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Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School

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Congratulations Noah!

Congratulations to Noah in Year 4 who was one of the finalists in the Virtual Worcestershire School Games Design a poster competition.

Noah’s poster was shown on today’s virtual opening ceremony of the school games.

Click this link to see if you can spot it –

Excellent work Noah! We are all so proud of your efforts.

School Games Gold Award

We are proud to announce that we have earned the GOLD Sports Award for a 4th successive year!! The award recognises our efforts to provide opportunities for children to take part in Extra Curricular Sports and Activities. The children become very engaged in Sport coaching, learning new skills, experiences and competitions. Thank you must go to Miss Branagh, Mrs Odell, Mr Cadwallader and all our wonderful sports personalities who are keen participants!! We are now working towards PLATINUM!! Watch this space!

Meet your Sports Crew!

Congratulations to our newly chosen Sports Crew! Children in the sports crew will promote sports in our school and help with sporting events such as intra school competitions or sponsored events. They will organise, run and lead activities for any children who want to get involved, helping them to develop their leadership skills and collaboration with others.

Y3 – Neave and Thomas
Y4 – William and Julia
Y5 – Daya and Oliver
Y6 – Isabella P and Jack

Minute Silence

One of our current after school activities is Basketball on a Wednesday. The children who attend this club asked if we could hold a minute silence to remember basketball legend Kobe Bryant who passed away on Sunday in a terrible helicopter crash.

The children respected the minutes silence beautifully and had a really great session afterwards shooting great shots, improving their passing and dribbling skills and more importantly having fun. Please look out for more pictures in our gallery.

May Kobe rest in peace.

Hartlebury Primary School Sock Olympics 2020!

Today is Day 1 of the Hartlebury Primary School Sock Olympics 2020! Both children at school and at home have been taking part from Pre-School all the way up to Year 6!

Today the children have completed:

– Sock Throw

– Sock Catch

– Sock Keepy Uppies

– Sock Basketball.

Well done to everyone who has taken part so far! We are so proud of your efforts.

Please look at more of our fantastic Sock Olympics 2020 photos in our Gallery!

October Half Term Football Course

The children had a great time at Hartlebury CofE Primary School’s first ever football course with Mr Cadwallader.

Over the two days during October half term, Mr Cadwallader led the children through lots of skills and game based activities. They were able to develop their skills in passing, shooting, defending and controlling. These skills were then put to use in matches and competitions during the afternoon.

Lots of fun was had by all developing sporting and social skills. Please see more photos of the football course in our Gallery.

We had lots of positive feedback from some of our football stars who attended the course.

These reviews can be seen below:

“It was really fun, I enjoyed it alot” – Jacob

“The best part was playing lots of matches” – Oliver

“Seeing your friends over the holiday and playing football was great” – Emma

“I liked winning prizes” – Zac

“The games were brilliant like shark attack” – Aaron



March Active Calendars

After the success of our February Active Calendars we have decided to launch the March Active Calendars!

Throughout March we are encouraging all of the children to take part in the challenges.

There is a calendar for EYFS/KS1 and another calendar for KS2 children.

Each day follows a different theme such as ‘Let’s dance Thursday’ and ‘Superhero Saturday.’

We hope you enjoy taking part and we would love to see photographs of the children taking part uploaded onto their online learning platforms.

Good Luck and Stay Active

Dodgeball Festival

On Friday 7th February 2020, a group of children from Years 4, 5 and 6 went to the Stourport dome for a dodgeball festival. The children had a fantastic afternoon of being active and even managed to finish first in their group which was a huge self-esteem and confidence boost.

Well done team!

Hartlebury Sock Olympics Results!

Thank you for your engagement in the Hartlebury Primary School Sock Olympics 2020! All of the children put in 100% effort and it was great to see them working together towards a team goal! A special mention to all of the children who are working from home who submitted results! We have had children in Pre-School up to Year 6 taking part. Thank you so much!

Here are the results…

In 4th place with 12,521 points was the Red team! 

In 3rd place with 20,048 points was the Blue team.

In 2nd place with 22, 669 points was the Yellow team which means...

In 1st place with 27,959 points was the Green team!

Well done to everyone who took part, we are all so proud!

Miss Perry

National League Girls Football Tournament

On Thursday 6th November the Year 4/5/6 girls football team entered the National League Girls tournament at the Wyre Forest Leisure Centre. The girls played 6 matches in a row so they were very tired afterwards! Overall, Hartlebury had a great day and won 2, drew 2 and lost 2 games.

Well done girls!

Stourport Cricket Club

Junior Registration is now open for Stourport Cricket Club for the 2021 season.

