Thursday 22nd November
U/9 tag rugby mini tournament @ St Christopher’s School
Bramdean 3 St Christopher’s 6
Bramdean 3 Trinity ‘1’ 3
Bramdean 5 St Johns ‘2’ 3
Bramdean 6 St Johns ‘1’ 4
Bramdean 6 Trinity ‘2’ 3

A fun filled afternoon saw Bramdean compete very well with everyone making important contributions.
Jaxon Knight, Mourad Abdel Hay, James Gulley, Will Matten and Marco Garcia Rajocovich all scoring tries and Toby Morgan and Luca Cachia supporting well.
Well done boys



Thursday 15th November
U/9 rugby v St Johns
ixteen U8s &U/9s travelled to Sidmouth for an afternoon of rugby. The U/8s split up into two teams to play ‘tag’ and the U/9’s contact.
For most of the boys it was their first experience of tackling and they put in a brave and determined performance. The ‘tag’ games saw lots of tries scored with Will Matten and Marco Garcia Rajakovich being the main scorers.
Well done everyone


Thursday October 11th 2018
U/8 & U/9 Tag Rugby Festival.

Bramdean took  an U/8 and U/9 squad to play in the Exeter Cathedral Tag Rugby Festival.

Stover, Trinity and St Peters also took part.  All teams played each other in short 10 minute matches and both Bramdean teams thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, acquitting themselves very well.

There were no scores recorded as the emphasis was on fun and development.

Well done boys and girls.


Thursday 4th October 2018
U/9 rugby v Exeter Cathedral & Exeter Prep Schools
Results- Bramdean 11 Cathedral 11
               Bramdean 9 Exeter 7

The U/9’s played two tag matches, one against Exeter Cathedral and the other against Exeter Prep . An impressive afternoon of free flowing rugby resulted in two outstanding performances from the Bramdean squad. Both their understanding and skills are developing well and their use of space, and passing and catching were excellent.
Well done.


Monday 1st October 2018
U/11  Hockey v Exeter Cathedral
Result- Bramdean 1 Exeter Cathedral 0

Both teams enjoyed a close match with some good skills on show. Bramdeans’ positional play is improving and our goal was scored by Charlotte Wreford. 

Well done girls.


Thursday 20th September
U/9 Tag Rugby b St Johns
Result - Bramdean 11 tries
              St Johns 11 tries

An exciting and entertaining match was thoroughly enjoyed by the players , coaches, and parents.
Lots of elusive running in attack, good tagging in defence and catching skills were shown by both teams and a draw was a very fair result. Jaxon Knight scored 5 tries, Mourad Abdel Hay and Marco Rajakovich Garcia 2 and Will Matten and  Luca Cachia 1 apiece.


Wednesday 19th September 

U/12 Rugby v Mount Kelly & St Johns

A three team afternoon of rugby resulted in a very even contest.
Bramdean played Mount Kelly first and came away with a hard fought victory, winning 20 - 10. Cody Lester and Harry Gulley scoring two tries apiece. Elliot Butterfields’ work rate and tackle count was phenomenal.
Mount Kelly and St Johns then drew the next match  15 - 15, and  St Johns beat Bramdean 15 - 5 in the last match.



Wed 19th U11 Hockey vs Trinity - Away

Wed 19th U12 Rugby vs Mount Kelly - Home

Thur 20th U9 Tag Rugby vs St Christopher's/St john's - Home

Tue 25th U11 Hockey vs Stover - Away

Wed 26th U11 Hockey vs Stover - Away

Wed 26th U12 Rugby vs Stover - home



Mon 1st U11 Hockey vs Exeter Cathedral - Away

Wed 3rd  U12 Rugby vs Shebbear - Away

Thu 9th U9 Rugby vs Exeter Cathedral and Exeter School - Away (Exeter Cricket Club)

Fri 5th U12 Rugby vs Exeter Cathedral and St John's - Away

Thu 11th U9 Rugby Festival at Exeter Cathedral (Exeter Cricket Club)

Wed 17th U11 Hockey vs Wellington - Away

Wed 17th U12 Rugby vs Taunton School - Home

Thu 18th U9 Rugby Festival at Plymouth college - CANCELLED



Wed 7th U11 Hockey vs Queen's and Stockland - Away (Queens)

