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Exciting Announcement!


We are delighted to announce that we at Edlesborough School have achieved the School Games
Mark Award for the 2016/17 academic year.


The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.


Our sporting achievements this year include: Level 1 and 2 competitions, development of the Sports Crew, school football and netball team, Interhouse competitions, Sports week and much more!

With a total of 67% of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young
volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

We look forward to applying once again in 2018!

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Jack Beer - Year 3

On Saturday 8th July, I took part in the Leighton Buzzard Triathlon, it was my first ever triathlon.

I swam 2 lengths then I had to run to the transition area and i had to put my t shirt, helmet and shoes on and get my bike off the bike rack where all the bikes were. i then had to run with my bike to the cones and ride my bike for 800m then i had to get off my bike and run with it into the transition area. I lifted my bike back on the rack and took off my helmet then ran for 600m. there was a girl right in front of me and i ran really fast and i over took her and finished first across the line. Everybody had a racing chip around their leg to record their time. I came 4 over all and I was 1 second slower than the boy that came 3rd. my favorite bit was the run and bike and i would like to do it again.

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Year 6 Motocross Champion - Jamie Thompson

I started when was 7 years old at the time my best friend wanted me to start with him. When I was 8 years old, I broke my femur and I was knocked out so I sold all my bikes. When I was 9 years old I got back into motocross and I came 6th in my first race championship with East Anglia. When I was 10 I was quite fast but I didn’t have the pass to stay with the leaders. Now I'm 11 I am doing the British youth nationals but I have sold bikes and I may start again.

Take a look at some of my photos:

KS1 Festival 

On Thursday 29th June, 16 children from Years 1 and 2 travelled to Stoke Mandeville Stadium by coach to take part in a sports festival for KS1 children.

Here are some photos of their day:

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Sports Week 2017



Monday 19th June - School Games Day


KS1 School Games Event

Despite the heat, KS1 children performed brilliantly this morning - definitely some future Olympians in our midst!

A huge thank you the Parents and Carers for coming to watch and support the children and a further thank you to the Governors for providing some very welcome ice cold drinks. Thank you for all the donations. 

Well done to Sports Crew for their first official event in their roles.

Take a look at the photos below:

KS2 School Games Event

In the sweltering heat, KS2 had a reduced timetable of Sports this afternoon. Competitive races are to take place later in the week when the weather is slightly cooler.

Despite the sun, all children participated fully and there were some very close races between the houses. Scores are top secret for the moment!


A huge thank you to all the parents and carers that braved the heat (some for the second time in the day!) to support the children. It was wonderful to see so many of you join us.

Also a thank you to the Governors for providing some welcome refreshments in the marquee again and thank you to ex-governor Mrs Priscilla Dorrance for helping with the scoring.

Finally, thank you to Mrs Garnham and Mrs Burrows for taking on the role of 'Official Photographers' - take a look some photos from the afternoon below:

School Games Day Competitive House Races

Tuesday 20th June  - Sports Experience Day


There were a range of sporting activities on offer:

- Yoga 

- Karate

- Netball

- Parachute Games

- Circuits

- Agility Training with a Personal Trainer

- Dance


It was a hot day again, but the children had lots of fun! 

Thank you to the Sports Crew for the photos:

Wednesday 21st June - Paralympics Day


Today, children have had the opportunity to play Goalball and Sitting Volleyball.


Goalball is a team sport designed specifically for blind athletes, originally devised in 1946 by the Austrian Hanz Lorenzen and German Sepp Reindle as a means of assisting the rehabilitation of visually impaired World War II veterans. Participants compete in teams of three, and try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents' goal. Teams alternate throwing or rolling the ball from one end of the playing area to the other, and players remain in the area of their own goal in both defense and attack. Players must use the sound of the bell to judge the position and movement of the ball. Games consist of two 12-minute halves (formerly 10-minute halves). Eyeshades allow partially sighted players to compete on an equal footing with blind players.


Sitting volleyball (sometimes known as paralympic volleyball) is a form of volleyball for athletes with a disability that entered the Paralympic Games as a demonstration sport for athletes with amputations in 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and played as a medal sport thereafter.

Source: Wikipedia


Here are some photos of the day: 


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Thursday 22nd June - Inter-house Football Event

Friday 24rd June - Change4Life Day

School Games Day Winners!

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School Games Day Winners! 4




Competitions and Festivals 2016-17

Year 5/6 Rounders Festival

On Wednesday 17th May, twelve children from Year 5 and 6 went to The Cottesloe School to take part in a Rounders Festival.

Well done to Lucas Smith, Matthew Whitemore, Alice Carillo, Jamie West, Callum Tearle, Daisy Moore, Joshua Pratt, Harry Singh-Harwood, Eliza Smith, Oliver Sunderland and Malachy Foley


High Five Netball Tournament

On Friday 12th May, our school netball team, 'The Edlesborough Eagles' took part in their first tournament. It was organised by Wingrave Netball Club and took place at The Cottesloe School. Sixteen local primary schools took part.

