Sporting Calendar

Bamford Primary School is very proud of our strong sporting culture.  We are a school who recognises the importance of sports for all and aim to encourage our pupils to try and participate in a wide variety of different sporting activities. 

Our sports teams compete in the Hope Valley Primary Schools Sports Festivals.  Additionally, children can attend clubs which are run at Hope Valley College, through our on-going partnership. 

Calendar of Events 2018-2019

 Date Sports  Year Groups  Venue   Partnership Final date
 Friday 26th October  Cheerleading Y3/4  HVC 13.15 - 15.15


 Thurs 8th Nov  Mini Basketball  Y5/6 HVC  13.00 - 15.15  Wed 30th Jan
Thurs 29th Nov 5 aside Mini Soccer Y3/4 HVC 13.00 - 15.15 NA
Fri 18th Jan 2019 Sportshall Athletics Y5/6 HVC 13.30 - 15.15 Wed 6th Feb at Highfields School
Thurs 14th Feb 2019 Gymnastics Competition All ages HVC 16.00 - 17.30 NA
 Wed 27th Feb 2019  Mini Basketball  Y3/4  HVC 13.00 - 15.15  NA
 Wed 6th March 2019  High 5 Netball  KS2  HVC 13.30 - 15.15

 Wed 20th March


 Fri 17th May 2019  Quadkids KS2  HVC 13.30 - 15.15

 Wed 11th June


13.30 - 17.30

 Tues 4th June 2019  Kwick Cricket  KS2

Hathersage Cricket Club

11.00 - 15.30

 Open competition

Friday 14th June 2019 Infant Sports Day EYFS & KS1




Thurs 17th June 2019 Rounders KS2 HVC 13.00 - 16.30


Wed 26th June 2019 Kwik Cricket KS2

Hathersage Cricket Club

11.00 - 15.30


Wed 3rd July 2019 Primary Sports Day - KS2 All All KS2 EIS Sheffield


 Wed 10th July 2019  Swimming Gala  KS2 Hathersage Swimming Pool 


 This list is subject to change and events may be cancelled at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances and weather.




Sporting Results - Spring 2019

Sports Update:


Great start to the new term!

We have only been back three weeks and already the Athletics Team has qualified for the next round of the competition at Highfields, Matlock on Wed 6th Feb!! Well done team!

We also have a team entering the Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition on Thurs 7th Feb. This is the first time we have entered this competition, so good luck team!

The Yr3/4 have Mini Basketball coming up, so lots happening on the sporting front!


Personal Active Challenge!

This term our active focus will be on core strength and so we will be doing some circuit training and some gymnastics but still keeping up the skipping. It keeps us warm at cold breaktimes!!

The Yr6 Sports Leaders had a recent training session on Change 4 Life and came back with lots of ideas to encourage everyone to keep up the 30/60 challenge (at least 30 mins exercise per day and ideally an hour of activity per day) and also to try 'sugar swaps' at meal times. This means looking at your meal and choosing one sugary thing and swapping it for something less sugary!! We are fortunate to have so many active, healthy children but reinforcing good habits now is really helpful.


Super Skipping!

What a fantastic day! All the children participated and there was lots of jumping, individual skipping, French skipping and long rope skipping!! It was lovely to see the children all enjoying improving their fitness. A huge thank you to all of you who have helped raised donations for the British Heart Foundation, they had sent new skipping ropes for the event which were appreciated and all used!! They sent some challenge cards too which enabled some of incredibly proficient skippers to try some new skills!! It was great too, to see some children who have only recently learned to skip improve their skills too. We will let you know how much we raised when all the money comes in, hopefully by next Wed! Remember skipping ropes make good stocking fillers!! The Sports Leaders helped organise and run the event with their usual enthusiasm and efficiency, well done.

Thanks again for your support.



Last half term was a very active one with lots going on in and out of School! We went to Football, Tag Rugby, Cheerleading and Cross Country events at HVC. The football and rugby teams did really well, competing with skill and enthusiasm. The Cheerleading event is always fun and Ash class enjoyed some basketball and football thrown in, making the most of HVC facilities while they were on an  INSET day. The Cross Country event saw 31 pupils from Bamford running during the afternoon and three of the Yr5/6 team going forward to the County event, which is on Nov 8th. Good luck to them!

 Personal Active Focus!

Our personal active focus for last term was running and every pupil competed in our own House Cross Country Event on the rec. The more laps they did the more points they earned for their house. Every child ran with such enthusiasm, it was fantastic to watch and count each time they came round. I think most children were surprised and very proud of how much they could do so a really big well done to them all!

Jump For Life!

This half term our personal active focus will be on skipping, we thought this would keep us warm as the cold weather approaches! So any spare skipping ropes would be great! We hope to work towards a sponsored 'Jump For Life!' event at the beginning of December in aid of the British Heart Foundation and sponsor forms will be coming home so please look out for these and any help you can give your child would be greatly appreciated.

Sports Leaders! (Heroes)

Finally, many of the above events were supported, initiated and helped run by our Yr6 Sports Leaders. We started encouraging this leadership role last year and are continuing to develop it. The Yr6 group even went on a training event organised by the County team who actually came out from Wirksworth to do the training at Bamford Moore Memorial Hall which was very convenient for us!! The pupils involved are extremely motivated, helpful and reliable, full of great ideas and enthusiasm. It is a pleasure to work with them and their help and commitment is very much appreciated.



The new waterpolo festival was a fantastic event.  All the children had a great time and spent the best part of an hour active in the pool.  By the end, they all looked exhausted!  It was really nice to see how quickly they got the idea of the game and were developing tactics while we watched and encouraged them.  It was a pleasure to take them and a great first cluster event.

Other Sporting News....

Bamford School was very proud to have been awarded the Gold Sainsbury's School Games Award for 2017/18.   Well done to all, especially our amazing children and our fantastic parents who offer vital moral and transport support.  This is the second time we have been awarded GOLD - and we are working hard to ensure that we keep it.  A major goal is to get everyone involved in Healthy Lifestyles and to increase participation to all. 

Sports Leaders

On 19th September 2018, our 8 sports leaders attended a County led Sports Leader training event.  They had a great time and came back with loads of new ideas and enthusiasm.  Watch this space!

Thank you to all parents for continuing to support the Sports Curriculum - we appreciate all that you do.


page last updated on 04/02/2019


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