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Balderstone wins GOLD!

We are once again proud to announce that we have been awarded the 'School Games GOLD' award for our third consecutive year. This recognises our commitment to the development of competition and school sport across schools and into the community. Thanks to HRVSSP, staff, parents, coaches and children for your contributions, support and laughter along the way.


Whole School Achievements/Impact


  • We achieved the GOLD Sportsmark award in July 2019 for our sports provision.
  • We participated in the Lancashire Youth Games in Dodgeball and returned home as winners. Our sportsmanship and use of the key sporting values was recognised and rewarded at this event.
  • We finished in second Place in the Sports partnership's SGO cup competition which awards points for entering and being placed in competitions over the year.
  • Our Y5/6 Sportshall athletics team won silver medals in January
  • We won gold in the Y3/4 gymnastics competition in February
  • We returned home with a bronze medal in swimming in March.
  • Our Y1/2 athletics team brought home bronze medals in May. 
  • Two children qualified for the Lancashire Cross country running finals
  • We competed for the first time in a hockey competition and finished in 4th place. 
  • 100% of our Y6 leavers were given the opportunity to represent school during their last 3 years with us on at least 8 occasions; they were given the opportunity at least twice in Y6.
  • 100% of our KS1 pupils represented school on at least 2 occasions during this academic year.
  • 97% of our KS2 pupils were engaged in extra-curricular sporting activity each week.
  • 97% of our KS2 pupils represented school over the academic year. 
  • 65% of our KS1 pupils participated in an after school sporting activity each week.
  • 47% of our identified children became more active over the course of the year.
  • We provided 15 different sporting activities for extra curricular activities this year.

In July 2019, 100% of our Y6 pupils will Balderstone School having met the National Curriculum minimum requirements: being able to swim the minimum distance of 25m.


Pupils Can

Number of Pupils (15) 

swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres


use a range of strokes effectively


perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations