Sport at Priory

Sport at Priory

As a school, we are very proud of our sporting achievements. Sport receives a high profile in the school, and we are proud of having achieved the Sainsbury School Sports Gold Award, for the fifth year in a row - this is in recognition of the opportunities for sport within school, and the many competitions we are involved in.

There are a wide variety of sports to get involved in:

- Cross-Country

- Athletics

- Football

- Hockey

- Cricket

- TAG Rugby .... and more!

One of our highlights during the year is the County Cross Country Championships - which we organize and hold at Priory Park - a short distance from the school. We are usually joined by around 60 other schools. Last year, over 800 children competed - it was a magnificent event!

We are also keen to inspire our children with sporting visitors and we have enjoyed visits from Ian Rowe, Atlantic Rower, and also Olympic athletes: Goldie Sayers, Larry Achike, Christian Malcolm and Charlie Walker, Paralympian,  over recent years.

We were named School of the Year in Hunts Post Sports Award in July 2014 and again, in July 2015 - we were thrilled! 

 

The school, like others, receives Sports Funding from the government, as part of the Olympic Legacy. For details on how this is spent, please see:

Sports Premium

School Games - Letter From the DfE
 
Recently, we received a letter from the DfE in recognition of our sporting provision at the school; they congratulated us on being one of only 120 schools in the country to have gained the School Games Gold Mark for the fifth time. A copy of the letter can be read below.
Children's Leadership in PE
 
During the children's time at Priory Junior School, we ensure they have many opportunities to be involved in organising and leading physical activities for other children.
This may be within the PE lesson itself, or at break and lunchtimes. Children in Years 5 and 6 are trained to be Play Leaders, and as part of their role, they organise activities for children to take part in during lunch-times.