Birchwood Grove CP School

PE and Sports Clubs

Birchwood Grove has a proud and rich tradition of offering a range of extra-curricular P.E. and sports clubs. These are run by both the staff in school, and some outside agencies.

The table below lists these. Please note however that these will not run all year round. Please refer to Parentmail communication and the 'clubs overview' tab for an up to date timetable. 

Club Key Stage
Netball KS2
Tennis KS2
Fun Club KS1
Hockey KS2
Cricket KS2
Athletics KS2
Football KS2
Yoga  KS1 and KS2
Cross Country KS2
Tag Rugby KS2
Basketball KS2
Multiskills KS1



Below is information on some of the sports offered at Birchwood Grove, either through P.E. lessons or extra-curricular activities:


Football has a long-running legacy at Birchwood Grove and we open up football training and coaching to all boys and girls from years three to six, giving the children having an opportunity to play in matches, tournaments and festivals. As well as training, the school plays matches against other local schools and takes part in the Mid-Sussex football tournaments.



Cricket has a strong tradition at Birchwood Grove with boys' and girls' teams from years three to six. Both teams participate in Kwikcricket area tournaments and play matches against other local schools.



Netball is hugely popular at Birchwood Grove with both our A and B Teams regularly taking part in matches and tournaments. We are extremely proud of the girls' team work and sporting attitude. Many others have been inspired to take part in Netball Club year and we are lucky to have enough players to form three teams! 



Athletics club runs in the summer term and is available for all pupils from years three to six.  Children develop their fitness and skills in a variety of athletic disciplines including sprinting, hurdling, long and high jumps and different throwing events.  Pupils who are selected to represent the school have the opportunity to compete against other schools in the district. 


Cross Country....

Trials for the school cross country team take place in the Autumn term.  From the initial trials, 20 boys and 20 girls are selected, based on performance, to be part of the running squad.  Training takes place three to four times a week in all weathers over a 1.2km course. At the end of the training the top performing children are selected to take part in the Mid-Sussex finals at Warden Park School. This brings together all the schools in the Mid-Sussex area.



Basketball club is open to boys and girls from years three to six. As well as training, the school team plays matches against other local schools and takes part in the Mid-Sussex basketball tournaments and festivals.


Tag Rugby....

Tag rugby is open to our year five and six pupils in the second half of the Spring term. The club introduces children to the skills and rules of tag rugby, culminating in a mixed tournament.