Bedale Church Of England Primary School

Learning and Caring Together

Firby Road, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2AT

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School Games and Sports News

Sport at Bedale Primary School

At Bedale Primary School, we believe in the power that sport has to support the development of children’s wider skills, qualities and aspirations. Through sport, they can make a positive contribution to our school ethos of Learning and Caring Together, and boost attainment and achievement.

Our sporting events are split into 3 levels, as shown in the diagram below.

Level 1 involves competition within school, including lunchtime and after-school clubs which are open to all abilities of children. We aim to include everyone in sport, competing against pupils of similar ability, including encouraging children to try new sports.

When teams and individuals show a talent in sport, they are given the chance for success at Level 2 and Level 3 events. Here our pupils get a chance to shine in sport and are encouraged to develop their talent further wherever possible. These Level 2 and 3 events often include sponsorship and support from businesses and other agencies such as the North Yorkshire Youth Games, RFU-supported Tag Rugby, and Drax Power’s Kwik Cricket tournament.

Squads for level 2 and 3 competitions are selected based on a number of factors including attendance and attitude at clubs. To help with Level 2 and 3 events, the school may offer extra training sessions for the squad, who are supported by other pupils who may compete in future years or in other competitions. Parents with coaching skills and local clubs have been involved in supporting the school’s success over the past few years. We also rely on parents’ support to accompany children to events and, of course, to cheer them on and console or celebrate with them when it’s all over!

Sports News

This section of the website is updated termly with a summary of sports news. To keep up-to-date with the latest news, please follow us on our blog and facebook pages via the links on our homepage.

2019-20 Sporting News


Football - November 2019

With intermittent downpours and brief dry spells, it was a question of whether the tournament would take place this afternoon. Thankfully, it was. The girls performed superbly well considering the majority or the team having minimal footballing experience. They dug deep and battled hard for each other through the whole afternoon.

By the half way point, Bedale were top of the table having beat Pickhill and RAF Leeming 7-0 and 4-0 respectively.

After a short break, the real tests began against Crakehall and Richmond Methodist. Both were gruelling games and unfortunately, we fell short both times with 2-0 and 3-2 defeats.

The results meant that Bedale finished 3rd and in this case, will not be progressing through. However, the girls did our school proud and had a wonderful time. They didn’t even feel the cold!

Goal scorers: Lili with 9 goals, Kyra with 3 goals and Bailey-Ann with 1.  

2018-19 Sporting News

Cluster Rounders – June 2019

Yesterday, years 4, 5 and 6 travelled the short distance to Bedale High School to participate in the annual Cluster Rounders Tournament. It was a very enjoyable afternoon, especially with the lovely sunshine and all the children who took part played brilliantly; following rules, showing good sportsmanship and all being really supportive and encouraging. Proudly, we came 3rd place in the upper key stage 2 side and 4th in the lower key stage 2 side. That is a fantastic effort considering there hasn’t been much good weather to practise.


Cricket Tournaments – May / June 2019

We have had three of our cricket teams in action throughout the year: Y5/6 Girls, Y5/6 Mixed and Y3/4 Mixed. Our girls took part in one of the North Yorkshire events at Knaresborough Cricket Club, winning all of their group games. Both our Y3/4 and Y5/6 mixed teams qualified from our cluster by finishing runners up before competing at Richmondshire Cricket Club in the area finals where they played some super cricket but each lost a game, bringing their participation in the 2019 tournaments to an end. 


Quick Sticks Hockey – March 2019

First day back and Bedale were straight into action with a Quick Sticks Hockey tournament.

15 children represented the school across 3 teams. It was evident that the children had been paying close attention in their PE lessons as they produced some excellent pieces of play. In particular, the defending and tackling was really accurate and controlled.

Everyone battled well through the cold winds but didn’t quite make it past the quarter final, however, one of our quarter final games was taken to golden goal and then to a 1 v 1 which was extremely exciting for the spectators.

Crakehall were the eventual winners of the tournament.


Tag Rugby Tournaments– February / March 2019

Our Y5/6 Tag Rugby team qualified for the area finals by winning all of their games at the cluster tournament held at Bedale High School. At the area finals, they finished third but played some super rugby and enjoyed the experience of taking part at this level. Many of the squad were new to competitive rugby so did extremely well against some more experienced sides. Our local club, Wensleydale RUFC, is always looking for new players. Visit for more information.


