St Marys Catholic Primary

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All children engage in P.E lessons and children in years 2 and 3 also engage in swimming lessons at Wimbledon Leisure Centre. Specialist sports coaches are employed to teach children in Reception to Year 6 to ensure we meet the requirements of two hours high quality PE per week. As part of a cluster of schools we are also able to go off site for activities such as tag rugby, dance, gymnastics and volley ball.

We are proud to be part of the Merton School Sports Partnership. Please click on their logo to visit their website. 

We also have good links with Fulham Football Club who provide high quality PE lessons for our children and work alongside teaching staff to implement lessons.


We are delighted to announce that we have achieved 2 PE Gold Mark Awards for the 2016/17 academic year.

We have achieved a Gold Sports mark through the Merton School Sports Partnership with which we have been affiliated for a number of years which run many of the sports festivals that the children take part in, provide Gymnastics sessions at school, as well as provide professional development for staff. We are absolutely thrilled to continue achieving gold having met some very tough criteria!

We have also achieved a gold in the School Games Mark. 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.


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Please click here to find  information about the Sports Grant which all Primary Schools receive. 

Year 3/4 Football-  February 2018

Mr Gallagher and his elite team of Year 3/4 children braved the elements to take part in the Year 3/4 football tournament on 8th February, which was held at Dundonald Park. The team demonstrated great determination and resilience against tough opposition. A big well done goes out to Archie, Robert, Liam, Noah, Charlie, Luca, Ciaran, Barney, Alvaro and Thomas. Also a special thank you to the parents who gave up their time to come and support the team.

Key Step Gymnastics- Year 5 and 6- February 2017

T On Friday 2nd February 2018 four children represented St. Marys at the Merton SSP 5/6 Gymnastic competition. Competing against over 20 schools in vault, body management and floor exercises they did fantastically well and should be very proud of their achievements. Finishing outside the top 3 but they really gave everything and all the training they put showed throughout. Well done Lara E, Isabella, Thomas B and Jude .

Pelham Fixtures- Dodgeball Year 4- February 2017

On Friday 2nd February, a group of children from 4F and 4B were chosen to play against Pelham Primary School in an action-packed event of dodgeball! All children involved played extremely well, showcasing their excellent dodge-balling skills, and as always their fantastic sportsmanship. A huge well done goes out to Mariana, Nikola, Adam, Amelia, Noah, Catherine, Frank, Eva, Henry, Ella Jane, Rory, Martha H, Martha J, Nela, Phoebe, Oliver, Luca, Pablo, Sophia, Maja, Elliott and Marlo. Also a massive thank you to the parents and carers who came along to support and cheer on the children. It was very encouraging to see so many of you!

Boccia- January 2018

A huge congratulations to our four fantastic Boccia players who took part in last Friday's Merton Schools Sports Partnership (SSP) festival. They put in lots of work and made some brilliant shots on our way to winning half of our matches. They were all a credit to St. Marys in all aspects of the day. Well done to Scarlett, Luke, Ben M and Simran.

Swimming Borough Heats- JANUARY 2017

On Tuesday 30th January 2018 we took 16 children to the first heat of the Merton SSP Swimming Gala to race against 6 other schools. We performed so well and they represented the school with great pride winning seven of the 20 races. It will be a few weeks before we find out if our times were fast enough to compete in the Swimming Gala Final, but the children can still be very proud of the times they set. A huge well done to Ava, Ciara, Joe F, Eothain, Jude, Charlie, Andrea, Ann- Claire, James P, Daniele, Stella, Roisin, Liam C, Jeremi J, Lucia and Alicia.

Year 3/4 Tag Rugby Cluster Competition- November 2017

On Thursday 9th November a group of some of our Yr3/4 took part in the Merton Tag Rugby Festival. During the day they scored plenty of tries and competed in a positive manner in all matches. Thank you to all the parents who came and supported the children and for Mr Martin who prepared them for their matches. Well done to

Simon, Sam C Denise Lucy, Isabel, Matthew, Zuzanna, Barney,Marcus, Eloise ,Maja ,Henry, Rory, Noah, Jack,  Pablo, Liam and Charlie​.

