Important – New dates for the Summer Term 2016!

As a result of schools on teacher training we have unfortunately had to change the dates of some of the USSP events.

Emails to all schools have gone out, however please ensure that you have entered for the new events!

As a result of the new Level 3 competitions we also have included two new USSP events.

Mon 16th May – Quad kids at JFA Newport 12.45 – 3pm

Mon 23rd May – Three Tees at S/W Cricket Club 12.30 – 3pm

Fri 17th June – Year 5 & 6 Tennis orange balls

Mon 6th June – Cheerleading at Dunmow cheerleading centre Timings tbc

Fri 15th July Year 2 Talent Camp at Dame Bradbury’s School 9.15 – 3pm.

Hockey Event

For the second year the USSP organised the primary school partnership competition at Joyce frankland academy Newport. The event had an increased number of teams in the event. There were 10 teams in the morning and 10 primary schools in the afternoon. The competition in the morning finished with two very close semi final competitions. The final result were Friends school second and RAButler finishing winners of the morning tournament.

In the afternoon there were another 10 primary school teams. There were many goals scored in the matches resulting with St Thomas More finishing second to Dame Bradbury winning the competition.

The level 3 Essex event is going to be run this Wednesday to see which school in Essex will be the top year 6 team.

RAB Hock

Sports Hall Athletics Event – Newport

The annual indoor sports hall athletics final took place at Joyce Frankland Academy Newport in January. The competition was extremely tight. However, Great Chesterford worked extremely hard to win the event and will compete against the winners of the other 3 families.
Well done by all teams that took part in this very loud and exciting competition.

Some pictures from the day below



Swimming results

Saffron Walden and Newport primary schools swimming results 2016.

This year we saw a great deal of children take part in this very exciting event at the Lord Butler Leisure centre. There were 2 different events. The  year 3 and 4 boys and girls swimming competition and the year 5 and 6 event.

The first event was the medium sized schools. These were Elsenham, St Thomas More, St Marys, Great Chesterford, Dame Bradburys and Clavering.

The final result of the top three schools were – year 3 and 4 -1st ST Thomas More, 2nd Dame Bradburys and 3rd Great Chesterford. Year 5 and 6 -1st _St Thomas More, 2nd Great Chesterford and 3rd Dame Bradbury

The small school entry saw 5 schools competing they were – Debden, Friends, Rickling, Ashdon and Chrishall.

The final result of the top three schools were –year 3 and 4 – 1st – Chrishall, 2nd Friends, 3rd Ashdon in the year 5and 6 -1st Ashdon, 2nd Chrishall and 3   Friends. The overall school who won the small schools competition –  Ashdon.

In the large schools the competition between Katherine Semar and Ra Butler was so close. In the year 3 and 4 events Katherine Semar were beaten by only 1point! Ra Butler won both events and so all winning schools will go through to the next competition where they will swim against the Dunmow and Stansted school winners. Eventually we will have the top school representing Uttlesford in the Essex Games in the summer.

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Rounders event-June 10th

The USSP Rounders event took place on Wednesday 10th June 2015.

The event was the largest team competition that has been held by the partnership.

There were 28 teams. The teams played all day with many very close matches.

The results were –

1st RAButler

2nd Howe Green

3rd Henham and Ugley /felsted

5 Takeley

6th St Marys Stansted

7th St Thomas More

8th Elsenham

9th Manuden and Great Easton

11th Clavering

12th Rickling and Takeley

14th Stebbing

15thSt Thomas More

16th RAButler 2

17th Radwinter

18th Rodings/Clavering

20th Rickling/Farnham

22nd St Marys Saffron Walden

23rd  Stebbing

24th Great Bardfield

25th  Rodings/Birchanger

27th  Rodings

28th Great Bardfield.

Picture below of First and second place teams – RAB and Howe Green

Rounders winners

Picture below of all competitors

Rounders June


Newport Cricket

The Newport family had their boys and girls competition on Wednesday 3rd June 2015. The event in the morning was played in extremely hot weather with the two teams that are finalists being Chesterford and Rickling.

The girls competition was played in the afternoon with the two finalists Great Chesterford and Elsenham.

These two teams will go through to the final 8 schools in Uttlesford.

2015 Talent Camp

This years Talent Camp has been outstanding, your children have worked both enthusiastically and with some great perseverance skills.

On Wednesday we had great effort from everyone in SAQ, Gaelic Football and Handball.

In SAQ I would like to recognise Flo Walter and Gabriel Mason.

Handball – Danny Siddle and Tally Miles.

In the afternoon we did the Sports Tests. Unfortunately no student this year has broken any of the Uttlesford records.

However can we congratulate:

Elliott Woods for 76 speed bounces in 30 sec.

Oliver Rogers for standing broad jump with a score of 2.08m and 80cm in the vertical jump.

Illinois run – Gabriel Mason for 17.23sec Henry Wiseman for 42 catches on the Tennis ball challenge and Finn/Joe who got 3000 in the 12min run.

Thursday was an outstanding day at Lee Valley, the students worked very hard and well, a pleasure to be with. Congratulations goes to Talia Kimber for a fantastic hurdle technique.

On the final day we had to change the activities due to the rain. Those have been Badminton, Fitness and Cricket bowling. Niamh Davies and Joseph Gaffan has shown an outstanding work ethic in Fitness. In Badminton Jack Frings was inspiring. In Cricket our 2 superstars were Ryan Cox and Talia Kimber.

Here are some pictures from the week:

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Key Stage 1 Dance performances

The SSCO organise Key Stage 1 Dance performances for school performances.

This year’s dance performances have been thoroughly creative and exciting to watch. Many schools have spent a great deal of time and effort working with the students to rehearse the children to perfect performances. Three families namely Saffron Walden, Newport and Stansted held their events. On all three shows the halls were filled with a large audience of children who were able to experience a variety of music and movement. Some schools used fantastic props and some schools had children face painted and dressed to illustrate to the other children the animal they were being in the performance. This year the dance show for Newport school was mentioned on Chris Evans morning Radio Show!