At St Paul’s, we want to ensure every child is involved in staying active, keeping fit and being inspired through sport.
All pupils are taught PE for 10% of curriculum time, all lessons are led by either the class teacher or a specialist PE teacher. Fitness levels are checked, monitored, increased and measured each half term. Sporting opportunities are increased by before school, lunchtime and after school clubs offering football-for both boys and girls, cricket, rugby, hockey, running, golf, gymnastics, netball and tennis.
Our school is part of the Esher District Primary School Sports Association (EDPSSA), and throughout the year events are organised by PE coordinators to enable our pupils to take part in inter school matches and competitions.
For the autumn term, schools in the district take part in a netball league and a boys’ and girls' football league, consisting of a first team selected by ability. In line with other schools, children who are good enough from year 5 and 6 are chosen irrespective of year group. They take part in league and cup matches and tournaments.
In the spring term, the Annual Cross Country Championships held at West End Common for selected pupils in years 4, 5, 6.
The summer term focuses on athletics, and concentrates on two events: The District Sports field events open to years 4, 5, 6 and The District Sports track events which are open to pupils in year 3, 4, 5, and 6.
All pupils throughout the school will have the opportunity to take part in competitive sport during the infant and junior sports week in the summer term.
St. Paul’s has received a Sports Premium Grant totaling £9,667
from the government, with a surplus of £9,742, there is a total of £19,409 for
the academic year 2016/17. The aim of this grant was to ensure schools were
able to provide a high quality PE curriculum, increase active participation in
sports inside and outside of lessons and ensure teachers were attaining
appropriate training opportunities. The government states: ‘Schools must
spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and Sport, but
they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).