Fun Sports Festival- November 2017

On Friday, a team of 5 children represented St Mary's at a Sport festival with a huge variety of sport. The children worked so well together and came back to school proudly sporting their medals. Well done to Sofia, Simran, Luke, Sam and Finn for representing St Mary's so well.

Holy Trinity Netball Fixture- November 2017

On Wednesday 7th November, St Mary's hosted Holy Trinity for four Netball matches. The children played some excellent Netball with a number of great goals, spirited sportsmanship and team skills. Well done to all the children that played and a special thank you to the SMA for the floodlights, which made it a bit easier to see the ball in the last matches. Well done Matty, Niall, Lara H, Lara E, Ava C, Roisin, Larissa, Fynn, Liam, Aurora, Emily R, Aodhan and Jack W.

Netball Cluster Competition- October 2017

A huge congratulations to both of our Netball teams that competed in the Yr 5/6 MSSP Cluster event on Thursday. Both our teams placed in the top 10 with one narrowly missing out by 1 point that would have qualified them for the Borough Finals. There was some fantastic teamwork on show as well as some brilliant Netball play which saw plenty of points scored against a variety of Wimbledon teams. Well done to Liam, Niall, Lara H, Lara E, Emily G, Emily R, Larissa, Roisin, Ava, Aurora, Fynn, Matty, Jack

Young Leaders- Multiskills October 2017

Both Year 5 classes have been hard at working planning and adapting sets of sports activities to use with the children in Year 1 and in Year 3. Over the last two weeks they have set up and delivered two fantastic sessions with children from St Mary's Primary as well as Pelham Primary. It has been fantastic to see how they have explained the activities to younger children, encouraged them and led by example. We are really proud of both 5A and 5R.  Thank you also to Mr Allen and Mrs Rugsataya for their hard work and all the other staff who helped out with the events. We look forward to seeing the new Young Leaders start our lunchtime clubs soon!

Football: 9 a-side League

We've started the year off with a bang with our 9 a- side matches having won one and narrowly lost the other. The children are training incredibly hard and are looking forward to the matches to commence again after Spring Half Term. In the meantime some children in the squad will be playing in a Merton Cluster competition soon. Watch this space!

Cross Country Festival- September 2017

What a great sporting start to the new year with 23 children taking part in the Cross Country Event at Morden Recreation Ground this past Friday. Despite a wet start to the day, the atmosphere was great and the team spirit was hight! The children had to run roughly 1300m and did so with great determination and smiles on their faces. It was lovely to see how they all cheered each other on. This event was one of the our non-competitive events of the year and we are incredibly proud of the children for running so well and for the support they showed towards the rest of the participants. Thank you to all the parents who came and cheered us all on. Well done to Thomas, Ciaran, Matty, Barney, Ollie,Cyprian,Ella, Lucy, Sienna, Eloise,  Silvia, Victoria,Jack B, Aodhan, Alberto, Alberto GS,  Rafael, Alicja, Albane, Niamh, Martha, Olivia and Isolde.

Swimming Gala Finals- June 2017

In spite of the tropical poolside climate the atmosphere was bubbling with excitement at Friday night’s Swimming Gala Finals on 23rd June. With 26 of Merton’s Primary schools represented this year the event proved to be one of the best ever witnessed.

Races were closer than ever and the crowd were relishing the chance to cheer on their determined young swimmers. Children from years 4 – 6 had qualified in the heats to attend this year’s final and they certainly rose to the challenge; taking in the noise and excitement and turning their adrenaline into speed as they powered through the water.​

We are incredibly proud of all of our swimmers who, after a long Sports Day, came along and represented St Mary's. Well done to all the children, Eothain, Daniele, Joseph, Jude, Edward, Antony, Soren and Jaydon. A special congratulations to Eothain who came 1st in his Freestyle Final event and to the Freestyle Relay final of Eothain, Daniele, Joseph and Jude who came 2nd! Excellent swimming. A huge thank you to Mrs Tiri for accompanying the children and for all the parents and families who supported  the children.

Sports Day- June 2017

On Friday 23rd June, some very excited children walked to Wimbledon Chase to have our annual Sports Day. A great day was had by all, with some excellent, running, hurdles and relays and fantastic displays of sportsmanship.

The results are in!

1st. St Matthew (Red House) 2nd. St Luke  (Green House) 3rd. St John (Blue House) 4th St Mark (Yellow House).

