Chiddingstone School has an excellent recent history with regards to sport. We have enjoyed great success, both at local level and in the wider county. This was recognised in September 2014 as the school was given an award for the best sporting primary school in West Kent. Since 2016 Chiddingstone School has held the Gold Sports Mark” award, the highest award available. This recognises both curricular and extra-curricular options available at Chiddingstone.
Our curriculum follows the National Curriculum programme of study which focuses not just on specific sporting techniques, but the wider role of sport. The lessons are taught by our designated PE Coordinator, Mrs Beki Major. In addition, the school employs Sprint PE for one day per week. The sports the children are taught are:
Term 1 – Football
Term 2 – Netball
Term 3 – Gym/Dance
Term 4 – Tag Rugby
Term 5 – Cricket
Term 6 – Athletics
Each year the children in Years 2-6 complete a week of swimming lessons. This is again taught by experienced coaches in fantastic facilities at Tonbridge School.
We are very proud of the number of sports clubs available on offer to the children, with over 70% of KS2 children taking part in extra-curricular activities. The school would like to thank the parents who regularly give up their term to help run these clubs, without them many of these clubs would not be able to continue. The sports clubs available are on our website under pupil zone; clubs.
Some of the clubs are subject to weather conditions and the lack of daylight hours.