On Monday 20th November, we took 12 children (3 teams) to CSAC to compete in an archery tournament. Each team played 7 games overall and played very well. Every child improved as the tournament went on, with many of them reaching the board and scoring points for their team. There was a great level of team spirit and the children did our school proud! Well done Lawford Mead! 

Year 3/4 Cross Country

On Thursday 16th November, we sent 22 children from year 3 and 4 to Melbourne Park to compete against other Chelmsford Schools in cross country.

The children did fantastically well, with a number of Lawford Mead children receiving invites to become part of the Cross Country Development Squad as their potential was identified whilst running. We are incredibly proud of you all. Well done!

Tag Rugby

On 6th June, we competed in a Tag Rugby tournament in Writtle.

We sent 1 team of 11 children, who did tremendously well against some tough teams.

Our first game we were winning comfortable until the last 3 minutes, when the other team made some changes and scored two tries in quick succession. Lawford Mead defended well until the end, resulting in a 4-3 win.

We went on to lose 1 games, draw 2 games and win 1, resulting in coming 3rd in our group stage. We played 2 games after this, winning comfortably in both occasions.

We came 7th out of 15 teams which is a fantastic achievement, considering we only lost 1 game out of 6. Well done Lawford Mead!

KS1 Active Schools’ Award

We are delighted to receive the Key Stage 1 Active Schools’ Award, which celebrates sporting achievements from the school and pupils. We work hard as a school to provide high quality sport opportunities for all children and we are very proud to receive this award. It is a credit to all our children who show passion in their PE lessons, clubs and competitions. Well done!


Wow! What an amazing response we have had for places on clubs already. All the children were given a letter on Wednesday.  Miss Lindsay has sat still for a few hours today, believe it or not, sorting out places for all the free clubs we offer here at Lawford Mead. This term we are offering:

Monday – AFTER SCHOOL. Netball, KS1 multi-sports, ks2 multi-sports

Tuesday – MORNING – Boxing. AFTER SCHOOL. KS2 football

Wednesday – AFTER SCHOOL – Muddy Adventures

Thursday – MORNING – KS1 Gymnastics. AFTER SCHOOL – KS2 dodgeball

Friday – AFTER SCHOOL – KS1 dodgeball, Run Club.

We are so lucky to be able to offer these clubs run by Miss Lindsay and other school staff and are so pleased to see the overwhelming response to join in. Your child will find out their clubs on Friday after school.  Any parents that would like to join in with Run Club are more than welcome and we would love to have you joining in.  Please speak to Miss Lindsay or Miss Chittick to find out more.

KS2 Basketball

On Tuesday 20th June we took a group of year 4 & 5 children to St John Payne School to take part in our second ever basketball tournament against 9 other Chelmsford schools.

We played 4 games in our group stage winning 3 of them and narrowly losing one. We then progressed to the semi finals where we played Perryfields school with both teams showing great passion, determination and enthusiasm. After a tightly fought match Lawford Mead won the game by the 3 points putting us into the final!

In the final we face Cathedral school who had already beaten us in the group stage. We got the first basket putting us into the lead. However, Cathedral school fought back to equalise. That didn’t deter us and we came together as a team and showed our school value of resilience at its best, which resulted in us taking the lead. Cathedral rallied and equalised again. Lawford then fought bravely to take the next basket making the score 3-2. Cathedral then made it 3-3. With only minutes left on the clock Cathedral scored the winning basket making it 3-4 to Cathedral.

Miss Lindsay said the team couldn’t have given anymore and was so proud of them to receive their silver medals which they will show off proudly in assembly on Friday.

Well done again Lawford Mead. You are getting better and better and continually striving to improve your achievements in a range of sports.


On the 12th June our rounders team returned to Great Baddow High School for the next round of the tournament. Having won the first heat we were excited and quietly confident. We played 3 schools in our pool and won all three! We were then into the semi-finals. After a tense and well played game from both teams in both fielding and batting we were through to the finals!! We started batting and due to the excellent fielding skills struggled to get rounders. Then it was our turn to field despite excellent bowling and fielding they managed to pull ahead leaving us to come 2nd in a fantastic tournament. We can’t wait to go again next year!

Hoop Heroes!


Well done to the Year 2 pupils who attended the KS1 basketball tournament at St John Payne School.  They played brilliantly.  Spacing, passing, defense, scoring…they did it all.  Leave a comment below to congratulate them on a superb performance and fantastic team work and read a sports report from one of the players below…

Mr P

Grangewaters residential 2017

In May we took nearly 70 students from Year 5&6 to Grangewaters for a week residential trip.

All members of staff were extremely proud of our students over the week. We had various activities organised throughout the week including:
Fun Boards
Rock Climbing
Zip Lining


All children toughly enjoyed the activities and developed their skills over the 4 days of activities. It was wonderful to see our students working so well together and also developing social skills. Every student should be extremely proud of themselves and their conduct over the week, representing our school in such a positive way.

We hope that some children have found a love for a new sporting activity and will go on to develop their new skills.


Year 5&6 Rounders tournament

During the first summer half term our students have been learning how to play rounders and develop their skills. We have only been working on Rounders for half of a term, however the progression, skill and ability shown in rounders has been outstanding.

On 23rd May 2017 we entered a team of 12 students to play in a tournament at St John Payne. 10 schools took part in the tournament and it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for everybody involved.

We would like to congratulate all of our students who attended on the day and other schools involved.
Finally we would like to say THANK YOU to the Lawford Mead squad for their hard work, determination and commitment in both PE lessons and during after school clubs.