The return of competitive sport

As lockdown starts to ease, all of us at Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire are excited at the prospect of resuming competitive sport. The sporting events kick off on 23 June with our inter-house sports day. Then, from September onwards, subject to government social distancing rules at the time, we welcome the return of inter-school competitive sport.


Inter-house sports day

Our end of term sports day offers pupils the opportunity to represent their school house across a variety of sports. All pupils from Nursery to Year 6 will take part. In preparation, the village playing field has been readied and the running track marked out. The sports day events are as follows:

Foundation Unit:

  • Running and relays
  • Obstacle course
  • Egg and spoon race
  • Bean bag pick up

Years 1 to Year 6 – Track & Field:

Track Events:

  • Sprints
  • Hurdles
  • Relays
  • Long distance races

Field Events:

  • Javelin
  • Shot putt
  • Long jump

All points won on the day count towards the House Cup presented at Prize Giving.

Inter-school sports (local schools)

We have started to prepare for the return of inter-school sports. As such, we have agreed fixtures with local schools from September onwards. The fixtures include football, tag-rugby, and hockey.

Inter-school sports (regional and national)

In addition, we are looking forward to fielding a strong team at the Independent Schools Association (ISA) cross country championship in November, which sadly wasn’t held last year. We will be sending 3 senior girls and 3 senior boys teams. In the past, Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire pupils have performed exceptionally well with some going on to represent the school at the national finals. We are confident that our school’s proud sporting pedigree and track record will continue.

We will also be entering teams and individual athletes into other Independent School Association (ISA) sporting events. These include:

  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Cross Country
  • Tag-rugby
  • Athletics
  • Sports Skills Festival


Competitive Sport at Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire

We challenge our pupils to be the best they can, to reach beyond the norm, whatever their abilities. We coach, inspire, and nurture children in all aspects of their schooling, including competitive sport.

Our sports include, athletics, swimming, cross-country, football, rugby, hockey and netball. Our extensive sports programme has resulted in children competing at the highest level in swimming, athletics and cross country. For the last 10 years, our pupils have competed at a national level at the Independent Schools Association championship.