Sports at Bidborough

At our school, we believe that being active and participating in sports is very important to our young people. The benefits in terms of physical and mental well-being are boundless. We aim to provide a broad range of sports so that every child can find something to suit them. We are proud of the range of sporting activities available for our children and you will see from some of the photos below just how many different children have been able to experience being part of a team and competing against other schools too.

Our PE plan for each year is shown here. We use our PE Premium funding to give children opportunities to try more unusual activities such as curling, fencing and climbing. We are committed to ensuring children leave school able to swim a minimum of 25 metres and we use St John's leisure centre for our swimming lessons. A wide range of sports, including Swimming, Cricket, Netball and Rugby are taught at Bidborough. 


Year 6 have produced the following reports on their recent football match and swimming gala:

The Swimming Gala – 26/02/2020

It was a great experience at the Swimming Gala for Bidborough. We had a team of 15 year 5 and 6’s who all swam brilliantly: Lucy, Annabelle, Sally, Islay, Theo, Luca, Charlie, Billy, Florence, Evie, George, Skye, Charlie, Harry and Barnaby. We had very good positions throughout the evening. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and encouraged our team mates until we had no voice left to cheer.

Our coach Mr. Carrick was extremely helpful and proud of us as he guided us around the pool. Our encouraging head teacher supported us profusely and gave us great advice when needed.

We thank the parent helpers (Melissa Cooper and Theresa Smith) who worked along-side Mr. Carrick and Mrs. Burton. Although many of us were nervous and scared for our races and diving we gave it our best shot and came with a good score and a grin.

In the end, we won a shield for the smallest school winners and a trophy for winning the B league.

To finish off this entry, we would like to say having no practice but just courage, we won a shield, a trophy and   better friendship than ever!





The game started at 3:30pm and there was action straight away from both sides. The pitch was not the best and so it was very hard to play on. St. Marks had a quick breakaway and crossed the ball in and tapped it into an open goal to take an early lead. Bidborough kept pushing on and got their reward just before half time when Harry slotted the ball past the St. Marks keeper after a good save from him.

Half way through the second half St. Marks got another quick breakaway after taking the ball off Bidborough and went down the wing, crossed the ball in and got another tap in. There was about a minute and a half left of the game and Bidborough had a good passing move as Harry passed it to Charlie who played it off to Theo who shot it past the keeper.








Rounders tournament

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Our team from Year 5 took part in a tournament against St Johns, Cage Green and Southborough

Created: 13 Jul 19 12:22 | Last modified: 13 Jul 19 12:55

Tag Rugby

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Photos from the tournament in June

Created: 12 Jun 19 22:54 | Last modified: 13 Jun 19 12:03

Bells Yew Green Girls Kwik Cricket Tournament

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Two mixed age girls cricket teams attended the Bells Yew Green Girls Kwik Cricket tournament, with both teams coming fourth in their respective leagues. They played well and showed great sportsmanship.

Created: 7 Jun 19 11:01 | Last modified: 7 Jun 19 16:38

Year 5 and 6 Tunbridge Wells Kwik Cricket Festival

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Year 5 and 6 took part in the Tunbridge Wells Kwik Cricket Festival at the Nevill Cricket Ground. They played brilliantly and showed fantastic sportsmanship, finishing an amazing 2nd place out of 20 teams.

Created: 7 Jun 19 11:07 | Last modified: 7 Jun 19 16:28

Spend A Penny Mini Marathon

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School Parliament and the PTA organised a sponsored Mini Marathon on Friday 10th May to raise money to upgrade the school toilets. The children ran as many laps as they could around the Rec in 30 minutes.

Created: 7 Jun 19 11:29 | Last modified: 7 Jun 19 16:20

Year 3 and 4 Tunbridge Wells Kwick Cricket Festival

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Years 3 and 4 took part in the Tunbridge Wells Kwick Cricket Festival on Wednesday 15th May. They played brilliantly, supporting each other well, and finished an amazing 3rd place out of 14 schools.

Created: 16 May 19 12:52 | Last modified: 16 May 19 20:43

Tunbridge Wells Quicksticks hockey tournament - Year 3 and 4

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Year 3 and 4 took part in the Tunbridge Wells Quicksticks hockey tournament on Monday 4th March at TWGGS School. The team played brilliantly and managed to finish 5th out of 16 schools.

Created: 28 Mar 19 10:42 | Last modified: 28 Mar 19 12:33

Year 5 OAA - Carroty Wood

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This year for Outside Adventurous Activities (OAA), Year 5 went to Carroty Wood activity center.

Created: 28 Mar 19 11:05 | Last modified: 28 Mar 19 11:53

Year 4 - OAA Forest School

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As part of their Outside Adventurous Activities (OAA), Year 4 took part in Forest School

Created: 7 Mar 19 11:09 | Last modified: 8 Mar 19 11:28

Year 6 Curling

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As part of their Outside Adventurous Activities, Year 6 went curling once a week for 6 weeks to Fenton's Rink

Created: 31 Jan 19 11:19 | Last modified: 16 Feb 19 18:16

Archery and Fencing

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Created: 10 Jan 19 13:01 | Last modified: 11 Jan 19 15:45


 To see how we have used our government allocated Sports Premium grant, please see the document below.

Sports Premium 19-20