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On Tuesday 16th November, Mrs Jonhson took nine year 5 and 6 children to a handball tournament. They had a practice as a team at lunch time and talked team tactics! Overall, in their initial group they won one game and lost two. In the next group they won two and lost one, meaning they came second overall for the plate! Well played to everyone who took part. 

Thank you to Mrs Johnson for supervising and supporting the children at the tournament. 



On Monday, a group of our Year 5  and 6 girls donned the Lady Boswell’s sports kit and their trainers and took part in an inter-school Football Tournament at Knole Academy.  The team won one game, drew two and lost one putting them in a very respectable third place overall.

Isla S and Eliza C said 'We think that the football went really well as we came 3rd overall. We all think girls football should be more popular as it is so much fun.’

Thanks to Mrs Barrett for managing the team.



Congratulations to Jamie R who represented the School at a cross country meet last week at Somerhill.  He came 2nd in the Yr 5 and 6 boys’ race (with a total of 78 boys competing). 

He will be presented with his medal in School.



Ten Year 3 and 4 children went to Knole Academy this week to take part in a Change 4 Life Festival.  They had the opportunity to participate in a number of sports and games. They learnt about the importance of exercise and were given ideas on how to fit in at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.  The children had a lovely afternoon and said that they would share with their friends some of the playground activities that they had learned. 



Yesterday, two-year 6 tag rugby teams attended the Sevenoaks Tag Rugby festival which was held at Sevenoaks Rugby club.  We are so proud of both teams, they were outstanding.  Team A came 1st in their group and won medals for the best defence, conceding the least number of tries.  Team B came second in their group, winning all of their matches apart from one against Anthony Roper School.  Sam and Georgia captained team A with confidence and maturity, with Oscar and Maya captaining team B, demonstrating resilience and determination.  Overall, the tournament was a great success, thank you to the parents to attended to show their support. 



Some of our intrepid Year 3 and 4 children were invited to take part in the Alternative Sports Festival which took place on Wednesday. 

Eight children attended and represented the school, demonstrating perfect manners and good sportsmanship. The Festival gave the children opportunity to take part in individual sports such as karate, boxing, and fencing. The children thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and showed enthusiasm for all the sports on offer, learning new skills and sharing their strengths. 


Some of our intrepid Year 3 and 4 children were invited to take part in the Alternative Sports Festival which took place on Wednesday. 

Eight children attended and represented the school, demonstrating perfect manners and good sportsmanship. The Festival gave the children opportunity to take part in individual sports such as karate, boxing, and fencing. The children thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and showed enthusiasm for all the sports on offer, learning new skills and sharing their strengths. 



We are excited to be able to post our first fixture in 15 months!  Last Sunday, Shaylan, Paul, Theo, Louis H, Pedri and Stefan all competed in the Boys’ Sevenoaks Schools Tennis Doubles tournament. Showing great sportsmanship and enthusiasm, they played amazingly well. Although the silverware evaded them and despite the standard of play being extremely high, the boys walked away as victors in many of the matches, with one of the teams even making it through to the knock-outs! Well done Boys!

SWIMMING - 24 March 2020

On Saturday, 14th March, a group of 5 and 6 pupils took part in the Kent Swimming Championships; everyone performed outstandingly in their individual races, with many achieving personal best times. Both the girls and boys front crawl relay teams earned themselves medals, together with our boys mixed medley team. We now wait to hear if we qualify for the regional championships in Surrey which we hope will take place later in the year. 


Thank you to swimming instructor, Mark Horne, and Mrs Hoffman, for being with the team on the day.


NETBALL - 24 March 2020

On Monday Lady Boswell's B netball team played Amherst B netball team in a friendly match here at Lady Boswell’s School. It was a chance for both teams to practice the skills that they had been working on in their netball clubs after school. Both teams showed some excellent ball skills and the match was played with great sportsmanship, which both teams really enjoyed.


BADMINTON - 24 March 2020

On Tuesday afternoon of last week, some children from Year 2 attended a Badminton event at Walthamstow Hall School. 


The event was led by Heather Olver (who represented Great Britain, for badminton, at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016). The afternoon was very well organised and the children took part in ten different badminton activities. A fabulous time was had by all, with many new skills learnt. One of our teams gained the most points out of all the teams present, and, as a result, each player won a medal.  Well done to everyone involved.  Our thanks to Mrs Barrett for leading the teams.


JUDO - 6 March 2020

Congratulations to Stanley N from Year 3 who took part in his first ever Judo Competition which took place at Rose Hill School last weekend.  Stan trains in our Activities Extra Judo sessions with instructor Vic Court, in School on Monday mornings.


Stan took part in 5 contests and was victorious in 4 to top the group and, as a result, took a Gold medal.  Well done Stan!



