Children at the Beeches take part in a wide variety of Physical Education and Sport activities during their time at the school. In the past year, children have been taught games such as football, netball and basketball, cricket and rounders, and the skills they need to play them well. We have our own sports coach Mr Aaron Butcher who oversees these activities. We also offer adventurous activities such as archery, fencing and cycling, as well as visiting off site centres such as Grafham Water and Rock UK to take part in climbing and abseiling. Children swim in at least two year groups during their time at the school. Our site is well equipped with apparatus and equipment such as our three trim trails so that children develop their ability to climb, balance and face challenges. Our grounds have two hard surface sport pitches and a field used throughout the year. Children take part in gymnastics and dance throughout their time at school.
In addition to PE lessons, we have a range of before and after school clubs throughout the year, where children can learn new skills or develop their interest in sports. All abilities are catered for. There is usually a charge for these activities, although they are heavily subsidised by the school.
Children from the Beeches excel in sports competitions both locally and sometimes nationally. We have consistently reached county finals in Cricket for the past five years.
In addition to the school's budget, and pupil premium funding, our sport is supported by the Government's Sports Premium. Details of the breakdown of spending can be found below.
Below are reports from 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and, 2021/2022. The current plan is draft only, as funding is yet to be confirmed. The full plan will be published after confirmation of funding.