Baring School has very active sports and Physical Education participation. We are established members of the Sports Partnership linked to one of our local secondary school Knights Academy. We love our sport!
In March 2013 we were awarded the ‘Lewisham Sporting Primary School of the Year’ trophy. Also at the same ceremony our girls’ football team were runners-up in the category ‘School Sports Team of the Year’. Our girls’ football team are particularly successful, representing Lewisham at the London School Games for three consecutive years – from 2011 to 2013. We regularly take part in team competitions in a variety of sports.
We have weekly professional sports coaches teaching class lessons in a rolling programme; in hockey, tennis, football, dance, basketball, swimming and cricket. Staff are present during the coached lessons and use this as a professional development opportunity. We also have a wide range of before and after school clubs, for example, gymnastics, table tennis and curling, boys’ football, girls’ football, hockey.
Our Early Years children have a large area of garden in which to improve their physical development which includes climbing and running space. They use the main school large playground area daily for developing skills using wheeled toys such as scooters, trikes and balance bikes.
Sport at Baring
Once again Baring have had lots of sporting achievements to celebrate during the academic year 2015-2016
- The Year 5 and 6 boys and girls defended their Lewisham School Games hockey champions title brilliantly. They got into the finals round of three out of 24 schools, and came third.
- The Year 5 and 6 boys and girls finished 7th out of 18 in the Lewisham School Games Sports Hall Athletics competition.
- The Year 3 and 4 boys got to the semi-finals of the Lewisham School Games football competition.
- The boys in Years 3 and 4 and the girls competed on Blackheath in the Lewisham league. The Year 5 and 6 boys came in the top 4 in their group and were finalists.
Autumn term 2018
The football is due to start on Blackheath again for the boys and girls in years 3,4,5 and 6. The first School Games competitions are also due to start soon.
We have received £17,870 in Sports Premium additional funding to improve our provision of PE and Sport for 2016-2017. See our action plan here.