Sainsbury's School Games

As part of our membership of the North Oxfordshire School Sports Partnership, Hornton Primary School also enjoys membership to the Sainsbury's School Games programme.

We are very proud to say that in September 2014 we achieved the 'Bronze' Schools Games Award for our continued drive to providing outstanding PE and school sport. 

What are the School Games?

The Sainsbury's 2013 School Games seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting that not only provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, but encourages more young people to take part and succeed in sport. Responsibility for the development and organisation of the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games lies with the Youth Sport Trust.

Fast facts

  • The Sainsbury's 2013 School Games is a multi-sport event that took place from 12-15 September 2013 in Sheffield.
  • Eight venues will hosted the event including Abbeydale Sport Ground, Ponds Forge, iceSheffield, English Institute of Sport, Don Valley Stadium, Motorpoint Arena, Bradfield School and Forge Valley School.
  • The competition re-enforces the experience of Olympic and Paralympic Games complete with Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
  • The Sainsbury's 2012 School Games and its predecessor the UK School Games (2006-2011) have a strong track-record of providing a springboard for athletes who then go on to compete at a national level. Several School Games alumni went on to be part of London 2012 Team GB & Paralympics GB. The Sainsbury's 2013 School Games will give us insight into the make-up of our teams for both the 2016 and 2020 Games.
  • Around 1,600 of the nation's finest young sports stars competed.
  • Competition was held in twelve current and future Olympic and Paralympic sports: Fencing, Rugby Sevens, Gymnastics, Hockey, Badminton, Athletics, Cycling, Judo, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.
  • There was disability events in six sports: Athletics, Fencing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Cycling and Wheelchair Basketball.
  • Approximately 700 coaches, support staff and volunteers gave round-the-clock support and advice, collectively committing more than 22,000 hours of their time.