Wed 7th U12 Rugby vs St John's - Home

Thu  8th U9 Rugby Festival at Mount Kelly

Wed 14th U11 Hockey vs St John's - Away

Wed 14th U12 Rugby vs Stover - Home

Thu 15th U9 Tag Rugby vs St John's - Away

Tue 20th U12 Rugby vs Trinity - Away

Wed 21st U11 Hockey vs St Christopher's - Home

Thu 22nd U9 Tag Rugby vs St Christopher's & Trinity - Away (St Christopher's)

Wed 28th U11 Hockey vs The Maynard School - Away

Wed 28th U12 Rugby vs The Park School - Away

Thu 29th U9 Tag Rugby vs Trinity - Away



Mon 3rd U12 Rugby vs Stover - Home

Tue 4th U11 Hockey vs Taunton School - Away

Thu 6th U9 Rugby vs Mount Kelly - Home

Thu 6th U12 rugby vs QE - Home


















Thursday 7th June

U/9 Rounders Tournament


Bramdean 9 - Plymouth Prep 'B' 2.5

Bramdean 5.5 - Plymouth Prep 'A' 5.5

Bramdean 8 - Blundell's 5

Bramdean hosted a four team mini rounders tournament and remained unbeaten in their three games.

Each game consisted of one innings and 25 good balls.  The pick of the matches was an exciting 5.5 all draw against Plymouth Prep 'A' team.

All the children thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and played with both spirit and determination.



Wednesday 6th June

U11/12 Rounders vs Blundell's School

Bramdean - 5

Blundell's - 8.5

Bramdean's girls came up against a strong Blundell's side.  After the first innings the score was very close.  However, an outstanding second innings fielding display from the Blundell's girls restricted Bramdean's scoring and saw them win comfortably by 3.5 rounders.



Tuesday 5th June 

Bramdean's Year 2's & 3's participated in an Athletics Festival at St Peter's School Lympstone.

There were ten different stations which included running, jumping and throwing events as well as sack races and an obstacle course.  The children spent 10 minutes on each station and had great fun developing their skills.



Match Report -Thursday 3rd May 2018

U9 Mixed Rounders v Mount Kelly

Bramdean U9 A's won 16.5 - 16

Bramdean U8's lost 12 - 9

A splendid afternoon of mixed rounders saw Bramdean field two teams.  The U9's won a very close game by half a rounder with Max Cross displaying good consistent striking skills with the bat.

The U8's lost another close game with Marco Garcia-Rajakovic being nominated player of the match.

A good learning experience for all concerned and a most enjoyable afternoon.


Match Report - Thursday 26th April

U9 Cricket vs Stover School

Stover School - 46


Bramdean School - 65

Result :- Bramdean won by 19 runs.

Bramdean's U9's travelled to Stover to play, what for most, was their first game of cricket.

Stover batted first and scored 46 in their 12 overs with each pair batting for two overs.  Everyone from Bramdean bowled at least one over and showed some encouraging signs.

Batting second, Bramdean's pairs were very positive with their running between the wickets with Max Cross and Marcus Sheridan being the highest scoring pair with 18 runs.  Jason Knight and James Gulley scored 14 and Will Matten and Marco Rajakovich-Garcia 15.  Some consistent batting saw Bramdean amass 65 and win by 19 runs.






Bramdean Whole School Games Report – Spring Term 2018


This term has seen 60 competitive fixtures completed in football and netball throughout the various age groups. Firstly, the U11/U12 netball team enjoyed a highly successful season with 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses from their 15 matches played. In particular, they recorded notable victories over Blundell’s, Exeter Cathedral, Mount Kelly, Plymouth College, Trinity, Stover and St Peter’s Lympstone. However, the most memorable game of the term came at home to Maynard’s in which the girls’ produced a dominant and flowing performance to secure a 22 - 6 win. The U14/U15 team experienced a mixed term with 5 wins and 4 defeats from their 9 matches played. Highlights of the season includea resilient and hard-fought victory away at Plymouth College and the impressive 31 - 16 home win against Trinity. Overall, all the girls’ have worked exceptionally hard for one another this term and always played the game in the right spirit. They have played some high quality netball and displayed a positive attitude of wanting to improve and togetherness. I hope the girls’ continue to demonstrate the same qualities as we move into the summer term and rounders fixtures.

