At Tannery Drift First School we value the importance of a healthy lifestyle and therefore strive to engage all pupils in their physical education. We were delighted to be one of the Hertfordshire schools selected to pioneer the Daily Mile in May 2016 and we have now incorporated this into our school curriculum. We are proud to share our many sporting achievements, including our recent School Games Gold Level Kitemark 2018/19 accreditation.

PE teaching consistently ensures that all our pupils have a positive, confident and committed attitude towards their physical education. Through carefully planned teaching sessions that follow the National Curriculum we enable children to make excellent progress in their physical development and experience a range of sports to fuel their enthusiasm. Children are always encouraged to uphold good sportsmanship at all times whether they are representing themselves, their team or the school.

We have a good sized hall equipped with climbing frames, ropes, agility apparatus and benches. We also have a very well resourced PE storage area with an extensive range of equipment for teaching sessions, outdoor playground games, gymnastics and dance. Teaching is planned across the Key Stages to ensure essential skills are taught in games, athletics, swimming, outdoor activities, gymnastics and dance.

Tannery Drift is delighted to be part of the School Sports Partnership, and with their support we are able to organise for professional agencies to teach curriculum programmes in cricket, golf and tag rugby as well as extra curricular sessions in tennis and football. We also have regular opportunities to compete in North Herts Cross country championships, summer athletics, schoolympics, KS1/KS2 multi skills festivals, speed stacking festivals and interschool games tournaments. As well as curriculum support the partnership also offers professional development for staff through training courses and subject leader cluster meetings.

At Tannery Drift we offer a wide range of clubs throughout the year that promote perseverance, cooperation and good sportsmanship, as well as fun! These include Tennis, Football, Netball, Speed stacking, Athletics, Rounders, Dance, Fencing and ‘Active’ club

Teamwork – Treat everyone equally, support each other and work together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each other’s success. Be a good friend and a positive team player in school, sport and life.

Self belief – You’ve got to believe to achieve. Have the self belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best.

Passion – Giving it 100%, putting your heart and soul into whatever you are doing and never giving up. Care about what you do and the people around you, and approach each opportunity with enthusiasm and positivity.

Honesty – With others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing. Be truthful and promote fairness in every situation.

Respect – Treating others politely and with understanding. Accepting life’s ‘ups and downs’ with grace. Respect every day, in everything you do and for everyone around you.


Determination – Keep going no matter what. Determination is about the journey you go on to push yourself and achieve your dreams. Have the mental strength and the self discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working every day to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back!

Sports Day – we were treated to another close run Sports Day this year. The children cheered and supported one another and we saw some new school records set! It was a fun morning of races for the children which resulted in a House Cup win for White Rhinos.

The results were as follows:


1st – White Rhinos 113 points

2nd – Black Bears 110 points

3rd – Red Squirrels 102 points

4th – Blue Whales 95 points

5th – Golden Eagles 91 points

6th – Green Turtles 85 points



Links to Community Sport

MF Tennis have a full range of coaching programmes based at Royston Tennis Club at the Heath including Tots Tennis, Mini Tennis, Junior and Adult classes as well as individual lessons. The programmes are aimed to help everybody have fun and reach their potential. mftennis

Junior Parkrun offers children aged 4 – 14 years of age to take part in a 2K timed run every weekend. The event is free, all you need to do is register online before your first run. Local events are held at Hitchin, Wimpole Estate and Stevenage, You can find more information here parkrun

The Royston Rockets BMX Club has its own race track situated in Burns Road, Royston, on land owned by the North Herts District Council and is open for public use at all times the club is not using it. The club offers coaching sessions and opportunities to take part in Club Series Races. roystonrockets

DanceMatters is based in Litlington and Bassingbourn, they offer dance classes for young adults and children in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Line Dancing as well as classes for pre-school children. The school also offers adult Line Dancing classes. dance-matters

Royston Town Youth Football Club provides football training for boys and girls from 3 years to Under 18s. In conjunction with Royston Town Football Club they also offer taster sessions and curriculum lessons to schools. roystontownfc

Royston Golf Club is situated at the Heath where they have an 18 hole golf course and practice facilities. In addition to golf taster sessions within schools the club also run summer camps for young golfers. roystongolfclub