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November 2017 - Year 1 have been showing great enthusiasm for sport while playing cups and saucers, beanbag relays and hoop hopping. We have some great young athletes for sure at Henley Green.

November 2017 - Moat House visited Henley Green this week and managed to beat our football team by 3 goals to 2 in an enthralling match played in fading light. Team HG pushed for an equaliser until the final whistle, with the Moat House coach nervously questioning the referee about time left! Despite the disappointment the team played well and are starting to link up brilliantly and showed good sportsmanship at the final whistle.

November 2017 - Under the floodlights at Henley Green our netball A team beat Potters Green 13-4. This is a fantastic result in the first game of the season and just reward for the hours of practice that the girls have put in this term. During the B team match we were able to play 15 different players with many girls making their competive debuts for the school. Unsuprisingly, with so many changes in a 5 aside game, the B team lost but was great experience for the new players to the team, and sport! Thanks to our Year 6 photographers who took some offbeat pictures!

October 2017 - After a hectic, exhilarating afternoon at the Coventry Schools Sportshall Athletics Competition at the Alan Higgs Centre, Team HG finished as winners of the competition. Our Year 5/6 athletes competed in 12 different relay races, speed bounce, javelin, chest push, long, high and triple jump competitions and finished 10 points ahead of Clifford Bridge, Stretton and St Barts Schools. Teamwork, determination and resilience won the day for Henley, especially after early baton and finish line issues! Well done to the team and Miss Subhan for her coaching and encouragement.

October 2017 - In a game that ended in darkness Team HG were finally knocked out of Harry Shaw Football Trophy by a strong Willenhall team. Henley were always in the game but ultimately paid for defensive errors. All players kept their heads up and fought until the end, creating late chances to close the deficit. Good signs for the rest of the season.

October 2017 The future of football at Henley Green looks bright after the Year 4 team reached the Quarter Finals of the School Games Tournament at the AT7 Centre. After winning their league the team lost narrowly to Clifford Bridge with a 'Golden Goal', as the teams were still level after extra time. The team were a real credit to the school and won and lost with a smile and a handshake.

October 2017 After School Sports Clubs are up and running now and almost 100 children from Year 2 to Year 6 are keeping fit, learning new skills and making new friends across the week once school has finished. Fantastic!

October 2017 Year 2,3, 5 and 6 all took part in orienteering lessons this week. Children learnt how to draw and read simple maps and to use landmarks to orientate the maps to find hidden clippers around the school grounds. It was great to see the Year 6 Sports Leaders passing on their knowledge to the children in Year 2!

Last week 14 children from the Henley Green Football Club travelled to Aldermoor Farm Primary School to play friendlies, A and B teams, and narrowly lost 2-1 and drew 2-2 - with Aldermoor equalising with the last kick of the match! Both teams played well together, especially the debutants in Year 5. It's going to be a good season.

September 2017 - After School Sports Clubs start this week, beginning 18th September, and are as follows: Monday 3:15-4:30 Year 3/4 Team Games Club, Tuesday 3:15-4:30 Year 5/6 Football Club, Wednesday 3:15-4:30 Year 2 Multi Skills Club and Thursday 3:15-4:30 Year 5/6 Girls Netball Club. We had a massive demand for places at clubs and many children are on waiting lists for a place. Could you please ask your children to be patient if they are waiting for a place. Thanks, Mr M Blakeman.

September 2017 - More pictures of children working hard at Henley Green Primary School.

September 2017 - children are back at school and raring to go. Year 1 have been playing Dodgeball Tig, Year 2 learning how to play football, Year 3 worked together to solve problems, Year 4 have been bowlinng cricket balls at wickets, Year 5 played Dodgeball and Year 6 practised their ball control skills in Street Hockey games.

September 2017 - the new Year 6 Henley Green Sports Leaders have been training this week. They have been working together to solve problems so that they are ready to support at lunchtimes and after school at clubs with younger children.

July 2017 - No end of term would be complete without the Sports Celebration Assembly. Another busy, successful term of sport at Henley Green with an assembly to share and reward the great efforts of children and staff. School records were beaten, personal bests shattered and children recieved their UK Athletics bronze and silver awards. Hopefully children, staff and families will have an active and sporty summer holidays and all return to school in September without injury!