On Monday, a group of Year 3 and 4 children took part in an Alternative Sports event at Knole academy . They used a variety of skills including Karate, Fencing and Funky Steps (a type of dancing to music). The children, along with those from 10 other schools in the District, worked really hard and focussed on their technique and skills. All the children had an enjoyable evening.  Our thanks to Mrs Johnson for leading the group.


INTERHOUSE TAG RUGBY - 7 February 2020

With the Rugby 6 Nations Tournament starting last weekend, our rugby players took to the field at the end of last week for an equally strongly contested Interhouse Tag Rugby Tournament.  Every house fielded a strong and determined team, noisily supported by other house members.  Mont Blanc were the victors but were closely followed by McKinley.  Two 'men of the match' were announced: Vince R-W, who demonstrated excellent sporting values and amazing leadership skills, and Lucy C who showed outstanding skills and game-play.  Well done to everyone involved.  Our thanks to Mr Bright for supporting the School with refereeing the matches.



Last Saturday, tennis pairs Teddy A and Aiden V and Jack and Freddie C played in the Sevenoaks Schools Red Doubles Tennis Tournament.  This event, designed for children in Year 4 and below, was attended by many local schools with the standard of tennis being incredibly high. 


Both pairs played excellent tennis, winning their knock-out games and setting up an incredible all Lady Boswell’s final!  The final game was very exciting and was eventually won by Teddy and Aiden on a tie-break! All four boys left the court to a round of applause from the spectators gallery!


Congratulations to Year 4 girls Lucy E and Evea C who represented Lady Boswell’s in the Under 8s tournament at Sevenoaks School.  They played exceptionally well against some very tough opposition.



Eight children from Years 3 and 4 took part in a Sevenoaks Swimming Gala at the Sennocke Centre this week. This was a new event to which we have been invited and represents part of the Sevenoaks School out reach programme.


The children all took part in individual races: front crawl , backstroke, breaststroke and fly, or two armed backstroke.  There was also a front crawl relay for girls and boys and a mixed medley relay for girls and boys. The children had an amazing time and all ended up with medals. The year 3 children who, in many cases, were swimming against older children, performed with great confidence and determination. This was an amazing opportunity for the children to experience and use their techniques and skills, and we are very grateful for the opportunity for them to participate.



Following their performance at the Kent Junior Schools Cross Country Championships in November, two of our Year 6 pupils, Emily T and Lucy  C were invited to participate in the Kent (Secondary) Schools’ Cross Country Championships Year 7 race last Saturday at the Royal Military School in Dover. This was a challenging 2.5km course run in freezing conditions but both girls faired extremely well against a field of much older competitors, recording race times of 10:54 and 11:15, respectively. 

We have also heard this week that both girls have been invited to represent Kent in the Primary National Cross Country Championships in Leicestershire in March.   We are incredibly proud of them both and look forward to updating on how  they get on in March.



Today’s crisp and sunny afternoon saw our house netball and football teams vying for the Interhouse silverware.  They were ably and noisily supported by others from their houses! 


Congratulations to Mont Blanc for a resounding victory in the netball.  Players of the tournament were announced as Millie P and Emilie DW.


The football was more keenly contested, with McKinley taking the trophy, one point ahead of Everest.  Player of the tournament was Mikey D-W.



On Tuesday of this week, the Lady Boswell’s Netball Team too part in matches at Knole Academy.  They played Amherst in a very fast and physical game, which was end-to-end match play. The players showed excellent skills and sportsmanship and this resulted in Lady Boswells coming out on top, winning by 3 goals to Amherst's 2.


Their second  match was against Otford, with Lady Boswells taking total control of the game from the outset.   With super passing and accurate goal scoring the final score was Lady Boswells 10 Otford 0. 


Well done to all of the players, and our thanks to Mrs Johnson.



Ten children from KS1 took part in an Infant Agility Festival at Sevenoaks School this week.  This event tested the children’s skills at bowling, chest push, speed bounce, balancing, running and throwing.  The children worked well together as a team using these skills. 


With great team work from all of the children, Lady Boswell’s finished 3rd out of  the 12 schools taking part.  Well done to all participants.



The Lady Boswell’s Football Team took part in a tournament on Friday, 22nd November, at Sevenoaks School.

Our team had to pit their strength and skill against Amherst School, Weald Primary, St. John’s, Crockenhill, Dunton Green Primary and Seal St. Lawrence School.


A strong Lady Boswell’s team included a mixture of Year 5 and 6 children from the Football Squad. They won 3 matches, lost 4 and came 5th overall in the tournament. Mrs Johnson and Mr Chris Bright were kindly on hand to manage the team and reported that all of our players showed great team spirit and some excellent technique.


Amherst School were the overall winners with Dunton Green Primary being runners up. Crockenhill won the Fair Play shield, with all of their team being drawn from Year 4 children.


