College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR
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Sport at St Mary's
We value the contribution sport and fitness make to our lives. Sport builds on the values we hold dear at St Mary's, such as team work, having a positive self image and striving to achieve.
There are many afterschool clubs which have a sport and fitness focus and children regularly participate in inter-school events. St Mary's has two Football Teams (Girls and Boys), and a Netball Team who compete in the Cluster Netball League.
Every summer, St Mary's holds its popular sports day in which all children participate and achieve.
Swimming takes place annually for specific year groups with the aim of ensuring all children are competent and safe when in the water.
Sports Premium Grant
The 'Sports Premium' grant is £8500. St Mary's adds more money to this from school funds in order to provide every class with a session of specialist sports coaching every week of the year. This also provides Professional Development opportunities for staff, who observe and participate in these specialist sessions and then teach a follow up session with their classes.
Details of how our Sports Premium Grant spending in 2017 - 2018 can be found here (or by clicking the image below). The Sports Premium Grant is supplemented by school funds as well as PTA support in order to provide the high standard and wide range of sporting experiences the children at St Mary's enjoy.
School Games GOLD Award
To be awarded the gold award we must have:
At St. Mary’s 72% of children are engaged in extra-curricular activity each week. 22% of our non-active pupils are currently participating for the first time in a sporting activity each week. Extra-curricular clubs have included; Netball, Girls Football team coaching, Boys Football team coaching, Basketball, Year 1 to Year 6 Football coaching, Dodgeball, Tennis, Running Club, Athletics Club, Tag-Rugby, KS2 Cricket, EYFS Dance, KS1 Dance, and KS2 Dance.
20% of St Mary’s children have been engaged in leading, managing and officiating our School Games Sports Day, Hula hoop experience, and Sports for Champions Event. These children were from our School Sports Council (two children from each KS2 class are voted on to the Council by their peers), and our Year 6 Prefects.
The list of events St Mary’s attended in the 2016-2017 academic year include;
Other sporting events in the school have included;
We repeated our annual Sports Survey 2016-17 with children and staff and the graphs below show the results:
Swimming Proficiency Audit
Sports Opportunities and Events at St Mary’s Primary School 2016-2017
Staff Managed Clubs:
Enrichment Clubs (available at extra cost):
Sports Cluster Events:
Other events include:
Whole School Events:
Our Sports Coaching Survey of 2015-16 asked children and staff about the impact of these sessions. The results were very positive. The children's responses were as follows:
The children were asked if there were other sports that they would like to be available as a club afterschool. This pie chart represents the views of the 81 children who returned their forms. St Mary's is delighted to say that the children in Cross Country Club have literally run hundreds of miles between them!
We are always looking to extend the variety of clubs offered so that every child can be involved in sport regularly.
Of the teaching staff surveyed, 95% said their own P.E. teaching had improved as a result of the coaching sessions last academic year.
This Logo was designed by St. Mary's Pupils (2015) and is now used across the Cluster!