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.