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Children have swimming lessons at Westonbirt Leisure Centre as part of their PE lessons. They have an hours swimming for a whole term - about 10 sessions - usually in Years 2 and 3. During the lessons children are taught in three ability groups by qualified instructors. Children who have not achieved the KS2 swimming requirements by the end of their series of lessons will have further sessions in a later year group.  

We welcome parent help in accompanying the children to and from the swimming pool and have a weekly 'volunteers' rota.

The Leisure Centre is open to members of the public during swimming sessions although we have sole access to the changing facilities and the pool. There is additional safeguarding guidance for this in the document below.

PE & Sporting Events: Sept.2021 to July 2022

Tag Rugby Festival, Yr3&4 @Minety RFC

For some of our Year 3's this was their first ever festival! What a one to choose. As the games racked up, they began to grow with confidence and worked together as a team... A festival full of  fun, tag rugby and hot dogs... yes you did read that right. To celebrate everyone's achievements at the tournament, they finished with a complementary hot dog from the club, and a ketchup smile! 

Well done to everyone, you were brilliant!


Girls & Boys Football Festival, Yr5 & 6

Our first sporting festival of the year! What a great feeling to be back playing competitive sport with our fellow cluster primary schools. The children were incredible as ever, displaying great sportsmanship, team work, creativity, perseverance... the list is endless!


The boys team reached the semi-finals, whilst the girls reached the finals, only conceding a goal in the last couple of minutes of the game. 


Above all, you made Crudwell proud of you achievements both individually and as a team... fantastic football!

Play Leaders

Here are our Year 6 children who have volunteered to run lunchtime clubs with our children in EYFS and KS1. 


What a wonderful group of children! Let Play Leader Training commence...

Sports Council

Their fellow class mates have voted and selected this fabulous group of children to be their voice in school around all things to do with sport, PE and exercise.

They're eager to get going and to find out what their first mission is... 

Sports Ambassadors

Congratulations to our chosen Sports Ambassadors for Crudwell this year!


You have a great year ahead to lead by example, and to show everyone what superb role models you are, both inside and outside of school.


Already, they have been on their first training course, to learn how to plan, organise and  lead our Play Leader team. They learnt so much at Malmesbury Secondary School and now can't wait to get started!

PE & Sporting Events: Sept. 2020-July 2021

Year 5&6 Girls and Boys Football Festival @Malmesbury

After the disappointment of this festival being cancelled just before half term due to severe weather conditions, today's competition was full of sunshine and surprises! Two separate competitions for the girls and boys took place at the same time. All teams showed determination and pride through out their games, even when things weren't going their way, the children continued to display unwavering Crudwell sportsmanship. 

The girls competition, saw a range of wins, losses and draws, however our Yr 6 team ended finishing the group stages level on points not knowing if they were to going through to the semi finals. So, they went on to play an extra time, but still finishing level, so it went on to penalties... where they won! Into the semi-finals, with the same result, extra time, followed by yet more penalties... where we won again!... Into the finals, with the same pattern of events, extra time and penalties... where they continued their success and won 3 penalties to 1!!! 

Team Crudwell, we are so immensely proud of you all.

Tri-Golf Festival @Malmesbury

What a glorious afternoon taking part in Malmesbury Cluster's first ever Tri-Golf Festival. For most of the children it was their initial taste of the sport, but was a massive hit all round. With one child asking for a golf set to added to their birthday list! Amazing effort Team Crudwell, and to finish 4th overall, topped off our fabulous afternoon. 

Virtual Cross Country Festival
To ease the children back in to Malmesbury Cluster Competitions, what better way than a Cross Country Festival. Other local Malmesbury schools also took part in this event, but running on their own schools grounds for the same set distance. Children in Years 5 & 6 ran 1.2K, whilst Years 3 & 4 1K.  Although there were separate individual races for Girls and Boys, there also was a Team competition too. Fingers crossed whilst we wait for the results to come in.
West End In Schools Dance Workshop

Continuing the children's learning from the National World Book Day a few weeks ago, all the children across the school took part in dance workshops linked to a focus text for each phase run by the dance company 'West End In Schools'.


Seedlings took inspiration from 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne; Saplings let their imagination run with the text 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak; whilst Poles drew on their creativity with 'Alice in Wondeland' by Lewis Carroll.


They say 'pictures say a thousand words', well look no further to find out how the children responded to the workshops... Thank you West End In School for bringing the sheer pleasure of combining books and dance together to form the perfect union.