July 2017 - Henley Green finished a fantastic fourth out of over 20 Coventry schools at the Engage Tag Rugby Festival at Lyng Hall School. Winning seven games, before finally losing in the semi finals, the Henley Green Year 5 Tag Rugby team showed discipline, teamwork, respect and certainly enjoyed themselves in the process.

July 2017 - After humid weather and threatening clouds Henley Green finally hosted 4 fantastic sports days with children from years 1-6 competing in teams and alone to beat other teams, break school records and improve personal bests. Every child improved at least one of their own personal bests and contributed to their team's effort. Little Acorns, Reception and Nursery all competed in 7 events and some exceptional young athletes were spotted. Everybody had fun and put in 100% effort. Henley Green is certainly blessed with many outsatnding athletes of all ages.

June/July 2017 - The Outdoor Adventure Club have built shelters, erected tents, learnt about basic first aid, map reading and have cooked on camp stoves and enjoyed a campfire with toasted marshmallows. Great fun and life skills.

June/July 2017 - Hot weather means time spent in the sunshine and sun cream, hats and plenty of water to keep hydrated is vital.

June/July 2017 - Hot weather means time spent in the sunshine and sun cream, hats and plenty of water to keep hydrated is vital. 1
June/July 2017 - Hot weather means time spent in the sunshine and sun cream, hats and plenty of water to keep hydrated is vital. 2

June 2017 - West Bromwich Albion Football Club coaches spent a week teaching football to every class from Year 1 to 6. They were also scouting for children with a talent for football and chose 41 children to join their coaching group at Caludon Castle on Wednesday evenings. One of our Year 6 boys was fast tracked to the club's academy in Birmingham and has since signed a contract with the club. Great news and reward for hard work an talent.

June 2017 Henley Green hosted a School Games Rounders competition against Little Heath, Moathouse and Potters Green. After a tight tournament Potters Green won with Henley Green close runners up. The event was played in warm sunshine and finished with a boys v girls match which gave childfren and staff from each school the chance to mix.

June 2017 - Henley Green's new Cricket Club went to Edbaston, Birmingham to watch the ICC Champions Trophy match between Pakistan and South Africa. It was a fantastic trip and all the children were inspired by the experience and are now ready to practise bowling and batting at club next week. The Mexican Wave was really popular too and the group loved joining in with the fun! The match finished under the floodlights and even the rain failed to dampen the spirits of the children who arrived back at school at 9:30pm tired but very excited.

May 2017 - Congratulations to Henley Green Football Team for winning the Coventry East League B championship. This represents a real team effort with 30 different players representing the team over a long season. A brilliant achievement Henley Green. Teamwork at its very best.

May 2017 - Congratulations to Henley Green Football Team for winning the Coventry East League B championship. This represents a real team effort with 30 different players representing the team over a long season. A brilliant achievement Henley Green. Teamwork at its very  best. 1
May 2017 - Congratulations to Henley Green Football Team for winning the Coventry East League B championship. This represents a real team effort with 30 different players representing the team over a long season. A brilliant achievement Henley Green. Teamwork at its very  best. 2

May 2017 - Henley Green High 5 Netball Team finished a great season with a win over Clifford Bridge. Both A and B teams were able to win on an incredibly hot afternoon, a far cry from the February game in snow! Over the season the girls have improved hugely to finish runners up in the Coventry East League. Well done girls - a fantastic effort.

May 2017 - After issues with the minibus the Henley Green Year 5 Tag Rugby teams finally reached the AT7 Centre to attend the Engage Tag Rugby Festival. With 8 schools present it was a real celebration of the game of rugby and of the 5 core values. The Henley Green showed good teamwork, integrity, discipline, respect and all enjoyed themselves on a hot, sunny afternoon. At the end of the competition Henley Greens two teams had won 9 games and drew 1 out of 10 to finish top of the league! Well done Year 5's, there may well be some future stars at HG ready to play for Coventry Rugby or Wasps in the future!

May 2017 - This week saw the final session of the Engage Rugby Core Values course at Henley Green. After last week's wash out in the wet weather the skies were clear blue and the sun shone brightly. Children played tag rugby, rested and drank water in the shade and celebrated the 5 core values of rugby: Enjoyment, Discipline, Integrity, Teamwork and Respect.

