PE and Sport

St Mary's Athletes keep cool under the new school gazebo at the Borough KS1 Sports - 6 July 2018 held at Southend Leisure Centre running track

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St Mary's medal winners and Borough Champions at Borough Super Sports 3/4 July 2018

St Mary's had some very good results at the Borough Sports 20 Jun 2018

St Mary's had huge individual success at the County Cross-Country championship at Hadleigh Park Friday 20 Apr 2018

Winning in separate races Third, Second and First medals with a winner's trophy.  We also had a 31st position. Each race had 130 competitors so we did really well. Congratulations to Jayden, Praise, Faith, Tino, Olivia and Mr Woolf.  See PE & Sport page for photos

County Cross-Country Championship Hadleigh Park 20 April 2018

“We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the GOLD Quality Mark from the Youth Sport Trust, which recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible sporting experiences for the young people at our school.

“There are a whole range of educational, health and wellbeing benefits from delivering high quality PE and school sport, and we see on a regular basis that when it is delivered well it can transform the lives of all pupils.”

Youth Sport Trust: Wellbeing. Leadership. Achievement.

The Youth Sport Trust is a national charity that is building a brighter future for young people through PE and sport. Through 20 years of experience we have developed a unique way of maximising the power of sport to grow young people, schools and communities through the development of qualities including creativity, aspiration, resilience and empathy.

Find out more by visiting 

The Quality Mark took has been aligned to Ofsted guidance supporting the PE and Sport Premium and comprises a series of straight forward benchmarking statements, where schools can select their level of provision in areas including:

  • Overall vision of PE, physical activity and school sport
  • Quality of PE
  • Quality of school sport 
  • Quality of physical activity 
  • Use of PE, physical activity and sport as a catalyst for wider learning 

KS1 Borough Sports 7 July 2017


On Friday 7th July the school took part in KS 1 Borough Sports at Garon Park . All the races at KS1 Borough Sports are relays. They feature skipping, eggs and spoons and space hoppers in addition to batons so the emphasis is on involvement and fun rather than competition. St Mary's picked a balanced team of 5 girls and 5 boys from both year groups:

from Year One; Faratiade, Radiyah, Maisie, Ellie, Megan, Shane, Leo-Che, Jamie, Eli and Brandon

and from Year Two; Lacey, Faith, Abigail, Sylvia, Lana, Praise, Tinotenda, Nathaniel, Emari and Calen. 


The children both competed and behaved well and were a great credit to the school. St. Mary's reached the finals of most of the relay races so the children can be proud of their efforts. Best of all they enjoyed their afternoon out at Garons.

So did Miss Evans who was brave enough to take part in the teachers race!

KS2 Borough Sports  21 Jun 2017

 St Mary's great success, medal wins and a new Borough record.

PE & Sport lead teacher, Mr Jolly said

It was a wonderful day and I wanted to express how proud I am of the whole squad. Although many were disappointed when finishing out of the top 3, their contributions over the past term have been exemplary especially with the Hairspray production and national testing during this busy term. The behaviour of the children throughout the morning really was a joy to see. They congratulated each other and supported all children taking part. A credit to the school.


A huge thanks must go to Mr. Abbott for his commitment to achieving high standards during training and Mr Woolf's PE coaching which continues to improve the overall skill set of our children. Many of the children who took part gave up their lunch and break times in preparation. We would also like to say a thank you to staff members and parents who supported us on the day.  


Well done to all for representing St. Mary's with such perseverance, respect and responsibility.


WholeTeam Results :  

Joint first in the field: Third on the track; Overall Second.  

Abigail takes Borough Record for Shot.  All first places achieved a medal.


Top 3 finishes - 

Year 3

Charlie  - 70m Third     Enes, Charlie, Panashe, Max - 4x100m Second    Max - standing long jump First

Chizaram  - 400m Third   Jayden- 70m First       Shirley, Lois, Olivia, Jayden  - 4x100m First

Mia - 400m Second     Esther - standing long jump First       Jessica  - javelin Second    Kellssie-Mae  - ball throw First


Year 4

Leo, Samuel, Arashk, Aaron  - 4x100m Second     Clayton  - 400m Second   Samuel  - standing long jump First

Finley - javelin First    Amina - standing long jump Second     Deborah  - ball throw First


Year 5

Chester - javelin Third    Nabeel - ball throw Third    Chioma - javelin Third   Tianna - shot put Second   Maddie - ball throw First


Year 6

Marcel - 80m First      Mariano, Liam, Marcel, Shahid - 4x100m Second     Shahid  - long jump Third      Liam  - javelin Third

Abigail - shot put First,  new borough record

Borough Sports champion! 

by Molly-jo 

On the 22nd June, Abigail -Editor of St Mary’s Journalism Club - broke the borough record for shot-put at the Borough Sports 2017, topping a successful day for the school.

