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St Bartholomew's Primary Academy

Hand in hand we learn,
we grow, we soar!

Any child who is part of the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs or Scouts is welcome to wear their uniform to school on Thursday to celebrate World Thinking Day and Founders Day.


From September 2013 the Government has given every primary school in England funding to be used to develop the teaching and learning in physical education and sport within schools. Within the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust we aim to provide high quality sport. At St Bartholomew’s we have used the money over a number of years we have provided the following:


Access to high quality coaching in a range of sports.

Professional development for staff to enable them to teach PE more effectively.

Specialists teachers and coaches to broaden the pupils’ experience of other sports.

Additional PE resources to support the delivery of high quality PE.

Swimming Gala

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A team of Year 5 and 6 swimmers took part in this years swimming gala against 7 other schools. The 12 children worked fantastically as a team to support, encourage and celebrate their achievements together. We were very proud when they were announced in 4th place. Well done to all of them!

Year 5/6 Netball

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Well done to our Year 5 and 6 netball teams who took part in the cluster event at RWBA. They grew in confidence as they played different teams from around the area. The teams showed excellent sportsman and resilience. Well done to both teams!

Key Stage 1 Football Festival

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Congratulations to our two teams of Key Stage 1 footballers who represented the school at the cluster football festival. They had great fun playing mini games against other schools in the area. Well done to you all for showing great sportsmanship!

Swindon Primary School Football Team

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Congratulations to Noah who has been selected from over 150 children in the area to represent Swindon Primary School Football Team. We look forward to hearing about his forthcoming matches!

Athletics Festival

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Our team of 13 represented the school at our final cluster event this year, the athletics festival. We went to the Harriers track in Swindon and took part in both track and field events. The team worked well together as the heat of the day rose. Well done to everyone who took part.

Qwick Cricket

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Well done to the Quick Cricket team who came second in the cluster event. They played together as an amazing team and showed what brilliant sportsmen they were. They then went on to represent North Wiltshire in the County Finals and again made the team of adults supporting them very proud! 

Tag Rugby

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We are very proud of the Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children who took part in this years Tag Rugby event at RWB Rugby Club. The children all showed great sportsmanship playing in matches against other schools within the cluster. Congratulations to our Year 5/6 team who won the event and took home the cup.

All Stars Cricket

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Josh came from All Stars Crickets to show the Year 1 and 2 children what they do. We watched some of the skills cricketers use and then some of us had a go at playing cricket. The children had a brilliant time and enjoyed hitting the balls.

Dance Festival

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Congratulations to the team of 10 girls who took part in the Cluster Dance Festival at RWBA. The girls helped Miss Black to create their own dance named "Winter Awakening". The performed to nearly 200 families from 7 other schools.

Swimming Gala 2017

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Congratulations to the team of 12 Year 5 and 6 students who took part in the 2017 Swimming Gala at Lime Kiln. This was the 3rd time St Bartholomew's had taken part with 6 other schools from around the area. At the half way point the team were in 6th place with some very close races taking place. However their hard work and perseverance in the second half allowed them to move up to 3rd place in the end and each child collected a bronze medal. Well done team St Barts! 

Key Stage 1 Football Tournament

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Our team of 7 children from Key Stage 1 went to play other schools in a mini football tournament at RWBA. Everyone played very well and had excellent team spirit, well done!

Sainsbury's Bronze Sports Award

This year at St Bartholomew's we have encouraged a lot of children to take part in sports as an after school club and with the special sports events against other schools in the area. Some have been fun activities to allow the children to experience a new sport, others have been of a competitive nature where we have been ranked against others schools. Along with the PE within our curriculum and our playground helpers we have shown how we value sports in the school. Sainsbury's run a yearly award to recognise this achievement and we have been awarded a Bronze status!

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Tri-Golf Festival

Children from Years 2-6 visited The Wiltshire Hotel and Golf Club to experience playing golf. We played games, used different clubs and used the driving range.

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Year 5/6 Tag Rugby

Our  Year 5 and 6's took part in the Cluster Tag Rugby Tournament at Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club. Well done to all of you for your excellent team work.

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Harry Owen Visit

The whole school was very excited to welcome Olympic Gymnast Harry Owen to our school. He worked with each class on a physical activity before talking to the whole school in a special assembly. We were interested to find out when he had started gymnastics and how he had become the Olympic athlete he is now. We also learnt about how exercise and different foods are important to keeping us all healthy. The most exciting part was when he showed us his forward and backwards rolls, and then jumped over Mr Cook!!

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Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
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