Extra Curricular Sports

Here at St Paul’s, we aim to give as many children as possible, regardless of ability, access to a wider range of school sports, in addition to the PE curriculum, via lunchtime and after-school clubs.

Our sports clubs run throughout the school year, from the first week of September, until the final week of the summer term in July. Teaching all aspects of a given sport, covering techniques, space awareness, fitness, teamwork and improving individual skills.

We are proud members of the Rossendale School Sports Partnership, who run competitions for all schools in Rossendale, in a wide range of different sports.

In addition to these competitions, we are proud participants in the three, Rossendale schools football leagues (Year 5/6 mixed, Year 5/6 girls and Year 3/4 mixed) also including our younger children whenever possible, when they are ready for competition. Our football clubs and training run throughout the school year. We also participate in inclusion events via the sports partnership, where our children can take part along with children from other schools in fun sporting events. These events cover Key Stage 1 and 2 children.

The winners of some Rossendale schools competitions, progress to represent Rossendale in their respective Lancashire County Finals. To date, St Paul’s teams have represented Rossendale at Lancashire County Finals in Netball, Football, Cricket, Quad-Kids and Tennis. St Paul’s also run after-school clubs where there are no competitions, such as cricket, basketball, badminton, tennis clubs, hula-hooping, boxercise and chess, which are very popular with the children.

Some of our lunchtime clubs, have an inter-school competition running, such as our dodgeball club, which has had over 75 children taking part this year!

Celebration Worships

Within our weekly celebration worships, pupil’s sports achievements are celebrated along with a nominated Sporting Superstar each week.

Find us on:

Find us on:

Twitter –  @StPaulsCESch

Facebook – St Paul’s Rawtenstall PTA

St Pauls Sports Desk – invite only.

Some of our achievements include:

Rossendale representatives at the Lancashire School Games (July 2023) – Quad kids.

Rossendale representatives at the Lancashire School Games (July 2023) – Tennis skills.


St Paul’s have taken part in the following Rossendale Schools Competitions in 2022-23:

5/6 mixed football knockouts (2 teams)

5/6 girls’ football knockouts (2 teams)

3/4 mixed football knockouts – heat winners & Grand Final bronze medalists (3 teams)

Sportshall athletics 5/6 mixed (2 teams) & 3/4 mixed (2 teams)

KS1 sportshall athletics festival

Glow dodgeball year 6/7 transition event

5/6 dodgeball (6 teams) & Grand Final Gold medalists

3/4 glow dodgeball event (4 teams)

5/6 basketball

5/6 badminton (boys) – heat winners & Grand Finals 4th place.

5/6 Badminton (girls) – heat winners & Grand Finals 1st & 2nd place (Gold and Silver medalists)

Inclusion Gymnastics KS2

5/6 Club Gymnastics

5/6 non-club gymnastics

Boys & girls 5/6 table tennis

Inclusion Tri-Golf festival

3/4 Tri-Golf competition

Cross country (3/4 & 5/6 mixed) – 88 runners

Year 2 KS1 All-Stars cricket festival (whole class)

5/6 mixed swimming gala

5/6 mixed netball

Quad-Kids athletics (3/4) Competition winners & Lancashire County Finalists.

5/6 mixed cricket (2 teams)

KS1 Animal Olympics (40 children)

5/6 mixed tennis

5/6 Colour Run

Yr 6 Mini Olympics

EYFS Animal Olympics

5/6 Tag rugby


In addition, St Paul’s have also taken part in the following league and cup competitions:

5/6 mixed football league and knockout cup

3/4 mixed football league


In girls’ football we have played 6 friendly matches/mini tournaments with other Rossendale Schools. This is due to there being no league programme in place, for this school year.