Last Saturday, 23rd November, the Kent Junior Schools’ Cross Country Championship took place in Brands Hatch. Lady Boswell’s fielded a really strong team and all of our runners performed spectacularly well. Sonika T-R and Georgia H competed in the Year 4 girls’ race in a field of 122 runners. Our Year 5 girls’ team comprised Jess T, Maisy H and Anna L, came 4th in Kent, just missing out on a medal. Henry B was our sole Year 6 boys competitor and ran extremely well in a field of 130 runners. Our Year 6 girls’ team, made up of Emily T, Lucy C, Willow S and Daisy R, all ran outstandingly taking their team into 2nd place in Kent, with the girls receiving silver medals.


Well done to all the competitors, our thanks to parents for transporting and supporting them, and an enormous thank you to Mrs Johnson for training the runners and being there to support them on the day.


It was a freezing cold evening at Knole Academy on Tuesday when 10 Lady Boswell’s children took part in the Sevenoaks District Handball Tournament. Lady Boswell’s were in the Pink Group playing Anthony Roper, Otford A, Otford B and Shoreham schools. Our team won 3 games and drew 1 game, resulting in them being the overall winners of the Pink Group. The team then played Amherst in a thrilling final which, at full time, ended 5-5 . After extra time Amherst went on to win 8-5 which means that they will go on to represent the south east at a Kent Handball Tournament.


Well done to all the children who took part and who showed such excellent handball skills in very cold conditions.



This term, our Reception children started ‘Baby Ballet’ classes, led by our resident ballet teacher, Mrs Ceri Wild.

These wonderful Monday morning sessions are clearly enjoyed by all of the children.

The children will be taught weekly; ballet for young children has been shown to improve core strength and balance and has also been proved to have a very positive impact upon writing and fine motor skills. 



Our ‘Activities Extra’ Judo Instructor has contacted us to let us know that  William B of Year 3 won a Gold medal on Sunday at the Annual Holmewood House Judo Competition.

His sister Phoebe B from Year 2 was also in action, winning Bronze.  Well done to them both



Friday of last week saw our Year 2 children taking part in the KS1 Interhouse Cross Country Tournament.  Well done to all of the children that took part, they all showed great determination, and congratulations to K2 who were the overall winners.  Below are pictures of the boys and girls who took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.



We are incredibly proud of our Cross Country team who took part in the District Cross Country tournament this week at Radnor House School.  Every member of the team performed outstandingly, with our Year 5 & 6 Girls Team winning the shield and Lucy C winning her age-group race.


Thank you to Miss Chivers and Mrs Johnson for attending this event with the children.



An outstanding Lady Boswell’s Netball Team took part in the District Schools’ League this week at Knole Academy.

Our Team won both of their matches (11-0 against Otford Primary and 12-0 against St. John’s Primary) and were commended for, on a couple of occasions, offering the opposition help and advice.

Well done to them all, and our thanks to Mrs Johnson.



Eight Lady Boswell’s children took part in the District Tag Rugby Festival at Sevenoaks Rugby Club.  Our team was in a group with Otford Primary, Anthony Roper, Amherst and St. Thomas’ Primary Schools.  The children used all of the skills that they had learned from their coaching sessions over the last four weeks.  The games were very tight and hotly contested, with some excellent skills on display and all of the children showing great sportsmanship.  Lady Boswell’s finished in third place overall in the group.  Amherst Primary were the festival winners on the day.


Well done to all of the children that took part, and our thanks to Mrs Johnson for escorting them.



This week, with great excitement, ten children from Years 3 and 4 attended a Change for life Festival at Knole Academy.  This wonderful event saw the children taking part in a series of fun games and engaging activities requiring the children to use a variety of skills and qualities, such as teamwork, respect, self-belief, passion, determination and honesty.  Together with seven other schools from across the district, our children had a challenging and inspiring afternoon that was enjoyed by all.  Thank you to Mrs Johnson for attending the event with the children.



This week the School Cross Country team took part in a meeting at Somerhill School in Tonbridge, competing against many state schools from the Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells area.  32 Lady Boswell’s pupils from Years, 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part, and we are thrilled that this is a record number of participants for our School. 


Despite the fact that the sun shone, the conditions under foot were wet and muddy.  The children, however, ran exceptionally well, completing a very long and arduous course.  Lola S from Year 3 took 2nd place in her age category and Isla S from Year 3 took 3rd place.   Maisie H from Year 5 took 3rd place in her age category and Emily T from Year 6 to 2nd place.


Congratulations to all of our runners, who showed great determination and tenacity in difficult conditions.  Our thanks to Miss Chivers and Mrs Johnson for escorting the team for this event.



On Wednesday of this week, four Year 6 children took part in a new exciting sporting event, the Sevenoaks Triathlon for Schools.  The children were required to swim 200 metres of the pool, then cycle 1000m on a static bike and finish with a 1200m run around the athletics track.  Our team dominated the event, coming 1st overall.  Emily T also won the fastest girl on the track.  A big well done to Evie M, Emily T, Nathan S and Nicolaj H-B.  Thank you too to Miss Chivers and Mrs Johnson for encouraging the children in new sporting opportunities.



