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Against the best 14 schools in Devon, our children competed superbly against schools up to 8 times bigger than Newton Ferrers. Hoping for a top 10 finish, the team were delighted when they found out they were in the top 5… however better news was to come when they found out they were in a medal place – finishing 2nd in the whole of Devon. A massive achievement from all of the children.

The indoor athletics season continued with 8 of Warren class competing in the ICC year 3 and 4 event. Miss Price-Draper reported that Olli, Fin, Yas, Daisy, Charlotte, Maddie, Will and Tom’s behaviour was impeccable and that they were a real pleasure to take to represent the school. They came 8th out of 14 and all gave it their best!

Futsal Glory A joint Newton Ferrers and Salcombe futsal team competed in the county finals after winning the West Devon round in November. Our team – including Oscar, Elijah, Archie and Asher – played superbly well against the best teams from Devon – winning 3 and losing 2 to finish the tournament in 3rd place. Well done to the boys for this achievement.

Our school football team were a penalty kick away from the National finals of the Football League tournament on Thursday. As the smallest school in the competition of 26 schools, our boys won all of their group matches 2-1 v St. Matthews, 1-0 v Widey Court, 3-1 v Eggbuckland and 2-0 v Shakespeare. In the quarter finals, the boys beat Liara Green 2-0 before a tough semi-final against Leigham which the boys won on penalties. However, in the final against Borringdon, after a 0-0 draw, the penalties went against the team. Congratulations to Oscar who was the top goal scorer. A brilliant performance and achievement from the boys.

Wow!!! For the first ever time, Newton Ferrers won the indoor athletics final and qualified for the County finals in February. Both our boys and girls won their overall sections and when the points were collated, Newton Ferrers were clear of reigning champions Stowford.

Our school took 32 children to the South Hams Cross-Country finals with a number of successes from all teams. Our year 5 and 6 girls both finished in 2nd place - with Archie and Isabella both winning their categories. Our year 3 and 4 girls and boys both finished in 4th place with a number of children representing the school for the first time. Well done to all of our competitors and the support from parents!


Our year 3 and 4 boys entered their first ever football tournament at ICC playing against 4 different schools. The team drew their first 2 games but suffered narrow defeats in their next 2 games. The children improved and enjoyed the experience of representing the school - especially with so many year 3 children playing for the first time.

On Tuesday, our year 5 and 6 netball team played in the ICC tournament. During the group stage, we played against 4 schools – winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 1 (to the eventual winners). As a result, we qualified for the semi-finals against Stowford. Despite losing, we were really proud of how well we did. Report from Zara and Alice.

Our Year 5 and 6 football team have had a positive start to the season. First the team travelled to Shakespeare Primary School to play in an A and B team match. The results were 8-4 and 1-4. The following week, the A team played in the ICC football tournament. After winning all of their group games 4-0, 2-0, 6-0 and 2-0, the team unfortunately lost in the final 1-0 in a very even game. Well done to all of the boys who have represented the school so well!

For the third year in a row, Newton Ferrers School has achieved the Gold School Games Award for their contribution and participation of sport.

A selection of year 4, 5 and 6 swimmers attended the First Federation Swimming gala. Overall, the school finished in 2nd position.


Our Year 5 and 6 cricket team finished 2nd after a narrow defeat in the final against Woodlands Primary School. The team had won all of their matches during the group stages.

Our annual sports day was a wonderful success with Kingsley house coming out on top - ending 5 years of Gilbert house dominance.

Our year 5 sports leaders have loved the responsibility of teaching our younger children during their PE lessons.


32 of our children from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 entered the Ivybridge CC Brickfields Athletics tournament. There were a number of magnificent performances with the school finishing overall in 7th position.

Our Reception and Year 1 children went to Aveton Gifford to take part in a multi-sports festival. Many of them enjoyed representing the school for the very first time.


Our year 5 children performed outstandingly well in the Year 5 and 6 quad kids festival - finishing in 3rd place. Last week, our year 3 and 4 children finished in 4th place. Well done to all of the children who represented the school so well.

ESFA South-West of England Finals


Representing Devon, our school team competed in the ESFA South-West finals for a second year.  This year, we were drawn against Somerset, Hampshire (reigning national champions) and Gloucestershire.

In the first match, Newton Ferrers started superbly after a good run and shot from Oscar resulted with the ball falling at the feet of Marlee to give Newton Ferrers the lead.  Despite other chances, it was Somerset who came back and equalised before half time.  The game was then dominated by Newton Ferrers but we were unable to get the winning goal.

