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We believe that engaging in school competitions offers children the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom. As well as being exciting events, competitions provide valuable learning experiences. They:

  • create a practical purpose to children’s learning and contextualise it
  • offer a friendly environment where children can learn how to win and lose respectfully
  • help building confidence
  • teach children how to work within teams and develop a sense of camaraderie
  • improve children’s social skills
  • test children against their peers and stimulates self-improvement.

Participating in competitions plays a crucial role in shaping a child's overall development and self-improvement. By actively engaging in these events, children have the opportunity to showcase their talents, learn from others, and grow both academically and socially.

Throughout the school year, we offer a variety of exciting opportunities to participate, from fun and inclusive school-based events like our annual sports day to local competitions that allow them to test their skills against students from other schools.

National & local competitions

Our pupils take part in competitions with other schools in the same local authority, such as the Brent Football Tournament.

Our Year 5 & 6 pupils also regularly partake in the North West London British Dodgeball Championship; they have emerged as winners on several occasions, which took them to the national finals in 2023!

BPET competitions

As part of the Bellevue Place Education Trust, our school participates in numerous annual trust-wide competitions.

Themed competitions

Top of the Rocks: Timetables Rockstars Competition for Year 4 pupils. The competition helps children practise the times tables, and prepares them for the national Multiplications Table Check.

The Queen’s Gambit: Our very popular chess tournament which develops mathematical and concentration skills, resilience, cognitive function and patience. Facilitated by Chess in Schools and Communities.

Debate Competition: The debate competition develops the skills of rebuttal (respectful and polite listening followed by constructive counter argument), confidence (expressed in tone of voice and body language) and explanation (the reasoning about their point of view on the topic at hand). Facilitated by Noisy Classroom.

Poetry Recital Competition: Our poetry competition aims to celebrate the world of words and poetry, and the enjoyment of performing poetry to an audience. The competition encourages reading, exercising memory function and building confidence.

Sports Competitions

Invictus Games: Key Stage 2 pupils low in confidence or special needs can take part in our inclusive Invictus Games, which let children experience boccia, new age kurling, dangerball and archery. The games build confidence, let pupils feel part of a team, develop a love for sport and enjoy the overall experience where everyone is a winner.

Football Tournament: Boys and girls from Years 3-4 from all schools are invited to the football competitions 

Netball Stingers: Pupils from Years 5-6 play a fast pace netball game.

Rounders Tournament: for all pupils in Key Stage 2.