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Panathlon at Cirencester Sports College - Bronze Medalists!

What an amazing result from our Panathlon team and a massive well done to every single child that took part. Eight incredibly excited children, from India and Ghana class participated in a non-competitive day at Cirencester College that introduces children to a selection of new and exciting sports. It was a great opportunity to try different sports and strengthen team-building skills. Panathlon Challenge is a series of skills stations based on inclusive sports such as Boccia, New Age Kurling, Football and Table Cricket. Others activities are aimed at developing key fundamentals such as running, jumping, throwing and target-based games. Each team must collect points from each activity station and we did remarkably well earning ourselves a third place with BRONZE MEDALS all round!

Deer Park and Farmors School Cross Country Running

Deer Park School

With the temperature hovering around three degrees thirty-five children from years three to six braved the cold weather and ran in the first cross-country event this year at Deer Park School. I cannot explain how delighted I am with all the children that entered. They all displayed such determination, perseverance and passion during their individual runs. I am sure they are all looking forward to their next race at Farmors School. A great effort to everyone that took park and a massive well done.


Farmors School

What an unbelievably freezing afternoon all our Farmors School cross country runners experienced on Monday 26th February. Thank you though to every single runner (and parents!) that braved the extreme conditions and turned up. Despite the distance and weather, we had around twenty-five hardy competitors.

Congratulations goes to Jack for winning our only medal coming in 3rd place in the year 4 boys’ race. An exceptional achievement considering the tough competition from Powells, St Lawrence and many other schools. Sadly, Kingshill School cancelled their race owing to the snowy weather but we are already looking forward to the 2019 events.

Multisport Day at Cirencester Sports College

Fifteen very eager Year 5 children spent an entertaining day at Cirencester College on Friday 23rd February. The day was organised and delivered by BTEC Level 3 Sports students as part of their Organising Sports Events and Exercise for Specific Groups Units of study. Their aim was to independently plan, deliver and implement meaningful activities for a group of sporty primary school children where they assessed their performance through adapted fitness tests and games activities. What a day! The children were certainly put through their paces and came back to school thoroughly exhausted but still smiling.

Thank you to Cirencester College for a great day.

Dance Festival at Bingham Hall

What an amazing and enjoyable evening everyone had at The Bingham Hall before half term. As I am sure you can see, all our dancers thoroughly enjoyed themselves and put on a great show. All the hard work, during Dance Club, since last September certainly paid off. A massive thank you needs to go to both Maisy and Paige, who came down from Kingshill School every Monday afternoon, to run the dance club. They put in so much effort and the club could not have happened without their hard work.

It was a fantastic evening and well done to all the girls for putting on such an excellent dance.

Multisport Festival at Cirencester Arena

Twelve very enthusiastic year 5 children spent a fun, if cold, evening at The Cirencester Arena on Monday 5th March playing Dodgeball, Kick Ball Rounders and Handball. All the schools that entered the festival were mixed up giving everyone an opportunity to play with children from different schools. The entire emphasis of the afternoon was focused on fun and inclusion. It did however turn out to be a little competitive too!

Thank you to all the children that took part for your excellent behaviour and representing Cirencester Primary so well.

Quicksticks Finals Level 2 Bronze Medallists

What an afternoon of extremely competitive quicksticks. Wow! From start to finish, neither both of our teams or Mr Archer and Mr Palmer let out a breath! We arrived with high expectations, a total desire to win and we certainly let every team we played know that Cirencester Primary had arrived! Both Cirencester Reds and Whites won the vast majority of their matches and ended up reaching the semi-finals. A great result. Losing against Stow and Bourton we ended up playing each other for 3rd and 4th place! What a great match, with the Reds just winning to take the bronze medal. Both teams will now represent The Cotswolds in The County finals later in March. This will be our fourth visit to The County Finals in the past four years finishing fourth out of 20 schools last year. Great expectations ahead and very exciting to be entering TWO teams.

A massive well done to all the players for playing such brilliant quicksticks. A fantastic afternoon.

Year 4 Key Steps Gymnastics. GOLD MEDAL WINNERS!

