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Downham Church Of England Primary School

Inspiring children to soar to new heights.


Church Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1NU




As you will be aware, due to inevitable changes to school life over the past year, we have not been able to embrace the challenge of competitive sport in the usual Downham way. We have, however, still managed to enter a number of “virtual” events

  • Sportshall Athletics
  • Virtual Key Steps Gymnastics
  • Virtual Cross Country 

2021 - Top 3 in the Sports Partnership for Cross Country

2021 - 1st place for Y3/4 Gymnastics Team in Essex; 2nd place for Y1/2 & Y5/6 in Essex

2021 - 1st/2nd/3rd positions in Sports Partnership for Sportshall Athletics 


The Panathlon Foundation worked with a number of children across the school this half-term in a range of sports that are adapted for people with additional needs


2019-2020 Events: 

  • Y3/4 Dance Festival 
  • Y5/6 Central Venue League Netball 
  • Y5/6 Central Venue League Football 
  • KS1&2 Cross Country 
  • KS1&2 Sports Hall Athletics 
  • KS2 Tag Rugby
  • Primary Panathlon Events 
  • WDF PE Inclusion Day 
  • Gifted and Talent Rising Stars 
  • Sports Leaders Training
  • Year 5 Buddy Bootcamp
  • Active Kids Festival
  • Y2 Dance Festival 


Downham are part of the William deFerrers School Sport Partnership. We work closely with a number of schools in the local area to provide a wide range of sporting opportunities for our children. 


Below you will find our half-termly sports newsletter written by the children who have competed in events, festivals and competitions. 

 Half Termly Sports Newsletter Summer 2nd 2022.pdfDownload
 Half Termly Newsletter Summer 1st 2022.pdfDownload
 Half Termly Newsletter Autumn 2nd.pdfDownload
 Half Termly Newsletter Autumn 2nd.pdfDownload
 Half Termly Sports Newsletter Autumn 1st.pdfDownload
 Sports Newsletter July 2021.pdfDownload
 Sports Newsletter - Summer 1st 2021.pdfDownload
 Sports Newsletter - Summer 1st 2021.pdfDownload
 Sports Newsletter Spring 2 2019-2020.pdfDownload
 Sports Newsletter Spring 1 2019-2020.pdfDownload
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Below you find copies of our competitive sports policy and our sports premium report:

 Competitive Sports Policy May 2021.docxDownload
 Evidence the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium 2019-2020.docxDownload
 Sports Premium Report - May 2021.docxDownload
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Meet our Year 6 Sports Leaders!


Our Year 6 Sports Leaders assist in planning and delivering lessons and training for competitions.