The team played well, starring on a high and winning their first match (the team put this down to Joshua Pratt finding a four leaf clover just before the match!). The team played well and in total won three games and lost three. The finished well winning their final match 6-0 against Ashmead Blazes Team.

Well done to: Jake Summerson, Daisy Moore, Eliza Smith, Lucy Bishop, Kayleigh Metcalfe, Joshua Pratt, Isabelle Howells, Cerys Young and Martha Williams.


Long Marston Blue vs Edlesborough Eagles 1-2

Edlesborough Eagles vs Overstone Otters 0-1

Edlesborough Eagles vs High Ash Embers 0-1

Edlesborough Eagles vs St Mich Stars 0-2

Whitchurch Hawks vs Edlesborough Eagles 0-6

Brookmead Tigers vs Edlesborough Eagles 0-1

Ashmead Blazes vs Edlesborough Eagles 0-6

KS1 Indoor Athletics Festival

On Wednesday 26th April, 6 excited KS1 children took part in a KS1 Indoor Athletics Festival at The Cottesloe School.

They competed against local schools in a variety of activities including standing long jump, sprint relays, javelin throwing, balance bars, ladder relays, discus rolling, ski jumping, hurdles, target throwing and many more!


They performed brilliantly and we are very proud of them!  A huge well done to Leon Paine, Edith Simkin, Jamie Spinks, Eva Clayton, Cameron Moxon and Charlotte Moran.  Thank you to Mrs Laird who supported all the children in this event.  The children will be presented with their medals in assembly.


Take a look at the photos and video:

Flag Football Taster Day

On Monday 27th March, coaches from American Football Development spent the day at Edlesborough School. Each class had a 'taster' session and tried out some of the moves and skills needed to play the game.

Flag Football is:

  • A a non-tackling approach to the game of football. Instead of tackling an opponent, you pull the flag attached to the person with the ball’s belt to cause a stoppage in play.
  • To play flag football you won’t need lots of kit, pads or helmets as there is no tackling in flag football.
  • It can be played by anyone of any age, male or female and you don’t need much to get yourself started.
  • Flag Football is now part of School Games and can be played in both primary and secondary schools.
  • It is a game that relies on teamwork, so there are a lot of educational elements to flag including communication and dependence on others as well as responsibility for your actions.

We are now offering a KS2 Flag Football after school club. Please contact the School Office for more information.

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AVPSAA KS2 Cross Country Championships

On Saturday 18th March, girls and boys from KS2 travelled to Waddesdon Manor for Aylesbury Vale Primary School Athletics Association's Cross Country Championships. They competed against over 15 other local schools. 

It was a new venue and the course was gruelling, with an challenging uphill start. All our Edlesborough competitors did us proud and overall we came 6th place - a fantastic achievement! 

A special mention to Archie Sewell-Gaiger who came 3rd in the Boys' Y3/4 Race.

Year 3/4 Girls

Year 3/4 Boys

Year 5/6 Girls

Year 5/6 Boys

Lola Cook (14th)

Samuel Woolcott (76th)

Kayleigh Metcalfe (23rd)

Jamie West (55th)

Isobel Thorne (50th)

Jake Stokes (51st)

Millie Stansfield (37th)

Joshua Pratt (63rd)

Sian Jeffery (14th)

Jack Beer (74th)

Ellie Baynton (27th)

Jack Jeffery (14th)

Kate Horner (32nd)

Archie Sewell-Gaiger (3rd)

Martha Williams (48th)

Harry West (48th)

Erin Thorne (43rd)

Dylan Chadbone (32nd)

Maya Able (47th)

Harry Fielding (31st)


Alex Godbold (24th)


Malachy Foley (89th)


Samuel Garnham (14th)


Callum Tearle (28th)


Lucas Smith (45th)




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Year 5 BISI Badminton Festival

On Wednesday 15th March, a selection of Year 5 children went to The Cottesloe School to take part in a BISI Badminton Festival.

Well done to George Indge, Alice Carillo, Malachy Foley, Harry Singh-Harwood, Shannon Moon, Megan McAuliffe, Louis Ellison, Maya Able, Mia Gregory, Evie Smith, Joshua Lane and Daniel Thorne for a fantastic effort.

Y3/4 Tennis Festival

On Wednesday 1st March, 3 teams of Y3 & 4 children travelled to The Cottesloe School to compete in a Mini Tennis Red Festival. Mini Tennis Red is slightly different to the traditional game of tennis because it uses sponge balls and slightly smaller racquets.


All pairs played really well, improving as the afternoon went on. There was not much time to sit down between each game as the teams were moved from court to court to play against other schools!


A huge well done to Nathan Williamson, Archie Sewell-Gaiger, Verity Zammit, Emma Harwood, Jake Able, George Murden, Heidi Batchelor-Hannaby, Annie Bishop, Rhys Thomas, William Tomblin, Lily Pearce, Erin Thorne.

