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Sports Calendar Autumn Term


Netball Fixtures (Netball Club) 22nd September 3.15pm, Stanborough

Athletics (Year 6 selected) 23rd September 1.15pm, Gosling

Boys Football Fixtures (Year 5) 27th September 3.30pm, Monks Walk 

Boys Football Competition (team) 28th September 9.45am, Wroxham

Multi Sports (Year 3) 28th September 1pm, Welwyn St Mary

Girls Football Competition (team) 28th September 1.45pm, Wroxham



Boys Football Competition (Year 3 and 4) 3rd October 9.45am, Wroxham

Girls Football Competition (Year 3 and 4) 3rd October 1.45pm, Wroxham

Running finals (selected) 5th October 3.45pm, Stanborough Lakes

Year 5 Tag Rugby Festival 6th October 9.30am, Stanborough Lakes

Year 6 Girls Sports Festival (all Year 6 girls) 7th October 12.30pm, Monks Walk 

Year 4 Indoor Athletics 10th October time tbc, Stanborough

Football fixtures (Year 6) 11th October 3.30pm, Monks Walk

Rugby World Cup (Selected Year 5 and 6) 13th October, Welwyn Rugby Club

Netball Fixtures (Netball club) 19th October 3.15pm, Stanborough

Table Tennis (Year 5 and 6 selected) 20th October 1.30pm, Monks Walk




Tag Rugby Competiton (Year 5) 2nd November, 1pm, Welwyn Rugby Club

House Cross Country Competition (all year groups) see parentmail for details 10/11/22

Basketball Competition (Year 5/6) 9th November, 3.30pm , Stanborough

District Netball Competition (Netball Club)16th November, 3.15pm, Stanborough

District Basketball (Repeat Year 5/6 team) 16th November, 1.15pm, Ridgeway

Football Fixtures (B Team) 22nd November, 3.30pm, Monks Walk

Curling Competition (Year 3 try-outs) 23rd November, 1.30pm, Monks Walk 

Girls District Football (Year 5/6) 24th November, 9.30am, Monks Walk

Boys District Football (Year 5/6) 24th November, 12.45pm, Monks Walk 

Year 5 Indoor Athletics, 25th November, 12.30, Stanborough



Archery Competition (Year 6) 1st December, 1.30pm, Ridgeway

Sports Leaders ( Repeat group Year 6) 7th December, 1pm, Monks Walk 



Indoor Athletics Training (Year 6), 25th January, Stanborough Sports Hall

House Table Tennis Try-out, 26th January, Earth Heats and YR3 AIR Heats

House Table Tennis Heats, 27th January, Water Heats and YR3 Fire Heats

Netball League Game v Cuffley, 31st January, BP School

Football League Game v Cuffley, 31st January, BP School



Rapid Fire Cricket (Year 4), 1st February, Partnership workshops at school

House Table Tennis Heats, 2nd February, Fire Heats

House Table Tennis Heats, 3rd February, Air Heats

Hertfordshire County Athletics Competition (Year 5 and 6 Selected), 4th February, Verulamium Park, St Albans

Watford FC Girls Competition (Year 5 and 6 Selected), 7th February, Watford FC

Saracens Tag Rugby Festival (Year 6, 2 teams following try outs), 8th February, WGCRC

House Table Tennis Finals, 9th February

Rapid Fire Cricket  Competition, (Year 4 selected), 10th February, Ridgeway School

Six Nations Tag Rugby (Year 4 Try-outs to be held), 22nd February, WGCRC

Indoor Athletics Competition (Year 6), 24th February, Stanborough Sports Hall



District Football (Year 5/6 team), 7th March, TBC

This Girl Can Play Rugby (all Year 6 girls), 8th March, WGCRC

Dance Festival, (Dance Troupe), 20th March, Campus West, WGC

G and T Netball, (3 girls), 22nd March, Monks Walk School

End of Season Netball Tournament (Netball Team), 28th March, Stanborough School




Brookmans Park School

Sports Blog 2022- 2023

B Team match v Oakmere

Our A and B teams played Oakmere Primary this week. It was an excellent opportunity for the Year 5's to play and experience a game against another school and our Year 6 children to enjoy a game situation. Although we lost the match, the girls worked hard and made some excellent passes. I am really looking forward to our season next year!

Netball v Little Heath

The girls continued their challenge for the Potters Bar Primary League this week with a match at Little Heath School. They played brilliantly as a team, passing and moving around the court and defending the ball well. They found space and outplayed Little Heath winning 13-2. The girls displayed fantastic sporting behaviour towards each other and the Little Heath team. 

Utilita Cup - Watford FC

Trophy lifting action!