May 2107 - Henley Green School looked fantastic as we hosted the Coventry School Games Quad Athletics Competition. After a close battle over 4 events - 50m sprint, 400m run, javelin and long jump - Grangehurst came first with Henley Green a close second ahead of Alderman's Green and St Patricks. Each school had a team of 30 athletes, 15 boys and 15 girls, and the event was brilliantly run by Henley's Sports Leaders who welcomed and guided visitors and measured events. Well done Henley Green.

May 2017 - Year 5 learnt about Respect as part of the Engage Tag Rugby Scheme this week. They all showed respect towards each other to score tries and complete challenges in the classroom.

April 2017 - Year 1 used maps to find hidden chocolate eggs around the school grounds. They used their orienteering skills to work out where the eggs were hidden.

April 2017 - Engage Rugby coaches are visiting Henley Green this term to teach the 5 core values of rugby to both Year 5 classes. The values are: respect, discipline, integrity, enjoyment and teamwork and this week's lesson was about teamwork and children solved problems alone and together in the classroom and on the sports field. Next week the children are learning about enjoyment and respect.

April 2017 - Henley Green High 5 Netball team finished the season with a thumping 15-0 demolition of Stoke Heath School on Friday evening. It has taken the team a while to gel this season after last year's league winning exploits but they are really playing well with spirit and fluidity now. Well done girls - a great performance.

April 2017 - Year 5 children who were unable to join the Dol y Moch trip enjoyed a flavour of outdoor adventure at Ryton Pools last week. 29 children completed the advanced orienteering course, challenged themselves to solve problems, found all of the chocolate eggs in the woodland trail, identified wildlife from charts and finished the day with an hour at the Adventure Playground - where they zip wired, spun, climbed, slid, traversed and balanced their way around the course of equipment. Children showed good resilience and it was great to see them practising their P.E. map reading and endurance skills away from school.

April 2107 - Year 3 had a great day out at Lickey Hills Woodland Park where they learnt about woodland life and practised their orienteering skills. Despite the wet weather the Henley Green children wrapped up and showed brilliant resilience by completing all activities with enthusiasm. Mr Blakeman was delighted that some children were able to use 8 compass points to orientate the maps and contours to work out the steepness of hills. A great day - well done year 3 and the intrepid staff!

Sports Leaders at Henley Green have been supporting Mr Blakeman at after school clubs this term. They have been guiding and encouraging younger children and teaching them new sports skills and helping to boost their confidence. At lunchtimes they have been supporting staff with activities and organisation and helping Mr Blakeman to check new sports equipment, pumping balls up and setting up the MUGA for P.E. lessons. The Sports Leaders are learning important life skills and provide invaluable support with sporting activities.

15 Henley Green children from Miss Wright's and Miss Higgin's Running Club ran the Dol y Moch Mile on the course of the Coventry Half Marathon on Sunday. Well done to every child who ran the whole mile - they have really improved their endurance at Running Club this term. A brilliant experience and the Henley children represented the school really well.

Team work was important on Saturday as the HG Cross Country team ran in the Coventry Schools Relay Competition at Bablake School. With over 40 schools competing the HG boys finished 21st and the girls 20th. Well done for a great team effort on a heavy surface.

Unfortunately after a mammoth match on Thursday Henley Green lost 4-3 after extra time at All Souls in the Quarter Finals of the Ben Whelan Football Cup. It was a really gutsy effort from the Henley squad who fought back to level after falling behind three times! This is the furthest that HG have progressed in this cup and the team have made real progress this season.

Sky Blues in the Community run Fun Football Holiday Camps every school half term. Our Football Camps are open to boys and girls aged 5-12 years old. The emphasis of these camps is for players to have fun and play plenty of games regardless of age or ability. Each camp day consists of a morning of skills, games and challenges followed by an afternoon of football matches and tournaments. All children attending a full camp will receive a Sky Blues Medal, CCFC Tickets and will be in with a chance of receiving one of three awards – the Respect Award, Star Player or the Coaches’ Award. Winning any of these awards and you will play on the Ricoh Arena Pitch at half time during a CCFC game. To book please contact 02476 786 349 or visit

Henley Green Year 2 Gymnastics team performed wonderfully at the Coventry School Games Gymnastics Competition on Friday at the Alan Higgs Centre. After extra coaching from Miss Payne over the last few weeks the team came 6th in the Floor Competition and 2nd in the Bench/Vault category - our best results ever. A huge improvement from last year's competition and a really enyoyable afternoon at a great competition.

