Here at Wallace Fields, our school year involves regular participation in borough competitions, inter-school fixtures, termly inter-house tournaments and a "Weekly Mile" regime.
We begin each September with a football tournament held at Epsom College where we play many preparatory schools from the local area and South London.
Football and netball team trials are held for years 5 and 6 to enable squads to be established for our ‘school teams’ and regular training sessions commence early in the year to get plenty of practice playing together.
At the end of this month, we hold our own inter-house cross country race, the top runners from which are then invited to compete in the Epsom and Ewell District event in October.
A Sports Crew of around ten children are nominated and given special training to give them the skills to organise inclusive games at playtime, mainly to encourage the less active and shy or reluctant children to get involved.
November brings the Sports Hall (indoor) Athletics tournament for all year groups, which is always great fun and gives the opportunity for winning schools to progress to the county-level event.
In early spring, we brave the chill winds of Priest Hill to attend the borough tag-rugby and football tournaments (for girls and boys); we also begin playing our inter-school netball and football fixtures against the local Epsom and Ewell schools.
We celebrate Sports Relief Day each March, usually with a fun-run involving an obstacle course and parents are invited to come along to cheer the children on.
Swimming galas are sometimes on offer at this time of year and then the spring term ends with the district netball rally which is always well attended.
The summer term involves lots of cricket, tennis, and rounders, as well as the ever-popular District Sports and the Dance Festival held at the Epsom Playhouse.
The year wouldn't be complete without our own Sports Day where the ‘houses’ compete in mixed teams to earn as many points as possible through some unconventional activities plus competitive races for those children wishing to participate.
Ad-hoc competitions are regularly being organised by Active Surrey, which we endeavour to attend as often as possible. Obviously, the pandemic had a huge impact on the inter-school events, especially those held indoors and we are cautiously optimistic that more activities will go ahead in 2022, allowing the children to represent their school and experience new challenges.
We welcome parents and carers to a large number of these events and they like to cheer the children on or help out with the setting up and clearing up. With Covid regulations being withdrawn slowly we will be welcoming you in once again this academic year. If you are interested in helping out at school please get in touch as we have close links with our local community and our trophy cabinet is full up thanks to you and the amazing efforts and skills of the children.
Our Sports Lead is Mrs Louise Wilson and our PE/Games Lead is Chloe Day.
Please see the information about our Netball, Football and Indoor Athletics Squads through the side bar.
The "squads" should all retain their school kits until further notice but any temporary kits for one-off tournaments, such as athletics vests and rugby kits or loaned football items should be returned to class 6C once washed please, where the kit monitors will collect it. Thank you.
Queries about Sporting Events
A message from Mrs Wilson:: I would like to create a WhatsApp group for each team and event but will always ask permission first before adding anyone's number to a group. This has proved very useful for parents to coordinate lifts and for last minute changes of information to be broadcast. Therefore, please look out for this opportunity on letters that I send out where I will ask if you would like to be added. If you think you might have missed this, simply email me firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message with the School Office. Thank you.
Sports Premium Funding
We receive extra government funding for sport based on the number of pupils we have here at Wallace Fields Juniors. This funding goes towards developing the sporting experience for all pupils including buying new equipment, additional coaches and leaders and new experiences linked to sport and exercise. Please see how this money was spent last year in the document above.