Bucklesham Primary School

'Working Hard, Aiming High'


 We love sport at Bucklesham! In fact we love it so much we have been a GOLD school for    sport Four years in a row!!!! This page will show you what we have been taking part in.smiley

School Games Gold

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     What A Fantastic Year of sport!

Well done to all the children that have taken part in the activities from the schools games events to tournaments

in school and out of school.  Some really fabulous achievements!

                                    So very proud of you all! smiley                              

On Tuesday 4th February 2020, 10 children from Bucklesham took part in the school games U11 basketball tournament at Inspire Suffolk Ipswich.

There should have been eight schools taking part but unfortunately four schools pulled out.

Never the less Bucklesham children played extremely. They had to play as a team of ten, five girls, five boys.

Girls going on first followed by the boys. The girls won their first two games, eventually Clifford Road School winning the tournament overall.

Well Done Everyone!



On Thursday 9th January 2020, Ether Andrews [ superstar runner] took part in the next round of the cross country championships.

Esther improved on her last event and came in 20th and has progressed though the to next round which is in BOSTON LINCOLNSHIRE!

Which is an amazing achievement! 



On Saturday 30th November 2019, Esther Andrews took part in the Suffolk Schools Cross Country Championships second round.

Esther came 23rd out over 150 girls! There were only three year six girls taking part in this race the other girls were in year 7 and older.

This is a fantastic, massive achievement for Esther. So very proud of her. 

Esther now goes onto the next round at Woodbridge School in January 2020. We are looking forward to see how Esther gets on in this round. 

Congratulations Well Done Esther! smiley


On Friday 22nd November 2019, 14 children from Bucklesham went to the Football and Netball tournament at Martlesham Primary Academy. The children played against different schools from the FOSS [family of small schools]. The boys played very well winning one and losing one. The girls played extreme well winning both their  matches [one 15-0!] and WINNING the CUP! Fantastic achievement from them.

Congratulations girls well done boys!  smiley 

On the 21st and 28th November 2019, 10 children from Bucklesham  played in the Futsal Festival at Inspire Suffolk. They competed against different schools within the pyramid. The Boys played well winning one drawing one and losing two. The girls were on fire winning three, losing one.

Well done to everyone that took part.

5th November 2019, Yew class had their first lesson of four of Iyengar Yoga today This concentrates on the eight limbs This form of yoga is more intense and the children learn to move at a faster pace.

Iyengar Yoga

On the 4th November 2019, eight children took part in the Tag Rugby Festival held at Ransomes Sports Club.Twenty four schools took part all together each school playing five games. Bucklesham won four out of their five games! brilliant effort from all that played with Ben Wan winning the fair play award.

Well done to all the children!  

Tag Rugby

On Wednesday 30th October 2019, 9 children represented Bucklesham at the Badminton Festival. This took place at Ipswich Schools Sports Centre. 129 children took part and everyone got a free t-shirt and water bottle! everyone enjoyed the afternoon.  

On Thursday 10th October 2019, Esther Andrews took part in the Suffolk Cross Country Area Trials at the Royal Hospital School Holbrook.

Esther ran for the Ipswich and south Suffolk School Games Team, competing against Year 7 students! 

Esther came in the top 50, in fact she came 22nd out of over 200 girls!  Esther has progressed to the next round on Saturday 30th November 2019 at Ipswich High School. Fabulous achievement for Esther and Bucklesham!

Well Done Esther!

Superstar Runner!

On Monday 7th October 2019 year 5 children took part in bikebility. This is run by Suffolk Highways and is over two days.

The children learn how to use a bike correctly on and off the road.

I'm pleased to say all the children passed their level 2


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On Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 18 children from Bucklesham represented us in the  cross country at Kesgrave High School.

Other schools that also attended were Birchwood, Health, Cedarwood, Gorseland and Waldringfield. Our children did very well with some exceptional performances! Esther Andrews coming 3rd in the year 6 girls race. The year 6 girls team coming 3rd overall!



On Thursday 19th September 2019, Years 3,4,5 and 6 took part in a badminton taster session.

The children had 50 minute sessions with Katie Hooper from community Badminton.

