Physical Education and Healthy Lifestyles

As a school we are dedicated to helping our children enjoy an active life and this includes participation in a wide range of sports and games.

We also benefit hugely from the Schools Sports Partnership Programme where we offer inter-school team games within our local schools, organised by East Bergholt High School and we also participate in the Suffolk School Games competitions, festivals and tournaments.

We have a Specialist Sports Coach working in our school on a weekly basis, developing all the PE curriculum skills, such as dance, basic motor skills, games, gymnastics, co-ordination and control.There are also a number of after school sports clubs that run throughout the year. In addition to this, our older children have the opportunity to take part in a ‘Bikeability’ course, which teaches them how to ride their bikes safely on the road.  

“You place a strong emphasis on developing pupils’ physical and mental well-being. Sport is an important part of day-to-day life in school. You are right to be proud of the Sportsmark Gold Award achieved as a result.”  – Ofsted 2017

Mr Bassett

PE Subject Leader

PE in the News

Stratford’s Sports Update

May was a great month at Stratford St Mary School for Sport and PE. In the two sporting competitions, U11 Swimming and U11 Netball, we achieved 6th place in both events, with 12 teams competing altogether in the Swimming and 16 teams in the Netball. A huge well done...

Cross Country at RHS

Recently, 24 children from Owls and Swans braved the rain to compete at a Cross-Country event held at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook. The year 4 children's course was 1,500m, whereas the Year 5 and 6 children's course was 2,200m long. The children were nervous...

U11 Quicksticks

On Monday 18th March, six KS2 children made the trip to St Joseph's College to take part in an U11 Mixed Quicksticks Hockey Competition. We played against 4 other schools, winning once. There was some great determination, skill and sportsmanship on show from our...

Fair Play Award for our U7 Dodgeballers

Thursday 6th March saw some of our Year 2 children take part in a Dodgeball Festival at Inspire in Ipswich. The children competed against 8 other schools; they played well, with some great moves, skill and teamwork shown.  We were very pleased when we heard our school...

U11 Basketball

Thursday 12th February saw our Swans take part in the U11 Basketball Tournament. All the children showed a great deal of grit, determination, skill and a desire to win.  Well...

U11 Girls Futsal

Several girls from the Swans class were involved in a Futsal competition at Inspire, Ipswich. The girls competed in 3 matches and whilst we didn't make it to the play-offs, great skill and determination was shown by all. Well done girls!

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