Orrell St James RC Primary School

"To provide an education for all, which has at its very heart the values and ideals of the teachings of Jesus Christ"


St James' Road, Wigan, Lancashire WN5 7AA

01942 748455





The school regards physical education as an important subject within the National Curriculum. Games skills are taught from an early age which develop into traditional team sports later on in school. These include rugby, netball, football, hockey, athletics and rounders, plus others. The time allocated to P.E. includes swimming for all Year 3 children for half of the school year, and there is also a provision for Gymnastics, Dance and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA).

The older children take part in organised football, rugby and netball games with neighbouring schools. Amongst the many other sporting competitions that we enter, we participate in local Athletics meetings, a swimming gala as well as tennis, cricket, rounders and hockey competitions. The school is equipped with a large hall, small hall and adequate playing fields with markings.

We also currently employ a specialist PE teacher one day per week (Mr Seddon from St. Peter’s) using our Sports Premium funding. In addition, we welcome the Lancashire Cricket Board’s Community Cricket Coach for Wigan into school on an annual basis to work with the upper juniors. Our Foundation Stage welcome the Active Living Team from Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust into school for a half term also.

We are delighted to have been awarded the School Games Gold Mark award for our contributions to school sports and Physical Education provision.


Notable sporting achievements in the 2015-2016 year include:


Y6 Team- WOWS League runners up and Cup semi finalists

Y5 Team- WOWS League runners up and Cup runners up

Y3 St. Peter’s festival champions


Y5/6 Boys Hardball Runners-up

Y5/6 Mixed County Champions

Y5/6 Girls semi-finalists

Y4/5 Mixed County Champions


Further information on this amazing success can be found by clicking here



Wigan QuadKids festival runners up (Y5/6). Overall girls winners

Wigan School Games Triathlon – Y5 first overall boys and girls. Y6 second overall team, second overall girls.



Regional champions, Greater Manchester County finalists

St. Peter’s festival runners up


Wigan Hockey Club tournament winners and runners up

St Peter’s Hockey Festival winners (Y6) and runners up (Y5)

Regional champions, Greater Manchester County finalists


Y6 League runners up

Sports Personality of the Year Award

In 2015-2016, this new award was started. A Y6 boy and girl are chosen for this prestigious honour. Children that have participated in a number of sports, and have shown a determination and sporting attitude are considered for the prize.

We also have a number of pupils who are achieving significant success at local, regional and national level in sports such as Tennis, Cricket, Hockey, Football and Rhythmic Gymnastics.