Sporting Excellence

Through our Physical Education curriculum we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence in a broad range of physical activities to reach the performance levels they are capable of
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lifestyles

In July 2015, Birchwood was awarded the School Games Gold Mark for PE provision and Birchwood became the FIRST Primary School in Suffolk to be awarded the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) Quality Mark with distinction.  

In November 2015, Birchwood won the Suffolk Sport School of Sporting Excellence Award.

In June 2016, Birchwood retained the School Games Gold Mark, undertook Suffolk Sport case study work and the school's Senior Leadership Team were invited to a round table discussion at 10 Downing Street with ministers regarding physical activity and tackling obesity. 

In June 2017, Birchwood retained the School Games Gold Mark for the third year running.

In November 2017, Birchwood won the Suffolk Sport School of Sporting Excellence Award.

Birchwood win the LTA Suffolk Education Award 2017 for tennis provision and Mr Hough wins the LTA Suffolk Coach of the Year Award 2017 - ceremony Feb'18

Congratulations to the team for coming third at the County Tennis Trials

Birchwood tennis team WINS School Games U9 Mini Tennis Competition and will now go on to the County Final in July.  Birchwood medal in 3rd place at the County Finals. 

Birchwood tennis team WINS School Games U9 Mini Tennis Competition and will now go on to the County Final in July.

Something 'Sportingly Special' happens here every day!


PE Celebration Day Dance

Mrs Alexander wins the National Rugby Heroes Award for her commitment to promoting rugby in schools. Years 4 / 5 / 6 spent the day at Twickenham celebrating the award (March '17)

Photo from the Suffolk Sport Awards Evening (Nov '17) 

Birchwood News

Sporting Success

  • 23.04.18
    Girls Football extra curricular club begins
  • 18.04.18
    Birchwood Quality Mark re accreditation Validation Day
  • 17.04.18
    School Council relaunch of the playtime equipment - get active campaign!
  • 27.03.18
    Birchwood Boys Football Team is invited to take part in the Felixstowe Rotary Club tournament held at Portman Road
  • 23.03.18
    Sport Relief Day
  • 22.03.18
    Boys Football League match v St Pancras
  • 20.03.18
    Birchwood Boys A and B team compete in the KHS tournament
  • 19.03.18
    Physical Activity staff meeting
  • 14.03.18
    Dance masterclass
  • 12.03.18
    Boys Football match v Handford Hall
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Photos of our Sports Day medal July 2017

A huge well done to everyone who took part

Birchwood A win the Kesgrave Pyramid Tennis Tournament May 2017

Birchwood B achieve 2nd place in the Kesgrave Pyramid Tennis Tournament May 2017