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At Otford Primary School, we believe that PE is a hugely important part of the curriculum and aim to encourage a lifetime love of sport in our children.


We recognise all the benefits that high quality PE provision can bring, including:

  • physical: e.g. developing a healthy and active lifestyle, improving physical strength and skills;

  • social: e.g. responsibility, leadership, teamwork, communication, the importance of fair play, respect for others;

  • emotional: e.g. enjoyment, perseverance, raising self-esteem, confidence, learning to cope with success and defeat; and

  • academic: raising attendance and attainment, improving concentration, decision-making and analysis.


We have recently been awarded the GOLD Kitemark Award which reflects the pride we take in offering children as many opportunities as possible to get involved in sport, both during and after school. We endeavour to provide maximum opportunities for children to participate in competition, both internally through staff-led house competitions and pupil-led competitions and externally through Kent School Games and the Knole Sports Partnership.  


Through a combination of staff, outside agencies and specialist coaches, we offer a wide range of extracurricular clubs.

Active 20


At Otford Primary School we feel strongly that fresh air and exercise are key to maintaining healthy, active bodies and minds, in turn leading to children who are ready and eager to learn. 


With this in mind, this term we are launching our Active 20 programme. Each class will have a daily timetabled 20 minute session where every child will take part in a form of exercise. This is in addition to their timetabled PE sessions and the activities will be decided by the children/ teacher or a combination of both. Each activity will be fun and engaging with children only competing against themselves to improve their own performance and setting their own pace.


The children will be wearing their school uniform and trainers when taking part in this daily activity so please ensure the children have trainers in school from Monday 7th September.


Let’s have a fun, active and healthy term!


Mrs Balcombe

PE Lead

Sports Day 2019

What a fantastic day full of fun and fabulous team spirit! Thank you to all of the parents and carers and extended family who attended to cheer on the children and create a great atmosphere. Thank you as well to the PTFA for providing lovely refreshments. Here are a few action photos of the day.


Healthy Schools Day

We had a really great day learning about eating healthily and living a active life. All of the children got to make and try smoothies made by pedal power on the fabulous Smoothie Bikes. Year 1 made some healthy vegetable cakes and Year 6 made a yummy vegetable curry with some of the produce grown in our kitchen garden. Reception learnt about what is healthy and unhealthy to eat and made vegetable prints, Year 5 made colourful and exotic fruit kebabs, Year 2 learnt about what makes a healthy balanced diet, Year 4 designed a menu for a completely nutritionally balanced meal and Year 3 made fruit and vegetable "Top Trumps" cards. A really fun and educational day with some amazing costumes!

Otford won the Sevenoaks RFC Tag Rugby Schools Competition!

Breaking news!!! Otford has WON the Sevenoaks RFC Tag Rugby Schools Competition! We are now the proud owners of this cup and incredibly proud of all our children who attended and represented Otford so well. A huge huge well done and thank you to our teachers Mr Platts, Mrs Balcombe, and Ms Owens for supporting the children so they felt confident and shone on the day!

Well done to everyone! What a success! We are very proud of you.