What an AMAZING result from our year 4 gymnastics team. We beat fourteen local Primary Schools and won the GOLD medal! FIRST PLACE! Mrs Reynolds explained that all the girls performed brilliantly on the night with both their floor routine and vault. The team are now successfully through to the County Final and will represent the Cotswolds at Oxstalls University. Congratulations to the entire team who displayed such passion throughout the entire event.

An extra massive congratulation also goes to Evie for coming FIRST in the entire event beating 82 girls and boys to win an individual gold medal. This is a truly outstanding result.

Level 2 Sportshall Athletics Final

It is always very exciting at any Indoor Sporthall Athletics event and this was no exception. It turned out to be two hours of intense competition from start to finish. We soon realised that we could not compete with The Powell’s School robots but we never gave up! They were amazing but we knew we had a chance at third place at least. Everyone tried their absolute hardest, whether they had one event or four, and displayed determination in every single event they entered. Sadly, we missed third place by only two points to Bourton on the Water Primary. So unlucky. Having said this, we have to remember it was the finals and we had already won our cluster event. Well done to the entire team for such a brilliant effort.

Year 5 and 6 Intermediate Gymnastics

What an exciting start to 2018 with our Year 5 and 6 gymnastic team taking part in Kingshill School’s annual Intermediate Gymnastic contest. All the girls competed in an individual floor routine and vault. Despite not having long to practise in school, the entire team spent time at home over Christmas perfecting their routines. Congratulations goes to Evie Willett for coming fifth overall out of forty-eight children. Well done. Thank you too to Mrs Reynolds for putting in the extra time and helping coach the team.

County Finals, Oxstalls Park, Gloucester

On Thursday 14th December 2017 during an extremely cold evening, our District winning team took part in The Boys' Football County Finals at Oxstalls Park in Gloucester. We arrived with high expectations but without knowing what to expect. We quickly found out! The standard of football was extremely high and it just was not our night. The team tried their hardest but just could not manage a win. A big well-done goes to Jayden for his endless high spirits and positive attitude throughout the entire tournament. If we make it through to the finals next year, we know what to expect and will arrive prepared. Well done to all the players. 

County Finals at Oxstalls Park, Gloucester

On Thursday 7th December, on a bitterly chilly evening our girl's football team travelled to Gloucester to take part in the County Finals. With Cirencester Primary never having previously reached the County Finals, everyone was feeling both apprehensive and excited. Arriving at Oxstalls Park Football Ground, we soon realised what we were up against! Some of the teams certainly looked formidable and very tall! Without spirits falling, we began the first game against Bishop’s Cleeve and finished with a respective 0 – 0 draw. We managed another draw against a strong Elmbridge team but then met a Bristol school called The Park! Very big! Not surprisingly, they beat us 3 – 0 but we put up a strong fight. We finally won our first game against Alexander Hosea with Jasmine scoring a brilliant goal. It was an amazing evening of competitive football and Cirencester Reds displayed total self-belief from start to finish.

A massive well to all the girls who put in one hundred percent effort.

Year 3 and 4 Six a Side Indoor Football Tournament

Cirencester Reds reached the finals of the Year 3/4 football competition. They worked hard as a team to earn three comfortable victories, an impressive achievement given they had to lift their spirits after facing their two toughest competitors first. They lost one other game, and put in a magnificent performance to come from 2-0 down against the eventual winners to draw 2-2. Frustratingly, they ended up within one goal away of victory, and hit the woodwork five times!


All the team played very well, with positional discipline and good passing shown throughout. Special mentions go to Si Gen for his confidence inspiring keeping, and Finley for his contribution up front. Player of the tournament was Oscar, who marshalled others in defence and midfield as well as given maximum effort throughout.

Year 5 and 6 Indoor Sportshall Athletics


Congratulations to our Red team for a fantastic win against Watermoor, Ann Edwards, Ashton Keynes and Cirencester Whites. It was a very close win with the Red team beating Watermoor by only 18 points! We even dropped the baton in the final relay but never gave up. Excellent determination from every single team member and the results say it all. Really looking forward to the District finals on 17th January 2018.


The White team certainly challenged our Red team even beating them on a few occasions. A brilliant effort form every single competitor who all demonstrated such self-belief.

