PE & SPORT
We are passionate about giving our children the opportunity to experience and enjoy a wide range of sports through our curriculum, clubs and competitions.
Our school timetable offers children a minimum of two hours of PE per week, developing agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning, alongside knowledge of playing different games.
The sports clubs that we provide offer a variety of opportunities including cross country, football, netball, multi-skills, hockey, tag rugby, fencing, tennis and cricket.
We belong to the Burgate and to the New Forest Sports Partnerships, enabling us to regularly participate in competitions with other local and Hampshire schools in both team sports such as rugby, football, cricket and netball, and individual sports, such as tennis and cross-country.
Our Year 6 Sports Ambassadors lead ideas for their peers to enhance the provision of physical activity across the school.
The Government has given Sports Premium funding to provide quality primary PE and school sport. At Western Downland we have given careful consideration to how this money should be spent to ensure we are improving the quality of the sport and PE that we are already offering to the children.
READ OUR GOVERNMENT SPORTS FUNDING REPORTS HERE
Report on Years 2013-14 and plan for Years 2014-15
Report on Years 2014-15 and plan for Years 2015-16
Report on Years 2015-16 and plan for Years 2016-17
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
We are very pleased to have achieved a Silver Mark!