The annual District Sports Competition took place this week at Knole Academy.  Children from across KS2 took part in sprint, relay and Year Group novelty races.  Year 6 children also participated in a field events competition.  Our Year 5 and 6 relay team took the Derry Wiltshire plate and the Lady Boswell’s team took second place overall in the Large School category.


Well done to all of the children that took part; sportsmanship was shown throughout the event and fun was had by all.  Very many thanks to the parents and staff who supported the children.



We were thrilled to see so many of you for Sports Day; our thanks to those of you who were able to come and support the children.  Thanks to Miss Chivers who organised the event and to all of the children and staff for making this such an exciting and enjoyable event.

With scorching weather the children embarked on a fantastic assortment of challenges, sprints and distance runs.  McKinley took the silverware in both KS1 and KS2, but every house put up a good fight.  School records were broken by Benjamin T (both sprint and distance), Lola S (distance), Maisie H (distance), Pedri vdM (distance), Emily T (distance) and George L (sprint). 


The link to view the GEP photographs taken today will follow shortly. 



The Staff Football team were still stinging from last week’s defeat by Year 6, so decided to try and redress the balance by challenging Year 6 to yet another rematch.  This took place this evening and ended with Year 6 establishing their superiority through a 4-3 win.  A Staff v Year 6 Netball match will be taking place shortly in which the staff are hoping to regain some credibility.



Further to our Newsletter Insert of 14th June, this week Jessica and Maya, from Silver Birch, went forward to play in the finals of the Kent Primary Schools Tennis Doubles Tournament 2019.  

Very many congratulations to them both on taking 3rd place against a field of 15 other teams.  They played 9 matches, only losing against one other team.  In addition, they even beat the two teams who went on to become 1st and 2nd.  What remarkable play—Wimbledon here they come?


TENNIS - 14 JUNE 2019

Wednesday, saw around 30 KS2 children and a few Year 2 children taking part in a Kent Primary Schools Tennis Competition in Bromley. 


This picture shows the Red  Teams.  Well done to all competitors who played fantastic  tennis, and good luck to Maya and Jessica who move on to play in the finals next week.    



As you may remember from Newsletter 27, Lexi W had been selected for the National Gymnastics Finals taking place on the 24 May.  Lexi’s Mum told us “Her goal was to have ‘clean’ routines on all five disciplines (no missed elements and no failed elements) not easy in that environment and surrounded by amazing athletes from throughout Great Britain. Despite still recovering from a sprained wrist a few weeks ahead of competing, she achieved her goal and did even better, scoring 60.400 all around and thereby earning a distinction at her first national competition. She placed 38th out of 54 finalists and we are all incredibly proud!”

We too are unbelievably proud of her; well done Lexi!


Congratulations to a group of our gymnasts who represented the School in the recent Bright Stars Club  Championships. 

Congratulation to Annie T and Emilie B from Year 1, Emily W, Eleanor R, Lucy O’P and Nicholas W from Year 2, Elysia S from Year 3, Connie C from Year 4 and Emma L-N from Year 5. 

Particular congratulations to Annabelle O’G (pictured) and Phoebe B who took 1st place in their categories.



Last night the District Swimming Gala took place at Sencio Leisure Centre.  With our Year 6 children away for their residential trip, our Year 5 and 4 swimmers stepped up to represent the School.  As a result, our Year 5 children were racing against bigger and bolder Year 6 swimmers and our Year 4 children against Year 5 children from other schools.  A particular mention for Evie M who ended up swimming a number of races back-to-back, but despite this, performed amazingly.


Lady Boswell’s falls into the category of ‘large schools’ and competed against other such schools from across the district taking an very commendable 3rd place.  Well done to the entire team.  Our thanks to Mrs Johnson for her work with, and support of, our swimmers.


TAG RUGBY - 24 MAY 2019

Wednesday of this week saw the annual Sevenoaks Tag Rugby Festival, played next door on Knole Paddock.  The School fielded 2 teams, both of which played outstanding rugby and showed great sportsmanship.  Team 1 won all their heat matches and went through to the final, but were pipped at the post with an 8-11 loss.  Team 2, which comprised mixed years, including some Year 4 children who are new to the game, scored some wonderful tries and played with impressive cohesion.  Our thanks to Mr Bright and Mrs Pickford for their work with the teams throughout the season and to Mrs Johnson for leading Team 2 on the day. 


SWIMMING - 17 MAY 2019

The Lady Boswell’s Boys’ Freestyle team made up of George L, Callum LR, James H and Vince R-W took part in the South East Region Swimming Championships in Guildford last Saturday.


