Welcome to the New Forest School Sport Partnership

Welcome to the New Forest School Sport Partnership website. Our aim is to support New Forest schools to use PE, sport and physical activity as tools to change the lives of young people for the better.

Our vision is that all young people should receive high quality physical education (PE) lessons as well access to an outstanding range of extracurricular sport and physical activity opportunities both on their school site and within their local community.

We hope that by inspiring young people to develop the habit to be physically active at a young age we can help them to be healthy, active and successful for the rest of their lives.

Sainsbury’s School Games

The Sainsbury’s School Games is the government’s framework for competitive school sport. It was established in 2011. It is organised by the Youth Sport Trust and supported by National Lottery and exchequer funding. The Sainsbury’s School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.  The Games are designed to build on the magic of 2012 to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters.

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Primary Schools Competition

The New Forest Primary School Sport programme (now in its twelfth year) provides a wealth of Level 2 sports competitions for pupils in Years 1 to 6.  Pupils compete against their fellow pupils at level 1. Schools then compete against other schools at level 2 (we encourage our schools to enter B, C and D teams to allow everyone who wants to the chance to compete to do so).  The winning teams from our level 2 events will represent their school and the New Forest at the Hampshire Finals in June each year (level 3).

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Teacher Training

Teacher training opportunities to support all NFSSP members and the wider profession to maintain and enhance high quality physical education within their work context.  Our aim is to ensure that teachers and ASL have the tools and expertise they need to deliver high quality physical education and sport. Our main focus is real PE. The real PE programme provides fun and simple to follow Schemes of Work and support for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 practitioners that give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE.

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A brief history

The New Forest School Sport Partnership (NFSSP) is based at Testwood Sports College in Totton within the New Forest National Park. The New Forest is located on the south-central coast of England and lies within the county of Hampshire.

NFSSP was established in September 2005 through the government funded national PE School Sport & Club Links programme (PESSCL). The Partnership is formed of 55 primary schools, 9 secondary schools and 3 special schools / pupil referral units (PRUs).

In September 2008, the PE and School Sport Strategy for Young People (PESSYP) was introduced. Building on the success of the PESSCL strategy, PESSYP’s aims were to improve the quantity and quality of PE and Sport undertaken by young people aged 5-19 in England.

In September 2011, the NFSSP reduced in size and became funded via a range of avenues but predominantly through its key stakeholders; The Sainsbury’s School Games initiative and New Forest state schools & academies. Since then, the Partnership has gradually expanded to provide an enhanced PE and school sport service to its schools within the New Forest.