A high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.

Our ethos at Brill School is to develop the whole child in PE.  We aim for our children to leave our school enjoying and understanding the benefits of health and fitness while participating in sport and competition.

We promote, through curriculum time and extra-curricular activities, a holistic approach to Physical Education. Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 focus upon fundamental, transferable skills. Lower Key Stage 2 focus upon developing fundamental and game specific skills based within modified game situations while Upper Key Stage 2 focus upon developing tactical awareness, outwitting opponents, game play, coaching and leadership.

Brill School has a wide and varied PE curriculum, the children cover invasion games, striking and fielding games, net and wall games, gym, athletics and dance with the addition of swimming in the summer term. Having a heated outdoor swimming pool on site means that all children from Reception up to year 6 get the chance to swim and improve their skills during the summer term.

 We promote the School Games, and within school we provide opportunities for sports competition with our termly Intra-School House competition. All students have a chance to access friendly competition across a wide range of activities. 

 "Just play, have fun, enjoy the game."

Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, Basketball, 6x NBA champion, Olympic Gold medalist


"I've failed over and over again in my life, that's why I succeed."

Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, Basketball 6x NBA champion, Olympic Gold medalist

 Additionally, we are members of several inter-school networks which enable us to access a great deal of friendly competition: we are members of the Buckingham School Sports Partnership, the Waddesdon family of schools and the Thame Partnership. As a result of these links we participate in many inter-school fixtures, competitions and festivals.

After school, we offer a number of clubs which cater for all the age ranges of children within the School.  Information about our clubs can be seen here.

Last academic year (2020/21) the government allocated a Primary PE and Sports Premium to spend on PE and sport to ensure that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles. The amount for the academic year was £17,940. We used our allocation to renew and increase sports equipment, increase the amount of after school clubs provided, increase the amount of sports festivals and competitions entered and to train our staff to increase their skill base when teaching PE and sport. Please click here to see the document that demonstrates the impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

The impact of this decision is that Brill School pupils are able to compete in a wider variety of fixtures, competitions and festivals than ever before and links and pathways into local sports clubs have been strengthened giving greater capacity to improve further the quality of PE teaching and sports coaching at our school.

"The difference between impossible and possible lies with determination."

Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter, 100m and 200m Olympic Champion, World Record holder.


Year 5/6 Football Cup Game

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Miss Butler and Mr Dickson are beside themselves with pride right now! Regardless of the score, what was seen on the pitch was a special moment.

The sportsmanship, collaboration and joy from these players was outstanding! 

Brill vs Oakley was a game of determination from both teams.

Brill came away with a healthy 8-1 win.

A huge well done to all of the players, as 8 goals were achieved through your fantastic hard work this afternoon!

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Netball friendly

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Today we played a friendly 'away' match against Long Crendon.

From the beginning to end all we saw from these children was effort, teamwork, sportsmanship and compassion.

This was our first match this year and they were a huge credit to Brill!

A huge congratulations to them for their impressive skills.

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Year 1/2 FUNdamental Skills Festival

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What a great time we had the FUNdamental skills festival held at Buckingham Primary School.

The children took part in lots of different stationed activities practising agility, balance and coordination.

They even got a game of 'dodgeball' to finish!

Well done to all the 'Brill' children who got involved and represented our school beautifully with big smiles all around!

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Sports Leaders 2021

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This week a group of Year 6 pupils have spent time with the younger children teaching them some PE games. 

The Year 6 pupils spent time before thinking about what game a younger child might enjoy.

The Year 6 pupils will demonstrate the school values and promote excellent behaviour as a role model.

In the past the younger children have shown respect towards their new Year 6 friend and enjoyed having an activity provided at playtime.

Thank you Year 6 for your enthusiasm.

Next week we look forward some more games from the rest of Year 6.

Look out for the announcement, in the next few weeks, welcoming the 'Playground Leaders' to their new role!

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French Day Boules Competition!

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On Year 6's French Day they had a boules competition where they were using French words for colours and numbers as well as phrases involved in the game. What a great way to be active while learning French, congratulations to Arlo for being the winner!


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Buckingham School Sports Partnership

We are part of a sports partnership that offers us a wide range of competitive sport opportunities for all children.

We are entering more sports festivals and competitions than ever, giving children opportunities to compete in a wide and varied range of sporting competitions. There are different levels of competition within the partnership that we enter, allowing opportunity for all pupils to be selected for something that suits them. 

Below is a flow diagram of the schools competitive sport pathways


Extra Curricular Clubs

Our extra-curricular programme offers a vast range of sports and opportunities across all year groups.

Many of our extra-curricular sports clubs are held in the build up to a festival of that sport. The festivals are a brilliant way to expose children to playing competitive sport, while giving them the opportunity to represent our school and build confidence as part of a team. We enter into many different sports festivals throughout the school year across all key stages and our after school clubs help us to build the required skills and help the teams prepare to compete.

Reading and Rugby Project

At Brill, one of our aims is to link with outside club providers within our community to ensure that our children engage in sport and develop their love for it beyond school.

We have made links with our local rugby club, Chinnor for a 'getting girls in rugby' project. This has had a significant affect on the improvement of our girls reading, but also their enjoyment and engagement in a sport that they may not have necessarily chosen to try themselves before.

Miss Butler

PE Coordinator

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