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There are so many fantastic sporting opportunities for the children at Mudeford Junior School I don't know where to begin!

Each week the children have one outdoor games lesson and one indoor PE lesson. Due to our close proximity to the sea, we offer our children in year 3 swimming on a weekly basis during the Autumn and Spring Terms. During games sessions the children will learn a range of transferable skills in the context of rugby, football (lead by AFC Bournemouth), hockey, netball, tennis, athletics, rounders and cricket. When the children do indoor PE, they will be covering units in gymnastics and dance.  (Please see curriculum overview map below)

As well a varied PE curriculum, we encourage as many children as possible, and those with particular strengths in specific sports, to represent the school throughout their time at Mudeford Juniors. Last academic year, we attended a record number of tournaments and festivals, with a huge number of children benefiting from these inter school competitions. As a result of the Primary Sports Premium, we are have been able to join the Christchurch Schools Sports Partnership which allows us to have a huge range of activities on offer for our children this year!


I am pleased to report that Mudeford Junior School have achieved GOLD in the School Games Mark for the third year in a row (2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019).  We are one of the few schools in Christchurch to achieve this! 



What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. In February 2014 the Government pledged to commit funding for its Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020, with £750m to be invested over the course of the next parliament. in 2017 the Government announced it was doubling its funding at £320 million per annum for academic year 2017/2018.  It has since announced that the academic year 2018/2019 will continue to have double the amount of finding. 


The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2018 to 2019 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.



Allocations for the academic year 2018 to 2019 are calculated using the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2017 census, as follows:

  • schools with 17 or more pupils receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil
  • schools with 16 or fewer pupils receive £1000 per pupil

Here at Mudeford Junior School we have received a grant of  £18,640 for academic year 2018/2019 and again for the academic year 2019/2020. 


Please see our Sports Premium report for how we have spent the money and the impact it has had on teaching and learning at Mudeford Junior School.


Sports Premium report July 2019 can be seen below.


Multi Use Games Area


Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)


We are very excited that the construction of the MUGA is now completed. This development will provide the school with an additional facility for a variety of sports including basketball, tennis and football.


The school would like to thank the Friends of the School, School Council and all the outside agencies (Lawn Tennis Association, Talbot Village Trust, National Lottery, Dorset Local Authority and the local Rotary charity) for all of their funding and efforts in making this ambitious project possible.




Every year we enter as many children to as many tournaments / festivals as we can.  These exciting opportunities are provided by the Christchurch School Sport Partnership. Last year we attended a wide range of events from Netball and Football Tournaments / matches to Gifted and Talented workshops, Tag Rugby Tournaments to Tennis matches and Town Sports to the Dance Festival.


The table below shows the range of events that the children may be given the opportunity to enter throughout the next academic year (2019-2020).  


Date Event Year Group Time Venue
24/9/19 Bronze Ambassador Training Y5 and Y6 10am - 2.30pm The Grange
3/10/19 Girls' Football Tournament (friendly) Y5 and Y6 3.30 - 5.15pm CJS
10/10/19 Football Tournament (friendly) Y5 and Y6 3.30 - 5.15pm Twynham Primary
15/10/19 Dare to Believe Festival (inclusion event) Y3 and Y4 3.30 - 5pm The Grange
17/10/19 Netball Tournament (friendly) CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER Y5 and Y6 3.30 - 5.15pm Twynham Primary
23/10/19 Girls' Football Tournament (County final qualifier) Y5 and Y6 3.30 - 5.15pm MJS
5/11/19 Indoor Athletics Tournament Y5 and Y6 2.30 - 4.45pm The Grange
6/11/19 Football Tournament (County Final Qualifier) Y5 and Y6 2.30-5pm Littledown Centre
11/11/19 Outdoor Activities Day Y3 and Y4 9am - 2.45pm Moors Valley
13/11/19 Girls Active Day primary 9.30 - 3pm Bourne Academy
4/12/19 Change 4 Life Festival Y3 and Y4 10am- 2pm Avonbourne College
22/1/20 Football Tournament (friendly) Y5 and Y6 3pm - 5pm Littledown Centre
12/2/20 Dare to Believe Festival (inclusion event) Y5 and Y6 3.30pm - 5pm The Grange
2/3/20 Outdoor Activities Day Y5 and Y6 9am - 2.45pm Moors Valley
4/3/20 Netball Tournament (County final qualifier) Y5 and Y6 2.30 - 5pm Twynham Primary
12/3/20 Tag Rugby Festival Y5 and Y6 10am - 4pm Chapel Gate Rugby Club
19/3/20 Football Y4 3.30-5pm CJS
2/4/20 Girls' Football Tournament (friendly) Y5 and Y6 3.30 - 5.15pm MJS
30/4/20 Tag Rugby Festival Y3 and Y4 10 - 4pm Chapel Gate Rugby Club
6/5/20 Tennis Y3 and Y4 1pm - 3.30pm Christchurch Tennis Club
19/5/20 Quad Kids Y3/4/5/6 3 - 5pm Twynham Secondary
4/6/20 Town Sports Y4/5/6 11 - 4pm Kings Park Athletic Stadium
24/6/20 Christchurch Dance Festival one class 10 - 11.30am The Regent Centre
8/7/20 Mini Olympics Y3 1 - 2.30pm The Grange



We are very proud of all of our children's sporting achievement both in and outside of school and love to celebrate their successes with them. Many of the children's photographs are proudly displayed outside the Upper Junior classrooms/ in the Lower Junior Shared area as well on the PE notice board.


Miss Armstrong is keen to hear from children / clubs who are looking for new members to join.  There are opportunities for children to become Club Ambassadors who are responsible for promoting their club either by word of mouth, having a poster on display or leading Lower Junior or Upper Junior Assemblies in order to promote. 




Many Congratulations to the Girls' Football team and Frank who won the Christchurch Schools Girls' Football Tournament.  The Girls went through to the county finals which took place at The Littledown Centre on Friday 8th December. They were absolutely amazing and made it through to the finals. Mudeford Juniors finished in 2nd place.  A fantastic achievement girls!


Also a MASSIVE well done to the Boys' Football team and Mr Goodlet who came runners up in the AFC Bournemouth Football Tournament.  


We had a very successful year at Bournemouth Town Sports with 4 children winning their events.  This meant that they went on to represent Bournemouth and Christchurch at the Dorset County Finals.  Mudeford finished in 1st place in the Y6 Boys' Throw, Year 6 Girls' High Jump and Y5 Girls' Throw.  Mudeford also came runners up in the Y6 boys' 600m run.  We are incredibly proud of these 4 children and cannot wait to see what the future holds for these talented athletes!


We also had a team of Year 3 and Year 4 children who won (for the 5th year in a row) the Christchurch Tennis Tournament and went through to the County Finals.  They competed to a very high standard and finished in 4th place overall.  A fantastic achievement!



In 2011 our boys and girls football teams achieved great results which will be remembered for many years to come. The girls played extremely well in the National Community Cup and came 5th place out of 4000 teams. in the same competition, the boys played fantastically well beating all other teams to reach the final !  They were invited to play the final at Wembley Stadium, the game taking place before a match involving the national England team.  They  competed against Port Vale School in front of a crowd of over 30,000 people.  Our boys beat Port Vale to win the National Community Cup!  I'm sure you will agree that this is a fantastic achievement and one we, and the boys, will remember forever!


School Games Award 2017/2018

School Games Gold Award 2016 / 2017

Picture 1 Youth Sports Trust - Silver Quality Mark

New Milton Cricket Club