School Games Gold Mark

St Katherine’s achieves Gold Standard for PE & School Sport

We are delighted to kick-off our busiest term of the school year by achieving the Gold Level Mark accreditation for the 2016/17 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our students and staff have worked tirelessly all year long and we are all really proud of our collective achievements. Some of the things that we are proudest of are:

  • More than 50% of our school population regularly opting to participate in some form of extra sport
  • Almost half of our lower school have represented the school in fixtures against other schools
  • There have been 175 different competitions against other schools – more than last year!
  • Almost 450 students (7-10) have represented their houses at least once – that’s 91%!
  • Thank you to our amazing 43 house captains for their relentless work!
  • More than 15% of students have volunteered to lead of their own accord this year
  • We have run more trips than ever giving almost 150 students a chance to watch live sport

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

Special thanks to all of the groups & individuals below who have supported us this year.

  • All of the staff at our school who always support students who may occasionally need to miss lessons for competitions or events
  • Shane German (North Somerset School Sports Manager) for providing our staff & students with so many fantastic opportunities
  • Mark Hill (The Sports Shop) who supplies all of our team kit and sports equipment
  • Community coaches from the RFU, Bristol City Community Trust, Somerset Cricket Board, Pentathlon GB and British Rowing
  • All of our parents & carers for their ongoing support – we know many of you travel from Bristol & further afield so thank you!
  • And most importantly all of our students!

The PE Faculty