At Sandridge School we strive to ensure that we provide an inclusive and inspiring P.E. provision which enables all pupils to participate and develop a positive approach towards P.E. and Sport. Pupils receive two P.E. lessons per week, one of which is led by Challenge Sport who provide a qualified sports coach. As part of a broad and balanced curriculum pupils are given the opportunity to develop and improve an array of skills through a range of indoor and outdoor activities that are built on year on year so key skills can be developed. Year 4 pupils also receive swimming lessons with qualified instructors.
Lunchtime and after-school clubs, including football, athletics and dance, as well as our after school care provider which delivers two sporting activities each night ranging from gymnastics to ultimate frisbee, provides the opportunity for extra-curricular progression in sport for all children. This year our children have participated in the St Albans cross-country league, the Hertfordshire cross country trials and the girls’ and boys’ St Albans football leagues.
We have a School Games Organiser who informs the school of competitions and festivals available. They also support with the promotion of the 6 School Games values of passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, determination and teamwork, and children are encouraged to achieve these in all sporting activities and events they take part in.
The school has achieved the prestigious School Games Mark Gold Award for the last two years. The scheme rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and community.