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CROSS COUNTRY GLORY                                                                                                                      November 11th 2018

Huge congratulations to Jesper and Barney who represented Richmond borough Under 11s at the London Youth Games last Saturday, helping the borough come 4th out of 22 London boroughs. The London Youth Games Foundation is a charitable organisation which aims to inspire and enable young Londoners to achieve their best through sport.

The competition took place on Hampstead Heath on a glorious sunny day, and Barney and Jesper, were both “nervous and excited” to compete as part of a team of 9 under-11 boys. In order to qualify they had to submit their best 5k park run, which they have been completing at Richmond Park and Old Deer Park. Barney and Jesper celebrated with lunch at Five Guys.

In addition, this morning our Cross Country Team took part in the Richmond Borough Sports Cross Country in Richmond Park. The team did really well and put in an enormous effort - special congratulations go to our medal winners Fabio  who came 2nd and Tess who came in 3rd for their outstanding achievement. We await the final times with anticipation!!

Watch out, Mo Farah – we’re hot on your heels!

October 30 2018                                                                                                                                  DODGEBALL VICTORY!

On Tuesday October 30, teams from years 5 and 6, entered a Dodgeball competition at Twickenham School. St Stephen's 2 played well but came up against some tough competition, they won one of their games and unfortunately did not progress to the semi-finals.

St Stephen's 1 also played well and won all their games to progress through to the final. In the final they met Trafalgar School and after a hard game they finished second. Both teams were a credit to the school, showing good sportsmanship and support of their team and others.


TAG RUGBY VICTORY AT ST JAMES’S                                                                                                             October 2018

Last Friday our Tag Rugby team took part in their Cluster Group Competition at St James’s and achieved some outstanding results!

The team is now top of the league and will now go through to Quarter Finals of the league:


St Stephens versus Stanley  3 – 0   WIN

St Stephens versus St Marys  4 – 0   WIN

St Stephens versus Trafalgar   4 – 0   WIN

St Stephens versus Orleans   2 – 1   WIN

St Stephens versus St James  2 – 2   DRAW                              

SPORTS COUNCIL                                                                             

This week our School  Council was appointed. The following candidates were selected as Sports Captains. Huge congratulations to those who were selected. We can't wait to see what you can do!

Sports Captains

  • Max
  • Barney
  • Ross
  • Georgia
  • Jesper
  • Alice
  • Oliver
  • Martha
  • Sadie
  • Rose
  • Cara
  • Freddy
  • George
  • Rhys


VICTORY FOR YEAR 5&6 FOOTBALL TEAM OVER ORLEANS                                                                       October 2018

‘We started off with an absolute cracker from Toby and a precise tap-in from Ollie but at the end of the first half our opponents got one back from a powerful free kick.
In the second half St Stephens hit three goals in the net in quick succession.
The first was another for Toby, then one for Amario and a final one by Freddie making the final score 5-2.


SPORTS DAY                                                                                                                                                          July 21st 2018

Last week saw a plethora of sporting talent as we celebrated our Annual Sports Day at Orleans Park School. Every child from every class took part in events across the sporting spectrum. Despite the high temperatures, every house made a solid effort with the Yellow House eventually winning the day! 

For a selection of photographs across the classes, please click  here



YEAR 5 + 6 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT - Rocks Lane - April 20th 2018

On Friday 20th April 2018, 8 of our Year 5s and 6s attended a football tournament at Rocks Lane. Unfortunately competition was tough and we sadly failed to make it past the group stages.

That said, the team showed great team work and resilience, there was some excellent play - goals were scored and some great saves were made. While the knock out stages were being played, we played some friendlies and finished by winning one, drawing one and losing one.

The team had a great day and would like to thank Miss Cooper, Mr Haycroft and Mr Downes. 


By Georgia, Cara, Myrto and Mima

On Wednesday March 14th, Georgia, Cara, Myrto and Mima took part in the Borough Swimming Gala Finals.

First up was Georgia in the Girls Year 5 Freestyle, She swam amazingly well, coming in at 2nd in 24.90 seconds. Next up was Mima, in the Girls Breaststroke - she came in 3rd with a time of 33.75 seconds. After that, Georgia swam in the Girl’s Backstroke in a very tough race but she swam brilliantly and was placed 4th in 32.15 seconds.

Then Cara, Myrto and Mima swam in the Girls Medley as follows: 

  • Myrto – Backstroke
  • Mima – Breaststroke
  • Cara – Frontcrawl

The race was very fast and we came in 6th place. Our next race was the Freestyle relay and although it was very hard, we came 5th. Overall, the girls won a shield for 4th place in small schools group.

Huge thanks to Miss Elengorn for all her help!


By Erin & Estelle

On Wednesday, March 14th the St. Stephen’s Tag Rugby team played against St. Mary’s and Orleans Primary.

Our first match was against Orleans Primary. We started off very well, scoring three tries and only conceding 1. Orleans came back fighting but only scored one more try. In the end the score was 5 – 2 to St. Stephen’s.

Our next match was against St. Mary’s. It was very tight – in the first half we managed to only concede 2 tries and scored 3. The second half we stayed strong and it ended 4 – 3 to St. Stephen’s. Thank you to our brilliant coach Mr Downes.



