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

Sports Day Success

Thursday saw Stratford St Mary host sports day.  All the children took part in various events; throwing, jumping, sprinting and a fun run. Children gained points for their house group for how far they threw and jumped and then competed against each other in the...

Stratford St Mary Gains Gold

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a GOLD mark from The School Games. This is a fantastic recognition for the amount of sport within curriculum and extra-curricular time that we have dedicated to the subject over the last school year. In addition...

Fencing Fun

Our Swans have been learning some new 'fencing' skills. Mr Banner taught them 'en garde', about footwork, advance, defence and lunge. After having the time to practise these skills, they had the opportunity to 'teach' our reception children how to 'fence'.  It was...

Quadkids Athletics

10 children from the Owls and Swans class joined approximately 650 other Suffolk school children for an afternoon of Athletic events at Northgate High School. Our chosen country for the day was New Zealand; there was a samba band, opening ceremony (where the children...

Kwik Cricket Competition

On Friday, Stratford St Mary sent a team to East Bergholt Cricket Club to take part in the pyramid Kwik Cricket tournament. After playing several matches - 3 schools came out (on points) in fourth place, however after counting up the runs  we finished in 6th place. ...

Dodgeball Fun

On Thursday afternoon, our school hosted a Dodgeball Tournament. Shotley and Capel St Mary schools brought 2 teams each of Year 3 & 4 children to join 2 teams from our school.  The children enjoyed three different types of dodgeball games and  played really well...

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