Sport is an important part of life at The Firs, specialist sports coaches and the use of on site and off site facilities enable us to provide a full range of activities.

We ensure that all children have the opportunity to take part, and our teams take great pride in regularly competing against other schools and participating successfully in local, regional and national competitions, including regular ISA tournaments.

All children at The Firs are given the opportunity through PE lessons and our after school program, to develop their skills, physical fitness, team work and sense of fair play through a broad range of sports. Within the school grounds the children have ample room to take part in a range of sporting activities and practice their skills on the school playing field, all weather netball court, climbing wall, infant and junior adventure playgrounds. Being so close to Chester we also have a wide range of facilities available on our doorstep and we utilise these to ensure we provide our children with the best sporting opportunities.

These include:
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Tag Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Athletics
  • Zumbatronics
  • Rounders
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Running
  • Cross Country
  • Judo
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Multisports
  • Climbing

Reception and Year 1 enjoy weekly swimming lessons all year round. Year 2 will have lessons for two terms and all other students for one term. The program is run by Becky Adlington’s Swim stars based at Total Fitness.

We are continuing our affiliation with Beth Tweddle’s Total Gymnastics and this year the children in Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 will also receive a term of lessons as part of our PE provision.

The Firs prides itself on its sporting achievements and teams. We have been awarded the Sainsbury’s Gold Sports mark award. Sainsbury’s sport mark criteria

Sports Award

Here are the facts!! They are for our 7-11 year olds:


  • We have 84% of young people in school are engaged in extracurricular sporting activities.
  • We have competed against other schools in the following sports: Athletics, Cricket, Football, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Swimming, Cross country.
  • We feature match reports (written by the children) on the website at least once a fortnight.
  • We have produced ‘B’ teams for the following sports: Athletics, Cricket, Football, Rugby, Swimming, Netball.
  • 31% of KS2 have been engaged in leading, managing, and officiating activities.
  • We have links with 8 local sports clubs in the area.

We have many local sporting venues that we have links with in the local area and use for our sports lessons and clubs.

The school Field and Netball Court


Total Fitness pool (from September 2015)
53 Liverpool Rd,


Cheshire County Sports Club
Plas Newton Lane


The outdoor facilities, running track and all weather pitches and the Clubhouse are on the east side off Mannings Lane.
Mannings Lane. Chester.
Cheshire. CH2 4EU.

Playing fields and Tennis Courts – Upton Pavilion
Wealstone Lane,


Chester Uni. Kingsway Campus fields


Goals Soccer Centre (for Firs Football Tournament)
Sealand Industrial Estate,
4 Bumper’s Lane,

Our two adventure playgrounds, Climbing Wall, Pirate ship and all weather play surfaces, ensure physical activity is part of every child’s daily play. As part of our Outdoor Sporting Program, the children from year’s 3 to 6 go on the residential trip’s to Rhoscolyn, Colomendy, Conwy Youth Hostel, and Robinwood.

The school successfully fulfils its aims to offer a rounded independent primary school education by providing interesting lessons, excellent care and exceptional parental relationships, underpinned by Christian values. ISI inspectorate 2016