Physical Education

The role of Physical Education in the development of each pupil at St James is a vital one and this is reflected both in the allocation of lessons in the timetable and the wide spectrum of sports and sporting activities that are on offer to our pupils.


Our Physical Education programme is designed to encourage pupils to view sport as an integral part of their lives, encompassing leisure, employment, and the long and short term role that exercise has to play in a healthy lifestyle. Sport has a very important place in our national and international culture and as such should form part of any well-developed individual.


The pupils’ physical development at St James is divided into three sections: Physical Literacy, Opportunity and life-long learning.