Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School

High Street Stanford In The Vale Faringdon Oxon. SN7 8LH
Tel: 01367 710474 Fax: 01367 718429
Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Willis
Page Updated 02.02.18

Fun and Healthy

Schools receive PE and Sport Funding.

This funding must be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary aged children, in the 2017 - 2018 academic year so that they develop healthy lifestyles.
We will receive £16,000.00 plus £10.00 per eligible pupil.

Find out more about how we intend to spend this year's funding

You can find out more about how last year's funds were spent by reading the Report to Parents HERE...

See 2016-2017 Activities

Sports Leaders 2017 - 2018

2017-2018 Activities
Sportshall Athletics Competition:
On Thursday 1st February we took 18 children to Wantage Leisure Centre to take part in a Sportshall Athletics Competition against seven other schools.

The children were allowed to take part in a maximum of 2 track and 2 field events.

The events included an obstacle relay, running relays, an under and over relay, chest push, standing long jump, standing triple jump, vertical jump, soft javelin and speed bounce.

The children all did exceptionally well, they competed well individually, in pairs and in teams. They also encouraged each other really well. Overall the team came fourth in the afternoons competition.

Well done to all the children: Nicholas, Jack, Alex, Heath, Arlo, Henry, William G, Solomon, Ethan M, Grace, Eloise, Holly, Laura, Olivia, Harriet, Bella, Azaria and Amanda.

U11 Vale Boccia Competition:
On Wednesday 10th January, 9 children went to Wantage Leisure Centre to take part in the U11 Vale Boccia Competition.

We had a Year 3 team, a Year 4 team and a Year 5 team. The Year 5 team won 1 match and drew 2. The Year 4 team won 2 matches and lost 1, narrowly missing out on a place in the semi-final by one point and the Year 3 team won all of their matches, making it into the semi-final against St Michael's A. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful and then played Botley school and came 4th out of 16 teams. Well done to Olivia, Tessa, Heath, Henry, Monty, Charnz, Sophie, Sam and Caden.

Thank you also to our supporters!

Boccia Wantage Area Competition
On Friday 17th November, a group of Year 4 and 5 students took part in the Wantage Area Schools Boccia Competition at Wantage Leisure Centre.

Both teams lost their first matches and won their second resulting in getting through to the Quarter Finals. Again, both teams won their matches convincingly.

In the Semi-finals, Stanford A (Casper, Scarlett and Miley) won their match but Stanford B (Isabella St, Tessa and Olivia) lost.

Stanford A went through to the final where they lost 3-1 to St James, and were deserving runners up. Stanford B came a deserving 4th place.

All the children had lots of fun and represented the school brilliantly.

League 1

League 2

League 3


Charlton B


Stanford A

5 (+4)

Charlton A



Wantage B


St James B

5 (+1)

Stanford B



St James A


Wantage A

2 (-5)

Millbrook B

2 (-10)


Millbrook A


Quarter Finals
Charlton A 1 v 7 Wantage A
Stanford A 5 v 0 St James A
Charlton B 3 v 4 St James B
Wantage B 1 v 3 Stanford B

Semi Finals
Wantage A 1 v 2 Stanford A
Stanford B 3 v 6 St James B

3rd/4th Place
Stanford B 2 v 3 Wantage A

Stanford A 1 v 3 St James B

Vale Cross Country
On Tuesday 10th October the Year 3/4 boys cross country team, Ryan, Charnz, Rhook and Arthur were taken by Mrs Peel to Buscot Park to take part in the Vale Cross Country Competition.

The 1.8km route, which was set in the beautiful grounds of Buscot Park, was challenging, but all four boys ran with enthusiasm and great determination.

Even though they did not manage to secure a place in the finals the boys all agreed that they had thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the event.

Cross Country

On Friday 22nd September, 4 teams from our school attended the cross country qualifiers at Wantage Park...... and what an afternoon we had! All the children involved performed exceptionally well, pushing themselves to the limit and supporting one another brilliantly. Our Year 3/4 boys team managed to secure third place overall, with all four members of the team ranking in the top 20 - including first place! This particular team will be going forward to the next round of the competition in the near future.

It was a brilliant event and all involved should be extremely proud of their achievements. GO STANFORD!

Mr D. Scott