Contact the School

Meir Heath Academy
Golborn Avenue
Meir Heath
Staffordshire, ST3 7JQ

Principal: Mrs M Southern

Office Manager: Mrs R Crump
Telephone Number:
01782 393856
01782 392755
[email protected]

Children can arrive at school from: 8.45am

School Closes at: 3.30pm

At Meir Heath Academy, we are committed to providing outstanding PE provision. We employ a specialist fully qualified PE teacher, Mr Wilkinson, who teaches PE to all classes throughout the school.

We aim to provide a broad, balanced and comprehensive programme of physical activities. Our facilities include a Gym, a multipurpose school yard with markings for netball and tennis, a large field, an Orienteering course, a KS1 play area and KS2 outdoor Education Fitness Centre (EFC). Children in Year 4 and 5 have swimming lessons at Blythe Bridge High School.



There are many opportunities to take part in extracurricular sporting activities including cricket, athletics, cross country, football, tag rugby, netball, boxercise, table tennis, Tennis, multi skills and dance. Some of these are provided by our committed teaching staff while others are provided by outside agencies.


Sports Council

We have an active Sports Council and in Year 6, eight children are elected to represent their house team as House Captains and Vice Captains. These children help to organise and run an extensive programme of inter house activities and competitions throughout the year. Year 5 and 6 children are also given the opportunities to develop their leadership skills in Sports and Games, helping out at after school clubs. Playground leaders organise and lead playtime games for Key Stage 1.


Links with Blythe Bridge High School

We have strong links with Blythe Bridge High School and Mr Edwards (PE department). The programme includes inter school competitions in a variety of sports and an additional after school sports club. This allows us to provide opportunities for pupils to take part in sports that we don’t always have the facilities for in school for example volleyball, basketball and trampolining.



We are committed to help celebrate our children’s achievements both in and out of school.  We have weekly trophy awards for our PE proud performers in EFYS, KS1 and KS2. We have our prestigious end of year Sports Assembly to celebrate all the hard work the children have done throughout the year.  Awards are given for our ‘Sports Star of the future’ and our overall ‘Most enthusiastic performers’ and ‘Sports personality of the year’.

We also celebrate the work done in our dance clubs in KS2 with an evening ‘pick and mix’ dance show performance for parents.

Our school achieved the Sainsbury’s Schools Silver Mark and we are striving to maintain the Silver award in the future.



In Year 3 and 6, children are able to take part in a residential. This is a great opportunity for them to develop confidence, teamwork skills and to overcome challenges. Outdoor activities on offer include bridge building, high ropes, and kayaking.


Meet Mr Wilkinson

Mr Wilkinson has a passion for sport and his commitment for providing the best opportunities for the children make him our Meir Heath treasure! He is an experienced PE teacher who has taught in both Primary and Secondary schools as well as being a Sports Coordinator for a cluster of secondary schools. He is also a qualified swimming teacher.


Year Six Swimming Attainment 2018-2019

85% of children can swim confidently over a distance of 25metres

73.3% of children can swim confidently using a range of strokes

85% of children can perform safe self rescue in different water based situations

However 8.3% managed to attain 10m award from being a severe non swimmer.


Sport Premium Funding Action Plan 2019-2020
Sport Premium Funding Impact Report 2018-2019
Sport Premium Funding Action Plan 2018 - 2019
Sport Premium Funding Information and Impact
Physical Education Subject Coverage

Mr Wilkinson