Priory is justly proud of its recent success in a vast array of sports whilst competing in regular Slough School Sports Network competitions but we also value the individual improvement made by each pupil with our underlying philosophy of building a sporting culture for all abilities.
We have our own wonderful playing fields, where PE and after school clubs take place, which is maintained by skilled professionals. The school hall and gym also gives a flexible capacity for varied indoor games as well as gymnastics and dance.
Physical Education and after school clubs are an integral part of the daily life at Priory. There are a wide range of sporting activities to encourage all children to be fully involved including; Football, Sports Hall Athletics, Badminton, Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Netball, Basketball, Dance, Mini Tennis, Quadkids, Athletics, Cricket and Tri Golf. Here at Priory we also use the real PE programme. The focus is to develop the child’s agility, balance and coordination through the aid of healthy competition and cooperative learning. Children learn to focus on Personal Best and being the best you can be.
Children in our resource unit also receive PE twice a week. Our trained PE staff delivery fun filled activities such as Boccia and Kurling and take great pride in seeing the children enhance their fundamental movement skills.
In a recent Ofsted report Priory received a ‘good’ rating, something which the whole school was extremely proud of. There was special mention of the PE on the front page; ‘Pupils are proud of their school and their work. They thoroughly enjoy school, especially the high-quality sporting provision.
As part of the requirements set out by the DfE we have to publish the percentage of children that are able to:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- Use a range of strokes effectively
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
In Year 6 this year (2018-19) that percentage is 27%.