choose

We are experts in supporting schools and communities to inspire and encourage children to be physically active.

We’re proud to say that we have supported hundreds of schools over the years to realise their visions for their PE & school sport. We listen to the needs of our customers and find the best solutions to help them. Whether they are looking at giving children more opportunities to experience a wider breadth of activities or their looking for professional development for their staff – whatever it might be we can certainly help.

We get children active in our community. Our work is not just limited to the work we do with schools we have a range of activities for children to participate in outside of school. Whether this is an evening gymnastics session or holiday course activities. We here to encourage children to be physical active in the communities we serve.

Over the last 12 years, we have played our part by working with hundreds of schools and are responsible for getting over 75,000 children active every week. We are clear on what are role is and how we can best serve our customers to ensure children in our care lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

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  • We only employ the very best people. With a strict selection process. Extensive training and support. Plus, a deep understanding on what primary schools require. They integrate straight away into your school.
  • Experienced and qualified staff. All staff hold NGB qualifications and national minimum standards to work in primary schools. DBS checked, and first aid trained.
  • We quality control everything. We have staff in place to monitor all the services we provide to ensure they meet our customers standards. Regular feedback will be provided to senior leaders in schools on staff performance. If staff changes need to be made we will act quickly and come to a quick solution.
  • PE Scheme of Work. We have our own lesson planning and also a partnership with IPEP to ensure schools have access to the very best lesson plans, assessments and ways to track pupils progress.
  • Breadth and depth with over 20 sports. We’ve always provided ourselves on the diverse range of activities that we can provide. Giving children the opportunities to try new things is important – helping them to discover ways they enjoy being active.
  • Founding partner of UKActive. The UK’s leading not-for-profit health body for the physical activity sector working with local and national partners to develop a policy-driven, practical approach to increasing accessibility and providing more opportunities for children and young people to be physically active.
  • We are at the forefront of the market. We’re always evolving with our customers changing needs. Innovating new products. Partnering with other companies. Finding ways that we can improve with a clear objective of being able to inspire more children to be active.


The first ten years of a child’s life are game-changing in creating a lifelong commitment to physical activity. The case for promoting and encouraging a lifestyle that includes physical activity is unquestionable, and as a nation, the steady decline of an active lifestyle in our young people is inexcusable. Clearly, everyone has a role to play; schools, parents, communities, government and companies like ourselves; it’s one we are committed to and take very seriously.

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These are the standards that all our staff and franchisees live by.



I value the SAFETY and welfare of children above all else through effective behaviour management and following correct safeguarding and company procedures.



I take PRIDE in the work I do acting with the utmost integrity, trust, honesty and passion. I'm proud to be part of a team and understand how I fit into the company's long-term vision.



I CARE for the customer by going above and beyond expectations and becoming irreplaceable as a result.



I PERFORM my role to inspire, engage, empower and encourage children to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.


The Progressive Sports team is made up of a group of people that are passionate about inspiring and encouraging children to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
We have franchisees that are dotted throughout the UK and a workforce of hundreds of coaches working in schools and communities.

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“Progressive Sports have been great for our school. Lessons are well structured, lesson objectives clear, and children know what is expected. We would highly recommend Progressive Sports and we are extremely pleased with their service”

Derbys1 Laura Haywood, Pe Co-Ordinator and Class Teacher, Southwold Primary, Nottingham

We’ve never used any other coaches apart from Progressive Sports, because I’ve never felt the need to look elsewhere, so as a headteacher, we’ve been so happy with the quality.

Zoe Zoe Cannon, Ravensdale Junior School, Headteacher, September 2022

We have been extremely impressed with the professionalism of the staff working in the school. They have integrated themselves into our school family and promote the school’s behaviour policy and and virtues. Progressive Kids has allowed us to enhance our extra curricular offer, giving the children in our care more opportunity to participate in a wider range of sporting activities. I would highly recommend Progressive Kids and we look forward to continuing to strengthen the provision we offer.

David Jobburns Head at St Joseph's RC Primary

“Progressive Sports support our school every afternoon, with lunchtime clubs, PPA cover and after school clubs. Having used other companies in the past, I couldn’t recommend them enough! We have used them for 4 years now, so if you’re looking for a passionate team to lead your provision, I suggest you give them a call!”

Derby2 Zoe Cannon, Headteacher, Ravensdale Junior School, Mickleover

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Derbyshire - 01332869415 | Chesterfield - 01246 922012 | Nottingham - - 0115 775 0309
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