Sports at Kneesall

At Kneesall we participate in many sporting activities including basketball, tennis, football, dance, tag rugby, rounders, multi-skills, athletics, kwik cricket and swimming and take part in various festivals throughout the year.

We are a feeder school for both the Dukeries Academy and the Tuxford Academy and with other primary schools in the Families we have taken part in boccia, basketball, tag rugby, multi-skills, orienteering, netball, gymnastics, dance, cross country, tennis and rounders.

We love netball and we won the tournament for the Tuxford Family of Schools and we then took part in a tournament in the Bassetlaw areas and came second overall. We were very pleased.

Body Rhythms is an annual dance festival for the Dukeries Family. We had a celebration day in the Summer term and the children who had performed at Body Rhythms took part in some dance workshops including ballet, zumba, cheerleading & gymnastics.

We have a wonderful dance teacher who is a retired prima ballerina. She has taught us all so much and enabled our dancers to perform to a very high standard. In July we were very honoured to be asked to perform a dance at the opening ceremony of the Sainsbury’s School Games in Nottingham – the first ever primary school to be asked!

In the Spring term KS1 were able to go to Retford Gym Club with other primary schools of the Tuxford Family and they had a fantastic time. It gave the children the opportunity to participate in activities that they can’t normally do within our school setting.

Y5/6 children all completed a Play Maker award organised by The Sports Co-ordinator at Tuxford Academy. This means our pupils can now organise and lead sports clubs. This is a great way of developing their social and moral skills, learning to co-operate with others and developing a sense of right and wrong and fair play.

As you can see 2014 -2015 was a busy year. We are looking forward to an even more exciting academic year in 2015 -2016 with the Rugby World Cup and culminating in an Olympic Year. We can’t wait!

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Welcome

Mrs-S-Ilett-Coupe-Head-TeacherWelcome to Kneesall Church of England Primary School! We are a small, rural Church school where every pupil knows how valued they are and all are encouraged to reach their full potential. We provide a secure, yet stimulating learning environment that enables pupils to be inspired and enthused. Our staff lead by example and our Christian ethos is evident in everything we do. We encourage our pupils to care for each other, for their community and for the world in which they live. Their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development is as important to us as their academic attainment.

Kneesall School has served our village for more than 150 years and is an important part of our local community, as well as the wider community. We take an active part in village life through our strong links with our church and the local villages.

Our beautiful school grounds provide plenty of opportunities for environmental studies, structured playtimes, development of expressive arts and areas for reflection. The outdoor equipment and playing field are a real asset to school and pupils are encouraged to develop their physical abilities.

We provide a rich and meaningful curriculum which sets out to educate the ‘whole’ child and creates opportunities for each and every one to experience success.

We know how important it is to have strong links between home and school in order for good learning partnerships to be forged and we greatly value these partnerships.

We would love you to come and visit us so that you can find out more about our school, our values and the special place that is Kneesall C of E Primary School.