Girls Football Level 2 – December 2018

Tuesday 11th December afternoon was the new date for the girls Level 2 football tournament. In cold wintery conditions, the team worked really hard together and were up against some tough opponents.

The tournament proved to be difficult with the girls coming away with 2 draws and 2 defeats. Our goal came in a 1-1 draw against the eventual winners. The girls all did themselves proud and can walk away with their heads held high. Maybe next year…


Girls Cluster Football – November 2018

Bedale C of E girls had their eagerly awaited chance to show off their football skills today in the Cluster Level 1 competition. On a cold, rainy and windy day, each and every one of the girls didn’t seem to mind. They just wanted to play. Showing tremendous attitudes, respect and teamwork, the team came out on top, winning all 5 games to nil! What an achievement!

Goals came from everywhere, especially from the prolific Evie and Natasha up front.

We are all really excited for the next round.


House Dodgeball - November 2018

Our Year 3 and 4 House dodgeball competition took place today with Wycar emerging as the Dodgeball winners, taking over the dominance of Hird who won all 6 tournaments last year.

Excellent skills of dodging, diving, dipping and more dodging was demonstrated alongside very accurate throwing resulted in lots of entertaining matches.

Well done Wycar!


Cluster Swimming Gala – November 2018

On Wednesday 14th November we took a team of Year 5/6 swimmers to Bedale Leisure Centre to compete in the cluster Swimming Gala. The schools taking part were placed in groups to ensure every school was able to participate in each race. Well done to all of the children who took part in the swimming gala. They all showed determination, resilience and super team spirit!


House Handball - October 2018

Congratulations to Hird Year 5 and 6 children who topped the table at the end of this term’s House Handball Tournament, overcoming holders Chantry 4-2 in the final group game. Well done to all the players who took part in the competition on a glorious afternoon on Wednesday 24th October. We’re looking forward to our other Y5/6 house competitions later in the year including Tag Rugby, Athletics and Cricket.


Level 2 Cross Country – October 2018

On Friday 19th October a group of year 3, 4, 5 & 6 children took part in this years’ cross country competition at Richmond School. In each race there were many children taking part from a number of schools in the area. A huge well done to all the children who took part in the competition, they all put in 100% effort and showed excellent team spirit! Also, a special mention to Evie, Imogen, Matilda, Phoebe and Kieron who did exceptionally well in their races and qualified for the next level of the competition at Dalby Forest.


Level 2 football Richmond – October 2018

On a very windy Tuesday afternoon, Bedale were anticipating a tough tournament in the Level 2 boys football at Richmond Secondary.

After a rushed start (due to calamities by Mr Holmes) Bedale got off to a usual start of losing. Getting caught out by the wind on several occasions, we saw our first three results finish in all 1-0 defeats against Spennithorne/Middleham, Le Cateau (eventual winners) and Bolton-on-Swale respectively.

These results did not dampen the boys’ spirits as they battled it out for the following two, winning 4-0 and 2-1 against RAF Leeming and Hipswell. (Goals from Jake x3, Harley x2 and Kieran). Our last game of the day ended with another 1-0 loss to a strong Richmond St Mary’s side.

Well done to all again as they showed great desire and super teamwork, consistently picking one another up when heads were dropping.

Next up, the Girls’ Football which has been moved to November.


Level 1 cluster Football – October 2018

Thursday 11th October was the day of the eagerly awaited Level 1 cluster tournament.

Bedale took 2 teams again this year and each of them performed superbly well.

Some excellent teamwork and sportsmanship shown throughout so the boys should be very proud of themselves.

Unfortunately, neither team managed to come away as victors with both having to face each other in a semi final. The team that got through to the final came agonisingly close several times within the game but could only draw 0-0 and the result of penalties went the against us, as luck was just in the hands of RAF Leeming.

Rightly so, Bedale will be able to attend the next level in a few weeks time with one team.

