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Y5/6 Netball Competition March 2023

Congratulations to the eight children who represented the school at the borough netball competition. They all played really well and managed to create lots of scoring opportunities.  It was lovely to see all of the children make huge improvements throughout the day. The team achieved 4th place in the borough (out of 16 schools).  They narrowly missed out on a bronze medal, only just losing in the 3/4th place playoff game 3-2.  A special thank you to Mrs Heath for her hard work and dedication in preparing the team. 

Y3-6 Rugby Festival February 2023

Well done to the eight children who represented the school at the KS2 Borough Rugby Festival.  All children participated in a coaching session which was followed by games. They had the opportunity to learn new skills as well as compete in gameplay against other schools. Thank you to Kings Rugby Club for coordinating the activities. Well done all!

Y6 Swimming Gala January 2023

Mr McLaughlin took 8 Y6 children to the Malden Centre to represent the school in a borough-wide Swimming Gala. They swam in back stroke, breast stroke, butterfly and front crawl races as well as relays. It was a truly amazing performance from all involved: they won gold in breaststroke, silver in the relay, and a bronze for front crawl- the best results King Athelstan has ever had! Congratulations to all our swimmers!

London Marathon 2022 

Congratulations to our very own 'marathon man', PE teacher Mr McLaughlin, who completed the 26.2 miles in London on Sunday 2nd October in a fantastic 3 hours, 27 minutes and 46 seconds! It’s not too late to sponsor him: he ran to raise money for the KS1 playground re-development, part of our Big Outdoors Project. His aim was to raise £1000.

Click here to sponsor Mr McLaughlin!

Click here to see the video of Mr McLaughlin on Twitter!


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Borough Cross Country Competition 2022

Mr McLaughlin took a team of Y5 and Y6 children to the Borough Cross Country Competition in February. The children had shown great commitment to the event, coming in to school early for training sessions, and they represented the school really well. Congratulations the girls’ Y6 team who came third in the borough. In the individual standings, Leila came third of all the Y6 girls in the borough, Roan was 3rd for Y5 boys, and Charlie came 5th for Y5 boys. They were a credit to the school and displayed our PRIDE values and great sportsmanship. Well done, all.

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Wimbledon Tennis 2022

Mr McLaughlin took some lucky KS2 children to Wimbledon Tennis this year. 

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National Skipping Challenge 2020!

Great news! King Athelstan Primary have won the National Skipping Challenge 2020.  

WINNER - National Skipping Challenge School Cup - King Athelstan Primary School

WINNER - National Skipping Challenge Individual Winner- Molly - Y5 Student

The National Skipping Challenge is a nationwide skipping competition organised by Skipping Workshops. Children and schools compete against each other in 6 different categories, and be crowned the overall National Skipping Challenge School Winner and Individual Winner. The full results can be seen here:

Since the competition started in 2002, over 5000 children from over 600 different schools throughout England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and the Isle of Man have taken part. We’ve also had special entries from the Channel Islands, Hong Kong and Dubai.


Mr Mc Laughlin said: ''Well done to all of the children who took part in the National Skipping Challenge.  This is a fantastic achievement for our school.  A special mention to Molly from Dali Class who won the individual cup!''


Y6 Swimming Gala at the Malden Centre

Thursday 26th September 2019

Well done to all of the children who participated in the annual Swimming Gala.  We had record results in the initial heats reaching five finals (achieving 1st or 2nd place in the heats).  Congratulations to Morgan who achieved a bronze medal in the boys backstroke final!

Thank you to all of the parents/carers who came to support the children.

Mr Mc Laughlin

PE Coordinator


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School calendar

  • Y6 Trip to Kew Gardens
    28 March 2023
  • Thinker's Project Exhibition
    28 March 2023
  • Matisse Y2 Class Assembly
    29 March 2023, 9am
  • School breaks up one hour earlier for Easter holidays
    31 March 2023
  • Children return to school
    17 April 2023
  • Y4 trip to Thames Young Mariners
    26 April 2023
  • Bank Holiday
    1 May 2023
  • O'Keeffe Y1 Class Assembly
    3 May 2023, 9am

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