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We consider the teaching and learning of sports and games to be an important element in the overall development of children.

The basic skills required by children develop gradually through regular skills lessons and playing of small-sided games in a wide range of sports. We employ a sports coach from South Coast Sport, he teaches across the school one day per week.  As well as structured lessons, Alfie, our sports coach, runs an early morning club, a lunchtime club and afterschool sports sessions. Other PE lessons are taught by class teachers.

Pupils all wear PE kit to school for their PE lessons, this maximizes PE sessions as it eliminates the need to get changed at school. 

From KS1 upwards children have the opportunity to attend a range of festivals and inter-school tournaments. We have a strong relationship with other local small schools and are members of Mid-Sussex Active, this gives us the opportunity to attend festivals and tournaments at a range of schools, both primary and secondary. 

Mid-Sussex Active delivers annual Sports Crew training for our Year 5/6 pupils enabling them to run lunchtime sports activities for our younger children. 

We have strong links with Cumnor House and Ardingly College and regularly take part in sporting events at both schools. 

Towards the end of the Summer term, we hold our annual Sports Day with a focus on both competitive and non-competitive events. 

Year 3 and 4 pupils attend swimming lessons during the spring term. Any year 5 or 6 pupils who are unable to swim 25m are offered the opportunity to attend additional sessions. 

We have close links with Horsted Keynes Tennis Club, with KS2 pupils having taster sessions during the autumn and summer terms.

In July 2022 were once again awarded our Gold School Games Mark Award. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognized for our success.

Sport at St Giles


Sports Premium 

At St Giles we have received additional funding known as the Sports Premium to widen participation and boost competition in PE. 

  • New opportunity days giving children experience of sports not usually available in the primary school curriculum e.g. archery, street dance, yoga etc. 
  • Access to Forest School sessions 
  • Professional training courses for staff to improve subject expertise.
  • Access to Mid-Sussex Active giving us a wide range of festivals and a year-round calendar of competitions open to KS2 pupils.