Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Bladon Primary School regards Physical Education as a core subject and understands the positive effect it can have on the children within the school. Increasing skills and confidence in PE can help children's confidence to improve in other subject areas in the curriculum.
Foundation stage and Years 1 & 2 take part in P.E. everyday. For years 3 to 6 the children receive 2 hours of high quality P.E. per week within the curriculum. A breadth of sporting disciplines are covered and you can find a copy of our PE Long Term Plan here (please note this is a working document and can change over the year). All practice is in line with the school's PE Policy which can be found here.
The children also have an after school sport club on offer everyday from 3pm-5pm which is run by our PE specialist Matt Gregor. The clubs are designed to run alongside the topics being covered within PE lessons.
Click here to see the current clubs available.
Sports Premium Funding
Bladon Primary School are using the Sports Premium Funding in a number of ways. They have employed a P.E. specialist - Matt Gregor. He has been working at the school now for the past 8 years.
He plans, teaches and develops PE throughout the school working along side class teachers to provide and raise the profile of sport.
To view how we are making use of our sports funding please click here.
Click here to see our PE Expenditure
We work closely with other schools in the Woodstock School's Partnership on a range of events including sports tournaments and festivals . These are often held at Marlborough School and run by a great team of Junior sports leaders and Staff. From the match reports on this website you will hopefully agree that the children are enjoying success in the Woodstock School Partnership events especially considering we are the 3rd smallest school in the partnership.
"On Thursday 16th March, Bladon took part in the West Oxfordshire netball tournament. The teams that participated were Bladon, Enstone, Finstock, Kirtlington and Brize Norton. Over all Bladon A team came 1st place, winning back the plaque they'd had to give back the same day and getting our name engraved on it twice in a row!"
"At Wood Green School, Bladon A team took part in the semi-finals of the hockey tournament. The teams they played were The Blake, St Johns and Kingham. It wasn't a lucky day for Bladon, who came 3rd, narrowly missing out on the chance of making their way to the county finals. Everybody played really well and we're sure we can make it next year."
Sainsburys School Games
What is Sainsburys School Games?
The Sainsbury's School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.
The Games are made up offour levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, at county/area level and a national finals event:
- Level 1 - sporting competition for all students in schoolthrough intra-school competition.
- Level 2 - individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions.
- Level 3 - the county/area will stage multi-sport Sainsbury's School Games festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition.
- Level 4 - the Sainsbury's School Games finals: a national multi-sport event where the most talented young people in the UK will be selected to compete in our sporting venues (including the Olympic Park in 2012).
Bladon Primary School is now officially awarded the Gold Standard Kitemark for School Games. In order to achieve this the school has had to demonstrate its commitment towards sport and involvement around sport (such as leadership, technology e.g. blogging). There are only two schools in the Woodstock Partnership that have achieved this level of Award. This is a huge achievement for a small school, the award was presented by Rachel Mills (SSCO - School Games Organiser) - The Sainsburys School Games Kite mark. Bladon Primary School has made links with Gladiator Fitness, Oxfordshire Country Hockey, Oxford Fencing, OCVC Dance College in Oxford and Witney Amateur Boxing. Our pupils are able to access these clubs outside school.