Committees – Pupil Voice for 2023-2024

School Council

AYJS has a School Council, which meets regularly. The aim is to give the class representatives a voice in the development and running of the school. Children know they are listened to and can make suggestions that will be taken seriously.

Sports Council

AYJS has a Sports Council. This is a group of pupils who work with the PE coordinator to represent the voice of pupils to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Worship Team

This is a group of pupils who meet to plan and lead worships and events to share and promote our Christian ethos.

House Captains

Each house will have a Y6 House Captain and Vice Captain who will lead and motivate their house . They will be involved in running house events to develop AYJS team spirit.

House System

Our House System is intended to extend friendships and team spirit between children of all age groups and encourages positive and inclusive behaviour.

The children are allocated a ‘House’ on entry to the school. Each house is named after an Archbishop of York, namely – Blanch, Habgood, Hope and Sentamu. House Points are awarded to pupils who show respect, observe school rules and routines, act responsibly or make a particular effort with their work. Any member of staff may award house points and parents/carers can also nominate their child. For example, if your child is helping the community/being responsible or kind outside school, a note to his/her teacher will result in a house point and extend the valuable link between home and school.

Throughout the year a number of activities, e.g. House days, take place in which children of all ages support each other and work towards completing a variety of tasks


Welcome to #teamayjs

Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity

Sports Twitter

Follow our Sports events and updates  on Twitter: @AYJSsport

Wellbeing is highly thought of at our school and we strongly believe that every child has the entitlement to an enjoyable, physical and creative curriculum both indoor and outdoor. We endeavour to provide all students with at least 2 hours of quality PE each week, delivered by our excellent staff and by external specialist teachers/coaches. Children are encouraged to acquire fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of different sports that they will use to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Every lesson provides challenging and exciting work, which will inspire and enthuse children thus helping them to achieve their full potential. 



What we teach?

At AYJS, we deliver a varied and balanced PE curriculum, which provides challenge both physically and mentally.

We deliver our PE lessons under the PE Umbrella. This means that we look at PE through 4 main concepts: physical, social, affective (emotions) and cognitive. We endeavour to include these concepts in all of our lessons as we see the value in them all in working towards helping children to be physically literate. 

Children are encouraged to become healthy and active through our focus on the balanced delivery and opportunities provided through PESSPA. 

Physical Education (PE)  the delivery of the National Curriculum- taught in PE lessons (curriculum time. 

School Sport (SS) the opportunities provided for competition and to represent our school through school sport. This can be local or further afield. This is often, but not always, after school. 

Physical Activity (PA) the opportunity for children to move, be fit and to raise their heart rate. We are working towards the governments 60minute target by giving children fitness/movement breaks, making lessons active and providing zones for children to keep moving in during breaktimes. 

Extra-curricular clubs

All pupils have the opportunity to keep moving through our extensive range of extracurricular clubs. Sports clubs run before and after school as well as at lunchtimes and are an opportunity for children to further their interests, improve and embed their skills or just to have fun. Our Sport Council and Playground Leaders also lead clubs throughout the year some of which may be for specific children or simply for those that love keeping fit. 

Supporting System Change in the Education Sector – Case Study: Archbishop of York’s Junior School

Miss Roberts has completed the Sports Leaders Level 4 course, ‘supporting pupils wellbeing through Physical Education’, consisting of five online sessions combining theory and practical ideas. Please watch the clip to hear how this course has impacted our delivery of PE and wellbeing in school.

School Sport analysis 2021-2022
Pupil Survey analysis 2021-2022

Survey July 2022

Community Sports Directory – City of York Council

The directory has information and contacts for over 100 sports clubs in York, provides details for a range of activities suitable for all age ranges and abilities and advises if a club has achieved ‘Clubmark’ accreditation.

York City Knights Foundation at AYJS

York City Knights Foundation, who run weekly session with our pupils, filmed this piece at our school: Watch here!


Community Sports Directory City of York Council