Sports at St James

Here at St James we provide a sporting provision to cater all abilities. We believe that it is an essential part of school life as sport enables pupils to develop their potential by setting themselves the highest standards whilst building on their determination and resilience through training and competition. We deliver a broad range of sport activities to cater for our pupil’s talents and interests whilst adding great enjoyment to their school life.

We compete in fixtures against local schools over the course of the year along with participating in the annual School Champs every March.

We encourage our pupils to train and compete outside of school in order to gain invaluable team and social experience. All sporting success is celebrated at St James with an awards evening to recognise excellence shown across the academic year; prizes and certificates are presented with County standard pupils receiving a Sports tie which they can proudly wear at School.

Any sporting success achieved within school or reported to us from outside of school is celebrated on our news page.


We run a series of different sporting clubs over the course of the year, catering to each season.


Track and Field sessions are after school taking place down on the bottom field. Pupils have opportunities to practice the individual events whilst trying to beat their Personal Bests. In the summer term St James enters Inter-school and District trials.


Badminton club takes place during the autumn term in the sports hall sometimes at lunch as well as after school.


Basketball club has started up this year in KS3 however plans are to build on this for KS3 and KS4 clubs next academic year. This club takes place during Term 1 and 2.

Cross Country

We compete in the annual Schools Cross County championships where pupils have the opportunity to be selected to race at Exeter vs East Devon and above.


KS3 football take place weekly on the AWP with regular games against local schools along with Devon Cup fixtures.

KS4 Futsal/indoor football – fixtures for indoor football take place during the autumn term.

Girls Football – Exeter City coaches have delivered football training this year and due to its success will continue next academic year. The girls football team have played against local schools over the course of the year.


We run netball for KS3 and KS4 during Term 1 and Term 2 with external coaches who come into lead training sessions. Fixtures are completed over the year against local schools.


Autumn Term – KS3 during Term 1 and KS4 during Term 2. Fixtures for both genders take place over the course of the year.

Table Tennis

Training takes place on a weekly basis during Term 2 with a qualified coach coming in to deliver training sessions.


At St James students have the opportunity to take part in Trampolining club which runs in the autumn term. Working on learning new skills within a safe environment.


All Sports Clubs are free to join and cater for all abilities with new clubs being introduced on a termly basis. To see an up-to-date club timetable please see the co-curricular page.

For more information regarding Sport at St James please come and speak to a member of the PE department or contact Head of PE Simon Gibbs