Sacriston Academy PE

PE information

School Games Mark

2019-2020 – Silver Award (carried over from previous year due to COVID-19)


Swimming information

Due to COVID-19, our current Year 6 cohort have not been swimming this academic year as it was booked for Summer term 2020.

However, our current Year 3 cohort have been swimming this academic year and prior to lockdown, this was their data: 

  • 13% of Year 3 can swim 25m unaided
  • 13% of Year 3 can perform a range of recognised strokes
  • 13% of Year 3 can perform a safe self-rescue.

The data below shows the swimming of our Year 6 cohort from the end of their previous swimming block:

  • 67% of Year 6 can swim 25m unaided
  • 67% of Year 6 can perform a range of recognised strokes
  • 67% of Year 6 can perform a safe self-rescue.

Football team

This year was the start of Sacriston Academy's very first football team. Children from Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Durham Football League at Meadowfield Leisure Centre. The team represented our school proudly demonstrating skills like resilience, teamwork and determination in abundance. The team went from strength to strength attaining 19 points from a possible 24. This resulted in them winning the first league they competed in. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 government advice, the second league was only partially completed. 



Sports Clubs

Dates and clubs to be confirmed in September in line with government regulations.

Sports Leaders

Our Year 6 sports captains support with the running of the playground and overseeing of yard equipment.  These children have then helped support the younger children on the yard by providing structured games and activities for them to take part in.  In addition to this, they have responsibility for collecting and collating their team points each week to be shared in assembly.  Finally, on our sports day they are invaluable role models for their team, displaying the core values of good sportsmanship.


Playground Leaders

Ten of our children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6  took on the role of becoming playground leaders. The children attended an after school club to be trained up on how to lead activities and games on the yard to support children in being more active. During the after school club the children learnt a number of games and communication skills that they used on the playground.

The children then organised and ran these games on the playground with support from the dinner staff to encourage more children to be actively involved over a lunchtime. Later on in the year the children, the playground leaders received training from a coach on a Monday lunchtime to refresh their training and games they were using across the school in ks1 and ks2. All of the playground leaders trained are now confident to lead active sessions with a group of children on the yard and have the responsibility of setting this up and facilitating daily sessions.


School Games Values

The school games values are displayed in our hall on the sports display. During each PE lesson, different values are discussed. They are also linked into other areas of school life linking well with our rights-respecting school ethos.

Our school’s sports day is incredibly popular, with children across school coming together in their house teams.  Water, Fire, Lightning and Earth.  Competing in a range of activities with their teammates, the children strive to achieve their best in a range of inclusive sports activities.


The 6 School Games Values

DETERMINATION: Keep going no matter what. Determination is about the journey you go on to push yourself and achieve your dreams. Have the mental strength and self-discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working every day to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back!

RESPECT: Show respect for the referee, for the opposition, for your teammates, for yourself and for the game. Accepting victory and defeat with grace, treating others politely and with understanding. Have respect every day, in every sport and for everyone.

TEAMWORK: Treating everyone equally, supporting each other and working together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each other’s success and be a positive team player.

HONESTY: Be honest with others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing and what you know is right. Let the best person win, not the best cheat.

SELF-BELIEF: You’ve got to believe to achieve. Have the self-belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best

PASSION: Giving it 100 per cent. Put your heart and soul into the game and never give up. Passion makes you enter the race and passion makes you finish it.