Hi, my name is Clive Tanner (Mr. Tanner) from iCan Sports Coaching and I am responsible for P.E. & Sport at Ashton Keynes Primary School. Within this role myself or Mr Watson is in school every day except for Wednesdays when we host Forest School. Each week I have 2 hours per class to work on either Games, Dance or Gymnastics. Outside of my curriculum commitments I also run the Football, Multi-Skills (KS1) and Multi-Sports (KS2) after school clubs as well as help organise and attend as many tournaments, fixtures & festivals as possible so Team AK gets the chance to shine outside as well as in school.

Hi my name is Rob Watson (Mr.  Watson) from iCan Sports. I support Mr Tanner with providing P.E & Sport provision to school.

It is a very exciting time to be involved in P.E. & Sport here at AKPS as Mrs Saville has helped put together a full and wide ranging plan of action for P.E. & Sport to build on the successes of last year. This year we are:

  • bringing the star challenge from the classroom into P.E.
  • using our AK core school values of Perseverance, Creativity, Friendship and Trust to underpin our Sports Merits
  • benefiting from the outdoor classroom to introduce lessons and evaluate our learning
  • developing new ways to access pupils’ progress in P.E. through the ‘Real PE’
  • introducing a sports leaders scheme in Year 5 & 6
  • engaging in as many healthy competitions as possible across both our Kingshill and RWBA clusters
  • providing lunchtime sessions to promote sportsmanship (Weather permitting)
  • organising an even bigger and better sports week than last year to offer even more opportunities for our pupils to experience sport and activity and learn about its benefits when combined with healthy diet and lifestyle choices

I truly believe that Team AK has something to offer every single pupil and I love seeing our stars make the first steps towards reaching their potential. Look out for the Team AK Sports & P.E. newsletters to see what we have been up to across the school.

Jamie Knight Freestyle Footballer visit 

On Friday 9th October 2020, AK were extremely lucky to have an inspirational visit from Freestyle Footballer Jamie Knight. Jamie began the day with an outdoor assembly where he showcased his incredible freestyle skills. Volunteer children attempted some too – he even got Mrs Saville and Mr Hockaday involved! Throughout the day, each class had a 30 minute workshop with Jamie where they tried a range of freestyle skills. The children absolutely loved it and participated brilliantly – they really were blown away by Jamie’s skills and enthusiasm. A fantastic day and a real treat for the children.

Details of all AK clubs including sport can be found under ‘After School Clubs’

AKPS Sports Update Term 1 and 2 2017-18


School Sport Organising Crew 2017-18

The AK ‘School Sport Organising Crew’ (SSOC) for 2017-18 for term 1 & 2 was finalised on Friday with a presentation due to be made in assembly next Thursday (12th Oct). Our ‘SSOC’ will be responsible for Intra-School Tournaments and Challenges, Playground Games, AK Sports Merits, Match Reports, Posters and starting up a club to get children active. Each week Mr Tanner will give some leadership training to a small group. This training can then be put into practice at break/lunchtimes across the following week.

Building upon the foundations laid by last years year 6 sports house captains, this year, all Year 6 Pupils were given the opportunity to apply for, and be interviewed to be involved this year. We had 17 pupils apply for the 14 positions so it made the decision process really difficult.

The tough final decisions were made by Mr Tanner with help from the ‘Year 6 Teaching Team’. However with so many strong candidates for the roles of House Captain, Vice Captain, Sports Leader and Media Manager it became clear that we needed to allow some flexibility between these roles across the year. Therefore at Christmas and Easter we will review the positions and look to offer increased responsibility for those who deserve it.


‘On Guard!’ – Fencing at AK 

We had only been back at school for a week (Sept 2017) before we welcomed the first of many exciting sporting opportunities that we can look forward to this year. Neil Bromley from Swindon Fencing Club came in and gave all 118 pupils in KS2 the chance to try Fencing. Participants really enjoyed learning the techniques and wearing the masks and protective gear. One pupil from Year 6 said ” I didn’t realise how challenging it would be, I loved it and want to do it again!”