Henley Green Girls Football Team enjoyed the finals of the Coventry Schools 4 aside competition at Ryton this week before being knocked out after close games against Bablake, Manor Park and Pearl Hyde. They even met Sky Blue Sam though Mr White looked the most excited to meet the large blue elephant!

Coventry City Football Club have started working with Year 5 on Monday afternoons for 6 weeks. Children will learn about healthy living through a good balanced diet and exercise. What a great opportunity for our children to impress the coaches with their knowledge and football skills.

The Henley Green Girls Football Team performed brilliantly at the Coventry Schools 4 aside competition at Ryton on Tuesday evening this week. Following on from football and netball victories last week, the girls recovered well after losing the first game against Manor Park with a 11-0 thrashing of Kerseley Grange and 2-0 win against St John Vianney 2-0 to secure a place in the finals on Tuesday February 28th. After the disappointment of the first games the team listened to the advice of the coaches and adapted to a new formation and responded brilliantly - particularly the striker who netted 12 goals in the 2 games! Fantastic resilience girls - Harry the Tortoise would be proud of you!

Henley Green and Potters Green played out a thrilling Coventry East Netball League game at the Henley MUGA this Thursday. Despite falling snow and frozen fingers the Henley girls hung on to win 4-3 after two successive defeats. The Henley defence showed a big improvement from the previous games as they worked really well with their partners. Tonight's photographs were taken by our two Year 5 super snappers - a promising career in photography awaits for both of them.

Henley Green A and B Football Teams had a successful evening this week - beating SEVA 10-0 and 3-1 in well contested friendlies at school. New players were tested, including a very proud new captain, and 20 players contributed towards the success while the rest of the squad took part in training alongside the pitch. Miss Wright and Miss Higgins Running Club trained for the Dol y Moch Mile on the running track and playground. A great evening of sport at Henley Green enjoyed by all.

Fantastic to see nearly 70 children attending After School Football and Running Clubs at Henley Green on Tuesdays - well done Miss Wright, Mr White and Miss Higgins for giving up their time to support Mr Blakeman with the clubs.

Floodlit Coventry East Netball League A and B team matches against Willenhall. Excellent commitment and performance by both teams against one of the best teams in the league.

Sports Kit for Henley Green 2016-17

To raise standards, we require ALL children to have a kit appropriate for sports activities just as ALL children are expected to wear uniform. We would like any combination of colours as long as they are black, white and green:


  • T-shirt (black, white or green), without a collar
  • Shorts (black, white or green)
  • Suitable pair of trainers/pumps to protect the child’s feet.

Trainers are not acceptable footwear in school, (sports only). Please ensure that your child wears black shoes in and around school.


The Henley Green Tree has had a makeover and been transformed into a tree of sport!

The Henley Green Tree has had a makeover and been transformed into a tree of sport! 1


Henley Green P.E and Sport Premium Impact

The Government award Primary Schools a premium to support sport participation for all.

Funding is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils, aged between 5 and 11, at the school. The purpose of the funding is to improve provision of PE and Sport at Henley Green and to encourage and support healthy and active lifestyles amongst our children and their families.

During 2015-16 Henley Green were awarded £9164 which was spent as follows:

·         £8000   towards salary of a full time PE/ Sports teacher

·         £123 to pay for minibuses to take teams to tournaments and sports events.

·         £700 to buy sports equipment.

·         £100 to buy trophies, medals etc to reward success and effort in sport.

·         Providing quality after school clubs. (PE Teacher’s salary)

·         £20 membership of Coventry Sports to compete in a range of events from football to X country.

·         Upskilling staff to run after school clubs, lunchtime clubs and support PE with growing confidence. (PE Teacher’s salary)

·         Supply Cover to cover PE Teacher when attending events and competitions with groups


Children at Henley Green are encouraged to take part in sport and physical activity regardless of any difficulties that they have.

Inclusion is vitally important and all children are fully included in all sports with support from other children, staff or by using modified equipment if necessary; the recent Paralympic week was a great success with all pupils taking part in games from seated volleyball and visually impaired running and football.

Competition is encouraged and children are taught to fulfil their potential against other pupils or by challenging their own personal bests in a wide range of physical disciplines.

Healthy diet and lifestyles are taught and modelled and many children are becoming increasingly aware of their links to mental and physical wellbeing.