Play Leader Training

Massive thank you to Malmesbury Secondary School teacher Mr Vallance for delivering training to out enthusiastic Year 6 Play leaders... they now can't wait to going and deliver their new at play times!

#BringOnTheSunshine #OutsideGames

Bath Rugby Schools Roadshow

We're very lucky to have booked a session with Bath RFC community outreach programme 'Schools Roadshow'. Children in Oak and Beech class were put through their paces as their rugby skills were tested by three actual coaches from Bath Rugby Club!

The kids had a great time, especially scoring tries in the mud! Bath RFC, please come back and visit us again soon.

Year 3 & 4 Tennis Festival @Malmesbury
Huge congratulations to Team Crudwell for winning the Year 3 & 4 Tennis Festival!!! What a fabulous and fun afternoon full of tennis matches at Malmesbury Secondary School. We all had a great time learning new tennis skills and playing other local primary schools. The medals certainly topped off of fantastic tennis festival experience  #GoTeam Crudwell
Year 5&6 Tennis Festival @Malmesbury
What a beautiful sunny afternoon to play tennis at Malmesbury Secondary School. Our first competitive competition this year! The children were so excited to be back playing against other local schools (socially distanced of course). Our team finished 5th overall, but the result didn't stop the fun and enjoyment they got from playing some tough but close tennis matches. Great sportsmanship showed all round by all of Team Crudwell.
PE & Sporting Events during 2019/2020
Virtual Sports Day Results

So, the news everyone has been waiting for……


Virtual Sports Day results…. Drum roll please…

5th Kingfishers- with 8,563 points

4th Red Kites- with 9,210 points

3rd Flamingos- with 10,048 points

2nd Peacocks- with 10,318 points

1st Swallows- with 11,069 points-  CONGRATULATIONS- our Sports Day Cup goes to you!

Virtual Sports Day!

Wednesday 1st July will be Crudwell's first ever Virtual Sports Day! This is an opportunity for children both at home and in school to compete against each other and to accumulate points for their House Group. The more activities you complete, the more points will be awarded to your House. So, which House Group will be crowned winners of our Sports Day Trophy this year...


Read on to find out how this will work on the day.

Instructions for: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Children
Instructions for: Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6

Good luck everyone, remember these activities are done in

The Spirit of the School Games.

Gymnastics Festival for Yr4,5&6 @Malmesbury
Fit4Kids 'Healthy Me' Workshop

On Monday 6th January (first day of term), the whole school took part in a Fit4Kids ‘Healthy Me’ workshop. Within the sessions the children were given fun and easily usable advice on a variety of areas linked to their wellbeing – from eating to exercising, building the their confidence, enthusiasm, and knowledge in these areas. Take a look at the photos below to see what we got up to.

Jim Gump- Athlete Visit
High 5 Netball Festival for Yr's 5&6 @Malmesbury
Cross Country Festival for Yr's 4, 5 & 6 @Malmesbury
Sport4Schools- Visit from Jack Rutter, Paralympian Footballer
TOPs Festival for Yr3&4 @Activity Zone
Tag Rugby Festival for Yr's 3&4 @Minety RFC

Both Teams should be incredibly proud of their achievements this afternoon. With Team Stripes winning back the shield for Crudwell! Fantastic performances shown by all, real passion, determination and teamwork shown.

