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This page will keep you up to date with all of the sporting events at Woodham Ley. Scroll through to find the reports about your favourite sport.

Netball Match - February 2023

Our netball team played their first match this week against Hadleigh Junior School. Although we did not win, everyone watching was amazed at the team spirit and how many different skills the girls have shown.
Well done to you all!

Football Tournament at Chelmsford
On Tuesday 24th January 8 boys from Woodham Ley took part in the County Football Finals at Chelmsford. The county finals is a football tournament where the best Primary schools take part to compete for a trophy. The matches were all very intense and everyone tried their best. It was a great experience and everyone enjoyed themselves. Report by the team
I would like to add, that the team got to take part in this competition due to them going through from the district competition earlier on in the year. This means that our team were representing all of the small schools in the whole of the Castle Point area, which is a fantastic achievement. Well done to them all.

Year 5 Sports Hall Athletics Competition - January 2023

The children in Year 5 also had a trip out this week though not as far. They travelled to The Deanes School to take part in a sports hall athletics tournament. The children all took part in multiple events against lots of schools, and I am pleased to announce that WLPS came first out of the small schools. This means that we are now through to the county finals. What an amazing achievement Year 5 – you should feel very proud of yourselves.

Boys’ football match at Jotmans – report by Stanley, Ralph and Ryan
On Monday 9th January Woodham Ley Primary School went to Jotmans School to play a football match. It was an intense game but Woodham Ley won 4-2. Olly and Noah, in year 5, scored a goal each with Ralph in year 6 scoring 2. Luckily we had a strong team. Well done to everyone who played.

On Wednesday the 7th of December Oscar, Olivia, Ata, Miah and Logan went to the Deanes School to take part in a primary Panathlon sporting challenge. There were a range of activities including parachute popcorn, precision bean bag toss, boccia blast, new age curling and skittles. Each activity lasted 7 minutes and the idea was to score as many points as possible for each round. The team represented Woodham Ley impeccably by showing great sportsmanship, behaving exceptionally well, working well together as a team, encouraging each other and most importantly having loads of fun! After a few running races at the end, just for fun, the scores were totaled up and it was announced that Woodham Ley had come in 2nd place! Everyone got a silver medal and a certificate that we presented to them in our weekly celebration assembly. The school also received a trophy (shown above) and a certificate to display in school. 

X Country at Thundersley school - December 2022
The annual Robus Cross Country event took place again this week at Thundersley school and it was lovely to see so many children taking part. We had lots of individual and team success and I would like to congratulate everyone who took part.
I would, however, like to mention George, in Year 3, who fell over at the very start of the race, but undeterred and undaunted by the fact the group of runners were now a long way off, he picked himself up, dusted himself down and set off to chase down the pack. He showed great tenacity and resilience and amazed us all when he ended up finishing in 9th place.
The Year 3 boys’ team came in in 2nd place; the Year 4 Girls’ team and the Year 4 boys’ team came in 3rd place and the Year 5 Girls’ team came in 1st place. The scoring works by taking the fastest 4 runners in each team and adding up the position that they finished in. The smaller the number, the better the score. Our Year 5 girls’ team all finished in the top 5 with an amazing score of 12 points - Honey (1st), Evie H (2nd), Evie M (4th) and Scarlett (5th).
There were others who came in the top 3 positions – Gracie (Year 3) came in 3rd ; Albert (year 3) came in 2nd ; Hudson (Year 4) came in 3rd; Ryan (Year 6) came in 3rd and Ralph (Year 6) came in 1st.
A huge well done to everyone for taking part and representing WLPS so brilliantly.

Football match against Holy Family - November 2022
Well done to our football team who played against Holy Family this week. It was an exciting game with lots of goals scored at both ends. The final score was 8-6 to our WLPS team. Well done to everyone who played.


 Basketball team - 2nd place

Football team (girls and boys) - 2nd place in the league

District Sports - 2nd in track and 3rd in field events. 3rd overall.

Football Success

Huge congratulations to our boys' and girls' teams for their success at the recent BATIC Football Tournament. There were 27 schools that took part in each of the tournaments and I am pleased to announce that both the boys and the girls came second in both tournaments.

The children came into school the following day proudly wearing their medals and felt very proud of themselves. The season for both of the teams looks very promising.

House team Cross Country Competition - Monday 5th December

This morning we held our first house team competition of the academic year.  In the sparkling winter sunshine, years 3, 4, 5 and 6 competed around a course on the playground and field.  Everyone took part in this very enjoyable competition organised by the House Captains.  Please have a look at the pictures below.  Individual and team results will be announced in celebration assembly on Friday.

Netball News

On Tuesday 26th April, we took part in a Netball Tournament at The Deanes School. We played eight schools from the local community. We did exceptionally well even though we are a small school. Our team put in a lot of team spirit as most of the games were incredibly hard. Unfortunately, we did not win, but on the other hand we drew some games and worked well as a team.

