PE Vision statement

At Hornton Primary School, we believe that physical education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of all children. Physical education and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and tools to make informed choices about healthy living and positively impact on their own health and wellbeing.

The physical education curriculum at Hornton Primary School, aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves in a variety of situations. Children will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard work, as well as success, are celebrated and enjoyed. In accordance with our whole-school aims, respect and fairness will remain at the heart of all lessons and participation, and the values of sportsmanship will be encouraged.

For more information about the teaching of P.E. at HPS, have a look at our P.E. policy here.

What lies ahead

As a school we are ever-evolving, and improving, and this is no different in P.E. Click here to see the P.E. Action Plan for this school year. This is a live document and is frequently evaluated and analysed. 

To see what your child will be learning about in P.E. lessons, have a look at the curriculum map for P.E..

Stay close to the weekly bulletin and letters home regarding further festivals, after school clubs, and fixtures against local schools. 



Established in 2004, the North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership is a non-profit making organisation that works in partnership with 51 schools from across North Oxfordshire. They have well established links with Youth Sport Trust, Cherwell District Council Recreation & Health, Oxfordshire Sports Partnership, National Governing Bodies of Sport and numerous community sports clubs and leisure providers from across the Cherwell district. The overriding aim of NOSSP is to engage more 5 to 19 year olds in high quality Physical Education, School and Community Sport, thereby promoting excellence and lifelong participation in health promoting activity. Annually NOSSP organise and deliver over 250 School Games competitions and sports festivals, support teachers with the development and delivery of high quality PE and school sport, deploy a team of highly motivated specialist PE Mentors and Sports Coaches to support both curricular and extra-curricular initiatives, train and mentor young leaders as coaches, officials and team managers, and forge effective pathways for young people from schools into community sport.

For more information about NOSSP please follow the link below

North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership

Currently we have Rory Mawn from the NOSSP, with us every Monday, to act as a mentor to our staff. Rory helps plan and deliver high-quality P.E. lessons, and provides regular and detailed feedback after each lesson to teachers in the school. Regular meetings between Rory and teachers allow for reflection, and adaptation of future lessons. In September, our teachers set targets for themselves and Rory to develop over the course of the year.  At the end of the year, these targets are reflected upon, and discussed with Rory as part of the school’s appraisal process.

NOSSP organise and deliver competitions and festivals, incorporating many other schools in a wide-range of sports and activities. It is our intention to attend as many of these events as possible, ensuring each child in the school attends at least one NOSSP event over the duration of the year.

P.E. Kit Expectations

Please ensure that children come to school on their P.E. day, appropriately prepared for the weather and activity/sport they are taking part in. We will continue with our lesson whatever the weather, and so children need to be prepared to remain warm and as dry as possible. It is therefore reccomended that children are sent to school with tracksuit bottoms or leggings, a t-shirt, a sweatshirt/hoodie, and a waterproof cagoule or coat. It is also wise to pack a spare pair of socks, ready to chage in to, in case they do get wet. Appropriate footwear is essential, and without this, children will not be allowed to take part. During the summer months, and when your child is learning about sports that are predominantly performed inside, T-Shirts and shorts are sufficient, and will enable children to participate effectively and safely. Ideally, kits should be left in school, however if kit is taken home, please ensure that it is brought in on the appropriate day, otherwise your child will not be allowed to participate. 

Jojo sporting the correct attire for indoor P.E.

Recent Results and Fixtures

NOSSP Fixtures and Festivals 2017-2018

Year 3/4 Small School Football Festival 

On Tuesday 3rd of October, the whole of Willow Class traveled to Sibford School for the Small Schools Football Festival. In squads of 9, the A and B side took on 5 other local school, to compete for the crown. Both sides finished fourth in their groups, both winning one of their games. Well done to Cruz for scoring a fantastic goal, in a Maradona esque fashion, and to Emlyn and Jessica for winning the Teamwork certificates for this event.  

The Year 3 and 4 Football team, showing off the new school kit.

