Birchwood Grove


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As recognition of the school's commitment to supporting pupils with sporting achievements and participation, Birchwood Grove was awarded the platinum standard kitemark for the year 2017-18. Mid Sussex was the highest performing locality in terms of gold awards in the country, and Birchwood Grove was one of the platinum awards given to schools, both primary and secondary, in the region in order to obtain this award we were required to show that, amongst others:

  • More than 50% of KS2 pupils took part in extra curriciular sport
  • A 'Sports Crew', made up of 32 pupils, was created to plan and lead sporting opportunities for younger pupils
  • More than 2 hours of curriculum PE was provided to pupils each week
  • A, B and C teams competed in a variety of inter-school sports
  • Coaches from the local commuity and beyond were engaged to deliver high-quality sessions to pupils
  • Gifted sports people were supported at elite level to fulfill their potential


We are delighted that the hard work of a number of staff has been recognised in this way and will strive to continue to engage pupils in high quality sporting opportunities.