            The boys’ attention has been firmly fixed on football this term with 34 matches completed. The pick of the teams, in my opinion, were the U8/U9’s who acquitted themselves very well indeed to claim entertaining wins over St John’s, Truro, Stover, St Peter’s Lympstone and Exeter School. In particular, it has been a pleasure to watch our youngest team play the game with passion and a smile on their face. They have all gained valuable experience and improved their skills considerably. I am really proud of them, and everything they have accomplished, they have been a real credit to themselves and to Bramdean School. The older age groups worked hard throughout the term and gave a good account of themselves in the majority of their fixtures. Despite being on the wrong end of a number of close scorelines, victories were claimed over St Leonard’s, Stover, Shebbear College and Exeter School. All season the boys’ displayed great energy, enthusiasm and commitment and this needs to remain in place if we are to enjoy success out on the cricket field next term.

There is a very full fixture list in place for next term with 57 cricket and rounders matches planned, two athletics meetings and one swimming gala. From the Games Department, we wish you all a Happy Easter and hope that you enjoy the holidays and a well-earned break.


U8/U9 Cross Country Event


The U8/U9’s competed in a challenging cross country event at Blundell’s in late January. All of our pupils’ finished the course with Max Cross securing 11thplace out of 33 runners in the U9 race. However, the outstanding performance of the day came from Jaxon Knight, who won the U8 race out of 32 runners. William Matten and Marco Garcia-Rajakovich finished a respectable 10thand 11thplace and are only 6 years of age.


National Netball Tournament



On Friday 23rd March Bramdean School travelled to Condover Hall in Shrewsbury for a prestigious netball tournament involving over 60 school and club teams from around the country. The Year 7 squad were in a group of 12, playing 11 matches over Saturday and Sunday. They won 6, lost 4 and drew 1, finishing a very credible 5th place overall. The Year 10 squad were in a very strong group of 8 teams, playing 7 matches. They won 3 and lost 4, also finishing in 5th place. The girls’ had a fabulous experience playing lots of high standard and competitive netball. They also enjoyed the activities off-court throughout the weekend which included abseiling, climbing wall, high ropes, low ropes, trapeze, laser maze, grip of stones, gladiator wall race, tunnelling, disco and silent disco.


The full results for the tournament are as follows:


Year 7:


Won 5 - 0 v Hereford Cathedral ‘B’

Lost 2 - 7 v Lady Margaret ‘A’ (London)

Won 4 - 0 v Nottingham High

Draw 2 - 2 v St Margarets (Hertfordshire)

Lost 2 - 8 v Ipswich

Won 10 - 0 v Hereford Cathedral ‘C’

Lost 1 - 10 v Hereford Cathedral ‘A’

Won 5 - 1 v Lady Margaret ‘B’

Won 3 - 1 v St Josephs College (London)

Won 5 - 2 v Walkwood School (Worcester)

Lost 6 - 8 v Crosskeys NC (Essex)


Year 7:


Lost 5 - 7 v Priory School (Hampshire)

Lost 4 - 11 v St Patricks ‘A’ (Manchester)

Won 10 - 5 v Lady Margaret ‘B’

Won 10 - 0 v Crosskeys NC

Lost 4 - 5 v St Patricks ‘B’

Lost 1 - 17 v Lady Margaret ‘A’

Won 20 - 3 v William Allitt (Derbyshire)


