Information, Rules, Handbook, YAG

Year at Glance or YAG

A brief outline of all the events The Chippenham Sports Partnership has planned for the year ahead, to book onto these events please go through the bookings system, found under PLT Login. The 3 SSCos, Selina Sheldon, Jessica Abbeyfield, Emma Hardenhuish plan and organise events at different locations in Chippenham, allowing all of primary schools to experience different venues that Chippenham has to offer.

PLT Powerpoint Friday 7th January 2022

The Chippenham Sports Partnership Handbook – The most important thing you will need!

Inside this handbook, you will find information about all the events that are available to your school during the year. Events are open to all schools in the Partnership.  They involve a variety of competitions, festivals, programmes and staff CPD courses. Some of the competitions are School Games Competitions which you must enter if you want to progress onto Level 3. Other festivals are more informal and provide pupils with the experience of working alongside other schools.  There is a chronological list of all competitions in this handbook with details of dates, times, venues and rules. 

Pupils also have the opportunity to experience roles other than participant and during the year are invited to attend two Young Official Courses which take place at a local secondary school. These courses equip pupils with the knowledge they need to support Level 1 events on the school site.  

There are other programmes available which target specific groups of pupils. These include gifted and talented pupils who are invited to be part of the Talent Team or hard to engage pupils who are invited to be part of the All Active Academy which incorporates the Change4Life objectives.  Both programmes involve workshops at a secondary school site and a trip to Bath University. 

It continues to be a priority of ours to work alongside staff involved with the planning and delivery of PE and sports.  During the year there are many opportunities for staff to access CPD and networking events. These include PLT meetings, PE Federation Days and other locally organised events. Details of these events are outlined in this handbook. 

Quick Sticks Hockey Guidelines

Handy Information about our Quick Sticks Festival happening Wednesday 19th January Yr5/6

Kwik Sticks friendly hockey tournament. All rules and guidance for Kwik Sticks can be found on our website in the PLT area under events.

Please ensure you bring a first aid kit with you as well as all sticks and kit needed. This event will take place Sheldon School astro. Please enter from the Sports Club entrance at the back of the astro. Please note – as with all events held at one of the secondary schools, no parents are able to attend. This is due to safeguarding.

Please book a ticket for each TEAM you are booking on rather than each individual. Please could schools book a maximum of 2 teams in the first instance. If you are interested in bringing a 3rd team please let Jessica Pierce know and we will accommodate you where possible. No 3rd teams will be added until the booking system has closed to give all schools the opportunity to attend.

Year 5 and 6 Netball Information

                   HIGH 5/BEE NETBALL RULES

SQUAD SIZE 9 to include minimum 2 boys and maximum 3 boys (only 2 boys on court at any time)

Rotations at half time and full time


•     OVER 2 LINES (over a third)FREE PASS







•     You can now defend the ball on court and in the circle



Football Rules

Pupils will take place in a series of competitive matches. Top performing teams will qualify for the County Finals. Pupils need to be in school years 5 and 6. Squads of 10, with 7 v 7 matches.

This event will be held at Stanley Park. Pupils will need to wear shin pads and trainers as we will be on the astro.

Schools will need to provide their own first aid kit.

Can you please book number of teams that you are bringing rather than individual pupils e.g. if you are bringing 2 teams, book 2 tickets. This is the qualifying event for the County Finals

Primary: Football  11am – 2.30pm Competition Rules & Guidelines No spectators allowed. Parent helper names to Jessica Pierce
Competition Qualification
Level 2 School Games (next stage is 18.1.22) English Schools Football Association (ESFA) Competition pathway
Competition Format
 7 –a-side ESFA Rules
Team Information
Squad Size:  Squads of 10 only Players:        7 players on the pitch at any one time
Year Groups Gender
 Year 5 / Year 6 There are no gender ratios
Equipment (Schools need to provide/take to competition)
  Shin pads are compulsory for all players on the pitch. Organisers take no responsibility for players entering the field of play without suitable shin pads.Set of coloured bibs (different to Team colours)Size 4 ballMetal, plastic, astro trainers or regular trainers (no blades)Accompanying staff are responsible for the sportsmanship of their players. This is a school competition, not club competition and the ability will be varied.
Competition Rules
Decisions of the Referee: The decisions of the referee regarding facts connected with play are final.   Number of Players: The Football Association Laws for Mini-Soccer state that each match should be 7 a side.Players must play with and against players only from their own age range – within a two year age gap  Start and Restart of Play Procedure: A kick-off is taken at the centre of the playing area to start the game and after a goal has been scored, opponents must be 4.5m (5 yards) away from the ball, and in their own half of the field. The ball must be played forward.   Offside: There is no offside.  
Game: The Team scoring the most goals in a game are the winners.   League / Tournament Competition: Win = 5 points                                                                   Draw = 3 points                                                                   Loss = 1 point                                                                 
First Aid & Emergency Procedures
Schools are responsible for the provision and administration of their own First Aid.   The Competition Organiser will brief all School Staff prior to the start of the competition, and will provide information about emergency procedures.