The children enjoyed their sessions.   

Badminton information letter

Foss Day 5th July 2019. Each class travelled to a different school apart from reception, within the Foss. [family of small schools].

All the children took part in different activities from circus skills, golf, football and street dance. Also meeting new friends at the different schools.

As a result of winner the athletics at Kesgrave High School Bucklesham were invited to Bury St Edmunds to take part in the invitational Quadkids competition. The children competed against different from Suffolk. We came 7th out of 10 schools, great achievement for Bucklesham. Events included 600m, 75m, standing long jump, vortex throw and then because we finished early they added a shuttle relay! Fabulous day! 
On Wednesday 3rd July 2019,nine girls represented  Bucklesham Ptimary in the county cricket final at Copdock Cricket Club. The girls showed some really good cricketing skills, beating some stiff competition coming 7th out of 13 schools. Well done to all the girls. 

On the 28th June 2019, ten children represented Bcklesham Primary in the school games Quadkids event at inspire Suffolk Ipswich.

This is an event that consists of four athletic events. 4000m, standing long jump, vortex howler and the 60m. We have never taken part in this before so it was a first for Bucklesham. The team did very well in all these events. Bucklesham coming 5th in our group.

Well done us! 



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On Thursday 27th June 10 children represented Bucklesham in the Rounders tournament at Ipswich High School Woolverstone.

The team played extremely well and had a good experience of a very big school!

On Wednesday 26th June 12 children represented Bucklesham in the Athletics event at Kesgrave High School. The events included: 60m, 200m, 400m, vortex throw, javelin, standing long jump, long jump, quoit throw. The children were excellent in all event

  WE WON THE EVENT! smiley 

On Tuesday 25th June eight children represented Bucklesham in the Tennis tournament at Kesgrave High School. They competed against other school from the pyramid. They all played extremely well coming 5th and 6th. Well done to all the children. 

Tennis Kesgrave High School.

Sports Day/School games day 


1ST HAITI 2ND MEXICO AND 3RD AUSTRAILIA. Well done to all the teams.

On Tuesday 18th June the whole school took part in Sports Day/ School games day. A combination of all the sports that Bucklesham has taken part in within the school games program and in school. Everyone did a fantastic job and tried their best in all the events including the running. smiley 


Cricket St Joes's College

On Friday 14th June 2019 in the afternoon eight girls from years 5 + 6 represented Bucklesham in the U11 girls cricket. at St Joe's College. They played against Sidegate and Cedarwood in their first two matches. They lost one and won one. The girls then went on to play St Joe's in the final winning this game to take them into the COUNTY FINAL in July!!! They also won the fair play team award 

Beating all the other teams! Very emotional afternoon, so so proud of all the girls and their hard work and commitment.

BRING ON THE FINAL!!!!! smiley

On Wednesday 8th May 2019, 16 children from Bucklesham took part in a swimming gala at Ipswich High School Woolverstone.

Ten schools took part in this special event all the children swam exceptionally well and we were very proud of them.  

Swimming Gala

 On Thursday 4th April 2019, Oak and Ash Classes took part in a special event. This was to do with Suffolk cricket.

 All Stars cricket programme which as been running for three years, with centres based at cricket clubs.

 The children had an half hour session showing them warming up skills and bowling techniques.

 All the children really enjoyed learning about cricket. 

 On Wednesday 3rd April 2019 22 children represented Bucklesham in the School Games Cross Country event at the Royal Hospital School Holbrook. This is a special event and we are very lucky to be able to take part.   

 The children all ran exceptionally well with good pace and determination. We are very proud of them all. Particularly Esther Andrews who came 7th in the year 5 girls race, which had over 180 participance.     

Football and Netball Tournament Kesgrave High School.


  On Wednesday 20th March 2019, 15 children represented Bucklesham School in the football and netball tournament at Kesgrave     High School. This is a pyramid schools event, which included Cederwood, Gorseland, Heath, Birchwood, Waldringfield,  


  All the children played extremely well with enthusiasm and team sprit. The football team came 6th overall.

  The netball team coming SECOND overall a marvelous achievement for Bucklesham, so proud of all the girls. smiley