Athletics Festival- June 2017

On the 22nd June a group of children represented St Mary's at an Athletics Festival. The children had prepared very well for the competition and took part in a range of track and field events throughout the day. The children participated with enthusiasm and great sportsmanship, winning the shot put in the whole day. St Mary's came 7th overall in our group and finishing in the top 21 out of 33 schools. An amazing effort! Well done to all the children and a thank you to Mr Anstee for all his help in preparing them. Niall, Daisy ,Jed , Emily L ,Elijah, Aurora, Liam,  Lucy, Edward, Ann Claire, Jack W,Lara E 

Basketball Borough Competition- June 2017

Well done to the four pupils who represented St Marys at the MSSP Basketball festival on Thursday 15th June. They played with so much spirit and worked so well as a team and were rewarded with some wins throughout the day. Congratulations to Matthew G, Lara H, Jaydon and Jed!

Cricket Cluster Competition- May 2017

On a day when the rain showers could not dampen the attitudes of the enthusiastic competitors, there was some high quality performances on show in the yearly Cricket Cluster competition. St Mary's rallied to produce their best performance of the day against Merton Abbey, managing to get the victory the children's play deserved. Well done to Lara H, Alexandra, Fransis, Aaron, Aodhan, Teddy ,Joe D, Liam A and Fergal.A huge thank you to Mr Anstee for training the children for the competition as well as to the parents who braved the rain to support the team.

Year 3/4 Challenge Run- April 2017

A massive well done to the Yr 4's that represented St. Mary's in the Challenge Run organised by Merton School Sports Partnership. Having to run the distance required shows the commitment and ability by each of those who competed, with St. Mary's putting in a strong showing in both the boys and the girls races! Congratulations to James P, Rory, Rowan, Emile, Alessandro, Alberto GS, Roisin and Irmante.

YEar 5/6 Challenge Run- March 2017

A huge congratulations to some of our Year 5 and 6 who competed in the Challenge Run at Joseph Hood Recreation Ground on Thursday 30th March. Our runners competed really well on a tough course in some very hot conditions, representing our school to the highest level. Well done to Antony T, Matthew G, Max T, Callum, Fadi, Esther, Cliona, Agnes, Lilly, Lucy K, Ann-Claire, Elijah, Teddy, Edward F, Jude, Fergal and Matteo!

Tri-Golf Competition- March 2017

On Wednesday 29th March 2017, St Mary's and 13 primary schools from across the borough came to Merton School Sports Partnerships annual Year 5/6 Tri- Golf Competition at Wimbledon Park Golf Club.

Tri-Golf is a modified version of golf that uses foam balls, a plastic putter and chipper. The competition is made up of 8 stations; 4 putting and 4 chipping. The objective of the stations is to work as a team to score as many points as you can in 5 minutes. The winning team is the school with the greatest number of points after completing all 8 stations.

The competition was tough, but with some amazing training and skills, the St Mary's team came 6th overall! Well done to Aodhan, Teddy, Fergal, Jude, Emily R, Jack B, Aurora, Anne-Claire, Edward and Joe F.

Pelham Fixtures- Tag Rugby YEar 1 March 2017

A group of year 1 children enjoyed the glorious sunshine on Wednesday 15th March to play four friendly matches against Pelham Primary. A great time was had by all with superb rugby skills being shown as well as some brilliant tries being scored by both schools. Thank you so much to all the adults who came along to support the children. Well done to Leo, Jose, Joe, Alex, Billy, Rufus, Stefano, Jamie, Harry and Noah.

Pelham Fixtures- Tag Rugby Year 2- March 2017

A group of Year 2 children had a wonderful afternoon, playing a set of friendly matches against Pelham Primary on Wednesday 8th March. The enthusiam and ball skills shown were wonderful to see and the group came away with lots of tries and some very tired but excited rugby players. Well done to Rosie,Lucy, Luiza, Matthew, Dean, Emil, Barney, Finn, Sam, Keira, Lucy, Sam C, Henry, Mathilda, Erin, Sam F and Chloe F. 

