Welcome to the page for sports and clubs! Most relevant information is displayed both on here and on the clubs noticeboard by the blue gates.
When do clubs run?
Term 1: Week commencing 7th October onwards
Term 2: All except the last week of term
Term 3: Clubs do not run
Term 4: Every week
Term 5: Every week
Term 6: All except the last two weeks of term
Clubs do not run on any day during parents’ evening weeks.
Clubs will not run on specific days when there is an open classroom, but will run on the other days of that week.
What is offered and who runs each club?
The document below outlines the core clubs offer for this academic year, including the day and time of each club and the teacher who leads it.
If you have a query relating to a specific club, please contact the club leader in the first instance. If they are unable to answer your question, please then contact Mr Barr (Year 3 teacher).
Why has my club been split into two or three groups?
Clubs are offered to children in years one to six. With this amounting to approximately 720 children (and the vast majority opting to do a club), it is not possible to accommodate every child in a club for the entire year. As such, clubs which are significantly over-subscribed are usually split into two or three groups in order to allow as many children as possible who are interested to enjoy a club for at least part of the year. We make every effort to ensure that each child has a place in a club if they would like one.
If your club has been split into two groups:
Group 1: Monday 7th October to Friday 20th March
Group 2: Monday 23rd March to Friday 3rd July
If your club has been split into three groups:
Group 1: Monday 7th October to Friday 13th December
Group 2: Monday 24th February to Friday 1st May
Group 3: Monday 4th May to Friday 3rd July
Swimming has long been an important sport at Bishop Road, with the school team regularly competing amongst the best in the country at the national primary finals. The school takes part in termly competitive galas against other local schools, friendly galas for developing competitive swimmers and both the Bristol and English schools’ championships. If you are interested in competitive swimming and can confidently swim at least 50m freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke without needing to stop, please speak to Mr Barr about possibly swimming in a gala at some point.
Various teams from the school take part in a wide range of sporting competitions against other schools. If you check the notice board by the blue gates and the display board next to the trophy cabinet in the entrance hall you can see updates of what we have been doing. Many events are also added to the main school blog on the website.
Sports Development Clubs
Sports development lessons are run separately to the core offer of clubs. They are offered by the Ed Support company who provide the curriculum PE lessons in school.
All parents/carers that have paid for Block 3 Sports Development clubs will be able to use the fee’s as credits for when clubs do eventually resume. The credits can be used for ANY of the Sports Development clubs and are not limited to the specific club you originally booked a place on. For example if you booked onto Gymnastics club, you can use your credits for any of the other sporting club choices.
If you have a child in Year 6 who will be leaving Bishop Road for Secondary School, you will be able to transfer the credit over to a younger sibling. Those of you who will no longer have a child at the school will be contacted directly by Mr Starkie.
We hope you are all well, safe and look forward to welcoming children back to the sports clubs whenever it is safe to do so.