Sports Premium Report
Sport is an important aspect of school life at St Paul’s.
We are proud that for many years St Paul’s has held the School Games Silver Games Mark.
Over the last few years we have won many sporting trophies available in Barnet and in some cases have represented the Borough in the London Youth Games.
Examples of sports that St Paul’s has been successful in include:
- Football Boys
- Football Girls
We have used our sporting enthusiasm to raise awareness of UNICEF with our annual UNICEF football day supporting Soccer Aid (so far, the children are still beating the teachers in the penalty shootout but we are convinced that this year will be our year). It is always a highlight of the year. Equally our annual Sports Day celebrates both the humble enthusiast or the speedy competitor with fun races and timed events. These events are a great way to encourage one another as well as celebrate key aspects of our school vision by aiming for excellence through the joy of taking part.
However, our crowning glory was the 2018/19 girls' football season where our girls' football team not only won each of the three main cups but were then nominated and won Barnet Team of the Year, something the school had never achieved before. It was both a humbling and uplifting achievement.
The legacy of sport at St Paul’s is rich with former pupils continuing their amateur careers or pursuing professional careers and in one case, representing the country in Para-Olympic equestrian sports. Our sports report and strategy is below however, one final note, the same girls' football team who won everything in 2019 continue to play as part of a team after leaving St Paul's. Our aim for sports is to create a habit for life and to include all, whatever your ability. It is a reflection of all that we aim to achieve across the whole curriculum by being a part of our school family.
Sports Report 2022
The number of children in Y6 in July 2022 who could swim 25m using a range of strokes was 29 out of 31 children.
All children were trained in how to safely rescue somebody from the water.