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Look here for reports on our sporting activities including football, tag rugby, cricket, netball, athletics, rounders.

For the sports clubs run on site please click on the link below

Cross Country

On the 14th of November 2017, Shenington Primary school took part in the Oxfordshire key stage 2 cross country at Warriner secondary school in Bloxam. The year 3 and the year 4s had to run 1 mile and the year 5 and 6s have to run is 1.5 miles. I think we should have won. One boy from class 4 finished in 3rd in the year 5 and 6 race. Two girls in the year 3 and 4 girls race finished in the top ten, one finished 9th and the other finished 3rd. One boy from class 3 finished 15th. only the top ten students made it to the final. congratulations to those three from key stage 2 who made it to the final. I think everyone who took part showed lots of determination and I am happy that people are in the final.


Rex Tustian

Football final


On November 8th at Banbury Football Club the Year 3 and 4 A team took part in the small schools football finals, winning the tournament with a great team effort.

Football at Sibford


Tuesday 4th October 2016, Class 3 went to a football tournament and competed as two teams. The tournament took place at Sibford School and we were very good players despite the A team losing, their teamwork was amazing! The B team won all matches they played and were proud with the work they had done and even Mr. Ball was extremely surprised with the wins! They shook hands with each other and at least 3 people would have a break and cheer their team mates on.

With smiles on their faces the tournament was over and the head of the tournament announced which school came in what place and surprisingly Shenington A and B team came in first place! It was a miracle and a great achievement since it was the first time they had won in many, many years.

The team captains, Megan and Edgar, received the certificates for all of their fellow players. Class 3 will receive their certificates in assembly from their headmistress Miss Reynolds.

Many congratulations are sent to Class 3 and a great big well done. Thank you for reading this report.

By Olivia K Year 4

Hockey at Bloxham School

On Friday 26th February a team of 10 year 5/6 boys and girls went to play hockey against other schools. The matches were held at Bloxham School on their fantastic outdoor astro turf pitches. Our team worked really hard against some very stiff competition. Well done to all those who took part who were great ambassadors for our school and demonstrated passion and super teamwork.

Football report Shenington v Wroxton 11th February 2016

After school on Thursday we played football against Wroxton school. there were two games, one for older pupils and another for the younger children. The younger team beat Wroxton with a score 8 goals to their. Unfortunately their senior team beat ours by 9 goals to 3. All the participants  put a lot of effort into the matches and enjoyed the friendly competition.

Dodgeball tournament 8th December 2015

On Tuesday afternoon part of class 3  went to a dodgeball tournament. We enjoyed the session except it was fast and a bit rough and some people of people got a little hurt.

9 people from Class 3 attended but only 6 people were allowed to play. We played at the Warriner School. Annabel got a certificate for showing good passion whilst playing.


Football Tournament Sibford School 13th October 2015

Shenington School sadly lost the football tournament! Shenington School played three matches against Sibford,  Sibford Gower and Bishop’s Carpenter schools. We lost two matches, one of them 4-2 and the other 4-3 then we won one 6-4. All games were seven minutes long and lots of people like Richie, Aston, Lewis, Ollie and Edgar scored. On the team were Oriana, Josephine, Aston, Lewis, Olle, Edgar, Richie and me. The team won with pride in our bright yellow football kits and also went with determination to wind, but sadly did not. We worked as a great team so I do not think it matters we lost!

By Felicity

Class 3

The First Sports Leadership Session

On the 20th September 2015, Sports Crew members and the former Sports Crew, took part in a Sports Leadership session for the first time with some other pupils selected from other primary schools. From the staff’s view, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Well that’s good isn’t it?

First off, everyone was given a number by their teacher. Then that number got called out and all the people with that number joined up. Next, some Warriner students (known to the participants as the ‘Warriner Leaders’) teamed up with the younger students and helped them with some little quizzes.

Then the activities started! Whoop, whoop! The Warriner Leaders all had their own games in groups of two’s and three’s. The participants went and played their Warriner Leader’s game first. There were parachuting balls in the air, ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’ relay courses, a game of ‘over and under,’ and so much more! After a few minutes the children swapped round the games so they could try all of them.

Every now and then, the children went in for a quick chat with the teacher who was running the leadership session for the last time (he’s getting a new job as a football coach) about the qualities of a talented leader and what they meant.

