We are proud of our PE provision and success, including achieving the Gold School Games Mark for 3 years in a row. Our pupils participate in a carefully planned curriculum, which has been designed using feedback from pupils and parents, the knowledge and understanding of our dedicated PE coach (Mr Penberthy), and awareness of our local area and community. Being a Richmond school, close to the Thames and to the Twickenham rugby stadium, both swimming and rugby feature heavily!
Through lessons and after-school clubs, pupils participate in a wide range of sports including: football, rugby, netball, basketball, judo, yoga, dance, boxing, gymnastics and tennis. Children from Years 3 to 6 also receive swimming lessons at a local swimming pool. In the academic year 2019/20, 93% of our Year 6 children were able to competently swim 25 metres, use a range of strokes, and demonstrate safe self-rescue in the water. This was an inline with the previous academic year. Pupils are also given the chance to participate in several sports competitions - including friendlies with or against local schools, and borough sports leagues and tournaments. We have an action-packed Sport & Healthy Living week in the summer term each year, and have attracted sporting heroes to the school, including Joe Wicks who led a whole school HIT session and filmed work-out videos featuring Meadlands children.
While our Coronavirus risk assessment led to some alterations being made to our PE curriculum and clubs offer in the 2020/21 academic year, including the removal of swimming and contact sports, we are pleased to welcome the return of a full and varied PE curriculum and sporting opportunities in 2021/22.
Below you will find documents outlining expenditure of our Sports Premium funding. For more information about our PE provision and events, please visit our PE curriculum page.