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Last month, our Year 6 Football A Team took part in a competition held by Watford FC for local schools, which they won. They then went on to represent not only the school, but also the Watford FC Foundation, at the Utilita Cup held in Bedfordshire. This was a competition where all of the southern Championship clubs were represented. After topping their group in an undefeated run of games, they progressed to the semi-final against QPR. Facing a physical challenge, our team held firm and won 5-2 thanks to some incredible football! Up next, was the final, where we faced Reading FC. Throughout this game, the team played magnificently to turn around a 1-0 deficit into a 4-2 victory. 

Representatives from Watford FC and Mr Fennell cheered them on as they lifted the trophy! Well done to everyone involved. The team will now go on to the final stage of the competition, where they will represent Watford FC against the winners of the North prior to the Championship final at Wembley Stadium in May. We can't wait!

Netball v Ladbrooke

Our Netball A and B Teams played at Ladbrooke School last week as part of the Potters Bar League. The girls played really well and worked hard as a team to produce a good result. Both teams narrowly missed out on a win, losing their matches by just one goal each.

The A team lost their game in the last minute of play, with Ladbrooke scoring the winner almost on the whistle. Final scores: A team 6-7, B team 4-5

Twenty talented athletes from Year 6 (and one exceptionally talented injured athlete) went to Stanborough School this morning to take part in an indoor athletics competition along with seven of the strongest schools in the district. Mrs Davies has been hosting athletics training before school this term, and all of the children have worked very hard to improve their performances across a range of events, as was evident today!

Miss Kropman had the pleasure of witnessing a multitude of successful field and track events throughout the course of the morning. In the field, all of our speed bounce children scored between 39 and 50 bounces (wow!), whilst James, David and Evie excelled in the long jump. Mila and Luke's triple jumps were unbeatable, whilst George C threw the furthest distance in the javelin competition. In the girls track events, meanwhile, our team consistently came second or third, with the crowning glory coming in the 4x1 lap relay as Evie, Tegan, Tiana and Mila stormed to victory! Saving the best results to last, the boys track events were truly remarkable. Second place finishes in the 2 + 2 lap relay and 6 lap paarlauf were secured and not one, not two, not three, but FOUR victories were recorded in the remaining events! First up was the obstacle relay won by Jake, David, Freddie and George C, and the same team were also victorious in the over/under relay. Our third gold medal position was claimed by James and Harry T in the 1 + 1 lap relay and, finally, our 4 x 1 lap relay team of Luke, Stanley, James and Harry T raced to first place in the last event of the day! 

As a result of the boys team's phenomenal performances, they placed 1st overall and will therefore go forward to the area finals on Thursday! The girls sadly did not qualify this time, but were very close to doing so. 

Well done to all of the children for representing Brookmans Park so brilliantly this morning. You have a very proud phase leader! Miss Kropman x


Boys: David, Freddie, George C, Harry T, Harvey, Jake, James, Luke, Ryan, Stanley

Girls: Bella, Eliza, Evie, Francesca, Gloria, Jasmine, Mabel, Mila, Serafina, Tegan, Tiana

BP v Cuffley Netball

The girls A team played their first Potters Bar Schools League match this week. They worked hard and played with great enthusiasm, passing and moving well and making some excellent attempts on target. However, Cuffley were a very strong, tall team who played brilliantly and won the match 12-1.

The girls were not put off and (after biscuits and a round of three cheers) they are looking forward to their next match!

Eliza was crowned our player of the match.

Hertfordshire Schools’ Cross Country - Saturday 4th February

On an early, misty February Saturday morning, nine of our strongest Year 5&6 long distance runners took on Hertfordshire’s finest at the primary cross country trials. Each of the four races (Year 6 boys, Year 6 girls, Year 5 boys and Year 5 girls) comprised of a gruelling 1.6km course, with over 150 runners who had been selected by their schools taking part. The prize for the top ten finishers in each race was a place in the Hertfordshire squad for next month’s national finals, competing against all of the counties from across the country. 
This reporter is thrilled to announce that all of our nine runners competed brilliantly, with all of them finishing in at least the top 30%! Notable successes included Ellie coming in 17th place in the Year 5 girls and Stanley coming in 14th in the Year 6 boys race. Most excitingly, however, we had not one, but two of our boys make the Hertfordshire squad! Congratulations to Luke, who came 6th in the Year 6 boys race and to Johnny, who came 9th in the Year 5 boys competition. I was exceptionally proud of all of our athletes this morning for representing the school so brilliantly. It was a real joy for myself, Mrs Johnson, Mr Fennell and Mrs Davies to support them, and I can’t wait for the finals in March! 
Miss Kropman x


A team of our talented Year 6 footballers travelled to Watford FC to take part in a training session with a competition at the end. 

