We believe sport is important in school and in life. As well as enjoyment and contributing towards a healthy lifestyle, sport teaches us how to win and more importantly how to lose. In life we will all have moments where we feel like winners and other times like we have lost.
Sport plays an important role in helping children become robust learners that know how to react when things do not go to plan, and how to support others to succeed. Industry and Commerce tell schools that education has to prepare children for a job market that needs flexibility and diverse skills. Sport helps us to do that.
That is why we invest so much in our links with our local School Sports Partnership. Paignton Community Sports Academy help us provide opportunities for children to attend sports festivals and tournaments. We also dovetail our sports teaching into their agenda for the year. They then help train our staff to ensure children have the best possible coaching. In addition we employ a dedicated sports teacher who regularly teaches every child in school. The school swimming pool aids our quest to keep all children happy and safe in water.
Our Sports Days are a real community experience that parents, grandparents and pupils enjoy.
The school PTA (FOPPS) support this drive by financing a brand new school minibus.
Our commitment to sport has recently been recognised by us achieving the Gold School Games Mark (2016)