In the second game, against last years winners, Newton Ferrers faced Hampshire.  After dominating the first half, Newton Ferrers fell behind however some Marlee magic allowed grabbed the equaliser and the game finished 1-1.

Needing to win the last group match against unbeaten Gloucestershire, Newton Ferrers again started on fire.  A darting run and shot from Oscar fell at the feet of Charlie who scored his first goal for the school.  Moments later, Marlee was at it again with his run and shot smashing into the net to make it 2-0.  Newton defended superbly with Elijah and Alex finding their feet and improving each game.  Despite a late goal, Newton Ferrers held on to qualify.

The semi-final, knowing that the winners qualify for the National final, was against Oxfordshire.  Newton Ferrers started again on the front foot and took the lead when Charlie slotted his second of the day.  The game continued with chances for both sides however Oxfordshire started to push men forward.  With two minutes of the match to go, Oxfordshire scored from a corner to take the game into extra time.  Newton Ferrers were now depleted with injuries and it was Oxfordshire who scored the final goal of the game to put them into the National finals.

Newton Ferrers took part in a 3rd place play-off against Dorset where a number of changes were made to the team including Asher starring up front!  Tom C scored a goal to give Newton Ferrers the lead but the much changed line up and weary legs affected the team and they eventually lost 2-1.

A brilliant experience and the children should be very proud of their performances of how they represented the school. 

On Thursday, our two cross-country teams took part in the Devon School Games in Paignton after qualifying from the Ivybridge rounds. The year 4 girls started the day, running 1600 metres around the course against 19 of the best schools in Devon finishing 13th overall. Isabella A was given the spirit of the games medal for keeping going despite a fall early in the race. In the boys’ tournament, Charlie S led the way finishing 3rd overall in a field of 100 children, with his team mates following him in with excellent placings. The boys finished in 6th place overall – a super achievement as the smallest school in the competition.


Sporting their odd socks to support Down Syndrome Day, our boys battled against Shakespeare Primary School in a friendly match. In an entertaining match which went from end to end, Newton Ferrers narrowly lost 5-4. Goals were scored by Marlee (3) and Archie with the man of the match being awarded to Charlie. Next stop for the team is the South-West of England small school finals.

On Thursday, 12 year 3 and 4 children took part in a tennis tournament at the Devon tennis centre. With many children playing their first tournament for the school, the children excelled throughout the afternoon playing some great tennis. All of the teams won games but our A team won through to the overall final against Woodlands Primary. In a tense but exciting final, the team narrowly lost 23-22 but should be proud of their 2nd place finish. Well done to all the children .


Our year 5 and 6 indoor athletics team participated in the ICC tournament. The team participated superbly demonstrate strong school values of collaboration and perseverance. After competing in a range of track and field events, our children found out that they finished 3rd overall – a fantastic achievement. Well done to all the children who represented the school superbly and the cheering and support from the parents


Six of our year 2 children represented the school at the Ivybridge Community College multiskills tournament. The children represented the school superbly and loved all of the different events. Once all of the scores were collated, Newton Ferrers finished in 3rd place out of 12 schools. Well done to all of the children.


Newton Ferrers hosted Brixton in a football and netball double header. Playing only their second set of matches together, Newton Ferrers won the netball 9-2 and the football 12-1. Goals in the football came from Marlee (4), Tom (4), George (3) and Archie. Well done to both teams!


A thoroughly enjoyable morning of cross-country was had by the children at Newton Ferrers as they competed superbly in the South Hams tournament. There was individual success for Freya and Charlie who finished 3rd in their age category.


Champions! Newton Ferrers took part in the first Ivybridge Community College event against 9 other schools – a year 5 and 6 football tournament. After a slow start with draws against Ugborough (1-1) and Yealmpton (0-0), the team sprung into life beating Stowford (1-0) and Cornwood (2-0) to win the group. In the final, the boys beat Woodlands Primary 2-0 with goals from Marlee and Oscar to lift the trophy for the first time. A big well done to all of the boys who played so well and how they represented the school!


For the 3rd year in a row, Newton Ferrers C of E Primary School secured the Sainsburys School Games Gold award for the opportunities that children are given to school sport.

Newton Ferrers year 4 and 5 boys played their first matches together against Manor School. Our A team played some scintillating football in a 3-1 victory with 2 goals from Marlee and 1 from Oscar. In the B team match, the boys lost 3-0 which included 2 penalty saves from Asher.