Indoor Cricket Festival for Yr6 @Chippenham Dome
Tag Rugby Festival for Yr's5&6 @Minety RFC
Girls and Boys Football Festival @Red Bull Pitches
PE & Sporting Events during 2018/2019
Tennis Festival for Yr5&6 @Malmesbury Tennis Club
Tennis Festival for Yr's3&4 @Malmesbury Tennis Club
Saplings took part in the 'All Stars' Cricket Program with Wiltshire Cricket
Orienteering Festival for Yr's 1, 2&3 @Malmesbury
County Hockey Festival @Dauntsy
What a team! Despite the perishing weather conditions, these children truly shone on this day. They certainly gave me their all. A perfect display of the School Games Values of: Passion, Self-Belief, Respect, Honesty, Determination and Teamwork, certainly were demonstrated by these children. And to finish 3rd overall, what a remarkable achievement for such a small school! You should be so proud of your achievements.
Gymnastics Festival @Malmesbury Yr's3-6
TOP's Festival @Malmesbury
Tag Rugby Yr3 & 4 @Minety RFC
Tag Rugby-Yr5 & 6 @Minety RFC
Girls and Boys Football Festival- Yr5 & 6 @Red Bull Pitches
Lea & Garsdon Friendly Sports Day
Year 6 Athletics @Malmesbury
Year 5 & 6 Girls Mid Wilts Kwik Cricket Festival @Chippenham CC
Year 5 & 6 Mixed Cricket Festival @Malmesbury CC
Year 5 & 6 Tennis Festival @Malmesbury Tennis Club
Year 3/ 4 Tennis Festival @Malmesbury Tennis Club
Maypole Dancing
Yr 5/6 Hockey Festival @Malmesbury
Gymnastics Festival @Malmesbury Year 4,5 & 6
Year 3/4 Tag Rugby Festival @Minety RFC
Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Festival @Minety RFC
Girls & Boys Football Festivals @The Red Bull Pitches
I'm extremely proud of both the Girls and Boys Teams, who continued to grow and develop their individual and team game as they progressed in the tournament. Overall the Girls Team finished 6th out of 14, and the Boys Team finished 8th out of 17 entries. Well done everyone who participated.
Crudwell's 2017 Play Leader Ambassadors
On Monday 18th September our Play Leader Ambassadors went to Malmesbury Secondary School to receive their introduction and first training session with Mr Lambert (Head of PE), alongside other Play Leaders from other Malmesbury Cluster Schools.
Women's World Cup Match- England v West Indies
County Kwik Cricket Finals @Trowbridge
Well this day had something for everyone! It had extremes in the weather, as well as in our play. Within our group matches there were some very tight matches, with two of these finishing with only one run between the teams! The children should be incredibly proud of the their achievements at this tournament, which demonstrated their great skills in batting, catching and bowling. All of them showed great resilience and determination throughout the games.
'Friendship Sport's' @Lea & Garsdon
The atmosphere at this event was amazing! The children representing Crudwell in Year's 3/4/5/6 did us proud, by showing great sportsmanship and support for each other both on and off the track. Fantastic performances were displayed individually, and as teams. Our collection of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places was an extra bonus to top our morning off. What a fantastic event with our fellow cluster schools. Well done Team Crudwell!
Kwik Cricket Festival @Malmesbury CC

What a day to play cricket, we've seen all the seasons rolled into one, but the rain didn't stop play! What an amazing effort from Team Crudwell. Both A and B made me immensely proud with their super team spirit, and their great cricket skills were on display.


Team B had a difficult group draw, but that didn't stop them. Through out the day they continued to show a powerful determination and resilience. Overall they finished 5th in their group, being strongly led by Mrs Baker.


Team A also found themselves in a difficult grouping. They had a couple of close matches where they had to dig deep to pull out a win. At the end of the group round the final decision as to which team would go through to the semi finals was extremely close between the top three who finished on equal points! So, they looked at extra runs scored. Which saw us through to the semi finals as the top team from our group. In the semi finals they cruised through to the finals. In the final against Malmesbury the team were phenomenal!

I lost count of the number of 6's scored! Which led us to finish 1st overall, and qualify for the County Finals at Trowbridge County Ground.


Girls Kwik Cricket Festival @Chippenham CC
What scorcher, both on and off the pitch! The girls had some close matches against some tough opposition, but that didn't stop the continually smiling and thoroughly enjoying the festival. True sportsmanship was shown. All the girls taking part were amazing, and they were a credit to Crudwell. But a special mention needs to go to our Team Manager for the day, who did an incredible job at organising everyone, myself included! Well done Katie. 
Orienteering Festival @Malmesbury Secondary School
All children from Sapling's joined other cluster schools to take part in this festival. For some, this was their first ever competition outside of school. Overall we entered six teams for Year 1&2, and three for Year 3. All the children had great afternoon of constant movement and challenges trying to solve the different codes, words and sums. It was quite a challenge to complete in only an hour!
County Tag Rugby Finals @ Devizes RFC
What a fabulous day for Tag Rugby! After the first group rounds we finished top of our group, with some outstanding wins under our belt. This automatically took us straight through to play for the top 4 places. After a tough first game, the children showed great guts and determination, and worked together as a team despite the many injuries which occurred on the way through the following games. We are all extremely proud of their achievements, each and everyone put in a great performance, which allowed the team to finish as the 4th best team in the whole of Wiltshire! What an achievement.
Orienteering Festival for Year's 1, 2 & 3 @Malmesbury Secondary School
For some children this was their first time visiting Malmesbury Secondary, but that certainly didn't put them off from having a fun filled afternoon testing their brain power against 200+ pupils from other local primary schools. They all worked brilliant in their pairs, and showed great team spirit too. Thank goodness everyone was moving around so much, otherwise we would have been frozen, despite being in the month of May. Well done everyone who took part, including the parents too.
Dance Showcase @Malmesbury Secondary
High5 Netball @Devizes Mid Wilts Playoffs
Well after a tiring week consisting of 3 festivals, today proved too big a task to match our performance the day before. But, they showed true team spirit, and truly showed how they can play in their final match against Colerne School. Well done everyone on finishing 7th in Mid Wilts High5 Netball.