Bramdean School Preparatory Sports Results – Spring Term 2018


Boys’ Football


U11 v St John’s School – won 5 - 4

U9 v St John’s School – won 3 - 2

U9 v Truro School – won 2 - 0

 U11 v Plymouth College – lost 3 - 7

U8 v St Peter’s Lympstone – won 2 - 0

U11 v Trinity School – lost 2 - 6

U9 v Trinity School – lost 2 - 6

 U11 v St Peter’s Lympstone – draw 2 - 2

U9 v Wynstream School – lost 3 - 6

U11 v West Buckland School – draw 0 - 0

U11 v Trinity School – lost 0 - 2

U11 v Exeter School – won 3 - 1

U11 v Stover School – draw 1 - 1

U11 v Plymouth College – lost 1 - 2

U8 v Exeter School – won 5 - 2

U11 v St Leonard’s School ‘A’ – won 3 - 2

U11 v St Leonard’s School ‘B’ – won 2-0



Girls’ Netball

U11 v Stover School – won 19 - 3

 U11 v Plymouth College – won 16 - 14

U11 v Trinity School – won 21 - 6

U11 v St Peter’s Lympstone – won 12 - 4

U11 v Maynard’s – won 22 - 6

U11 v Blundell’s – won 24 - 10

U11 v Mount Kelly School ‘A’ – won 13 - 6

U11 v Mount Kelly School ‘B’ – won 6 - 5



Bramdean School Preparatory Sports Fixtures – Spring Term 2018



 Wed 10th = U12 Netball vs. St John’s - Home 2.00pm

Wed 10th = U11 Football vs. St John’s - Home 2.00pm

Wed 10th = U12 Netball vs. Exeter School - Away 4.00pm

Thurs 11th = U9 Football vs. Truro/St John’s - Home 2.00pm

Tues 16th = U12 Netball vs. Plymouth College - Home 3.30pm

Thurs 16th = U9 Football vs. Wynstream - Home 3.45pm

Wed 17th = U12 and U13 Football vs. Shebbear - Away 2.00pm

Wed 17th = U11 Netball vs. Stover - Home 2.15pm

 Mon 22nd = U13 Football vs. Stover - Home 3.00pm

 Wed 24th = U11 Hockey (Boys’) vs. Mount Kelly - Away 2.00pm

Thurs 25th = U8 and U9 Cross Country Event at Blundells - 2.00pm

Fri 26th = U12 Netball vs. Taunton School - Away 2.50pm

Mon 29th = U12/U13 Football vs. Tiverton High School - Home 3.00pm

Tues 30th = U12 Netball vs. St Peter’s CoE - Away 4.00pm

Wed 31st = U11 Football vs. Plymouth College - Home 2.00pm

Wed 31st = U11 Netball vs. Plymouth College - Home 2.00pm




Thurs 1st = U8 Football vs. St Peter’s Lympstone - Away 2.00pm

Tues 6th = U12 and U15 Netball vs. Clyst Vale - Away 4.00pm

Wed 7th = U11 Netball vs. Trinity - Home 2.00pm

Wed 7th = U11 Football vs. Trinity - Away 2.00pm

Wed 7th = U13 Football vs. St John’s - Home 2.00pm

Thurs 8th = U9 Football vs. Trinity - Home 2.00pm

 Tues 20th = U13 Football vs. Trinity - Home 3.30pm

Wed 21st = U11 Football vs. St Peter’s Lympstone - Away 2.00pm

Wed 21st = U11 Netball vs. St Peter’s Lympstone - Home 2.00pm

 Thurs 22nd = U9 Football vs. Stover - Home 2.00pm

Mon 26th = U11 Hockey (Boys’) vs. Exeter Cathedral - Away 2.00pm

Tues 27th = U9 Football vs. Wynstream - Home 3.45pm

Wed 28th = U13 Football vs. St Peter’s Lympstone - Home 2.00pm

Wed 28th = U12 Netball vs. Queen’s College - Home 2.15pm

Wed 28th = U11 Hockey (Boys’) vs. Queen’s College - Away 2.15pm


 Fri 2nd = U12 Netball vs. Exeter Cathedral - Home 2.30pm

Tues 6th = U12/U13 Football vs. Plymouth College - Home 2.45pm

Wed 7th = U11 Football Tournament at Exeter School - 2.00pm

Wed 7th = U11 Netball vs. Blundell’s - Away 2.30pm

 Thurs 8th = U8 Football vs. Exeter School - Away 4.00pm

Wed 14th = U11 Netball vs. Mount Kelly - Home 2.00pm

Wed 14th = U11 Football vs. Truro - Home 2.30pm

Wed 14th = U12/U13 Football vs. Stover - Away 2.30

 Mon 19th = U12 and U15 Netball vs. St Luke’s - Away 4.00pm

Mon 19th = U13 Football (Indoor) vs. St Wilfrid’s - Home 4.00pm

Tues 20th = U8 Tag Rugby Festival at Blundell’s - 2.00pm

Tues 20th = Swimming Gala at Exeter School - 4.00pm

Wed 21st = U11 Football vs. Stover - Home 2.00pm

Thurs 22nd = U8 and U9 Hockey (Mixed) vs. Exeter Cathedral - Away 2.00pm


**Please be aware that more fixtures are still to be confirmed. 




This term has seen 82 competitive fixtures completed in rugby and hockey throughout the various age groups. The results are as follows:


Rugby =   Played 55   Won 28   Drawn 4 Lost 23

Hockey =   Played 27   Won 11   Drawn 2 Lost 14

Overall =   Played 82   Won 39   Drawn 6 Lost 37


U8/U9 Tag Rugby and Hockey


The U8 and U9’s have made great progress this term and taken part in tag rugby and hockey fixtures against other schools. For some of them, this has been their first taste of competition action and they have enjoyed scoring goals and tries in addition to learning about positions and the rules of the respective sports. We are looking forward to seeing them in action on the football pitch next term and continuing to take great pleasure from representing Bramdean School.