For further information please visit their website

Years 3/4 Football Match

The Year 3/4 football team played its first match of the season on Thursday 13th February 2020 against Offmore primary school. In a close encounter Hartlebury came out winners 7-6 in a very entertaining game. In muddy conditions the team kept hold of the ball well with some very nice passing between the midfield and attack. The goals were well taken with Emma, Oliver, Josh and Spencer all getting on the score-sheet. Martha and Sydney stayed strong in defence as Hartlebury hung on to the victory.

Well played everyone what a great first game!

‘Kindness’ GoNoodle

On Friday 20th November some of the children at school took part in a live ‘Kindness’ GoNoodle organised by the Wyre Forest School Sports Partnership.

As we were celebrating World Kindness Week it was the perfect ending.

It was very ‘kind’ of the Sports Partnership to organise this for the local schools.

Well done to everyone who took part.


Stellissa Fitness

On Wednesday 20th November 2019, Years 4 and 5 had the opportunity of a free taster session with Stellissa Fitness.

The children took part in some aerobic movement to dance fitness sessions and also took part in some cool down yoga at the end of the session. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to see Stellissa Fitness in school again soon!

Melissa, the lady who taught the fitness session, gave our school a lovely compliment.
“Your children are a credit to your school. It was the nicest trial I have ever done. All the children were very polite and listened really well. You are a lovely village school and I am really pleased the children all enjoyed it today. I hope to be able to come back soon!

Go Noodle – Sir Tom Moore

Hartlebury Church of England Primary School took part in an extra special GoNoodle session, celebrating what would have been Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday.

Our next session will be on Friday 21st May, where we’ll celebrate Cultural Diversity.


Year 6 Football Match

On Saturday 8th February 2020, our Year 6 football team travelled to Wyre Forest leisure centre to play against Wyre Forest Phoenix. An exciting game ended up finishing in a 3-3 draw. Hartlebury managed to come back from 3-1 down with Leo grabbing two excellent goals towards the end of the match. Player of the match went to Thomas, who was exceptional in defence heading away danger and stopping opposition attacks.

Well done team Hartlebury another great performance!

Sam the Sports Superstar

One of our Year 4 pupils Sam had a nice surprise waiting for him when he got home from school.

Sam received his Blue Peter Sports Badge 2020 for learning how to unicycle over the Summer.

Wow Sam what an achievement this is!

We are all super proud of you.

Please see Sam’s pictures in our Gallery.

ESFA Girls Football Tournament

On Thursday 21st November 2019, Hartlebury Key Stage 2 girls football team went to Stourport High school to take part in the ESFA Girls Football tournament.

The girls were in a group with other local schools and managed to finish top of this group. The girls won 2 games and drew 1 at the group stage. A great team effort in the group stages with excellent defending from Martha, Chloe and Suran as well as excellent goalkeeping from Imogen. Also, great attacking from Emma, Georgia, Daisy and Sienna.

In the semi-final, Hartlebury played Franche Primary School and won a close game 1-0 after extra time with Laila scoring the only goal!

We were through to the final where we were against Hagley Primary School whom we had previously drawn with in the group stage. It was a very close fought match with a free kick from Laila making the game 1-1 with 4 minutes to go. Unfortunately, Hagley scored the winning goal with the last kick of the game, not giving Hartlebury a chance to respond. A special mention to Imogen, who kept 4 clean sheets and only conceding 2 goals all tournament.

Well done Hartlebury on a great team performance! We are very proud of you all.

Sports News!

Year 4 and Year 2 are having rugby sessions with a coach from the Worcester Warriors Rugby Club as part of their Tackling Health project. Children have been developing the skills of; listening to instructions, playing together as part of a team, being more confident and developing self-discipline.

Year 6 and Year 3 have been taking part in cricket sessions delivered by the Worcestershire Cricket Board. Children have been working on their cricket skills such as Hand-Eye Coordination with Throwing & Catching, their Bowling Technique and their Fielding skills.

Year 1 and Year 5 have been developing their Athletics skills in their PE lessons this term. AJB Sports in Education have led the sessions. So far, children have worked on their running technique and they have also done javelin!

Year 5 have taken part in their Play Leader Training. The aim of the Playground Leaders Scheme is to introduce and develop leadership skills in children by training them up and getting them to organise activities for other children in the playground. Hopefully very soon we will all be together again on the playground and the Y5’s can use everything that they have learnt!

Wow! Well done everyone.


Jump Rope UK

On Wednesday 11th March 2020, Jump Rope UK came into school to deliver skipping workshops. All the children that took part had an absolutely fantastic time whilst learning new skills along the way! Year 5 learned forward straddle and speed step.

Please look out for more photos in our gallery.

