St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy

Physical Education

St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy aims to develop a progressive, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel individual’s abilities in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. We will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Our children will have opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy is an active member of the Kirklees North Pennine School Sports Partnership. This partnership arranges many sporting events and activities for several schools and gives us access to a wide range of inter-school competitions. As well as this, the partnership supports the development of PE lessons within school through their highly experienced, dedicated sports coaches who work alongside the teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons. PE at St Patrick's is an imperative element of the curriculum, which develops a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere with activities that may be once have felt too difficult. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.

Sporting Achievements in 2023-2024

September 2023 - St Patrick's was awarded their School Games Platinum Award by one of our School Games Organisers - John Oldroyd.


September 2023 - Olympic Swimming Legend Rebecca Adlington visited school to talk to us about her Olympic journey and water safety.  The children loved looking so closely at her Olympic medals and asking her questions about her dedication to the sport.


September 2023 - Our Year 6 Boys Football Team started their Spen Valley League Football Campaign against Crossley Fields with a home win 5-0.  Great teamwork on display by all and incredible sporting attitude.  Well done boys - brilliant start!

September 2023 - 3 of our Year 5 children completed their Bikeability Level 1 course and 30 children completed their Bikeability Level 2 course.  Brilliant cycling skills on display throughout the week - exceptional work from all!  

September 2023 - 24 children from UKS2 competed in a bikeability competition at St Patrick's hosted by our School Games Organisors Mick Troop and John Oldroyd.  Impressive skills on display by all!  Well done to Elif, Oliver, Tobias and Aidan who were all winners in their event on the day!

September 2023 - 78 children from KS2 ran in the Batley School Association Cross Country Event at Batley Sports Centre.  Incredible grit and determination on display from all!  Well done to all our sporting superstars!

Special mentions to:

Nancy - 1st in the Year 3 Girls Race

Isla - 4th in the Year 3 Girls Race

Charlie - 5th in the Year 3 Boys Race

Connie - 4th in the Year 4 Girls Race

Orton - 1st in the Year 4 Boys Race

Alfie - 3rd in the Year 4 Boys Race

Albie - 4th in the Year 4 Boys Race

Rose - 4th in the Year 5 Girls Race

Owen - 5th in the Year 5 Boys Race

Ralph - 4th in the Year 6 Boys Race

Isaac - 5th in the Year 6 Boys Race

September 2023:

9 boys from Year 4/5 and 7 girls from Years 3/4/5 participated in the SJF Cup and were tournament winners on the night after an unbeaten run for both teams!


St Patrick's 4-0 St Paulinus

St Patrick's 2-0 Holy Spirit

St Patrick's 2-0 St Joseph's

Final: St Patrick's 1-0 Holy Spirit

Goals from Nancy, Charlotte, Chora and Rose.  A clean-sheet for Elif in goal!


St Patrick's 3-0 St Joseph's

St Patrick's 4-0 St Paulinus

St Patrick's 4-0 St Mary's

St Patrick's 1-1 Holy Spirit

September 2023

10 Year 5 girls attended a girls football festival at BSC supported by two of our Year 6 Sports Leaders.  Brilliant focus and enthusiasm from all!

October 2023

7 boys from Year 6 and 7 girls from Year 5/6 took part in a Tag Rugby Festival at Dewsbury Rams Stadium.  All the children were magnificent on the day - some fantastic opposition and many tries scored!

The boys won their 3rd place play-off against Batley Parish and the girls narrowly beat Holy Spirit in a gripping final to win the tournament.  So many brilliant performances from all! Well done to all!

October 2023

5 boys from Year 6 and 3 boys from Year 5 represented St Patrick's in the BTS Year 5/6 Football Tournament at SJF.  The boys played four games:

St Patrick's 1 - 0 St Paulinus

St Patrick's 1 - 1 St Mary's

St Patrick's 0-0 Sacred Heart

St Patrick's 2-0 Holy Spirit


Fantastic team performance from all!

October 2023

Our Year 3/4 Cricket Team went to BSC to compete in a Cricket World Cup Festival and played  6 matches across the afternoon.  All the children were fantastic and competed with infectious enthusiasm and had an exemplary attitude!  They won all their matches and were crowned winners of the tournament.  Well done to all!

October 2023

Our Year 6 Boys Football Team continued their Spen Valley League fixtures at Mill Lane and won their second match 12-0.  Great sporting attitude from all the boys!

November 2023

9 children from KS1 and KS2 attended a multi skills festival at Batley Sports Centre.  Amazing determination from all and so many happy faces!

November 2023

Our Year 6 Boys Football Team participated in the BSA Football qualifiers winning 5 games, drawing 1 and 1 loss.  Amazing focus and concentration in short and sharp 6 minute games!

Sporting Achievement 2022-2023

Our PE Skills Progression Map:

Photographs from sporting achievements this academic year