Cirencester Primary Football Tournament

Wow, what an AMAZING afternoon of outstanding football. During an afternoon of mixed weather, on Thursday 16th November, Cirencester Primary entered two teams into its Annual Football Tournament and won the trophy. Both teams showed incredible determination and self-belief throughout the afternoon and played their hearts out. This positive approach had the right effect with the white team coming second in The Bowl and the Red team winning The Cup Final. Well done to all the players and man of the match for the Whites, Jayden Kilby and men of the match for the Reds, Ryan Williams and Leo Ricketts. Thank you to Mrs Jones for being such a natural coach and Mr Griffiths for managing and coaching the white team. Lastly, thank you to the four match scorers, Evie, Iolanda, Imogen and Cara. I could not have managed without you.

Cirencester Primary last won The Cup in 2015 and it will be nice to see the trophy back in its rightful place for another year!

Kingshill School Fun Sports Festival

On Monday 13th November, fifteen Year 5 and 6 children took part in an exciting afternoon of boccia, Kurling, arrows (adapted archery) and parachute games at Kingshill School. Everyone had a go at everything and had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon trying new and different types of sports.

Years 3/4 Indoor Athletics at Kingshill School

On Tuesday 7th November, two Cirencester Primary teams entered the annual Year 3 and 4 Sportshall Athletics event at Kingshill School and what a brilliant afternoon it turned out to be. All thirty-five children gave one hundred percent effort whether they were running, jumping or throwing. We had a baton dropped, hurdles knocked over and even obstacles run into but no one ever gave up. Thank you to both teams for representing our school values so well throughout the afternoon and being so polite. Another great event and we seem to be on a winning streak with our Red team coming first out of the six schools entered. Long may it last!





Cirencester Red



Ashton Keynes






Ann Edwards



Cirencester White



North Cerney


Year 3/4 Football festival at the Cirencester Arena

On Thursday 4th November 2017, footballers from Years 3 and 4 represented our school at a tournament at The Cirencester Arena. Our Red Team played exceptionally hard and skilfully. They won all their matches, not conceding any goals, and worked well together with one pass drawing gasps from all those watching. The whites played strongly, winning two matches and only losing to the Red Team with the last kick of the game. All players developed their skills significantly, and represented the values of the whole school. Thank you to all the parents who came and offered their support, and well done to both teams. 

High 5 Fun Netball Festival at Kingshill School

On Tuesday 17th October, Mrs Baggus took two Netball teams to Kingshill School for a fun Netball Festival. It was a great introduction to competitive netball and has given our teams the opportunity to; evaluate their performance, plan ahead ready for the next matches during 2018 and know that they will need to work hard in their afterschool club to improve their skills. Well done to both teams for displaying such good teamwork throughout the event.

Girls' Football Tournamant at Kingshill School



We entered two football teams into a Girls’ Football Tournament on a windy Monday 16th October at Kingshill School and we won! It was a brilliant afternoon of skilful football with our girls displaying total self-belief and determination throughout the afternoon. A massive well-done goes to all the girls and our top goal scorers Evie Willett, Frankie Stevens and Star Allen. Thank you also to Mr Griffiths for his coaching skills and supporting one of our teams.

A fantastic result all round.

Cross Country Relay Race at Kingshill School

Well done to our year 4 girls who, despite very tough competition, came a brilliant third in their cross-country race. Furthermore, congratulations has to go to our entire team of twenty-three children who took part at Kingshill School last Tuesday 10th October. Nineteen schools entered the team cross- country relay event and we encountered incredibly strong runners from the first race to the last. A great event and a perfect warm up for the next cross-country events in 2018.

Year 5/6 Quicksticks Festival at Deer Park School

On Monday, 2nd October during an incredibly chilly afternoon twenty-two year six children took part in a well fought Quicksticks Festival at Deer Park School. It was an amazing afternoon of skilful play with all four teams displayed determination, teamwork and loads of self-belief. With two teams playing in the competitive league, aiming to make it through to the next round, the competition was tough. The results say it all though with our Red team coming third in the Cup and our White team coming second in the Plate both making it through to the next round. Brilliant results. A massive well done also goes to our two development teams who ended up playing with only one substitute each in both teams. A great effort. Having come forth in the Level 3 finals last year at Cheltenham College, expectations are high and coaching will begin soon for the next round. Thank you to Mr Palmer, Mrs Jones and Abbie for supporting the teams throughout the festival.