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.

In 2018, Birchwood won the County LTA Education Award for tennis provision, has been re-accredited with the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) Quality Mark with distinction – the first Primary School in Suffolk to do so and has been awarded the School Games Gold Mark for the 4th consecutive year! 

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

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

Something 'Sportingly Special' happens here every day!

Quality Mark Celebration Day, June 2018


PE Celebration Day Dance

Birchwood has been awarded with the School Games Gold Mark for the 4th consecutive year running. 

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

  • 15.06.18
    Quality Mark Celebration Day held at Birchwood
  • 12.06.18
    Birchwood athletics team compete in the Quad Kids event held at Northgate High School
  • 08.06.18
    Annual EYFS, KS1, KS2 Sports Day at Birchwood
  • 07.06.18
    Birchwood A team win the Suffolk Games Tennis Tournament.
  • 06.06.18
    Extra curricular cricket club begins for KS1
  • 06.06.18
    Dance masterclass
  • 04.06.18
    Chance to Shine cricket program begins in curriculum time with Y1
  • 23.05.18
    Dance masterclass
  • 15.05.18
    Birchwood A team win KHS Pyramid tennis tournament and Birchwood B team finish second!
  • 23.04.18
    Girls Football extra curricular club begins
Further Articles »

Key Stage 1 Sports Day June 2018

Key Stage 2 Sports Day June 2018