Our Year 3 and 4 children won the Ivybridge Tag Rugby festival after going through the whole tournament unbeaten. Victories over Ugborough, Brixton, Yealmpton and Sparkwell, as well as a draw against Woodlands earned Newton Ferrers 1st place in their group. In the final against Ermington, in a tight match, it was Alice who ran clear to score the winning try which gave Newton Ferrers the cup.


Ten of our year 6 children took part in the ICC quad kids competition. The team battled against 10 other schools, eventually finishing in 4th place.


Our year 4 football team played their first football match for the school against Stowford. The boys played really well against a strong Stowford team. Archie scored two goals and Alex was the man of the match.

On Wednesday, at Marjons, our Hockey team finished runners-up in the whole of Devon, competing against schools up to 6 times bigger than ours. The children competed superbly well demonstrating great team work with most of the goals coming from Mali, Jack and Zeb. Zac and Freddie defended resolutely whilst Sienna and Lana were running the show in the middle. A big thank you to Mrs Sanders and Mrs Eason for their coaching and encouragement.

Our tag rugby team finished 4th in the Ivybridge tournament after narrowly losing 4-3 to Stowford in the semi-final. The children were unbeaten in the group matches and played extremely well as a team under the guidance of Mr Hilling.


Our boys football team competed for Devon against counties from all over the South West of England in the ESFA football finals. Newton Ferrers qualified from their group with a 2-2 draw with Dorset with both goals from Will, a 1-0 win over Oxfordshire with a spectacular goal from Jack and a 1-0 win over Wiltshire thanks to a goal from Marlee. In the semi-final against Hampshire, the boys went 1-0 down but Marlee equalised with the last kick of the match. This game went to extra time and unfortunately ended in a 2-1 defeat leaving the team with a 3rd place play-off. The game ended 0-0 which left a penalty shoot-out. Jack, Zeb, Isaac and Marlee scored their penalties whilst Zac made a key save in goal. This left Quincy to score the winning penalty which he duly did resulting with Newton Ferrers finishing in 3rd place. A great achievement and a fabulous experience for the boys.


Competing at the Devon Games in Paignton, our year 4 boys came 5th in the whole of Devon with a fantastic team performance.


Despite the treacherous conditions, our cross-country team competed superbly at the Ivybridge and Kingsbridge finals.


A huge well done to our Year 5 and 6 boys football team who have been crowned Devon Champions. The boys will go on to compete for Devon at the next round of this National tournament.


In the West Devon finals, our indoor athletics team came an extremely respectable 4th place. Well done to all the children who competed so well.

A big well done to Charlie, Seb, Sam, Travis, Freddie and Quincy for winning all of their matches at the Ivybridge CC basketball festival. The boys played superbly well winning games against schools including Ermington and Manor.

Our Year 5 and 6 athletics team came 2nd in the Ivybridge indoor athletics tournament against 11 other schools to qualify for the next round. The children now travel to Kingsbridge for the next round on January 25th. A huge well done to the team for competing so well.

It was cold and wet, however our year 5 and 6 football team still managed to progress into the quarter finals of the Plymouth Knockout Cup. Goals came from Zeb (3), man of the match Will (2) and Isaac.

A huge well done to our year 2 children who won the multiskills tournament at Ivybridge Communuity College.


Our School B team played their first match of the season against Salcombe in an enthralling match which finished 5-4 to Salcombe. The goals for Newton Ferrers were from Travis and Jamie - well done to all of the boys for playing their first match so well.

Our School A team have had a great term. They have finished second in their groups of the Bettison and Ivybridge Cup with fantastic performances against larger schools. In the local derby against Yealmpton, the boys won 2-1 with goals from Marlee and Zeb. In the first round of the Plymouth Knockout Cup, Newton Ferrers won 3-1 against Stoke Damerel with goals from Joel, Will and Marlee. Next term the boys play the next round of the cup against Bickleigh Down and will enter the Small Schools ESFA tournament.

Our girls football team have been playing their first football matches for the school. Despite a defeat against Yealmpton, the team bouncing back by winning the First Federation South Hub tournament by beating Salcombe and Aveton Gifford. A huge thank you as well goes to Mr Guyver for sponsoring the new kit!

Our year 6 children competed well at the ball skills festival run by Ivybridge Community College.

A huge thank you to Mark Evans for agreeing to sponsor our new Year 5 and 6 football kit. The children marked their first game wearing it with a 7-2 victory over Elburton Primary School. Goals were scored by Zeb, Marlee (2), Will and Isaac (3). Man of the match was Jack Guyver.


A huge well done to our cross-country runners in what was a fantastic competition.


Our first sporting event of the year was at Aveton Giffard for the South Hub swimming gala. The children competed very well and we are awaiting the results.