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Sporting Achievements

At William Read Primary and Nursery Academy, we enjoy taking part in sporting events that are held throughout the year because we want to develop our competitive nature and team spirit.

Results will be detailed below as and when they occur.

Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances all our usual sporting events have been cancelled.

District Sports

On Monday 8th July 2019, the William Read Athletics squad took part in the District Sports event at Cornelius Vermuyden School. There were representatives from years 3 to 6. The day started well in the field events with Ipek securing bronze in the high jump, another bronze for Evie in the long jump and a fantastic victory for Matthew in the long jump.

The action swiftly moved to the track starting with 600m races. Maddison destroyed the field in her race, winning with ease. Then came the sprint races. After the heats, we had representatives in every final in each year group. Timi and Aizenosa placed in their finals for year 4. Zuriel came 3rd in year 5, while Jack stormed to victory in his final. Edward and Berenyce ran into second place in their finals. The last races were the relays with years 5 (2nd) and 6 (3rd) both reaching the podium.

The final results meant that William Read came in second place. A fantastic achievement given the little time the squad were given to practise. We now have something to aim for next year.

Each competitor produced their best performance and we were extremely proud of their determination and perseverance. They represented their school wonderfully showing all our core values. All the staff who attended were very proud of them.

Cross Country

On Thursday 4th April 2019, selected pupils from Year 3-6 participated in a cross country event at Castle View School. 

KS1 Winter Games

On Tuesday 11th December 2019, a number of children from Year 2 participated in a Winter Olympic themed festival held at The Deanes School. They took part in many activities, some of which were: tri-golf, basketball, football and tennis. All the children were exceptionally well-behaved and had a fabulous time! Well done to all of those who went and a big thank you to Mrs. Walker and Mr. Green for their support and help with the event.


On Wednesday 26th June 2019, a group of year 5 boys went to Northwick Park to take part in a cricket competition. They played four games against St. Katherine's, Leigh Beck, Canvey Juniors and Northwick Park.

They had not played together before the tournament and lost the first three games. However, as each game went on, the boys (Mason, Brandon, Isaac, Joseph, Silviu, Charlie, Harry and Kalam) got better and better. Their fielding, batting and especially bowling improved until they won the final game against Northwick Park. The winning margin was just two runs!

We were very proud of the way the boys behaved and we hope they will get the chance to play again in the near future.