At St Joseph’s, whether through the national curriculum, playtime activities or extra-curricular opportunities, sport is embraced wholeheartedly.

Physical activities within the curriculum ensure that the fundamentals of agility, balance and co-ordination are at the heart of learning and that our children are active for sustained periods of time. We offer a wide range of sports that include; netball, hockey, basketball, cross country, athletics, swimming, sports hall athletics, gymnastics, cricket, tennis, tri golf and dance.

We encourage all our pupils to succeed and excel in physically demanding activities, and in competitive sport, emphasising personal development to accommodate varying levels of fitness. This ensures that all our pupils become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

We are recognised by the School Games as a Platinum Award School which is awarded for offering, amongst other things, a broad range of sports within the curriculum, extra-curricular clubs, and at competition level. The award acknowledges that we offer inclusive competitive opportunities, suitable for all young people, both within our school and against other schools.

Sport is encouraged throughout the whole school community. Physical Education, physical activity and school sport are not just about physical development, it is about the creative, cognitive, social and personal development of young people that will support them in leading healthy, active lives. The school provides opportunities for families to run, play sports together and promotes the importance for the place of sport in children’s/adults lives outside of school.

London Marathon

Mrs Mangan ran the London Marathon in October 2020, cheered on by parents, children, friends and family. As a result of her inspiration Mr S Abrahams has also run the London Marathon along with some of our children taking part in many events both locally and nationally. She inspires us all the time through her determination and relentless energy.

Mrs Mangan introduced the daily mile for children in school many years ago and she continues to promote it with the support of staff. In the week leading up to the marathon, every child in the school participated in the daily mile, running 2.6 miles (a mini-marathon), to help motivate Mrs Mangan with her marathon challenge. To reward their efforts, they were presented with medals and Mrs Mangan led a whole school assembly via zoom to celebrate this.

Congratulations to everyone and thank you to the staff and parents for your support.