The competition, which featured 10 schools, saw St Mary’s come joint 1st with Darlinghurst for Field Events, 3rd for Track Events and a spectacular 2nd overall for the whole competition.

Abigail smashed her record for shot-put. She broke her own record three times! I bet she was proud!  

When she came back to school a couple of hours later everyone sprinted towards her and congratulated this well-deserved winner. She couldn’t believe that she broke the record either. 

Because of her amazing achievement she has an opportunity to go to super sports and hopefully win that as well. No pressure Abigail! 

On Friday the 23rd of June, Abigail went up in assembly and collected a well-deserved medal along with all the team that represented St Mary’s at the competition.

We are all very proud of her and everyone that took part. Mr Jolly was very amazed; he couldn’t believe it! 

Borough Super Sports - only the best in each event qualify for these.

These took place on Tuesday/Wednesday  4/5 July 2017


Gold: Yr 3 Girls 4x100m New BR 1.08.19 Shirley/Lois/Olivia/Jayden

Silver: Yr 3 Girls 80m Jayden

Silver: Yr 4 Girls Tennis Ball Throw Deborah

Bronze: Yr 4 Boys 4 x 100m Leo/Samuel/Arashk/Aaron

Bronze: Yr 4 Boys Standing Long Jump Samuel 

Bronze: Yr 5 Girls Rounders Ball Throw Maddie


We believe Asher (Yr 5 Boys Long Jump), Esther (Yr 3 Girls Standing Long Jump) and

Nabeel (Yr 5 Boys Rounders Ball Throw, with a 42m PB) all made 4th Place.


St Mary's now hold three Borough Records.

We gained the 4 x 100m Girls Yr 3 and the Girls Yr 6 Shot to add to the Boys Yr 6 Shot from 2016 but surprisingly Seb's 600m Yr 5 record went this year. Gained two, lost one.

'Records are only borrowed' (Lord Coe, not me says coach Mr Charles Abbott, I could never think of anything that good!)

The website pages below will include holiday clubs, fixtures, results, letters and information on how we are continuing to improve the PE and Sport opportunities for all children at St. Mary's.

TWO NEW EVENTS that took place last term -Spring 2017 

Yrs 3&4 Boys 7 a side Football   9.30-14.45 Wed 29 Mar - at Alleyn Court School

KS1 Cross-Country for both boys and girls teams -

Garon Park, Wed 8 Mar 2017

A cold and drizzly day could not prevent 21 schools, 450 children - including our full squad of 24 from Years 1 & 2 at St Mary’s - from having a great afternoon! 

Our Year 1 children were faced with a 1,000m course and ran bravely. For all of them this was their first attempt at a cross country competition and they can take credit and experience to next year.

Our Year 2 athletes simply dominated the competition. 

For the girls, Faith won with Eilidh second

Skyla was12th and Sylvia 14th, which placed them FIRST as a team. 

For the boys, Faith’s brother Praise won with Tinotenda third. Nathaniel was 13th and Samuel 36th, which also placed them FIRST as a team.

Two Golds, a Silver and a Bronze: four of the six Year 2 medals went to St Mary's.

A great day for the school. We can all be proud of their achievements.         by Mr Abbott and Mr Woolf.

SPORTShall Athletics

-indoors at Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre -12th December 2016                    St Mary's took 46 athletes to this event from years 3, 4, 5 & 6.

SHA is colourful, fast and fun (and noisy!): children throw Soft (foam) Javelins, dive through tunnels and jump hurdles in the Over/Under Relay,

do Chest Push, Standing Long Jump, Standing Triple Jump, Vertical jump & Speed Bounce. 

They also did super fast Relay Races, one of which was Yr 5&6 Boys  4x1Lap in which Iqbary, Chester, Raul and Marcel won in a thrilling finish.

We certainly had fun!


Overall the lower KS2 and the upper KS2 children both finished sixth out of sixteen schools which is much better than last year and good progress.

Well done to all children who took part and who represented the school with great performances - and noisy support, including some parents,

a few LSAs and a Governor!  The children were well behaved and a credit to the school.                                           by Mr Woolf and Mr Abbott.

It is important please for all Parents to read this new Fair Play Code


Swimming - Important Parent/Carer information. 

Click Here to find details on the Parents page

External Sports Clubs - Southend Sports Partnership 

                                                            new details to follow shortly




        Click the image for our latest survey on PE & Sport

            Pupil questionnaire for Years 1 - 6  Spring 2016 

              Five randomly selected pupils from each class completed the survey.