At St Peters we highly value the contribution of PE to the health and well being of our children. We strongly believe that providing our children with a varied curriculum and huge range of extra-curricular activities promotes positive benefits in terms of concentration, motivation and development of self esteem. These in turn directly impact on all aspects of learning.
Many teachers and teaching assistants have a
real passion and commitment to physical activity. Staff members voluntarily
give up their time each week to run a huge range of after school clubs for both
KS1 and KS2 including; netball, rounders, dance, stoolball, tag rugby,
athletics, cricket, yoga, cross country and table tennis.
There are also clubs run by outside agencies available for the children, including; tennis, cricket and karate. Chelsea Football Club run coaching sessions.
The PE curriculum is carefully followed to include a programme of dance, gymnastics, swimming, balls skills, games and athletics. The emphasis is very much on learning and developing skills. There are many opportunities for the children to experience competition in both intra-school and inter-school events. Sports Day is a very special event, involving all children and staff. Parents are invited to celebrate and join their children for a picnic lunch. Pupils in their final year have a residential outdoor activity week on the Isle of Wight.
The School has a lovely playing field, including a cricket strip with nets and two football pitches. We have two netball courts, a basketball court and an outdoor table tennis table. We were very proud to open our new all weather running track ‘St Peter’s Metres’ in the Autumn. All classes run on this as a daily event and children are encouraged to use it during lunch breaks. We also have a large hall which has a range of gymnastic equipment, including wall bars.
We are very lucky to have close links to nearby Henfield tennis, football and cricket clubs.
We are very proud of our achievements in competitive events where we excel.
St Peter’s have won the locality netball tournaments over the past 4 years. In 2017 and 2019 they won the Area Partnership Finals and went on to gain a silver medal at the Sussex Schools Games in 2017 and gold in 2019. Playing for the Southern area as a whole they were also part of the overall gold medal winning team in 2019.
St Peter’s have won the locality football tournaments in 2017, 2018 and 2019. They have gone on to represent the school at the area partnership finals.
St Peter’s girls’ football team have won our locality tournament in 2018 and 2019, finishing in high positions at the area finals.
St Peter’s have won the locality cricket festival for the past 5 years and were runners up at the Sussex County finals in 2017.
St Peter’s won the area basketball finals in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
St Peter’s U8 /9 tennis team have been runners up at the Sussex Schools County tennis tournament in 2018 and 2019.
We have been runners up at locality Athletic events for the past four years.
In 2018 and 2019 we won the Cross Country Championships in our area.
Individually children from St Peter’s have represented the area at Cross Country and County Basketball. We have children who currently play in the Sussex County Cricket Squad. Several of our gymnasts compete at a high level.
We also participate in a wide range of sporting events with our locality schools including:
Swimming, rounders, benchball, tag rugby, bocce and curling. Several events are run specifically for participation to allow a greater number of children to experience competitive sport.
We run very popular inter- house events within school in: netball, football, rounders, cross country and athletics. A table tennis competition runs in the Summer in singles and doubles.
We are very lucky to have additional funding from the government to enable us to enhance PE at St Peter’s. Please see Sports funding link for more information.