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Schools Awards


Sporting School Awards

The Sports School of the Year award was introduced in 2008 and candidates are annually invited to submit applications detailing their sporting activities, achievements and future plans. Applicant schools should note that over the past year they have -

Given pupils a wide range of opportunities to participate in high quality PE and extra curricular sport Shown continual commitment to school-club links Enabled teams and/or individuals to make considerable improvements in sport Committed to teacher / coach training to continually improve the quality of sport in their school - Curriculum development - PE results - Out of hours provision - Leadership and volunteering - Health and fitness - Inter school competition - Extra curricular activities - Inclusion and success of sports teams - Recognition of individual success.

Junior School Nominations for 2017

Castle Hill Junior School

Castle Hill received their Gold school sports mark and worked hard to increase sporting participation for all children. Over 80% of Year 6 children represented the school in school sports competitions throughout the year. Boys and girls of various abilities enjoyed their opportunities to participate, and were also encouraged to participate in sporting activities and competitions outside of school hours. 50 children from Castle Hill ran in a Basingstoke junior parkrun in the spring and Castle Hill also joined the hockey league at Down Grange and played every Thursday afternoon. The team finished in third position in the league consisting of 18 teams. Castle Hill believe in sport for all, regardless of ability, and had many top 3 finishes in school tournaments during the year.

Great Binfields Primary School

2017 saw Great Binfields achieve the School Games Gold Mark for participation. They made many different sporting activities and clubs available to their community and worked closely with local sporting clubs such as Totally Tennis, Basingstoke Hockey Club and Pro Golf (Dummer). At the Inter-School Ruby Tournament they achieved second place and bronze at the inter-school athletics. Sporting activities are offered both during and after the school day with many pupils involved in the inter-school sporting arena and two pupils being supported off timetable as part of their elite gymnastics pathway. The school also raised funds to provide pupils with their own minibus to make transportation to all events easier and support from members of staff is amazing.

St John’s Church of England VA Primary School

St John’s has a great passion for sport and offers a wide variety of clubs at lunchtime and after school. During 2017, they installed outdoor table tennis tables and purchased basketball posts as well as engaging in a number of new sports. 58% of KS2 pupils attended at least one sports club and 53% of KS2 children represented the school in competitive completion, of which the school entered 29. Achievements include winning Basingstoke U11 Boys Football, Basingstoke Boys Team Table Tennis and Norman Tag Ruby League as well as third place Girls Football, Girls Team Table Tennis and runners up at Basingstoke Athletics.   The school also had three teams reach the Hampshire School Games for the first ever time, taking 28 children to represent Basingstoke.

St Mary’s CE Junior School

St Mary’s finished top of the Schools Medals Table for 2017 after numerous successes. They qualified for County Finals, having won the Basingstoke Schools Competitions, in Football, individual Tennis, team Table tennis, indoor Athletics, Cross Country, girls and boys Cricket. In the Hampshire County School Games they had teams representing Basingstoke in Quadkids, Tennis, Basketball and Netball and both boys and girls teams reached the Kwikcricket County finals finishing 3rd. ‘Inclusive Sport’ was implemented where children learn what it is like to have a disability; pupil take part in ‘Sitting Volleyball’ and ‘Goal Ball’ which is designed for people with visual impairment. St Mary’s also entered the School Games award for which they won Gold Status.   272 pupils attend an external sport club and with a dedicated PE team a vast range of activities are offered daily.

Winklebury Junior School

Making it to the Hampshire Sports Hall Athletics Final was a highlight of the year for the Winklebury Schools Federation. In 2017 they started the Change 4 Life Club which encourages pupils to join in and have fun exercising, along with starting the Golden Mile to benefit all pupils. The PE curriculum is currently being developed so pupils can benefit from a progressive, fun and engaging curriculum that works from year R to Year 6. The Athletics team finished second in the Basingstoke Schools competition and finished 14th in the Hampshire competition. Pupils also compete in Tag Rugby, Quadkids, Football and Park Run, and are encouraged to join local clubs and enter local competitions.

Yet again very disappointing that only five nominations were received from such a large number of local schools but congratulations on the achievements of the four who are now being reviewed regarding invitation to the awards evening.

Previous winners - Junior School - 2008 & 2009 (St Mary's Junior School), 2010 (North Waltham), 2011 (Rucstall), 2012 (North Waltham), 2013 (St Mary's Junior School), 2014 (St Martin's Primary School) 2015 & 2016 (St Mary's Junior School)


Senior School Nominations 

Previous Senior School Winners - 2008 (Bishop Challoner), 2009 (Testbourne), 2010 (Vyne), 2011 (Hurst), 2012 (Costello), 2013 (Dove House Academy), 2014 (Challoner) & 2015 (Dove House Academy)

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