The boys swam a personal best time of 1.1175 beating their time in the Kent Championships of 1.1357 and finishing 5th in their heat.  The top three from the final would go to the next stage taking place in Sheffield, and the boys had a nail-biting wait to hear whether they had earned a place in that final.  The boys were eventually placed 9th overall on the night and swam amazingly.  Well done boys, we take our hats off to you all!


Our thanks to Mrs Johnson for all that she has done for the squad and for being with the team on the night, and thanks too go to Mark Holmes and Mark Horne for all their support in training the squad over recent years.


TENNIS - 17 MAY 2019

On Wednesday of this week, four girls represented Lady Bowell's at the Kent Schools Girls Red Team Tennis Event at Bromley Tennis Centre. The girls competed against other schools from across Kent. 


The team of Jessica vK, Maya H-B Charlotte E and Issy dW faced tough opposition but all played really well.  They all showed great determination and finished as the unbeaten overall winners of the event!   

Well done to all of them!


TENNIS - 17 MAY 2019

On Wednesday 4 of our Year 2 boys, Stefan vdM,Teddy A, Aiden V and Jack C took part in the Kent Tennis Primary Schools Competition. They all had great fun, played brilliantly and won second place in their group!


HOCKEY - 3 MAY 2019

On Thursday afternoon, two Lady Boswell’s hockey teams went to the Hollybush astroturf to compete in a hockey festival. Each team competed against 7 other teams resulting in a very energetic afternoon for all. Both teams played some excellent hockey and the children represented the school impeccably.


One team won their group without conceding a single goal! The other team also competed well and came 4th in their group. Our group winning team played St John's in the final but sadly lost to a stronger team.  Our thanks to Mrs Barrett for leading this event with our teams.



On Friday of last week, nine children from Years 5 and 6 represented Lady Boswell’s at a cross country event in Hildenborough.  The children competed against other state and prep schools from the local area.


The course was dry but challenging, winding through uneven woods, bluebell trails, fallen logs and a small stream, with a small hill near to the end of the finish line.  All the children who competed did exceptionally well finishing in the top 12 runners.  On the day Emily T won silver and Lucy C won gold in a super battle for the finish line.  Well done to Nathan S, Henry B, Chris O, JJ S, George L, Nine E, Lily E, Emily T and Lucy C. and thank you to Mrs Johnson for being the adult in charge on the day.



Lexi W (Year 6) is going from strength-to-strength and has now been selected for the Nationals!


At the beginning of April, Lexi won an overall silver medal at the South East Championships and, as a result, has earned a spot competing at her first National Championships. She is one of 4 girls at Level 4 (ages 10+) selected to represent the England South East region (the only one from Kent!).  The competition takes place Stoke-Upon-Trent on 25 May.  This is the culmination of years of training and we all wish her every success.


We were delighted to hear from our Activities Extra Judo Instructor, Vic Court, that George C and William B (both in Year 2) won Bronze Medals in the Spring Master Class Competition which took place at the beginning of April.  Well done to them both.



This week, our KS2 children took part in our annual Swimming Gala at Sevenoaks Leisure Centre. 


The children were all very excited and vociferous in their support of their houses.  The children took part in races of lengths, 2 widths, freestyle relays and mixed medley relays.  This year there was also a distance race over 2 lengths.  During the event, Year 6 were timed resulting in Ruth G breaking both the front crawl and fly School record.  Callum LR broke the backstroke School record.


Ruth G and Will G also set the record for the new distance race, and then Year 6 ended the Gala with a fun race ‘Surf’s Up’.  The overall Gala winners were McKinley, but every competitor represented their house with determination and pride.

Our thanks to the many parents to came along to the support the children, and to Miss Chivers and Mrs Johnson for organising the event.



During the last 2 weeks, a group of Year 5 and 6 pupils have taken part in the 2019 Chance2Dance Schools Special and also in the Love2Dance event.  At these shows they performed amongst other dances, a contemporary piece, choreographed by Victoria Johnson.


They have all worked extremely hard in Dance Club during the last few terms and their enthusiasm and excellent performance at the recent shows was commented on by many, including a Royal Ballet instructor who commented that the standard of dance was extremely high for their age group.  Miss Johnson has been thrilled to teach them and would like to thank them all for their determination and hard work.  A former Lady Boswell’s pupil, Miss Johnson is a professional dancer and currently touring around the country with The Tina Turner Experience.  Despite a busy schedule, we are delighted that she finds time to return to the School and work with our Dance Club.


Our thanks to the parents who supported the Dance Club at these events, and Mrs Johnson who escorted the girls for both performances.



Many congratulations to Misha G from Hawthorn Class, who took part in the Kent County U10s Hockey Championships with Sevenoaks Hockey Club.  After five gruelling hours of hockey, Misha scored in a penalty shoot-out, and the team went on to win the cup. 


Many congratulations.