Our team played magnificently and stole the show, winning the whole tournament and having a thoroughly enjoyable day at WFC.


Commonweath Games and World Championship medal winning, Courtney Tulloch Visit

In November, we were lucky enough to be visited by Courtney Tulloch. He is a young, up and coming Team GB gymnast, who has had much success in his first years of competing.


Coutney has won medals in the Commonwealth Games, National Games and World Championships, both individually and as part of the GB gymnastics team. His individual event is the rings.

During his assembly, he told the children all about his journey in gymnastics and how he got started. He was incredibly inspiring and the children watched his demonstration with great enthusiasm. Courtney even performed some stunts on the stage, and did a front flip over Mrs Zerny, Miss Kropman and Mr Neiman!

The children were able to look closely at his medals and ask him questions about his training and competitions.


During his visit, each class carried out a range of fitness exercises with Courtney, and the children collected sponsorship money to take part in the exercises. Great fun was had by all!


(Please see below for sponsorship details.)


Courtney Tulloch Assembly!

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Watch Courtney perform some exciting tricks!

Courtney Tulloch Assembly!

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£4500  has been raised by our amazing children!

An enormous thank you to all the parents and children of BP for the amazing amount raised during Courtney Tulluch's visit in November. 

40% of the money raised goes towards training for young gymnasts in Team GB, whilst 60% goes towards sporting equipment for the school. 


We intend to purchase some new gymnastics equipment to update the existing resources we have and be able to enhance the experience of gymnastics in school for our children. 

Thank you all again for this amazing effort!



District Football

Last week, our Year 5 and football teams took part in the season opening District Football competition.

Both the girls and boys teams played very well, scoring some excellent goals and making some brilliant passes. They worked well as a team and communicated fantastically. Neither team conceded a game in the group stages and both made it into the final.


The girls played brilliantly. Their final was very close. Unfortunately, they missed out on first place,  but were rewarded with the silver medal!


The boys successfully won their final and took home the first place medal. They will now move on to the South Herts Finals. 


 Well done to all the children who took part!


District Netball Competition

On Wednesday 16th November, the netball team took part in this year’s season opening District competition. The played a round robin set of matches against some really tricky teams. We came away with 2 wins (4-1 and 8-0) and then one very closely fought loss 0-2.

The girls communicated, passed and worked brilliantly as a team and every member was invaluable. 

Well done, girls, for coming in 2nd place and claiming SILVER!

Year 5 Tag Rugby Competition at WGC Rugby Club with Saracens

Two Year 5 teams took part in a tag rugby competition at Welwyn Garden City Rugby Club this week. They displayed some excellent skills, teamwork and determination. Year 5 and 6 learned yag rugby last half term as part of their PE lessons, and their knowledge and understanding of the game really showed.

They worked well together and played in two separate teams securing some fantastic points and wins.

We were awarded 3rd place overall. Well done!

Year 5 Netball Fixtures Afternoon

The Year 5's from our netball club took part in a fixtures afternoon at Stanborough School. It was their first match and they played brilliantly. They put in so much effort and made some excellent passes. Well done girls I can't wait to see how you progress over the next few months!

Year 6 Tag Rugby at Welwyn Rugby Club

Some of the Year 6 children from our Tag Rugby Club took part in a Welwyn Hatfield competition on Thursday and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Trying out our new rugby kits they played excellently. Coming second overall and narrowly missing out in a nail biting final to St Michaels.

We are looking forward to the next competition, in November, where the rest of the Tag Rugby Club will also be able to showcase all the fantastic tactics and gameplay they have been learning.

Girls Sports Festival at Monks Walk

Last week, all the Year 6 girls went to Monks Walk to celebrate 'Girls in Sport' as part of the This Girl Can initiative. They were the given the opportunity to play a variety of games and try new challenges. The girls had a great day and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Year 5 and 6 Football Fixtures at Monks Walk 11th October

On Tuesday 11th October, some of our Year 5 and 6 boys attended the latest Monks Walk Football Fixtures afternoon. 

They played really well as a team and made every effort to gain positive results. Unfortunately, on this occasion, they lost 0-1, 0-1 and 1-2. The outcome was always close and the boys were unlucky with the results, as each match could have gone either way.

Well played, boys. We are proud of your fantastic teamwork and resilience!


Year 3 and 4 Indoor Athletics

Some of our Year 3 and 4 children took part in an Indoor Athletics Festival at Stanborough School this week. The carried out different track and field events and performed brilliantly under the noise and pressure of the sports hall. 


We won many of the track races in both the boys and girls events and did a fantastic job representing our school in the field events, too. 


Well done to our Star Performers, Jack and Amelia, who won every event they took part in and scored the highest for the speed bounce and static jump of the day out of 150 children.


Well done to all the children who took part - what a fantastic team effort! 