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Crudwell got through a tough round of matches, before reaching the playoffs for 1st and 2nd place. Yet again we completed the tournament with out conceding a goal! The final was so close, with the only goal of the match going in from a short corner after full time had been played. Another outstanding performance from all that played, true team performance.

Yes, it's true, dreams really do come true- Crudwell are Witshire County Hockey Champions 2017!!!

Team Celebrations on reaching The County Finals!!

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Cross Country Festival  for Yr3&4 , Yr5&6 @Malmesbury Secondary School

After a day of torrential rain, the sun thankfully came out just in time for the event to begin. With over 60 enthusiastic runners taking part just from Crudwell, the weather certainly didn't dampen our spirits.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the muddy conditions, you were all amazing!

Collectively as a school we took home:

  • Yr3&4- Boys Individual= 1st and 2nd places, Boys Team A= 1st place, Girls Team A= 1st place
  • Yr5&6- Boys Individual= 1st and 2nd places, Girls Individual= 2nd and 3rd places, Boys Team A= 1st place, Girls Team A=3rd place


Wow, what fantastic results!


Small Schools Football & Netball Festival @Lea & Garsdon

What better way could you spend a Saturday morning, than playing other children in the cluster for some football and netball fun. An action packed morning of back to back matches. 

Overall our football team finished a close 2nd, and our netball team were placed 4th. Thank you to everyone who took part, and  those who also came along to support Crudwell at this event.

Year 3/4 Mixed Football Festival @The Red Bull Pitches


What a fantastic afternoon of mixed football. Both teams did extremely well at this competition. Not one of you never stopped smiling, despite the freezing blizzard conditions.
Mid Wilts Hockey Tournament @Devizes Secondary School
Congratulations Stripes, you qualified for the County Playoffs!!! WOW! You met some tough competition, but the goals just kept on coming from our attack. And the defence, stood strong too, with only one cheeky goal getting past them the whole afternoon. Fantastic play from the whole team, well done everyone on a fantastic result. Watch out Wiltshire, Crudwell are coming!
Quicksticks Festival @Malmesbury Secondary School

Brrrrrr! What a cold, wet afternoon we had playing Quicksticks at Malmesbury, but this didn't dampen our spirits. Wonderful team work showed by both teams at this competition, who grew as a team as the tournament progressed.

Green's finished 11th and Stripes 1st overall! Magnificent results. Well done to Stripes who have qualified for the Mid Wilts Play Offs in Devizes!

Gymnastics Festival @ Malmesbury Secondary School/ Activity Zone

Wow! What an afternoon jam packed full of gymnastics. During their time the children competed in both floor and vault competitions, as well as experiencing new equipment too, such as the beam and bars.

To top off our incredible afternoon, one of our teams finished second overall in both floor and vault, and we also collected a couple of other seconds too, for our girls individual floor and vault routines. Brilliant job everyone!

Netball Festival Yr's 5&6 @Malmesbury

We finished 2nd! An amazingly close final to watch.

Outstanding performance by everyone despite the chilly weather.

Massive thank you to Mrs Greggory for the hot chocolate and goodies to keep us all warm, and all the hard work she puts in through out the year. Two super teams to be extremely proud of.

Boccia Festival @Devises Secondary School

All children had a super time competing against other schools from across Avon Valley.

Well done to all those that took part.

Tag Rugby Festival Years 3&4 @ Minety RFC

Joint winners of the festival!

Fantastic performance by everyone who took part, despite the weather!?!


TOPs Festival for Years 3,4 & 5 @Malmesbury Secondary School
Tag Rugby Festival for Years 5/6 @Minety RFC

Winners of the festival!

Qualification for County Finals in May 2017

Huge congratulations to everyone who took part, super display of rugby skills by everyone.

Kwik Cricket Festival @Oaksey

Joint Winners of the festival on a glorious afternoon.



Hockey teams

Rugby tournament

Football tournament