Team 1 results and scorers followed by Team 2…

W 3-0 v Masham (Rowan, Harley S, Jake)

W 4-0 v KBSTW (Harley x2, Jake x2)

W 2-0 v Burneston (Kieran x2)

W 6-1 v Hunton Arrathorne (Jake x2, Rowan x2, Kieran, Harley)

SEMI W 6-0 v Bedale (Harley, Remy, Jake x2, Kieran, Rowan)


L 0-1 v RAF Leeming

W 3-0 v Masham 2 (Kayden, Harley R, Seth)

W 5-0 v Leeming Londonderry/Pickhill (Niko x3! Kayden, Harley)


2017-18 Sporting News

Tag Tournament

The Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby Tournament was a huge success on Friday 8th December, despite the freezing conditions. Some great rugby was played throughout, including a number of children getting their first taste of competition in the sport. There were six closely-fought games, with none more closely fought than the title-deciding clash between Wycar and Amen. With Amen just needing a draw to top the group, Wycar scored a try in the final phase of play to ensure they tied along with Amen and Chantry for top spot.

Y3/4 House Football

On Monday 4th December, Year 3 and 4 took part in their second House competition. Due to popular demand, football was the chosen sport. The tournament ran by each house selected 5 players from each year group, for each house. Tournament organiser Graham decided it would be better for Year 3s and 4s to play separate but play for the same table. Tackling, shooting and scoring were elements seen from all participants as each team battled it out in a friendly manner, making the event a very enjoyable one. Even before the final round of matches, Hird were once again, the tournament winners after only dropping 2 points out of a possible 18. They played really well as a team and used the correct tactics to give themselves a better advantage. Everyone who participated did themselves proud and should set up a tasty competition in the coming term!

Swimming Gala

A big well done to all of the children who took part in November's swimming gala. We have now received results for places 1st-3rd in the races. A special well done to the individuals who competed in these races and the groups who took part in the relays. What a brilliant achievement.
Bedale Cluster Swimming Gala Results
Girls Backstroke: 1st Place
Girls Breaststroke: 2nd Place
Girls Freestyle: 1st Place
Girls Butterfly: 1st Place
Boys Butterfly: 3rd Place
Medley Relay: 1St Place
Freestyle Relay: 2nd Place

Cluster Netball Tournament.

On Tuesday 28th November, we took two teams to the Cluster netball tournament held at Bedale High School. What an amazing competition it was with some excellent team players. The children worked well together to display some excellent netball skills. They worked hard on interceptions and goal scoring. Great communication within the team allowed them to win and draw games against some tricky opponents. Congratulations to the Bedale Netball team as we came second in the tournament and are now through to the level 2 finals in the new year! We had better get practicing! Well done everyone who took part.

KS1 Autumn House Competition

On Thursday 9th November, the Year 1 and 2 children all took part in the Autumn KS1 house competition. This was held as a movement skills competition as this is what the children had been working on in their PE sessions since September. The children completed races in their house teams to try and score points towards their final house score. The races completed by the children included running, skipping, zigzag, hopping, jumping and a side step. All the children showed fantastic team work and encouraged each other throughout. What a brilliant afternoon it was!

Final Scores:

1st – Wycar – 100 points.

2nd – Chantry – 99 points.

3rd – Amen – 82 points.

4th – Hird – 79 points.

Level 2 Football

On Wednesday 8th afternoon, the eagerly awaited Level 2 football competition took place at Richmond High School. All the boys were in high spirits following their triumphant Level 1 display last month. Bedale knew that tougher encounters would be ahead. However, we are delighted to say Bedale C of E finished as runners-up (2nd out of 45 schools!)

There was a bit of everything throughout the day with lots of goals, penalties and some great moments of teamwork. We got off to the perfect start with a 3-1 win against Hawes after going a goal down. The second game was difficult against the eventual winners losing 3-0. That left a “must not be defeated” last group game but we pulled through and won 4-0. The anticipated fixture of Brompton v Bedale came as a semi-final with Bedale missing a crucial penalty. Although it finished 0-0, the boys scored all of their shoot-out penalties, giving us a place in the final. After an exceptional, hard fought spell, the nemesis of the day, Richmond took the trophy home after another 2-0 victory. Well done to everyone who represented the school.

Mr Holmes and Mr Collins.