12 Days of Fitmas

Please click on the links below to see the Wyre Forest Sports Partnership Christmas Wellbeing newsletter and ’12 Days of Fitmas’ activity sheet.

Wellbeing Christmas Newsletter

12 days of Fitmas – Activity Sheet

They are both full of great ideas to keep physically active and mentally well over the festive period.

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Wyre Forest School Sport Partnership Cross Country

On Friday 15th November 2019, some of our Key Stage 2 children went to the Wyre Forest School Sport Partnership cross country which took place at Stourport Memorial Park.

The day started with the Under 10 girls who ran a strong race, Martha finished in 16th, Emma 21st, Georgia 27th, Daisy 40th, Sophie was 50th, Lottie was 91st and Eleanor finished 108th. This strong start meant that overall the girls Under 10 team finished 1st in their age group!

The day continued with the Under 10 boys’ race, where our top runner was Josh finishing in 39th place. We then moved onto the Under 11 girls race where again the girls put their all into it and finally the Under 11 boys’ race where our top runners were Owen who finished 49th and Ellis R who finished 50th.

This strong overall performance meant that in the small school’s category (out of 13 schools) Hartlebury finished 3rd!

Well done to all of out super star cross country runners!

Please look at more of our fabulous photos in our gallery.

Dr Mike the Mechanic!

This term, we had the opportunity for Dr Mike the bike mechanic to come into school to service some of our family’s bikes for free.

Dr Mike the Mechanic was amazing; he mechanics for the GB Cycling Team, does the World Series races, is a World Speedway Champion himself and now he has serviced some Hartlebury family’s bikes! How amazing.

We also had the opportunity for Hannah Escott a GB Cycling Team racer and 2016/2019 Elite Women’s World 4X Mountain Bike Series Champion from the local charity Open Trail to come into school to lead some ‘Learn to ride’ sessions for children in KS2.

The sessions provide opportunities for pupils to learn to ride a bike for the first time.

All of the children did really well and finished the day with big smiles on their faces!

Well done everybody!

Bhangra Active

On Monday 9th March 2020, Sohan from Bhangra Active came into school to get all of the children active and learning about the traditional dance of Bhangra. We started the day with a whole school wake and shake with Sohan and then throughout the day each year group took part in a session.

Everyone had a fantastic day and learnt new skills!

Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 11th December 2020, our children were invited to come to school dressed in their Christmas Jumpers for the day!

Children and staff came to school wearing lots of wonderful and colorful Christmas jumpers, hats, tinsel…the works!

We also took part in a sponsored Santa Dash. In their class bubbles, children were able to trot like a reindeer, stroll like Santa, skip like an elf and stomp like a snowman for 15 minutes, completing the course as many times as they could in that time.

By taking part, we are hoping to raise as much money as we can for Hartlebury Primary School PTA.

Well done everyone. A special thank you must go to Miss Perry who did a wonderful job of all the organising of this fabulous event for our school.

Kho Kho Festival

On Friday 6th December, Year 3 and 4 children took part in a Kho Kho Festival – an Indian Tag game.

Teams played each other in 4 mini-leagues. The children were supported by Young Leaders from The Bewdley School and Wolverley CE Secondary School, the children developed their teamwork skills, as well as tactics for playing the game.

Each school was given Spirit of the Games stickers to award individuals that demonstrated self-belief, honesty, passion, teamwork, determination and respect. Lots of our children came back with Spirit of the Games stickers which was fantastic!

Well done team!


Cross Country

On Friday 5th November 2021, a group of children from across Key Stage 2 attended the Wyre Forest Cross Country. We had great success and all of the runners came within the top 35 across all of the Wyre Forest schools. They all showed great perseverance and determination and we are so proud of all of you.

A special mention to Martha in Y6 who came 3rd in her race. Martha will now go on to represent Hartlebury in the county finals next March. Good luck Martha!

Well done to all of our Cross-Country Superstars. You are all amazing!

Quicksticks Hockey Festival

On Friday 13th March 2020, a team of Year 4’s and a team of Year 5/6 entered the local school’s hockey festival. Children took part in order to increase and succeed in competitive school sports and also to take part in an alternative sporting activity.

The children had a great morning, improving their self-esteem, perseverance, confidence and teamwork skills. A special well done to the Year 4 team who finished second in their tournament.

Well done teams!

Football Challenges

Throughout the Autumn Term Years 2 and 4 took part in the football challenges organised by the sports partnership. A total of 14 schools took part.

Every child that took part received a values certificate.

The highest scoring team for each challenge received medals and the top 3 teams with the highest overall score received medals and a t-shirt.

Overall, in the KS1 contest, Hartlebury Year 2 (Team 3) won!

