01536 710175

Mrs Jo Sail

Main Street, Loddington
Kettering, NN14 1LA

We are really proud to be part of the Northamptonshire Sport Partnership scheme, where we achieved a GOLD AWARD (2021-2022), for high quality PE engagement in school. 

We are passionate about all children being offered equal opportunities to take part in the festivals and competitions.  The selection process is fair and consistently applied throughout the school. We provide all transport to these in events, as they take place during the school day.

Mr Umney – our experienced Sports Lead is dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of sport for every child.


                                                                Sports Photo

Children in KS2 have had a range of opportunities to:

  • practice and develop their teamwork and communication
  • develop their throwing and catching skills,
  • hone teamwork and tactical knowledge, through the use of netball and basketball, putting into practice their knowledge of rules and working together - to create a plan of advantages over their opponents.

The children continue to develop their fundamental skills of agility, co-ordination and balance along with a variety of other, both in isolation and in competitive experiences, as we continue to provide opportunities for all students take part in competitive sporting experiences.

We have had great success, as some of our students have been able to represent Kettering in the level 3 county finals in both Gymnastics and Football. We continue to provide a large range of these opportunities for our children. We offer coaching sessions with our dedicated P. E lead for upcoming sporting events, to give our children the best chance of success within our sporting competitions.

In addition, we have also been able to have coaches from the Northampton County Cricket Club and The Great Tennis roadshow to provide specialist coaching sessions, to inspire our students to encourage a lifelong participation in sports, as we recognise the positive impact outdoor and other sporting opportunities can provide to the children’s wellbeing.

In KS1, the children have been applying their tennis and bat and ball skills in P.E lessons, to develop their hand-eye co-ordination. Through this, the children have had the opportunity work on their own and in teams to practice and improve this skill, which can be applied to a wide range of sports. For example, the skills the children develop in this area of the curriculum can help develop their spacial awareness, which can be applied to sports such as football and rugby, as well as communication and agility.

We allow for time for the children to practice these skills as they can have a large impact on the children’s development in the future. In order to support their development, we ensure that there are a vast number of activities that the children can access both at lunchtimes and breaktimes. This is to allow for their skills to be in used in a fun and engaging environment, but can also support their progression

We also have a new and fantastic reaction system which are called ‘blazepods’. This new equipment allows the children to improve their reactions, ability to think in time pressured situations and have fun in competitive environments. This new equipment can also be applied to a range of sports to support co-ordination, fitness and agility, as they can be used in a variety of different ways.