Finally, the key stage ones came out. Dun dun dunnnnn! Now the participants of the leadership training session were the real leaders instead of the Warriner pupils! Most of the children had fun and enjoyed playing the game!

Afterwards we all had to stop. I think some people were actually sulking! The future football coach (Vinny I think he was called) said some more words and asked us to try and do all the things he had explained and handed us all a sweet. Yummy! Just after that, Aiden from Year 6 was asked to lead three cheers for Vinny.

Suddenly it was all quiet. The leadership session had ended and everyone had to go back to their own schools. Looking forward to the next session, yet to come.

By Esme   Year 5

Highlights of 2014 - 2015

Football match against Hornton

Well done to our football team who were superb hosts during the inter school home match against Horton Primary School here at Shenington CofE VA Primary School. It was an excellent game which saw our team win with a final score of 5-2. Thanks to parents for their support and to Mr Liversage for staying on after school to referee.

PE Update 27 the February

We hope to welcome in a sports coach from Bloxham School on Thursday afternoons starting from Thursday 12th March to teach Hockey to Class 4.  In addition, we will be welcoming Louise Gardner into school who is a sports coach with The North Oxfordshire Sports provision. On Monday afternoons, she will be teaching PE lessons to Foundation Stage, Year 1and 2 together and Class 3. This will provide another opportunity for Years 1 and 2 to work together. In addition to this, all Year 1 and 2 will share the session with the dance coach on a Tuesday afternoon. The Dance coach will continue to teach lessons to Class 3 and Class 4. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school on these days as well as on their other PE days.  Our PE funding from the Olympics 2012 legacy is used to fund these coaches. In addition the funding has been used to pay for the Forest School coaching provision at Upton Estate as well as training for the staff on outdoor learning activities.

Dodgeball Extravaganza at Warriner

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Sliver Mark Award


We are delighted to achieve a Silver Sports mark for our excellent efforts and participation in a wide range of tournaments and competitions. This is a great achievement which recognises the efforts of all of our children, staff, helpers and parents.


Warriner Sports Schedule (attached calendar of events). Please note dates are confirmed but venues are not confirmed nor numbers for each event.  Thus we cannot guarantee that every child in each year group will be able to participate. Nor can we guarantee that venues and dates will not change. For example this week’s Cross Country Final, both the date and venue changed.


We have invested half of our PE funding into the NOSSP (North Oxfordshire Schools Sports  Partnership) in order to network with staff in other schools and  to access inter school tournaments and competitions both  within the partnership and also schools in North Oxfordshire, as well as access external coaching  (such as the  Bench ball coaching last year). Our next programme of coaching will begin after Christmas.  


Without this investment there would be few opportunities for our children to participate in sporting events with other schools. We have succeeded in securing a timetable of events for the year, in response to parental feedback. This has enabled us to plan our games and sports training across the year to work towards events. However, it is difficult for us to plan the logistics for each event as we are unable to book on to each event until the immediate couple of weeks prior to the event. We appreciate that it can be frustrating for families wishing to know about events in advance, but we are limited by the information sent to us.

Year 3 and 4 Swimming Gala Report by Cecily Peacock and Daisy Powell

On the 18th November 2014 ten pupils were selected to go to take part in a swimming gala. It was at Sibford School. There were lots of different races and all the schools competed against each other. Some of races were freestyle, relay, back crawl, front crawl and breaststroke. The Year3/4 girls from Shenington School came first and the Year 3/4 boys came second. It was a wonderful day and we all tried our hardest and worked together.


Cross Country Report by Ruth MacGregor

On Tuesday 18th November Edgar, Richie, Josephine, Kate, Esme and I set off for Bicester Community College where we would be taking part in the North Oxfordshire Cross Country Finals. The first race was for years 1 and 2 girls where they had to run 600 metres through some muddy fields. When they set off (at quite a pace) Josephine was in front of the leaders. She had the advantage of being ahead so she was fine running through the narrow part in the first quarter. Kate however got slightly stuck so she fell back a bit. Overall Josephine came seventh and Kate came 29th. In Richie and Edgar's race they started off in second and third places. Their final positions were Edgar first and Richie fifth.  Next was Esme's race where an extra loop was added on at the beginning to make the race further. She finished in 30th place. In my race another loop was added on and I managed to come 24th. We were very proud of ourselves and did very well seeing as each race had around 70 competitors.