Sports Premium Report
Sports is an important aspect of school life at St Paul’s.
We are proud that, since 2017, St Paul’s has held the Gold Star award for sports from Transport for London, making us part of a very small group of small schools to be able to hold this award for that length of time.
Over the last few years we have won every sporting trophy, cup or plate available in Barnet and in many cases have represented the Borough in London and beyond.
Examples of sports that St Paul’s has been successful in include:
- Football Boys
- Football Girls
- Curling for vulnerable pupils
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 (though the parents races are becoming increasingly competitive…) 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 girl’s football season where our girl’s 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 girl’s football team who won everything in 2019 continue to play as a team and continue to win. 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.