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Featherstone School Sports Partnership

St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School have bought into a two year package with Featherstone School Sports Partnership. Being part of the partnership supports our school to develop in five key areas:

  •  Reduce obesity levels in young people and ensure a greater % of young people are physically active.
  •  Develop sport and competition as a whole school development tool.
  • Educate young people on the benefits of young people being physically active, through joint work with the Health  Improvement Team.
  • Support teachers on the importance of young people being physically competent.
  • Up skilling and supporting staff to increase their confidence in delivering physical activity and school sport


The Sports Partnership continues to provide us with a PE Specialist who teaches a range of skills and sporting activities to all of our children across FS2 to Year 6. The children at St Anselm’s continue to have access and opportunities to participate in a wide range of sporting competitions throughout the year. We have a dedicated PE Mentor who trains up and supports our Sports Leaders and Organising Crew to deliver activities to other children. Our PE Mentor also supports our teachers by up-skilling them so that they become even more confident at teaching their PE Lessons. 


Grasshoppers RFC, Osterley

From May 2014, our year 5 and 6 children have benefitted from the use of the facilities at Grasshoppers RFC, Osterley. St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School and Grasshoppers RFC are committed to working in partnership to ensure all upper Key Stage 2  pupils have access to high quality rugby coaching and training. Grasshoppers Community Rugby Coach, Leroy Arbouine is responsible for leading the “Kid’s First Rugby” training.


John Lyon’s Charity

Mrs Sykes successfully applied for funding from the “John Lyon’s Charity” on behalf of St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School and 4 local schools in the Southall Quadrant. Our “cluster” of Southall schools serve areas of high deprivation and having been granted funding enables us to pay for an on-site play therapy service for one day a week at each school.  This specialist support helps our children overcome their difficulties and develop greater resilience so they can successfully engage with learning and achieve their full potential. The funding application was successful for 3 academic years, for the following schools, from January 2014:St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School (Lead School),Beaconsfield Primary,Blair Peach Primary,Dormers Wells Infant School and Tudor Primary School.


The Catholic Children’s Society

The Catholic Children’s Society is responsible for appointing specialist therapists for the Southall Quadrant cluster of 5 schools, including St Anselm’s Catholic Primary. In addition, the Catholic Children’s Society provides annual mental health training for our staff.


St Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill

Each year we work in partnership with and support a number of trainee teachers who are studying at St Mary's University College as part of their initial teacher  training.