KS2 Inclusive Football Festival

On Thursday 16th March, 10 children from KS2 represented St. Marys at Tooting and Mitcham in a KS2 Football Festival. They played some fantastic football and used everything they have learnt throughout the year to record some well deserved wins! But even in defeat they still celebrated their opponents victories with hand shakes. Well done to Gianluca Z, Seamus, Luciano, Karol, Adam, Francis, Jamie PG, Charlie P, Dylan and Luke

Key Steps Gymnastics- February 2017

The Merton School Sport Partnership held its annual Key Steps 2 Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition on Friday 24th February 2017 at Canons Leisure Centre. Nineteen primary schools from across Merton took part in the event and St Mary’s practised hard for all the disciplines. As part of the Key Steps Gymnastics, all gymnasts compete in three different disciplines throughout the competition: Floor, Vault and Body Management. A team consists of two boys and two girls; their scores are added together from each discipline to determine their team’s overall score. The team of children at St Mary’s came ___ (check with Lea!) as well as winning the Refspect award. The Refspect award is awarded to the team that displays great sportsmanship and is chosen by the other school’s competitors and teachers. We are so pleased with this result! Well done to Roisin, Irmante, Thomas and Gheorghi. Thank you also to Miss Black for training the team.

More information about Refspect can be found on the Merton Sports Partnership Website:

Gymnastics Competition- YEar 3-6- February 2017

On Monday 20th February a group of gymnasts competed in a competition against Garfield Primary in part of the Key Steps Gymnastics Programme. As part of the Key Steps Gymnastics, all gymnasts compete in three different disciplines throughout the competition: Floor, Vault and Body Management. The children were fantastic and some overall winners emerged in the different disciplines. We are very grateful to Garfield for organising at the hosting the event. Well done to Soren, Maggie, Emily R, James, Amaya, Rory, Emma, Thomas and Liam.

Tag Rugby finals- February 2017

On Thursday 9th February the stage was set for this year’s Y5/6 Tag Rugby Borough Finals at Tooting and Mitcham FC. Sixteen schools from across the Borough qualified from their cluster round to make the finals and play for a place at the London Youth Games. St Mary’s demonstrated some impressive rugby throughout the group stages coming an amazing 8th overall! Well done to Elyon, Ed, Aaron,Liam A, Lara H, Jude, Soren, Faith,  Fergal  and Antony. Thank you also to Mr Martin for training the children for all their matches. 

Pelham Fixtures- Year 4 Hockey- January 2017

A group of Year 4 children enjoyed an afternoon of  Hockey friendlies against Pelham Primary on Wednesday afternoon. The group of children were absolutely superb! There were some amazing saves, excellent team work and of course some fantastic goals securing us a win overall! Thank you to all the parents who came along to support us and of course a huge well done to Albie, Presley, Ruby, Liam, Ava, Rosie, Larissa, Mabel, Emile, Roisin, Thomas, and Emma.

Pelham Fixtures- Hockey Year 3- December 2016

A group of Year 3 children had a great afternoon playing a series of Hockey friendlies against Pelham Primary on Wednesday afternoon. The group of children were absolutely superb, displaying some super hockey skills, excellent passes and shots at goals and great sportsmanship! Thank you to all the parents who came along to support us and of course a huge well done to Ned, Martha, Matthew, Charlie, Thomas, Luca, Scarlett, Stella, Tom, Ava, Orla, Pablo, Marlo and Nancy​.

Pelham Fixtures- Year 1 Football November 2016

We had a such a fun afternoon playing football friendlies against Pelham Primary on Wednesday afternoon. The group of year 1's were absolutely superb, displaying some super football skills and great sportsmanship. The children won 2 out of the 4 matches with some great goals being scored and saved! Thank you to all the parents, carers and family who came to watch and support the children. Well done to Angus, Rufus,Georgia W, Leonardo, Oliver,Troy,Harry,Adriana,Noah,Gabriel, Julian and Ellie​.

Year 2 Football- November 2016

On Wednesday this week a very excited group of Year 2 children played indoor and outdoor matches against Pelham Primary. We had a great afternoon with some super goals and fantastic saves from our goalies. Well done to all the children who played in the matches and to all the parents, grandparents and carers who came to watch.  Well done  Finn, Matthew, Simon, Samuel C, Marcus, Aaron, Diego, Evan, Dariusz, Lucy, Alvaro, Adrian, Archie, Oscar, Elijah, Denise.