Year 5 Tag Rugby Festival

Today, Year 5 travelled to Monks Walk School and took part in a Tag Rugby Festival. They all had the opportunity to play in lots of matches against other schools from the area. They supported each other, cheered each other on and worked hard to make good tactical choices to help their team. There were a mixture of wins, losses and draws and a good time was had by all. Well done to everyone for representing the school so fantastically.

Year 5 and 6 Running Finals

After successfully competing in a running competition at Monks Walk a few weeks ago, a group of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in the district cross country finals at Stanborough on Wednesday.
Year 5 formed part of the Monks Walk team, working together to bring the team to victory against three other strong teams! Special mention to Johnny for coming first in the boys race and to Ellie, who came third in the girls race.
The Year 6 races were of a more individual nature. Well done to Francesca and Tegan who ran very well on a difficult course. Luke came second against some strong competition and will be invited to the next county stage.
All the runners deserve praise for taking part and representing Brookmans Park so admirably. 

Year 3 and 4 Wroxham Football Competition

Well done to our Year 3 and 4 boys and girls football teams who took part in the Wroxham Football Competition this week. You all played fantastically. The boys made it to the semi-finals, working together fantastically as a team and just missing out on the finals. The girls played with such enthusiasm and showed amazing resilience in every game. Well to done all!

Year 5&6 Wroxham Girls Tournament WINNERS! - Wednesday 28th September

The girls football A team travelled to The Wroxham in Potters Bar this afternoon to take on their fellow strongest A teams from across the district. This fine elite included: Cranborne, Cuffley, Ladbrooke, Little Heath, Oakmere and The Wroxham. 

Despite being in the 'group of death'(!), our plucky girls topped this (after a particularly tough 0-0 draw with Cuffley thanks to Bella's goalkeeping prowess and an incredible 6-0 victory against Cranborne with 5 (yes, FIVE!) goals from super striker Jasmine and a single from Evie. In a superb display of football, our semi-final was brilliantly battled against Little Heath. Wonderful midfield teamwork from Ellie, Mila and Tegan contributed greatly to our 2-0 win, with both goals scored by our Captain Fantastic, Evie. 

In the final, we were pitted against The Wroxham, who were keen to win as tournament hosts. Despite them throwing everything against us, wonderful defensive work from Fran and Hannah retained our clean sheet. Meanwhile, in what can only be described as a 'wonder goal', we took the lead thanks to the exceptional combination of Evie's pinpoint pass and Jasmine's intelligent run to finish with aplomb. A further two goals soon followed courtesy of Evie, and Bella ONCE AGAIN kept a clean sheet in goal to ensure our 3-0 score line upon the final whistle. 

With no goals conceded, a draw and all the other games resulting in wins, we joyously held the trophy aloft. What a fine start to the competitive season, girls! 

The district's elite!

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Wroxham Boys Football Tournament

Year 5 Fixtures Afternoon


Our Year 5 boys took part in the first football fixtures afternoon at Monks Walk School this week. They played brilliantly and worked really well as a team, winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 1. A great start, boys!

Year 6 Athletics at Gosling

This week, a group of our Year 6 children took part in the Athletics Competition at Gosling Sports Centre. They competed in sprint heats, sprint finals and relays. 

The children worked really hard and put in every effort to get great results in their races. Their teamwork was amazing and they supported each other brilliantly.


The girls did really well, but unfortunately just missed out on a medal place. The boys, however,  won 1st place overall with Harry and James both placing in medal positions in their individual races. 

Well done, everyone!

Netball Fixtures Afternoon Thursday 22nd September

The Netball Club took part in the first netball fixtures event of the year this afternoon and made a fabulous start to the season. In their first games against other schools in 12 months, the girls worked really hard, co-operated as a team and supported each other brilliantly. They played 3 matches, winning 2 and losing 1. The results were as follows: 

St Johns Digswell 3-0 Brookmans Park

Commons Wood 0-3 Brookmans Park

St Johns 0- 2 Brookmans Park

Well done, girls!


Year 5 Running Festival

Year 5 had a fantastic afternoon at Monks Walk Running Festival.

All the children ran in either the competitive race or the Fun Run and put in an amazing effort. We came 1st overall, and all of the children contributed to our winning result. Excitingly, Ellie, Johnny, Hunter, Pantelis and Archie and have also qualified to continue to the Welwyn Hatfield running finals next week! 

Eliza came 3rd in the Fun Run event and smiled all the way.

We also took 3 elite Year 6 runners - Luke, Francesca and Tegan - who all qualified for the next stage of the finals. 

Well done to Olivia for her Best Effort Award and to Finley for his Star Performer award.

Well done to everyone in Year 5. What an amazing way to start the year!