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Picture 3 Let's Celebrate!
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KS1 Dance Competition

A group of children from Y2 took part in a KS1 Dance Competition on Wednesday 8th February. They practised hard, designed and made their own costumes and made everyone at did Edlesborough School extremely proud! I am pleased to say that the group were awarded 3rd place in the competition, and all received Bronze medals. Well done to: Bella Laird, Douglas Bull, Noah Batchelor-Hannaby, Isabel Everest, Polly Lloyd, Imogen Gray, Euan Chown, Amelia Arber, Eadie Stanley, and Amber Pearce. Keep an eye out for a video of their performance on our website. Well done Mrs Laird.

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KS1 Dance Video

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Year 1 Multiskills Festival

On Wednesday 22nd November 2016,  a group of 12 very keen year one students went to The Cottlesloe School and take part in a Key Stage 1 Multiskills tournament. They competed against the clock at a variety of different stations that used all of their sporting skills with some logic thinking in there too! The stations included Ski jumps, Bean bag throwing, Shuttle runs, Balloon racing and many more. The children were impeccably well behaved and all got their first shiny medal for competing. Well done to: Harvey Batchelor-Hannaby, Oliver Beer, Emilia Bennett, James Burrows, Toby Campbell, Oliver Cannell, Jack Garnham, Maisy Jackson, Kardelen Kaya, Jasmine Kalkan, Elise Morran, Imogen Thorne

Edlesborough School Football Team

Cheddington Vs Edlesborough Football Report

On Tuesday 11th October Edlesborough football team (Harry Fielding, Toby Sage, Oliver Sunderland, Callum Tearle, Mia Gregory, Harry Singh-Harwood, Malachy Foley, Mason Spinks, Joshua Pratt) played against Cheddington School. The first goal was created by Callum intercepting a pass and whipped in a cross for Josh to smash the ball in the back of the net. 1-0!!  The team continued to play well, then Harry S-H got the ball and passed it to Callum who ran on and crossed the ball into josh who scored a goal. 2-0!

Soon after we scored, Cheddington was on the break and it was going top corner but harry F made a great save! Then it was half time. Coming back onto the pitch Edlesborough felt ready to play well again but cheddington broke through our defence and scored a goal. 2-1

After Cheddington scored we upped our game and Malachy did some lovely skills past a player, passed it to Mia and she crossed it in and Callum finished it perfectly.3-1

Cheddington passed the ball around but toby intercepted the ball and passed to oli who ran across the pitch, passed it to mason who smashed it into the net.4-1!

A few minutes later, Cheddington School were on the run again and the shot over Harry F but Oli did a brilliant goal line save.

The whistle blew and the end result was 4-1. Brilliant!!!!!

Reported by Callum Tearle and Josh Pratt


Year 6 High Five Netball Festival

On Wednesday 2nd of November, a group of year 6 children participated in a netball tournament at Cottesloe School. We were against four other schools and were grouped into A and B teams. There were 5 people on the court in each team at a time and there were 2 courts. Everybody in year 6 enjoyed it, even the ones who had never played before and found that netball was a very enjoyable sport.

‘I loved it even though it was very chilly!’

‘We didn’t win but I found it a very enjoyable experience.’


A big thank you to all of the teachers who helped organise this event and we wish we could do it again.

By Eliza Smith


Well done to A Team who came 4th in their group and well done to B Team who came 3rd in their group. All children received medals and certificates which were presented in Praise Assembly.

Edlesborough Football Team

Edlesborough Vs Brookmead Football Report

On Thursday 20th October, Edlesborough School football team (Toby Sage, Harry Fielding, Harry Singh-Harwood, Oliver Sunderland, Callum Tearle, Joshua Pratt, Malachy Foley, Mia Gregory, Mason Spinks) played against Brookmead School.

The first goal was scored by Josh from a corner kick which was finished perfectly. After that goal they played well but there opposition managed to push through our defence and got a goal. But even though they scored, that didn’t bring the team down and they persevered on. They went off at half time with a smile on their faces as last time they weren’t winning at this point of the game.

They came back onto the pitch still feeling positive they could win the game. The team got off to a good start as straight away their passing improved hugely which led to Callum getting his first goal of the game. The team felt even more motivated then before and the teams passing helped mason to slot a goal in to make it 3-1. This led to the other team pressuring more than before but the team managed to defend the goal. But that didn’t stop Edlesborough getting another goal which was scored by Josh giving him a second goal. There was only several minutes left but they still thought there was time for another goal. Therefore, Toby worked his way through Brookmead’s attack and passed it to Josh who ran on and did a cracking cross to Mia who smashed the ball into the back of the net. The whistle blew and the end result was 5-1 to Edlesborough!!!!!!!

Reported by Joshua Pratt and Toby Sage                 


Well done to Mia Gregory for being nominated as ‘Player of the Match’

Picture 1 Mia Gregory - Man of the Match!