National School Sports Week

National School Sports Week – Monday 17 to Sunday 23 June 2024

This year’s National School Sports Week is powered by Sports Direct’s Monster Kickabout. As we celebrate National School Sports Week, we’re calling all families to champion the importance of 60 minutes a day of PE, sport and play! Whether it’s donating to their campaign, encouraging schools and communities to participate in fundraising efforts or simply getting involved in activities at home, every contribution makes a difference. Together, let’s empower our youth to thrive and embrace a lifetime of health and happiness.​

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Navigating the Primary to Secondary School Transition

As pupils gear up for the move from primary to secondary school, it’s a mix of excitement and uncertainty. This shift marks a big change, with new faces, routines, and challenges awaiting. To ease this transition, schools offer orientation programs and transition days. These initiatives help pupils get familiar with their new surroundings, meet teachers and peers, and ask questions, easing their anxiety.

At Bloxwich Academy, we wanted to ensure that pupils really can be the best they can be. This is why we introduced our ‘Welcome to Bloxwich postcard’. Postcards have been sent to all pupils so they can ask questions, but also share what they are looking forward too.

We want to create a welcoming and inclusive environment within the school community. By prioritizing support and resources, we can ensure pupils feel confident and ready for this next chapter.

The secondary site look forward to our transition days where we can meet our new Y7s.


SEND Table Cricket Festival

A group of year 3 and 4 children attended a SEND Table Cricket festival at West Walsall E-ACT Academy.  Table cricket is an adapted version of cricket, played on a table tennis table and specially designed to give young children (SEND) the chance to play and compete in the sport.

This is a very strategic game! There are different scoring zones around the table and, just like in regular cricket, fielders have to be carefully positioned to prevent runs or to get the batter out. Teams of six take it in turn to bowl or bat, with the bowler using a ramp to deliver the ball. The batter scores by hitting the ball into the scoring zones, avoiding the fielders if they can!

The children had a lot of fun at the festival and were very excited to have a go at a sport they have never tried before. They all performed very well and picked up the game surprisingly quick. The children enjoyed the opportunity to meet children from other schools, at the end of each game the children shook hands with their opposition. Each player received a certificate to recognise their efforts at the festival.



To celebrate the growth of Girls Football and to continue to show support, last Friday was the biggest ever football session #LetGirlsPlay Day. Lots of schools including Bloxwich tried to get as many girls playing football as possible. The year 6 girls really enjoyed getting involved, during their PE lesson and as part of their Good to be Green activities. 


Long Service Awards

A special shout out to Mr Neal for his 39 years’ service at Bloxwich Academy and a huge congratulations to our staff who attended the annual Matrix Academy Trust long service celebration meal last Friday. They joined colleagues from across the trust at the wonderful BANK.  Racking up over 700 years’ service collectively across the trust.  Another huge thank you to you all for your continued dedication to our community. A special shout out to Mr Neal for his 39 years’ service at Bloxwich Academy. 


Year 4 Parents Maths Workshop

This morning, Year 4 held a parent maths workshop. The children were tasked with the very important job of relocating the Professor’s dinosaurs and working out the total cost of the park.


Themed Menus

We are delighted to launch our themed menus for 2023/24 off the back of our very successful new menu for the academic year. 

These special days are an opportunity to celebrate events, festivals and cultures from around the world across all of the Matrix Academy Trust schools. Not only will these provide pupils with a wide range of food experiences but will also compliment our Personal Development curriculum and Theme of the Week.

Watch this space for more updates on our menus and the wonderful food that we will be offering as part of these events.


Pep the Poet

Yesterday, the children were visited by Pep the Poet who has published many books. First, we had a very exciting assembly where he read out some of his poems. Then, every year group had a workshop where they got to ask questions, hear some more and even turn some into performances.


Year 4 Molineux Football Stadium Trip

On Thursday 28th September Year 4 students embarked on a school trip to the Molineux football stadium, home ground of Wolverhampton Wanderers. The children had the chance to explore the world of football, learn about the history of the stadium, and even witness the inner workings of a professional football club. Children discovered all the different careers that exist within such a successful football club, hopefully inspiring them to aim for the stars in terms of their future career. It was a fantastic experience that added a real-world dimension to their learning.


Sports Day 2023

Reception & KS1 children participated in their sports day on Thursday 29th June. All children took part in the egg and spoon race, the obstacle race and the running race. Children then had the chance to sign up for the jumping/sack race. It was a lovely afternoon of activities and the children really enjoyed competing and earning points for their houses.

The children participated in field events during their PE lessons. They took part in javelin, speed bounce, standing long jump and the target throw. The children worked hard to be the best they can be.

KS2 children participated in their sports day on Friday 30th June. The weather in the morning was a little wet, but we managed to complete the afternoon of events without any disruptions from the rain thankfully.

All children took part in the obstacle and running race and then children had the option to sign up for the football dribbling race, the long distance run and the mixed relay. The support for the children from family and friends was amazing! So many people came to support the children and cheer them on. The children had a wonderful time from start to finish which made the afternoon very special.

Once all the results were added together from both sports days and all the field events, the overall results were as follows:

1st – Watt

2nd – Stephenson

3rd – Brindley

4th Telford

Contact Info

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Leamore Lane
Bloxwich, Walsall
West Midlands

T: 01922 710 257

Secondary SENDCo – Mrs Bensley

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Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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