English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ


Sport at English Martyrs


Physical activity is a very important part of our school day. PE gives children the opportunity to be active every single day. It is suggested that children should achieve 60 minutes of exercise a day; in order to attract children to being physically active in our school we offer an array of different activities and sports to appeal to everyone.


Why is Physical Activity so important at school?

Not only does exercise improve a child’s overall health and fitness it helps to improve their mental health and cognitive development as well, by doing physical exercise, children are more likely to concentrate and maintain focus in lessons. As well as strengthening muscle and bones, exercise builds confidence, inspires positivity and improves social skills. We offer a variety of lunchtime and afterschool clubs, which allow children the opportunity to learn new skills and participate in school competitions. A list of our clubs can be found on our website.


We at English Martyrs believe physical education benefits children in many ways and will set them up for a healthy and active future.


Sports Achievements...


Spring Term

It has been an outstanding few months for success in Sport for English Martyrs this recent Spring Term. Our biggest achievement and proudest moment so far was our Year 6 boys Football Team reaching the Regional Finals representing the whole of Sussex. After playing several challenging matches against other county teams we finished in 2nd place and are now through to the National Finals in May to represent the whole of the South-East at Birmingham City FC! This is an astounding achievement and we as a school could not be prouder. To read more please click on the link below-.


However this is not the only success our Year 6s have had this term, the boys Football Team also came joint 1st with TAB recently at the West Park Football Tournament followed by our two Year 6 Girls Football Teams also finishing in 1st and 2nd place. The year also entered in a Cricket Tournament and Basketball Tournament finishing in 3rd place in both competitions.


Year 4s kicked off the term finishing in 3rd place in their Football League missing the final by just two points! They also entered the Orchards Gymnastics Competition, the boys finished in 2nd place and the boys and girls finished in 3rd place overall, after weeks off training their hard work really did pay off. The year then entered into the Indoor Athletics Competition held at Durrington High School and finished in 2nd place, a fantastic result!


Years 2 brought home a brand new shiny trophy after winning their Indoor Athletics Competition, coming 1st place out of eight schools, another trophy to add to the cabinet. 


Finishing off the Spring Term fourteen KS2 dancers performed at the Time to Dance week at the Worthing Pavilion, performing a modern contemporary piece of dance to 'Just Like Fire' by Pink to a packed audience. They all performed beautifully and made the school incredibly proud of them, it was a fantastic evening and a superb end to the term.


Pictures to follow shortly.


We look forward to continuing this success in the Summer Term. Below is some more information on the sporting fixtures to come.


4th- Year 6 Football National Finals

Birmingham City FC

7th- Year 2 Legacy Games

Durrington High School 12.30pm-3.00pm

9th- Year 6 Quad Kids

Worthing Leisure Centre


5th- Year 6 Knights of St Columbia

English Martyrs 3.00pm-5.00pm

6th- Year 3/4 Quad Kids

Worthing Leisure Centre

11th- Year 2 Legacy Games

Durrington High School 

19th- Year 3-6 Legacy Games

Durrington High School 12.30pm-3.00pm


Autumn Term

Over the Autumn Term we had some very successful results in school competitions. Our Year 6 Boys won the Worthing CV Football League after winning all nine games because of this we were then invited to play in the County Finals, we played four games and went through to the finals with a 100% record. The Final game ended 0.0 and therefore went to penalty's which we won!! We are now through to the Regional Finals in London which will be playing in the New Year.  


Our Year 6 girls reached the netball league finals and finished in third place out of sixteen schools, they also came third out of nine schools competing in a football tournament at St Andrews. 


Year 5 recently played in a Benchball Competition and came second. Years 1 and 2 have been training very hard for the past six weeks and recently competed in a Gymnastics Competition to come first out of ten schools.



We also had a visit from Sid the shark, Sussex County Cricket Club’s mascot. Sid kindly offered to open our new play equipment to the children at the school. To read more about this please click on the link below.


It was a very rewarding Autumn Term.