(report by Harrison)

Football News

On April 18th The Woodham Ley Football Team played an outstanding match against Kingston School.  Woodham Ley won 2-1 and it was a very good game. Robbie & Ellis got the goals and they deserved it.Every one played really well (Zakk with a shoulder injury!) and kept their shoes tied up except for Mason and Lennon! Man of the Match went to Ellis. (The team was Byron, Zakk, Ellis, Robbie, Harrison,Mason, Lennon Kieren and Billy)

(report by Byron)

Football News

On March 16th The Woodham Ley Football Team played an outstanding match against Montgomerie School. The final score was 3-0 to us. Three of our debut players scored our goals and Zakk made some brilliant saves to keep us with a clean sheet. Rhianna got us a 1-0 lead in the first

minute. Jay scored our second and almost got a double with the ball just going over the crossbar and Lennon scored our final goal. Overall the whole team played well. The Man of the Match was Jay (the Team; Zakk Byron, Josh, Callum, and playing in their Debut Match; Lennon, Rhianna, Finlay, Harvey, Jay, James)

(report by Josh)

Netball news

On Tuesday, 2nd December after School the Netball Team played in a match against Wyburns Primary School. The whole game was quick paced and high energy. In the first quarter it was 0-0 and we realised that they were a really good team. In the second quarter I scored 2 goals. Goals were also scored by Millie, Freya and Billy. At the end of the game it was 5-1 to us. There were red faces all around but everyone enjoyed it and had lots of fun. A special mention to Georgia and Shola who came to support us.

(Report by Holly)

The Netball Team were also the first to use our New ROBUS Minibus for their match.

This term our staff received some fantastic training from Cross-Curricular Orienteering! We now have a many different orienteering course all around the school grounds. We will look forward to getting these new lessons started with the children

Santa Run 2020

Well done to all the classes that took part in the Castle Point Santa Run competition. As a school we ran over 400 miles and across the whole partnership we ran to the North Pole and back 4 times!

Virtual Santa Vs Rudolph Run | Brighter Futures

Woodham Ley Cheer Team 2019!

 Massive well done to our cheerleading team. The girls went to Deanes and competed in a strong field of teams. I am proud to inform you that our team came in second place!

Boys' Football Tournament September 2019

Congratulations to all of the boys who took part and won the boys' football tournament this morning. We managed to win 3 games and drew one which meant that we topped the group. We will now move on to the county final!


A huge well done to our gymnastics team! We came 2nd in the Castle Point qualifier which meant we went through to the Essex Finals. The team were absolutely amazing, so good in fact that they were crowned Essex Champions!

We then went (for the first time) to the Regional Finals. In the whole of the East of England Woodham Ley came in Silver!

A massive congratulations to the gymnastics Team. 

Cross Country

Well done to all the children in Key Stage 2 who attended the ROBUS Cross Country competition at Thundersley Primary School.  All four ROBUS schools attended, Montgomerie, Kingston, Thundersley and ourselves.  It was perfect conditions for cross country running, windy, raining and cold!  Despite this, all children competed with excellent attitude and determination.

    • The Year 6 boys & Year 3 Boys teams won their categories - well done!
    • The Year 6 girls and Year 4 Boys came second.
    • The Year 5 boys and girls came third.
    • The Year 3 &4  girls events were not scored because of a technical problem but we are confident that we would have scored very well.

Special mentions go to Joe in Year 3 and Mason in Y6 who won their individual races.  Also, Grace in Y4 and Robbie in Year 6 who came 3rd.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable event, thank you to Mr Yorston and his team at Thundersley for organising it.

Sports Day

This year, we held our Sports Day at the Sporting Village in Basildon.  The children had a fantastic day with opportunities to take part in a range of track and field events.  Traditional races were held in the afternoon, with the children experiencing racing on a full size athletics track.  To see the images that really capture the day, please visit the news and events gallery page.

Bike Club

On Thursday, 28th April, the first group of year six children took park in the new lunchtime bike club.  During the session, the children worked with Mr Broad from the charity "Sustran" on a range of bike skills.  The hardest part for the children was learning to control the bike when travelling slowly!!  Mr Broad organised a range of activities to teach essential bike skills, in preparation for a ride around the local area in the coming weeks.

Sainsbury's School Games Award

We are very Pleased to announce that the school has recently been awarded the Gold award. This is a fantastic achievement and shows that we are committed to developing and improving sport and competition in our School.

Dance Festival at the Palace Theatre

On Tuesday the 26th January, Mrs Hopkins took some of the girls from Key Stage 2 to take part in a Dance Festival at the Palace Theatre in Westcliff. There were approximately 15 other schools there all performing their dances. We performed a dance to Ashton Merrygold’s new song, ‘Get Stupid’. After a few technical issues we were off and ready. We did a lot of practising to get the finished product and we all thought that it was a masterpiece and could be the next top thing. We were all very nervous but happy about the routine. We also showed the dance to the school on Friday, who thought it was brilliant! Our thanks to Mrs Hopkins for helping us perfect the dance routines.

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