Wednesday of this week saw 19 children from both Year 1 and Year 2 taking part in the Kent School Games at Knole Academy.

With over 200 children taking part from schools from across the district, the teams took part in lots of different sporting events.  They got to show off their skills in throwing foam javelins, bowling, speed bouncing, long jump, running and chest pushing.  Putting new athletic-linked skills into practice certainly fired them up, and they all took part with great enthusiasm.  The overall winners will go through to the next stage and represent the Sevenoaks District. 


TENNIS - 15 MARCH 2019

A couple of weeks ago, Jago G, Aaron P, Christopher O, Callum LR, George L and Will G from Year 6 represented Lady Boswell’s in the Sevenoaks School’s Green Boys Doubles Tennis Tournament. Each pair played really well and held their own in some tough matches. The boys enjoyed the tournament and showed excellent sportsmanship throughout.



Four Year 6 children and four Year 5 children took part in the Kent Swimming Championships last weekend in Margate, competing in both individual races and relays.


Ruth G from Year 6 swam the 50m butterfly taking the silver medal and achieving a personal best time.  Megumi W from Year 6 swam in the 50m breaststroke heat, finishing first and achieving a personal best time.  Zofia S, also from Year 6 swam in the 50m backstroke heat, finishing 2nd and achieving a personal best.  Both Megumi and Zofia just missed out on medals.

Ruth and Zofia then swam in a head-to-head 50m freestyle, finishing 1st and 2nd respectively.  Ruth finished as the 4th best freestyler in Kent—an amazing achievement. 


A boys freestyle relay team made up of Callum LR, James H, Vince RW and Nathan S finished 3rd in their heat and 5th overall in Kent, just missing out on medals.  An awesome performance from them all.


The girls freestyle relay team made up of Ruth G, Megumi W, Zofia S and Emily T finished 4th in their heat and 7th overall in Kent.  The same Lady Boswell’s team then took part in the final race of the day, the girls mixed medley relay, taking the bronze medal.  They now wait to see if they qualify for the regional championships in Surrey. 


Well done to all of our swimmers, who competed against other talented children from all over Kent, from both the State and Independent School system.


Our thanks to Mrs Johnson for being there on the day and for all her hard work and encouragement with the Swim Squad.



After to a tough selection process, Lexi W from Year 6 is one of 8 girls at her level to be selected for the 2019 Southeast Regional women’s artistic gymnastics squad. In addition to her normal club sessions, this squad supplements her training with different coaches across the four counties; a tremendous opportunity. 

On the 6th April she will take part in the Southeast regional grades and we hope that she will then  qualify for the nationals!  Go Lexi!



Eight Year 2 children took part this week in a Rapid Fire Cricket Festival at Knole Academy.  The Lady Boswell’s team were in a group with Anthony Roper and Seal Primary School.  The children got to work on their batting, fielding and team work skills, playing Chevening and Sevenoaks Country Primary in the next group.  As the games progressed the children became more confident and worked more cohesively. 

The competition was great fun, with the Lady Boswell’s Team taking a very respectable 5th place overall and with St. John’s Primary School being the winners.  

Well done to all of the children that took part and our thanks to Mrs Johnson for attending this event with them.



Vic Court, our Activities Extra Judo instructor has updated us with the latest Judo news ...

Congratulations to William B from Maple Class who won a Gold Medal at Saturday’s Rose Hill School Judo Competition. George C, also from Maple Class, won a Silver medal in his group at the same event.  Well done to both boys.



There was great excitement in School on Wednesday of this week when the Inter-house Hockey Tournament took place.

With the sun shining, the house teams produced fast-paced and exciting play. Each house played one another and the rest of the School were on the side lines to cheer them on.

The overall winners were Everest. Thank you to Mrs Barrett for umpiring the games.



Last week, a number of KS1 children took part in an inter-house Rapid Fire Cricket Tournament. This sport is an adaption of the game of kwick cricket but it is one which is more suitable for younger pupils. It forms a new Lady Boswell’s annual competitive inter-house event allowing our KS1 pupils more of an opportunity to take part in competitive sport with a whole school impact.

This competition was keenly contested, with McKinley taking the silverware, closely followed by Everest. All of the competitors were well supported by their fellow house-mates.



Just before the ‘half term’ holiday, the Lady Boswell’s Netball Team played in a tournament at Knole Academy against St. John’s CE Primary School and Sevenoaks County Primary School.

The game against Sevenoaks Primary was an end-to-end game with the opposition scoring first. This didn’t stop Lady Boswell’s who then took control of the game, and went on to win 12-7.

Our second game was against St. John’s School, who have only just joined the Netball League. Again, there was some very exciting play, but Lady Boswell’s experience, skill and determination led to them to a 9-1 win. Well done to our team and our thanks to Mrs Johnson for leading the team on the day.



