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Sport is a very important part of life at Westcourt Primary & Nursery School.  We believe that keeping active and eating healthily inspires all pupils to succeed.  Sport can build confidence and gives children of all abilities the chance for success.  Key life skills such as teamwork and problem-solving are developed in both our curriculum lessons and extra-curricular activities.

Some of our most recent sporting achievements have included:

  • Gymnastics - we came first in Kent and first in Gravesham.  A team of children from Key Stage 2 went to Pegasus Gym in Maidstone to perform routines on floor, body management and vault.  After a day of hard work, there was a nail-biting wait for a few days until the results came in.
  • Hand Ball - children from Year 6 went to Canterbury to take part in a handball competition to represent Gravesham against other schools from Kent.  After an afternoon of rapid fire, quick passing and accurate throwing we came fourth out of sixteen schools!
  • 4 Square - Year 6 children competed in a Gravesham tournament held at Wrotham Road Primary School.  The children played brilliantly as a team to achieve second place.
  • Road to Rio Dance - The whole school took part in an exciting day of dance to mark this year's Summer Olympics in Rio.  Each year group was assigned a country and learnt facts about their country before participating in a dance workshop.  At the end of the day the school showcased their dance.  Everyone did brilliantly considering the short amount of time they had to learn the dance.

Competitive Sport


Our aim is to increase pupil participation giving inclusive opportunities for all by delivering intra-school competitions for all year groups.  We also attend organised competitions through Take Pride at both local and county level.


We also ensure we offer a variety of extra-curricular activities which we run alongside our Healthy Schools programme i.e. Change 4 Life, Play Leaders and Sports Crew.


We measure the impact of the funding that is given to us by:

  • pupil assessment
  • Classroom Monitor
  • monitoring the impact of after-school clubs attended
  • Schools Kitemark which monitors competitive school sport.

Sainsbury's School Kitemark


2012/2013 - Bronze Award

2013/2014 - Silver Award

2014/2015 - Gold Award

2015/2016 - Gold Award


The Sainsbury's School Kitemark Award is an award which must be applied for each year.  This helps us monitor our involvement as a school in Inter- and Intra-school competitions.  Many of our children have represented the school in tournaments and competitions in the borough and Kent.