Year 5/6 Tag Festival Festival

On the 10th of October a valient team of 10 Year 5 and 6's visted The Warriner to participate in the NOSSP Tag Rugby Festival. The tournament was extremely well attended, with 9 other schools making up a massive 18 teams. As a consequence the standard was extremely high, but our team stood up to the challenge. In a tough group, we produced a lionhearted effort, and despite coming 2nd in our 5 games, we came out on top in a final game against Shenington. Well done to all that played, especially those experiencing Tag Rugby for the first time!

The Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Squad.

Year 3-6 Cross Country - 14/11/2017

On Tuesday November the 14th, in dreary and drizzly conditions, 22 intrepid runners set off for The Warriner. Upcoming for the Year 3/4 members of the team was a 1.6 Km (1 mile) cross country circuit, and a 2.4 Km (1.5 miles) circuit for the Year 5 and 6 runners. Everyone who ran, finished, and can hold their heads up high, in what were tough races. Congratulations to Issy (16th), Samuel C (14th), Emily H (12th), and Josh (11th) who all finished in the Top 20 in their respective races, narrowly missing out on a place in the Final. A huge congratulations to Lucy Musgrove, who finished 7th in the Year 5 and 6 race, and will go on to represent Hornton in the area final next week. It was a fantastic run, and something to be extremely proud of.

UPDATE: Lucy finished 31st overall in the area final at Sibford School on Monday 20th November. It was a fantastic effort, especially as a Year 5 in a Year 5 and 6 race. The school are very proud, well done Lucy!


    Year 3/4 Girls                                   Year 3/4 Boys                         Year 5/6 Girls                       Year 5/6 Boys

Issy Stuchfield - 16th                       Jojo Atherton - 44th                Lucy Musgrove - 7th             Josh Smith - 11th

Megan Reece-Boorer - 65th        Fred Madden - 59th               Emily Hunt - 12th                Samuel Cornelius - 14th

Emily Corneluis - 66th                     Charlie Tompkins - 79th          Lucy McNally -                      Archie Holmes - 41st

Edie Madden - 66th                         Roy Edwards - 90th                                                              Oscar Holt - 47th

Audee Strangwood - 78th                Cruz Colmer - 95th                                                               Riley Fowler - 60th

Tula Parsons - 79th                          Tommy Bowles - 97th

                                                         Emlyn Pearman - 99th

                                                         Leo Pearman - 100th


The Year 5 and 6 boys on the start line. 

Upcoming Festivals:

Year 1-2 Dance Festival @ The Warriner - 28/11/2017 - Please return your slips to the office ASAP. 

Year 3/4 Dodgeball @ The Warriner - 13/12/2017

Year 5-6 Hockey Festival - @ Bloxham School - 23/02/2018 

Out of School Achievements


Well done to Faye Cartwright and her dance troupe 'Sass Attack Squad' who achieved a Bronze medal in a competition against many other groups from accross the county. This feat is made even more impressive as it was her first ever competition. Congratulations, Faye.  

Congratulations to Issy Stutchfield for her recent exploits in Triathlon representing Team Cherwell. At their recent awards evening, Issy was given the shield for 'Best Newcomer' having started in only January. She was also the winner of the TC Grand Prix, in what was her first season competing. Fantastic effort, Issy!


Club Links

Has your child particularly enjoyed a sport or game in P.E.? Are they interested in joining a local team? Below are some contact details for local sports clubs.


Horley Cricket Club - Richard Hart - 01295 670216 or

Cropredy Cricket Club - Tim Coggins - or


Bloxham Football Club - Anthony Fowler -

Easington Sports Football Club -

Banbury Irish -


Banbury Rugby Club - Keith Oakes - or


Cropredy Judo Club - Scott Bedding - 07585119282

Ask in the office for more information about Scott's after school club on a Wednesday from 3.30-4.30. 


 Banbury Harriers Athletics Club -


Team Cherwell -

Roller Derby

This American sport is growing in popularity in the UK. Ask Mr Green about Roller Derby and he can give you more information!


For more information about P.E. at HPS ask Mr Fox or email on