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Shaftesbury Abbey vs Milton Stour Primary, Davison Cup, 2nd round Match Report 2018

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, Abbey took on this match with only 6 players against 7, with substitutions. Therefore it was always going to be an uphill battle right from the start. However the boys kept their heads held high and put in 100% effort throughout the game, even when the score was low and tiredness was kicking in.

We started off well, keeping the defence strong with Seth and Charlie, and created chances up front where we could.  Jacob, Luca and Rares communicated well and a near miss from Luca’s free kick almost got us on the scoreboard. A penalty was claimed against us before half time, but amazingly Elliott made a fantastic save and we were still in the game!

During the second half we were struggling to keep the goals coming against us but we pushed right to the end still making opportunities for a shot. Considering the unequal balance of the team numbers, a 7 nil defeat was accepted. Well done boys, you all played brilliantly!

Shaftesbury Abbey vs Shaftesbury Primary Friday 7th October 2017

During the first half Abbey were finding their feet and followed the ball, struggling to work as a team. We were 4-1 down at half time. After a good team talk the boys really pulled themselves together. They created more space, their passing became more accurate and they were scoring every 5 minutes. On the final whistle Abbey got the last goal of the game leaving a 6-5 loss. The boys were proud of their achievements for the first match of the season and with the performance they showed by the end of the game, there is hope for a win next time! Well played boys!
Goals scored by Luca, Jacob, Freddie B and Freddie P.

Netball Match Report

Friday 6th October 2017
What a start to the Season! We had a few nervous girls, a few excited girls but altogether a great team.

Off we went to Shaftesbury Primary School for our 1st match of the Autumn Term, some of our girls had never played before so were feeling a little apprehensive. As soon as the whistle blew, play began – no time to feel nerves, the girls had to listen to each other, mark their partner and get that ball!

Shaftesbury Primary School were the better team with more experienced players who worked well together, this was great practice for us and we learnt a lot. Abbey lost the match 7-0.

A big ‘Well Done’ to Evie Bryant who played very well, she knows exactly where to be on the pitch and defends well. Each quarter we improved as a team, girls were calling, marking and really understanding the match rules.

Thank you to Shaftesbury Primary School for hosting the match & Congratulations on your win, you played very well.

I’m very proud of the Abbey Team, great sportsmanship was shown throughout the match & we all kept smiling despite the score, which is what it’s all about. We had a fantastic afternoon and look forward to the next – WELL DONE ABBEY!

Tennis Tournament – Monday 22nd May 2017


What a wonderful day!

Three teams from Abbey Primary School competed against three teams from Motcombe Primary School & three teams from St Andrews Primary School.

At 9.15am the teams took to the courts with their Year 9 coaches (from Shaftesbury Upper School) and spent the morning leaning new skills and practicing against each other. Abbey pupils listened well and got better and better as the morning went on.

After lunch and match ready the Tournament began – we were all well prepared and knew this was a Team Tournament where every point counted even if we lost our match – we were focused.

The final result was brilliant – Abbey Team 3 came away with the Gold Medal winning overall, fantastic play by Martha, Ava, Ryan and Alexander who are now going through to play against North Dorset Teams.

Motcombe took 2nd place followed by St Andrews taking 3rd.

The whole day was superbly organised by Ian Griffin (who you often see at school)

and the children enjoyed every minute.  The Abbey sportsmanship shone again as the children shook hands with their opponents and said, ‘Well Done!’ whether they won or lost their game – it was a pleasure to take them.

Well Done Team Abbey you should all feel very proud of what you achieved today and how well you represented the school – top marks all round!

We wish Martha, Ava, Ryan and Alexander the best of luck in the next round – you’ll be great!

Tennis Tournament – Tuesday 13th June 2017

ABBEY TEAM 3 – 2nd Round

Another great afternoon of Tennis!

Well Done Martha, Ava, Ryan and Alexander you played brilliantly in the 2nd round.

The Tournament took place once again at Shaftesbury Upper School.  Ian Griffin organised the afternoon very well (with the help of the Year 9 Sports Leaders) & it ran like clockwork.

It was a very hot afternoon so with plenty of water and sun-cream all the schools excitedly took to the courts.  After a 20 minute warm up we all played 6 individual games gaining points for our team.  Abbey played well and got better after each match.

All the Teams had a great afternoon and the competition was close, we didn’t make the top two (to gain a place in the 3rd round) but we had great fun trying.  Well Done to Milton-on-Stour who came 1st and we wish them all the best in the 3rd round at Bournemouth – Good Luck!




This half term we are lucky enough to have some coaches coming to teach some of our year groups.

Years R & 1 are having dance coaching every Tuesday afternoon for the next six weeks.

Years 5 & 6 are having fencing lessons after school with a specialist coach.(see gallery for photos)


Tag Rugby

The Tag rugby team have a success in the Shaftesbury Area Competition and after winning three of their four matches they go forward to the North Dorset competition in Gillingham. (updated 18.11.15)

Swimming Gala

Congratulations to the swimmers who represented the Abbey in the St Mary’s Gala on the 6th November.  Competing in both individual and relay events, the team swam strongly to finish 3rd out of 7 schools.  Organisers congratulated the Abbey for entering so many events and putting on a convincing team performance. (updated 18.11.15)

Football and Netball

Abbey teams took part in a Premier Sports Netball and Football tournament at Shaftesbury Primary last week.  Both teams played well, managing one win in each of the competitions. (updated 18.11.15)


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‘Going for Goals’ Football Report

  Year 5 and 6 Abbey football team played brilliantly at the Tisbury ‘Going for Goals’ football festival on Tuesday 10th March.  They took part in a variety of training sessions during the morning from Chelsea FC coaches, Wiltshire FA Council and Gillingham School PE students. The afternoon was filled with matches where they could put their new skills into practice! We began by playing Mere Primary. Abbey put up a good fight but unfortunately lost 1-0. We came back fighting against Wardour school in our second match with a draw of 0-0. The third match against Shaftesbury Primary was thrilling to watch as both teams got really stuck in throughout! Jonty and Aron both scored incredible goals within the first 5 minutes and then Aron got the final touch into back of the net for the 3rd beating them 3-1. We ended on a high with a win against Chilmark with Dominic scoring the winning goal to give a score of 1-0. Unfortunately due to goal difference we missed out by only 1 point to go through to the semi final. Abbey really enjoyed the day and gained invaluable experience by taking part. Great work lads!


Reece, Harry, Elliot, Aron, Ryan, Will, Dominic, Jonty.

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Year Three/Four football team Tyler, Alfie, Gabriel, Jacob, Lawrence, Seth, Tom, Fred.

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Abbey School Girls Football Team

The team were against Shaftesbury Primary on Thursday and played well. They learnt a lot from the match and gained experience throughout the game. By the second half, Ellicia scored a great goal and Munashe was a fantastic goal keeper saving the ball when needed. The girls showed real enthusiasm throughout and great support was given from the sidelines. Well done girls!

The team were against Shaftesbury Primary on Thursday and played well.
They learnt a lot from the match and gained experience throughout the game.
By the second half, Ellicia scored a great goal and Munashe was a fantastic goal keeper saving the ball when needed.
The girls showed real enthusiasm throughout and great support was given from the sidelines. Well done girls!