KS2 Year 3/4 Autumn 1 House Competition
Following the success of the Y5/6 handball house tournament, year 3/4 has the opportunity to take part in a dodgeball event. 

The games required quick reactions, accurate throwing and lots of enjoyment. 


None of the matches were a disappointment with action happening all the time. Hird and Wycar took quick steps to winning the first house tournament title by winning their first games. In the end, it came down to a thrilling finale with Hird girls taking on the Wycar girls for the title. Hird claiming the win to crown them the first winners of the house competitions. 



1st. Hird 9pts. 

2nd. Wycar 8pts. 

3rd. Amen 3pts. 

4th. Chantry 2pts. 

KS2 Year 5/6 Autumn 1 House Competition

On Wednesday 18th October we held our first house tournament of 2017/18. Teams from each of the four houses finished off our unit of work on invasion games with a handball tournament, demonstrating their skills and teamwork.

The afternoon was a great success, with some entertaining, end-to-end games providing lots of drama. It was interesting to see how each team developed their tactics as the games went on, playing to their individual strengths as well as working as teams to get the best results. In the end, it was Chantry with their solid goalkeeper, some excellent team spirit and some powerful shooting that saw them top the group. Congratulations!

Full Results

Hird   3 - 1   Amen

Chantry   2  -  1 Wycar

Hird   3 - 5   Chantry

Wycar   3 - 2   Amen

Hird   3 - 1   Wycar

Amen    0 - 4    Chantry

Final Standings

1st - Chantry (9pts)

2nd - Hird (6pts)

3rd - Wycar (3pts)

4th - Amen (0pts)



Cluster football competition.

On a cold and windy Wednesday on the 11th October, Bedale took 16 boys to the Level 1 cluster football tournament. Following the success of last years year 6s, everyone was eager to impress...

The teams were split into 2 groups, meaning they wouldn’t have a chance of playing each other until after the group stages. First game saw the nerves settle as Bedale Blue came out 2-0 winners against Thornton Watlass with excellent team-worked goals from Leo and Charlie.

Over to Bedale Purple; this is when they really set a marker down. After watching and supporting their fellow team mates on pitch 2, they wanted to continue this Bedale success which came with a goal fest of 5-0 against Pickhill with Ben M and Harley scoring alongside the prolific Jake who bagged his hat trick.

Games kept on coming and Bedale were storming through. Blue team went on to win against Burneston and a tough game against Kellbank 4-0 and 1-0 respectively with more goals from Charlie and Leo (2) then a new ‘Jamie Vardy’ in Sam (2).

Bedale Purple swiftly followed with successive wins against favourites RAF Leeming (3-0) and Crakehall (4-0). The main feature of those games was the highly skilful and composed Harley who scored 2 hat tricks (not too sure about the celebrations mind!) and Jake with the other.

Into the semis- Bedale Blue v RAF and Bedale Purple v Thornton Watlass.

Tense moments as each Bedale knew that a win would see an all Bedale finale. Mr Holmes and Mrs Turnbull were torn between the games as they were both on at the same time! Each time they looked away, action happened at either go. Parents cheering on both sides. Atmosphere was great.

Ben M stepped up for Purples and scored 2 rather good goals with a consolation goal from Harley to win theirs 3-0. All eyes on Blue...

Charlie must have had a boost in his packed lunch as for a moment, he turned into Messi! 2 goals helped the team guide themselves into the final with a 2-0.

All the boys had conducted themselves well throughout showing huge amounts of respect to the organiser (Mr Fern), referees, coaches, opposing players and to the teachers.

Therefore, the final result was inevitable -a Bedale victory. In the light of the tournament, we finished with mixed teams and an 8 v 8 so everyone got to play. The only downside to the whole afternoon was that one of the keepers had to concede a goal for the first time. Remy was the unfortunate one and he also got a bit of bust lip in the process but it didn’t stop him from being the brick wall that he had been. Special mention to all the players who participated. Defences were outstanding, tackled everyone. Midfield were engines that never switched off and the strikers did what they had to do!

Blue- Remy, Jack SH, Niko, Ben L, Oliver S, Leo, Charlie, Sam.

Purple- Oliver SH, Matthew, Alfie, Kieran, Ben M, James, Harley, 

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