At present, the following sports are organised at our school; Football, Cricket, Netball, Swimming, Athletics, Tag Rugby and Basketball. Children in KS2 attend Bootle's leisure pool for swimming lessons. Throughout the year we offer various Out of Hours clubs and often our children are given the opportunity to represent Bedford in sporting events and competitions.
The children in the Foundation Stage access physical development opportunities as part of the continuous provision offered both in the indoor and outdoor learning environment. Not only do they get exercise when using the outdoors and taking part in whole class sessions, but there is also the Wriggle and Jiggle area, which is designed to support developmental movement play lessons.
From years 1-6, each class has two sessions of P.E a week. Through these a balance of individual and team work, cooperative and competitive activities aim to cater for each pupil’s ability and preference.
Bedford has also developed a strong link with Hillside High. This partnership
enables us to provide wider opportunities for sporting provision and facilities,
accessing specialist coaches to further pupils’ experiences and skills.
Each year we hold sports celebration days for all of our children from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 2. At these events children compete in teams to win points for their house teams, (Waterloo, Gladstone,Albert & Canning).
PE & Sport Grant
The government has pledged to spend over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Please click here to view our school's Action Plan for use of the PE and Sports Grant for 2014/15 as well as a report on the use and impact of the PE and Sports Grant for 2013/14.