At Badock’s Wood we know how important it is for children to lead healthy lifestyles and we have a strong vision for this.

This vision includes:

  • the ability for pupils to achieve and challenge their personal best
  • the chance for pupils to enjoy and have a positive attitude towards physical activity
  • the chance for pupils to develop the initial stages of a lifelong love of sport and physical activity
  • A disposition to be kind

We also incorporate sports into our extra-curriculum clubs and they do tend to vary from term to term. They run on different days as we appreciate that some of our pupils do have commitments after school and include football, netball, rounders, cricket and multi skills.

The academy; supported by the academy sponsor, also offers the opportunity for all pupils in Year 5 and 6 to take part in an amazing residential trip to the Isle of Wight, to take part in a range of water sports, including kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. This is held at the UK Sailing Academy, which is based in Cowes, the home of British sailing.

Fully qualified instructors support all of these activities, although our own staff also take part. Feedback from both those members of staff who have attended and our pupils is always positive and they really do have so much fun.


Using our sports premium funding, we take all children from KS2 swimming for a complete term at a time on a weekly basis. The children are taken by coach and have their lessons at Henbury Leisure Centre and a member of staff and first aider always attends. At the end of each term, those children who have completed their swimming assessments, will be awarded with a certificate to show how far they can swim unaided.

Term 1 and 2

  • Year 3

Term 3 and 4

  • Year 4


  • Year 5


  • Year 6


All primary schools must provide swimming and water safety lessons. Our children in KS2 attend swimming lessons in a block of 10 sessions some point in the academic year. Each pupil is required to be able to do the following by the end of year 6:

  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. 

Despite COVID being an issue during the last academic year, we were lucky enough to be able to take our Year 5 and Year 6 children swimming on a weekly basis from April 28th to July 14th (2021).

Please find below our swimming results for the 2020/2021 academic year:

Year 5

Number of Children 36NumberPercentage
25m confident and competent719%
Use a range of different strokes2158
Water Safe719%

Year 6

Number of Children 32NumberPercentage
25m confident and competent2475%
Use a range of different strokes2887%
Water Safe2475%


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