Well done to our Boys Orange Tennis Doubles teams, who competed against 18 other pairs recently in a tournament at Sevenoaks School.  All of the boys played exceptionally well, with Nicolaj H-B (Year 5) and Thomas S (Year 4) taking 4th place.

Well done to all of the competitors.


We are proud to tell you that last week, Ruth G, from Oak Class won a bronze medal in the 200m butterfly race at the Kent Swimming Championships. Racing took place at Crystal Palace and with this win, Ruth also successfully smashed her personal best. Well done Ruth!



Our Netball team, comprised of girls and boys from Year 6, took part in a rescheduled league match earlier this week. The game took place on home territory against a visiting team from Amherst. It was a fantastic and hard fought match, with the score at 5-5 until the last minute of the match, when the visitors scored a final goal! Thank you to many of The Orchard children and Mrs Harman for their support from the side lines. Thank you too to Mrs Johnson for supervising proceedings.



Last Friday, braving the snow and ice, eight Year 6 children took part in the Kent Schools’ Games Basketball competition at Medway Park, Gillingham.

Our team were in Group A with 6 other schools from all over Kent. Lady Boswell’s were representing the Sevenoaks and Malling region. After a shaky start, Lady Boswell’s got into a rhythm, eventually winning 3 games on the trot and finishing in 4th place in their group. They then went on to place the 4th placed team from Group B, Maidstone, and were finally placed 8th overall in Kent.

The overall winners of the tournament were Ashford, who Lady Boswell’s had beaten in the group competition (10-8) in what was a very physical and exciting game. The children played some excellent basketball and great sportsmanship was shown throughout the day.

An enormous thank you to the parents for enabling the children to take part, and to Mrs Johnson for leading the team.



Lady Boswell’s School was represented by 5 girls (Ania, Lillie, Bea, Katie and Nina) in the Sevenoaks Schools Doubles Orange Tournament. The competition was very tough and all of the girls did extremely well. Well done to Ania and Katie who beat the pair from Amherst School.



Wednesday evening of this week saw 9 children taking part in an Alternative Sports Festival at Knole Academy. The children had the opportunity to participate in 4 half-hour sessions of sport including Parcours, Karate, ‘Little Muskateers’ and Boxing. These sessions certainly inspired them all, with the participants sharing some of their experiences with the rest of the School in the Golden Book Assembly yesterday. Again, our thanks go to Mrs Johnson for leading the group.



On Monday, the Netball Team went to Knole Academy to play 2 league games against other local primary schools. The first match was against Anthony Roper, who beat us 6-0. The score did not reflect the fantastic netball produced by our team, and despite this loss, the Lady Boswell’s team picked themselves up and went on to beat Otford Primary School 4-0. Thank you to Mrs Johnson for attending this event.



Last Friday, all of our KS2 children took part in the annual KS2 Inter-house Cross Country Tournament. We were extremely proud of the tenacity and team spirit that all of the children showed, but, McKinley continued their sporting success by winning this event quite convincingly. Our thanks to the Staff who marshalled this event


Our Basketball team took part in a semi-final at Aylesford Secondary School last week. They played against St. Katherine’s Primary School, with our team winning 40-18! This victory means that they go forward shortly to represent Kent—what an amazing achievement, well done to them all. We look forward to letting you know how they get on.

Well done, to our amazing team, thank you to the parents who supported them, and thanks to Mrs Johnson for leading the team.



The Primary Netball League competitions started on Monday night at Knole Academy. Lady Boswell’s fielded 2 teams of mixed Year 6 girls and boys, they had convincing wins over both Sevenoaks County Primary and Edenbridge Primary School, and are looking forward to the next round. Well done to both teams, thanks to the parents for their support and thanks to Mrs Johnson for leading the teams.



Last night Alex, Fin, George, Samuel, Harry, Neve T, Neve E, and Lexi G from Year 6, took part in a Basketball Tournament at Knole Academy.

Lady Boswell’s were in Group B, alongside St. Thomas’ School, 2 teams from Anthony Roper School, an ‘all star’s’ team and Seal St. Lawrence School.

The matches, often ending with very close scores, were exciting with some super skill and teamwork on display.

Lady Boswell’s won their Group contest and went forwad to a playoff against winners of Group A, Dunton Green School.

With an exciting game in which the score was extremely close, it ended with a 10-9 win for our team. The Lady Boswell’s Basketball Team now goes forward to the Kent Games which will take place in Aylesford.

Well done to all of the children and thanks to Mrs Johnson for managing the team on the day.



Last week , runners from Years 2, 3 and 4 took part in the New Beacon Cross Country Cup.

It was heavy-going under foot, but all of the runners performed extremely well and showed great tenacity. Particular congratulations go to Lola S and Isla S from Year 2 for taking Gold and 2nd places respectively in their age group. In the Year 4 competition, Jessica T took 4th place and Anna L took the Gold!

Well done to all concerned and thanks to Mrs Barrett for managing the team on the day.