For more information about Swindon Fencing Club –

Great Scenes at Cirencester Rugby Club

There were some great scenes in TAG Rubgy for instance scoring as many trys as GT, SB, TT, MD, or being as fast as HG, OW, ZM, EB, or being as defensive as LC, EC, FW, LV but I think the bravest was AR.

A.R was so brave with an injury on her head. She had an accident before the event started and had blood dripping down but she kept going.

We had great coaching from Mrs Dyson & Mr Tanner which made us good. We won loads, drew some and lost some but we kept going!!!

By Tom Macaulay (Year 4)

Girl Power at Football Festival

You can see how far we have come as a team in this tournament. Just a reminder on entering ‘Cirencester Girls Football Festival’ we had only played one game together previously. All the girls played really well all the way through in spirit and support for each other. We won 2 games overall with some stand out performances from DM, first time as goalkeeper. Special mention to MP. who defended our goal well. Whilst RB played a good attacking role upfront scoring 2 goals. Win, lose or draw we always play as a team!

By Melissa Kelly (Year 6)

Captains coming! Team AK House captains selected!

Our Yr 6 House captains have been selected and have been meeting with Mr Tanner to discuss and plan how they can can have a positive impact upon physical activity in and outside of school. The main aims for the summer term our:

  • To plan and deliver a Change4Life club at lunchtimes for children who are less confident with sport
  • To regularly offer lunchtime activities for pupils to enjoy
  • To initiate inter-house fixtures and competitions

The captains attended a inspirational training workshop last week and have all commented on how it left them feeling confident that they can use and develop their leadership skills to improve our school. Look out for exciting announcements coming soon!

Mr Tanner

P.E. Kit and Extra Curricular Sports Selection Policy 2016/17

AKP Sports Update Term 5 & 6

AK Sports update Term 1 & 2 – 2016-17

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Yr 5 & 6 Athletics team qualify for area competition

Year 3 and 4 shine at Kingshill athletics competition

AK Girls football looking smart

Team AK shines in smart new sports kit!


AK Sporting News


Team AK Sports update Term 1 & 2

Team AK PE & Sport Newsletter Term 3 & 4

AK Sport & PE Calendar 2015-16 Term 5 & 6


Team AK’ PE & Sports updates – Term 1 & 2

AK Sports Stars are shining bright once more!

Report from Mr Brown 09.03.15

Congratulations to our Netball girls who have qualified for the Level 2 Cluster Final after competing at the Kingshill Netball tournament on Tuesday. The team had to work really hard to overcome some strong opposition and managed to win 3 of their 4 matches. Two of those matches were won by a single goal which made for a tense spectacle for all of the Team AK supporters present. Well done girls and good luck in the next round.

But it’s not just our Netballers who have been performing well in recent weeks. Team AK have had several KS2 runners at each of the Cross-Country events at Fairford and Deer Park school. Everyone is a winner who crosses the line at these fun events but a special mention must go to Daniel O’neil who has finished in the medal positions on both occasions! Good luck to Daniel and to all of our runners at the next race on Tuesday at Kingshill School.

AK Netball  

Netball club offers all children in class 4, 5 and 6 the opportunity to learn more about the game, it allows the children to play in mixed ability and age settings. Children also learn the individual skills needed in netball, the footwork, the throwing, catching and shooting. Netball can be a great way to keep fit and enjoy time with your friends.

We ensure that all children have access to club and so it doesn’t matter whether you are someone who has been playing the game for years or someone who just wants to keep fit and begin learning something new! Children will have the opportunity to play against other local schools both competitively and in a friendlier manner!

Ashton Keynes were crowed the School Games County High 5 Champions 2013.

Netball Club will be starting after February half term.

AK Netball Club Registration Form