St. Stephen’s embraces competitive sport and wants as many children as possible to enjoy competing at an appropriate level. We provide all pupils with opportunities to take part in competitive sport at a level relevant to each individual. We achieve this by competing in Borough events, playing friendlies with local schools and organising a variety of intra-school competitions.
We enter as many Borough competitions as possible, as part of the School Games program. This includes competitions in football, netball, cricket, tag rugby, athletics, swimming, gymnastics, dodgeball and tennis. We enter competitive teams into these events and offer all children in the appropriate year groups the opportunity to trial for these teams. We have an excellent track record in these events, having over recent years won a number of them. Winning schools then represent the Borough in the annual London Youth Games and, as such, St Stephen’s in recent years has represented Hammersmith & Fulham at the London Youth Games in indoor athletics, Quad Kids athletics, football, tennis, cricket, netball, tag rugby, hockey kwiksticks and gymnastics. For further explanation of the School Games, please visit their website here: https://www.yourschoolgames.com/.
We want as many children as possible to play in teams so, wherever possible, we enter “B” and “C” teams into Borough competitions. Over 100 different children each year represent the school in a Borough School Games competition. In addition, we are continuing to raise the profile of sport at St Stephen’s by forming links with other schools in the area with which we play friendly matches in a variety of sports. This enables an ever increasing number of children to enjoy the benefits of representing the school in a team.
Each year all children from Years 1 – 6 take part in Sports Day at Perivale Athletics track, which sees the classes competing against each other in their Houses. By using Perivale Athletics track we are able to offer the children the experience of competing in a proper stadium environment. We also organise house tournaments throughout the year to consolidate the children’s learning in each PE unit at the end of each half term, so that they can all compete at an appropriate level, and all Key Stage 2 children play in an intra-school football tournament at our local 4G astro pitches.
We are very fortunate here at St Stephen’s to take part in so many competitions, either at borough level or friendlies with local schools. Click the document here to find out more about our team selection process.