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Balderstone retains GOLD and achieves Schools Games Mark Recognition

The Youth Sport Trust and HRVSSP  awarded Balderstone with above certificate as we have "shown dedication and commitment to PE, School Sport, Physical Activity and the School Games over the first two terms of the academic year... this is in absence of the full mark running this year, in recognition of your hard work and dedication."


Whole School Achievements/Impact


  • We achieved the Sportsmark award (above) for our sports provision.
  • We qualified for the Lancashire Youth Games in Hockey and were asked to represent HRVSSP  at the official launch event in February.
  • Both hockey teams reached the final stages in the hockey competition
  • Our football team reached the small schools county finals and played through to the semi finals, being knocked out after a penalty shoot out.
  • Our Y5/6 Sportshall athletics team won Bronze medals in January
  • We returned home with 1 Gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal in swimming in March. 
  • Two children qualified for the Lancashire Cross country running finals
  • We participated in the virtual competitions and won a silver medal in the hockey challenge; and a bronze medal in the virtual mile (member of staff)
  • One Y6 child won the HRVSSP cultural "write a pledge" competition, focusing on sporting values. This is the 2nd consecutive year a Balderstone pupil has won this.
  • 100% of our Y6 leavers were given the opportunity to represent school throughout their time in KS2. They were given the opportunity at least three times in Y6.
  • 75.9% of our KS2 pupils were engaged in extra-curricular sporting activity each week.
  • 80% of our KS2 pupils represented school over the academic year. 
  • 75.9% of our KS1 pupils participated in an after school sporting activity each week.
  • We provided 11 different sporting activities for extra curricular activities this year.


In July 2020, I00% 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 (13) 

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