U11 Rugby:


The under 11’s have played an exciting brand of running rugby this season which has led to some outstanding team performances. Having made real progress over the last two years, and with the injection of some new faces, the expectation levels were high going into the first game and they didn’t disappoint. The first game of the season, away at Exeter Cathedral, ended with a 60-5 victory. The team built on each performance throughout the term, developing a fast paced offloading game and a solid defence.


Individual players have also started to shine. Ayotemide Adeleye has scored some fantastic tries, leaving defenders in his wake with some barnstorming runs in open play. Elliot Butterfield, a turnover specialist, has made tackles for fun and Mason Dart is developing into a good ball carrying forward. Harry Gulley has continued to decimate defences with his power and passion and Max Smith has gone from strength to strength.


The most memorable game of the season took place at Exeter School in what was a really hard-hitting contest. Bramdean started the game well but found themselves 10-0 down at half-time. However, the team showed a spirited forward effort mixed with dogged determination to come back and secure a 15-15 draw. The spirit of the team that day was synonymous of the term and the commitment and physical presence displayed was exceptional.


We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the players of their progression this year. They’ve been a joy to teach with a fantastic attitude of wanting to improve and togetherness. They will be an exciting prospect in the future and we have no doubt that they will be a unit that the opposition will fear to play. In particular, working on their fitness, core skills and work at the breakdown will be paramount for their future successes.

U13 Rugby


It’s been an encouraging season for the under 13 team. The players, albeit small in stature, have worked incredibly hard and started to show great promise with their skill development and tactical appreciation.

Tries have been something we have been good at this year. It was brilliant to see Jarvis Jones, our speedy and elusive winger score regularly alongside the gliding Danny Carroll, agile Cody Lester and destructive Lucas Gulley. Peter Denning and Frankie Follett have also grown in stature and become key decision makers of the team.

The final match of the season against Trinity School was testament to the enthusiasm, determination and enjoyment that this group have for the game. They worked exceptionally hard for one another and played some scintillating rugby to run out 75-15 winners.

The boys are to be commended for their excellent attitude; they’ve always played the game in the right spirit as personi ed by the captain Lucas Gulley who was outstanding all season. He has led the team with humility and set an example both on and of the field.

We expect even better things to come from this group next year!



Bramdean School Preparatory Sports Results – Autumn Term 2017


Boys’ Rugby


U11 v Exeter Cathedral – won 60 - 5

U9 v St John’s – won 25 - 15

U11 v Mount Kelly – won 15 - 5

U11 v Truro ‘B’ – won 45 - 0

U11 v Exeter School – lost 0 - 15

U11 v Plymouth College – lost 5 - 20

U9 v St Peter’s Lympstone – won 55 - 45

U11 v Blundell’s – won 20 - 15

U11 v Plymouth College – lost 5 - 30

 U11 v St John’s – won 20 - 10

 U11 v Wellington – won 65 - 0

U12 v Stover – lost 15 - 25

U11 v Exeter School – drew 15 - 15

U11 v Mount Kelly – lost 40 - 50



Girls’ Hockey

 U12 v Exeter Cathedral – lost 0 - 3

U12 v Wellington – lost 2 - 3

U11 v Trinity ‘A’ – lost 0 - 1

U11 v Trinity ‘B’ – lost 0 - 1

U12 v St Wilfrid’s ‘A’ – won 2 - 0

U12 v St Wilfrid’s ‘B’ – won 4 - 1

U9 v St John’s ‘A’ – won 3 - 1

U9 v St John’s ‘B’ – won 6 - 1

U12 v St John’s – lost 7 - 8

U9 v Stover ‘A’ – won 3 - 0

U9 v Stover ‘B’ – won 4 - 2

U9 v St Peter’s Lympstone – won 2 - 0

U12 v Queen’s College – lost 2 - 4