Healthy School

Underpinning one of the main principles of our school’s mission, eating healthily (see our dinners page) and exercising regularly are an important part of our children’s day. Through our curriculum, school lunch provision and at our breakfast and afterschool clubs, we ensure that children experience a range of foods, sports and activities which will influence them in making healthy choices for the rest of their lives.


Extra-curricular clubs are available throughout the year and change depending on the season and the staff availability.  We encourage all to join our clubs and give them a go. Some clubs are for a specific age range and teams within some clubs are selected based on aptitude and enthusiasm.

We are pleased to offer the following clubs at different points throughout the year:

  • Football Club
  • Running Club
  • Gymnastics
  • Young Voices
  • Bleasdale Club
  • Gardening club
  • Golf Glub
  • Ukulele (a cost is incurred with this)

Sports Premium Funding

Since 2013, the government has been spending over £150 million a year to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) in Primary Schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport and have the freedom to choose how they do this.

At Silverdale St John’s Primary we believe all children should enjoy the benefits and camaraderie of sport. In order to establish this sporting culture, on top of our PE curriculum, we enjoy a supportive relationship with Heysham and Lancaster Sports Partnership and Carnforth SSCo. Through this, our children experience a wide range of sporting activities and take part in a variety of local tournaments, having the opportunity to play competitively with other children. We use specialist sports coaches to develop the children’s skills during PE sessions and also to enhance the skills of our teachers. These specialist bring a wealth of experience and knowledge and, by working with the class teachers, can make sure every child is developing their sports skills during every session.

The children also take part on outdoor adventure days, forest school sessions and the year 5/6 go on a residential trip to an outdoor adventure centre bi-annually.