By Mima, Sally, Liz, Rose, Cara, Erin

On Thursday, March 15th, the girls football team played a match against East Sheen, in the quarter finals of the Borough Football Competition.

Sadly, East Sheen won 5-0 which means we are now out of the competition. We are really proud of how far we’ve come and hopefully we will still play some friendly matches.

We couldn’t have done it without our amazing coach, Mr Munn!



On Wednesday 21st, the boys team started strongly against Holy Trinity, as Toby scored in the first minute! This was closely followed by a second goal from Sam, bringing the score to 2-0. Toby then scored 5 great goals in a row, taking the half time score to 7-0.

The 2nd Half started a little slower, but a goal from Dan gave the team a fantastic boost that then led James, Teig, Will, Sam and Toby  to contribute to a final score of 15-0.  What an effort from a fantastic team.




On Wednesday February 21st, the girls football team played a match against Holy Trinity. Straightaway, Erin scored to take us 1-0 up. Liz made some amazing saves with the help of our great defenders. The end of the first half remained at 1-0 to St. Stephen’s. In the 2nd Half, Holy Trinity came back fighting but the ball couldn’t get past Liz… Another goal by Lottie was scored taking the goal line up to 2-0. Mima took lots of shots at goal, including one so powerful it knocked the goal post over! After several attempts, Mima scored a great goal with a final goal from Erin. The final score was 4-0  to St. Stephen’s. Thanks again to Miss Cooper!


GIRLS FOOTBALL - ST. STEPHEN'S v ST. MARY'S - February 20th 2018

On Tuesday February 20th, the girls football team played an amazing match against St. Mary’s.

In the first half, we really showed the opposition our determination, with 2 incredible goals curled past the post by Mima and Erin respectively. We felt confident going into the 2nd Half with a 2 goal lead and we certainly had the other team rattled, scoring a further 3 fantastic goals. We are all very proud to report that the final score was 5-0 to St. Stephen’s. An amazing team effort!




SWIMMING GALA REPORT - February 6th 2018

On Tuesday February 6th, St. Stephen’s children took part in the Borough Swimming Gala trials at Pools on the Park.

We were fortunate to have an incredibly strong individual and team presence and several attendees remarked on how well behaved our children were both in and out of the water.

Whilst every participant came in either 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th, the girls get a special mention for their stunning performance in the medley relay and freestyle relay.


Girls Breast Stroke  -  Jemima

Girls Backstroke  -  Georgia

Girls Freestyle    -  Georgia

Girls Medley Relay

Girls Freestyle Relay


GIRLS FOOTBALL - ST. STEPHEN'S V THE VINEYARD - January 30th 2018         

On Tuesday January 30, the girls football team played against the Vineyard School in an A team match and a B team match. In the first half, the A Team started well with an amazing goal scored by Lottie.

At the start of the 2nd half, The Vineyard fought back to get a goal. Luckily, Elizabeth saved some amazing shots but we conceded one goal. At the end of the match, the final score was 2-1 to The Vineyard.

In the B Team match, the first half saw a load of goals being scored by Cara and we went into the half time break at 5-0 to us. We couldn’t have done it without Sophia’s amazing goal keeping skills.

In the second half a brilliant pass by Esther resulted in a great goal from Anoushka. From there, The Vineyard scored three goals but the end result was 7-3.

A big shout out to Miss Cooper for all her help!

DODGEBALL - MATCH REPORT - January 17th 2018

By Estelle, Lilliana & Sally

On Wednesday, a few members of Year 6 took part in a Dodgeball Competition. At first, we started slowly but then we learned the other school’s tactics, gained skill and played well.

The schools we played against were Collis, St. James, St. Elizabeths’ and Lowther. We had a few difficult matches but then St. Stephen’s won a game which motivated us to play better.

After Mr. Downes’ motivational speech, St. Stephen’s Red Team was ready to have a massive comeback and we beat Lowther 2-1. When the final scores were rounded up, St. Stephen’s came 3rd. Without Mr. Downes and Miss Pigeon, we wouldn’t have played as well as we did.

TAG RUGBY - MATCH REPORT - January 11th 2018

By Rob, Erin and Mima

On Thursday, January 11th, St. Stephen’s Tag Rugby Team played against St. Elizabeth’s. We started strong in the first half with the score being 3 ALL. In the Second Half, St. Elizabeth’s came back with 2 more tries, putting them in the lead. But we fought back and equalised the score.

Then, St. Elizabeth’s scored another try and the match was nearly over. Luckily, Erin came back and scored the final try in the last minute!

The score was 6-6 in the end and we couldn’t have done it without Mr. Downes.

                                          RED JANUARY - January 2018

To kick off the New year, we are taking part in RED January (Run Every Day). It’s an initiative that promotes the idea that January is a good time to look after ourselves, doing a little something each day to help us to keep ourselves mentally healthy. In Shark class, we’ve talked about the 5 ways to wellbeing - connecting with people and animals, being active, performing kind acts, noticing, being around nature.  We have created a RED January box to collect ideas for a 10 minute activity  per day.  Ideas included: run 3 laps of the playground, write a class poem about kindness, do a dance video, smell the trees!!   Starfish and Turtle class have been doing a lap of the playground in the morning.  It's a good way to get moving and get the heart rate up. There is lots of laughter and the children seem to be enjoying it. The staff are too!