In the KS2 competition, Hartlebury Year 4 (Team 3) came first overall.

Well done to all of the children who took part!

Dodgeball Competition

On Wednesday 18th December 2019, the Year 5/6 children were organised into teams and played an intra-school dodgeball competition.

The Happy Heptathletes and Proud Pole Vaulters came 3rd, the Serious Sprinters 2nd and the Daring Decathletes and the Rapid Relay Runners came joint 1st.

Well done everyone!


Year 1 and Year 3 both had a fantastic Gymnastics session on Wednesday 24th November 2021 with Ms Goddard from the Wyre Forest School Sports Partnership.

The children were doing floor work and worked on travelling, balancing and finishing.

Thank you Ms Goddard! The teachers and children learnt so much.

Active Challenges

During April 2020, we have been taking part in active challenges set by the Wyre Forest Sports Partnership. Every photo or video submitted to the partnership via their social media platforms counted as a point for Hartlebury.

As a result of all of your hard work, Hartlebury had the most posts/interactions over the last month and have WON £175 of equipment vouchers for schools.

Well done everyone that took part!

Keep submitting your videos throughout May for our chance to win some more vouchers!

Please look out for more photos in our Gallery.

February Active Challenges so far!

Well done to all of the children who have taken part in the February Active Challenges so far!

We have had some great photographs and videos sent in.

If you haven’t already started submitting photos you still have 18 days to take part.

Who will win those certificates at the end of the month?

Bench Ball Tournament

On Monday 16th December 2019, 5 teams made up of Year 3’s and 4’s played a bench ball tournament in the hall.

The Serious Sprinters ended up winning the tournament with 10 points, the Rapid Relay Runners and the Happy Heptathletes came joint second with 9 points with the Daring Decathletes coming third (7 points) and the Proud Pole Vaulters coming 4th.

All of the children showed great enthusiasm and teamwork skills.

Well done Year’s 3 and 4!

Worcestershire Virtual School Games

Well done to everyone who has taken part in the Worcestershire Virtual School Games so far this term. We have already completed 2 challenges, the ‘Speed bounce challenge’ and then we have had children taking part in the ‘Hit the Mark’ challenge.

This week’s challenge is a throwing challenge. Check your emails for more details from Miss Perry. You have until Friday at 5pm to get the entries in for this week! Keep an eye on your emails each week from Miss Perry for further information about the weekly challenges!

You can also represent the school by taking part in the ‘Design a School Games Flag/Poster’ OR by taking part in the ‘Worcestershire’s Got Talent Showcase.’

For further details go to  or email Miss Perry.

Virtual Cricket

Over the last 3 weeks, Dan Such from the Worcestershire Cricket Board has been delivering some virtual cricket sessions with our key worker bubbles at school.

The children have had the opportunity to develop their catching, bowling and batting skills and have been really engaged by Dan’s sessions. These sessions will continue after half term and we hope to be able to do some more cricket sessions when all of the children are back in school.

If you are keen to do some cricket at home, ‘Chance to Shine’ have been doing weekly live lessons on a Wednesday afternoon. Follow the link below to their YouTube channel where you can catch up on the live lessons.

Key Stage 1 Multi Skills Festival

On Friday 24th January 2020, our Year 2’s had the opportunity to go to a multi skills festival at the Stourport High School Dome. Young leaders from local schools ran the activities and the children were given the opportunity to have fun and enjoy trying new activities and games. The Year 2’s really took pride in representing the school which had a positive impact on children’s self-esteem and confidence.

Well done Year 2!

Worcestershire Virtual School Games Week

We just wanted to say thank you to everybody who submitted results during the Worcestershire Virtual School Games competition over the last month. We had children enter in every single competition! What fantastic support.

These virtual events will culminate in the Worcestershire Virtual School Games Week taking place between Monday 6th – Friday 10th July during which results will be announced and highlights shared. Fingers crossed we have some Hartlebury winners, I will keep you updated as to how you can see the highlights.

Once again, thank you for your support!

Miss Perry

Kids Rugby

Throughout February and most of January, Oliver and Henry have been helping their Dad demonstrate kids’ rugby activities in the garden.

Oliver has really enjoyed doing them and spending quality time with his Dad.

Please take a look at our gallery for more fabulous photos!

Boccia, New Age Kurling and Archery Festival

On Monday 27th January 2020, a group of children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 attended a Boccia, New Age Kurling and Archery Festival at the Wyre Forest Leisure Centre.  It was great for the children to be able to take part in some new sports, developing and applying new skills.

The children that attended the festival enjoyed themselves and requested that we could try out some of the new sports at school. Look out for more photos in our gallery.

Well done team Hartlebury!