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Sport and PE at Merton

At Merton Junior School we focus on several values that allow our children to participate and enjoy sporting success. Trying your hardest, good sportsmanship and healthy competition is something that we embed within all our children, whether it is in Physical Education in school, inter house tournaments or external competitions outside of school.  Every child is given the opportunity to push and challenge themselves within different sporting environments, this can be through working as a team to score a goal playing an invasion game or attempting to beat their personal best in Athletics. We strive to provide a well-rounded PE and sporting curriculum and experience for all our children

Sporting Success at Merton!


Sparkling Rugby Festival April 2018


A small group of Merton children took to the field at the Sparkling Rugby Festival at Overton Rugby Club last week. Firstly, it was the year 3 and 4s who ducked and wove through their competition to touch down! Then it was the year 5 and 6’s turn! Although neither team progressed through to the finals, they did both however win the ‘Fair Play’ trophy. All children demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and exceptional behaviour, representing Merton Junior School brilliantly. So a very well done!




During the Autumn and Spring Term, a group of year 5 and year 6 children took to the astro pitches at Down Grange for a number of hockey matches. The children braved the cold weather, rain and wind (luckily missing the snow!) to play different schools from around Basingstoke. Both the A team and B team demonstrated excellent dribbling, passing and teamwork skills.


Events still to come...

  • Year 5 Benchball tournament 
  • Summer Hockey tournaments
  • Kwik Cricket