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St James's Catholic Primary School

St James's Catholic Primary School

‘Put out into the deep’



At St James’s every child is given the opportunity to participate in high quality PE and to achieve their full potential. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident and give them the tools to help them lead a healthy active lifestyle. We give opportunities to compete in all sports, to be competitive and take part in physically-demanding activities. We aspire to continue the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympics games and encourage every child to uphold the values in their everyday lives.


PE Curriculum
A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all children. We are also committed to ensure that all children receive high quality well-planned PE lessons and opportunities. We offer through the curriculum and in after school clubs many sports including: Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Swimming, Gymnastics, Hockey, Rounders, Tag Rugby, Netball, Handball . In KS2 all children are given the opportunity to swim. All children leave our school at the end of Year 6 able to swim 25 metres.


Achievements 2018/2019

Borough Sports Primary athletics - Runners up

Borough Sports Swimming Champions

Indoor Athletics Champions

Borough Hockey - Runners up

Borough Tag rugby Champions - Will represent Richmond Borough at the London School Games

Borough KS2 Gymnastic Champions 

London Youth Games : Crystal Palace:

KS2 Gymnastics Gold winners 

Represented Richmond Borough in indoor athletics .

St. James's awarded a prestigious Platinum Kite-mark for 2018/19-2019/20

We are the first school in Richmond to achieve Platinum









This award recognises the determination, hard work and persistence of all staff and children in their physical education. It also celebrates the excellence of our teams and shows our commitment in striving to achieve our best.

Inspirational days

We organise inspirational days with visits from Olympic athletes.
Recently, Steve Frew (Common wealth, Gold Gymnast) came into school and shared his life story and the connection he made with children was empowering. Steve told us how hard it was to become a top class gymnast but if we believe we can do it and if we persevere we can achieve our dreams. The social and emotionally impact of these engaging experiences goes so much further than we realise.