Well done to our footballers who took part in a football tournament at Knole Academy on Monday. Despite losing both games, against Churchill Primary and St Thomas’ Primary School, the players made a cohesive team and showed great sportsmanship


10 children from Lady Boswell’s took part in the Kent Cross Country Championships last Saturday at The Detling Showground.

The children all performed extremely well against a very strong field, with Schools from all over Kent. Our runners from Years 3, 4 and 5 were all placed in the top 25 runners for their age group, with three Year 4 girls just missing out on a team medal, finishing in 4th place overall.

A huge thank you to Mrs Johnson and Mrs Barrett for being with the children on the day.



Thursday afternoon saw the keenly contested Inter-house Tag Rugby Competition.

Following closely on the heels of the KS1 Cross Country success, McKinley were the victors, with children from all houses showing great tenacity and good sportsmanship.

Well done to all of the supporters from around the School who cheered their teams on in the face of both success and defeat.



Congratulations to our KS2 Cross Country Runners who took part in the District Cross Country competition this week at Radnor House School.

Our Year 3/4 girls team won the Team Shield for their age group, with Maisie H being placed 3rd overall. Pedri VdM performed outstandingly, coming 6th in the boys Year 3/4 age group. All our runners performed outstandingly and should be commended for their determination and good sportsmanship.



With the sun shining and leaves fluttering to the ground, our KS1 children took part in the KS1 Interhouse Cross Country competition.

This popular and hard-fought race certainly brought out the best in the children. With every child taking part, they put in great effort and good sportsmanship was shown by all.

For the first time ever, McKinley were the winners of this event—well done the yellows!



On Friday, 12th October, a large group of children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in a cross country event at Somerhill School. The children ran in races in their year groups and competed against schools from all over Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

Years 3 and 4 ran 1,100m and Years 5 and 6 ran 1,500m with a horrendously long steep hill to finish each of the courses! The children all performed exceptionally well with Maisie H in Year 4 taking a Bronze Medal and Lucy C in Year 5 just missing out on a medal. Well done to them all, but particular congratulations to those children who were competing for the first time. Our thanks to Miss Chivers and Mrs Johnson for giving their time to lead this event.



This week, our Football Team played 2 matches against Edenbridge and Antony Roper School. In the first match they had a tough start but the boys scored their first goal. This put them into a good rhythm and, after some good passing play, they scored a second goal. They finished well with a 3-0 victory. An outstanding performance by Chris from year 5. In their second match against Antony Roper, the team were buoyant. With an outstanding performance from JJ, this meant that Antony Roper struggled to get any shooting opportunities. The first half ended 3-0 to LB. After a mix up of communication, Antony Roper got a goal back, however, the team stayed strong, not allowing them back into the game. The final tally was 5-1 to Lady Boswell’s. Well done to all, and our thanks to Mr Saunders for coaching the team.



Always a rousing event, the Interhouse Netball and Football tournaments took place last week. All competitors took part with determination and good sportsmanship, and all house supporters cheered with enthusiasm. Congratulations to K2 for taking the netball prize and to Mont Blanc for taking the football prize.



On Monday, JJ, George, Fin, Callum, Will, Alex and Christopher from Year 6 and Georgia and Charlotte from Year 5 competed in a football tournament at St Michael’s School. The team played exceptionally well, working hard in the group stage to secure a couple of wins, coming third overall in their group. They then secured a place in the Plate final match against St. John’s School; the Lady Boswell’s players kept focused and pressed for an early goal. They communicated well with each other and demonstrated superb teamwork, staying strong in defence and passing the ball quickly up the field to secure another three goals. With a final score of 4-0, Lady Boswell’s won the Plate. Well done to the football team and thank you to Mrs Barrett for coaching and supporting the team throughout the tournament.



On Monday, Christopher, George, Fin, Alex and Callum from Year 6, and Georgia and Charlotte from Year 5 competed in the Somerhill U11 football tournament. 12 teams played 4 matches each, with the winners from each group going through to the Cup Final. Lady Boswell’s stormed through their group winning every match and not conceding a single goal. In a hard fought final that ended 0-0, the game went to penalties; our team kept calm, and with a combination of accurate shots on goal and highly skilled goalkeeping, our team were victorious. Excellent teamwork and some really impressive football. Well done!


Our Year 3 and 4 team made up of Paul, Curtis, Harry, Thomas, Alex and Pedri played in the U9s tournament, playing 6 matches in total. The main aim for this age group was for them to focus on their passing, team work and development of their understanding of the rules. Despite not having taken part in a tournament before, the boys played incredibly well with some outstanding goalkeeping and passing.

Both the U9s and U11s teams were exceptionally well behaved and a real credit to the School. A huge thank you to Mrs Oldfield and Mr Robinson for supervising the older team, and to Mrs Johnson and Mr Black for supervising the younger team.