The Sports Premium has allowed the PE/Sport Teacher, to buy quality sports equipment to enable children to feel a sense of pride about their school – as a Year 6 girl said:  ‘I feel proud of our school and our sports facilities are amazing.’

Competing across the City

Children regularly travel to sporting events at other schools and sports halls and compete well with confidence in themselves and their performance. By hiring minibuses from local schools, children have competed in competitions around the City in:

·         Cross Country races

·         Gymnastics

·         Multiskills

·         Athletics

·         Football

·         Netball

·         Cricket

·         Rounders.

A Year 6 girl felt that ‘Representing my school at netball was amazing, I felt proud and we made friends with children from other schools!’

Around 150 children have now represented Henley Green in sporting competition against other schools in the past 2 years.

Extended Provision

Over 200 children have regularly attended after school sports clubs and girls now make up approximately 50% of the children attending sports clubs (after school after a slow start).

Organisation and support of lunchtime staff has resulted in increased participation in safe, meaningful physical activity on the playground with a wide range of sports and activities available.

Less active children are being targeted and encouraged to participate in groups such as the 1 Mile Walk group.

Children are benefitting from increased responsibilities with roles such as Sports Leaders and Walk Leaders where they are taught to lead and support other children and staff with sporting activities at lunchtimes, PE lessons and after school events.

Sports Leaders have supported sports events that Henley Green have held over the past year -  something that gives them a sense of pride in themselves and school.

The Sports Premium has supported the development of PE and Sport at Henley Green and children are very aware of the importance of sport, healthy lifestyles and competition. Sport plays a prominent part of life at Henley Green and children are inspired and motivated to participate in physical activities – evident by the ‘buzz’ around sport and the oversubscribed sports clubs and teams. Official recognition of this has recently arrived with the School Games Bronze Award for commitment to school sports which supports school sports provision for all and healthy competition.







There was great excitement at Henley Green yesterday as two of our new Sports Leaders drew the 2 leagues for the new Coventry East Football League. The draw was as follows: League A: Moathouse, Stoke Heath, St Laurence, Whitley Abbey and Potters Green. League B: Grangehurst, Ernesford Grange, SEVA, Courthouse Green and Henley Green. Henley Green were the last school out of the hat and have a difficult draw but are up for the challenge and working hard to prepare for the first game.

Fantastic news. Henley Green have been awarded the School Games Bronze Award in recognition of our contribution to competitive school sport. The School Games is a government led scheme to encourage competitive sport amongst, and within schools, and Henley Green have entered teams into competitions for children from year 1-6 in sports such as: netball, football, athletics, gymnastics, multi skills and rounders in the last year. The award also recognises the importance that sport has in the development of primary age children at Henley Green and the encouragement of all children to live healthy and active lives. This is a proud moment for Henley Green and we all look forward to another successful year of sport for all.

Paralympic Games Week 2016 - children from year 1-6 at HG experienced some of the challenges faced by athletes with disabilities, during P.E. and After School Clubs, and certainly adapted themselves to be successful!

Henley Green host a Quad Athletics Competition and narrowly overcome Little Heath, Alderman's Green and Grangehurst to progress to the Coventry Finals. Well done year 3 and 4 athletes and thanks to the Whitley and Lyng Hall students for helping.

Fantastic performance from Henley Green netball team to finish 8th out of 19 schools and clubs from Solihull, Coventry, Rugby and Stratford at Caludon Castle.

Thanks to Dave Long, double Olympian in the marathon - at Seoul and Barcelona, for inspiring our year 3 athletes.

Members of the Henley Green Athletics and Running clubs at Lyng Hall School enjoying the great sports facilities. Thanks to Miss Adamson and her students for their support.

Henley Green netball team performed brilliantly at the Coventry High 5 Netball Finals played at the Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Ground.



Here is a picture of Henley Green Tag Rugby team at the launch of the Coventry - A City of Rugby project.

Click on the link below to find out how the children played an important role in the fantastic launch.

Cold Saturday mornings competing at the Coventry Schools Cross Country at the Bablake School Playing Fields.

Coventry Half Marathon 2015

During January and February 16 children from Year 6 ran 12 miles at school before completing the 13th, and final, mile in front of thousands of spectators on the course in the city centre. It was a great achievement for the children, and staff, and they all deserved their medals, T shirts and goody bags at the finish line! Well done everybody - what's the next sporting challenge?


Tuesday 12 December 2017 School will be open as usual. Please note that the back gate will not be open.