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2024 Year 5/6 Ashton Park Sports Partnership Annual Swimming Gala Success.

Following on from last years success, we entered this fantastic event again this academic year. We took a squad of 12 strong swimmers to Hengrove Leisure who competed in 17 different races including butterfly, freestyle, breaststroke, mixed relay medleys and raft races.

In the 17 races we competed in we clinched 1st place an incredible 9 times and placed in a number of other events, as a result of these brilliant results the squad of 12 representing the academy finished the event in 1st place overall, this is a phenomenal achievement competing against 7 other schools from the partnership. 


All of the children were exceptional and swam their hearts out, whilst representing the academy impeccably, we are all incredibly proud of you, Well Done.

Mr Evans


Broomhill Primary 4-3 West Town Lane Academy Girls - Bristol Primary Schools Girls Cup

In the second round of the Girls BPSFA Cup, we had Broomhill Juniors. The girls and I took the school minibus to Broomhill with Mrs Burt and Mr Evans hoping to win. We went 1-0 up quite early with B. Stephenson scoring the first goal. Then Broomhill started their brilliant attack and they went 2-1 up before half time. In the second half Broomhill continued their attack scoring another 2 goals. We didn't give up and E. Davies ran down the wing and took a shot and scored making it 4-2. E. Sadd managed to score our last goal before the final whistle, with the game unfortunately finishing 4-3 to Broomhill. 

It was very disappointing to be out of the cup however we have a tournament in March and the girls football event to look forward to.

Match Report Written By: E. Dunn

West Town Lane Academy 9-1 Clifton College - Coronation Cup Fixture

It was a coronation cup knockout fixture, meaning if we lost we were out. Two minutes after kick off WTLA scored to make it 1-0, this was a perfect start to the game. Shortly after that some brilliant football allowed us to make it 2-0. At the back there were a few mistakes but we managed to quickly stop those. Then we made it 3-0. Our goalkeeper A. Roberts made some brilliant saves to deny Clifton from scoring. Towards the end of the half Clifton got a corner, one of their players managed to get a crucial touch and turn it into our goal to make it 3-1. The final shot of the 1st half went to WTLA and we managed to restore our 3 goal advantage and go into half time 4-1 up. 

In the second half we continued to play some brilliant football, shortly after the restart we scored to make it 5-1, the next couple of goals were lucky as one went through the keepers legs and the next rebounded off the post onto the keeper and into the net, 7-1 to WTLA. Clifton had a couple more chances but A. Roberts continued to deny them with some great saves. 

F. James then skipped past 3 players and scored to make it 8-1, with a couple of minutes left we scored again to make it 9-1 to WTLA. 

It was a comfortable win and we played some brilliant football, we've now progressed to the next round of the cup.

Match Report Written By: O. Pinninger (6B)

West Town Lane Academy Year 5/6 Annual Ashton Park Sports Partnership Football Tournament

The last 3 Thursdays have seen the Year 5/6 football teams play at a tournament at South Bristol Sports Centre (Imperial). Both teams were placed in the "competitive league" and played against the following schools:

Ashton Gate
Knowle Park
Marksbury Rd
New Oak
Victoria Park

Both teams played some brilliant football, one team played 10 matches winning 9 games and drawing 1 game without conceding a single goal, meaning we won the tournament. The other team also produced some brilliant football winning 2 games, drawing 4 and losing 4. 

We really enjoyed playing in the tournament and we are really pleased with the football we played. 

Report written by G. Lane (5D) & F. Hibbert (6T).

West Town Lane Academy - Year 5/6 ESFA 7- Aside Gloucestershire Tournament

Following our success on the English Schools Football Association 7-aside tournament held at Clifton College, we progressed to the next regional stage which took place in Gloucester. 

We played against a number of schools who had progressed from their respective local area tournaments, having played 4 fixtures in horrible cold and wet conditions the boys performed exceptionally well given then conditions, in the 4 fixtures we played we lost two, drew one and won our final fixture. This unfortunately wasn't enough to progress to the next stage of the tournament. 

The boys should be incredibly proud of themselves for reaching this stage of the tournament as it's an exceptional achievement.

Mr Evans & Mr Boon are immensely proud of you all.

West Town Lane Academy 7-0 Broomhill Junior School

West Town Lane Academy played Broomhill Junior School in a league fixture on Tuesday 28th November. We found the 1st half really tricky and struggled to score goals as Broomhill's defence performed really well, the 1st half ended 1-0. In the 2nd half we showed how good we are, we played quicker and took our chances. We ended up scoring 6 more goals and the final score was 7-0. 

We are really proud of our performance and looking forward to our next fixture.

Match report written by: H. Stewart & A. Fry (6J)

EFL Kids Cup - 24th November 2023 - 3rd Place Finish

On Friday we participated in the EFL Kids Cup at Imperial Sports Ground, It was a really fun experience and I had a lot of fun. We were hoping to win the tournament and progress onto either Reading or Luton. 

In the group stages we played 3 teams, Birdwell A, Holymead B and Cheddar Grove B. In the first
match we beat Birdwell A 3-0, I was happy we won but sad that I didn’t score a goal. In the next
match we played Holymead B who we beat 7-0, I scored a goal which I was very pleased about
because that was my first goal of the tournament. In the final match of the group stage we beat
Cheddar Grove B 4-0, but we should have beaten them by more.

We then had a break between fixtures and the next round of the competition to have some lunch.
The afternoons match was the quarter finals, we played South Ville Primary School who we beat 5-1. There was a bit of a delay for our semi-final fixture as we watched the other schools participate in a penalty shootout to determine our opponent.

Headley Park won the penalty shootout, therefore they were our semi-final opponents. Unfortunately we lost  2-1, even though we lost I was so glad that I had the opportunity to play a tournament some people would have loved to participate in.

Having lost to Headley Park in the semi-finals we still had to a 3rd and 4th place fixture we had to play in, we played Knowle Park who we beat 5-0 to finish the tournament in 3rd place.

I am very pleased with our overall performance during the tournament, we conceded two quick goals in the semi-final which was disappointing, however we enjoyed our day and even met a Bristol City FC ladies player.

Match report written by: W. Sheppard (6B) 

Year 3/4 Mixed Boys & Girls Bristol Primary Schools Football Tournament 23/24 

Our Year 3/4 mixed boys and girls football teams participated in the Bristol Primary Schools Football Tournament and produced some exceptional performances which resulted in some very impressive results, the second stage of the event will take place further into the academic year where the girls will look to build on their successful start.

Year 5/6 Girls Bristol Primary Schools Football Tournament 23/24

Our Year 5/6 girls participated in the Bristol Primary Schools Football Tournament and produced some exceptional performances which resulted in some very impressive results, the second stage of the event will take place further into the academic year where the girls will look to build on their successful start.

Game one:
After coming 4th out of 16 teams in our last tournament we definitely felt some pressure going into this one! As captain, I felt it was key that we talked through how we could win as a team and make Mrs Burt proud. I scored the only goal in game which led us to our first victory over Shirehampton Primary School.

Game two:
Game two was slightly harder, but we attacked very well. We won 3-0 against Wansdyke Primary School and the goals were scored by Erin and I.

Game three:
Game three was by far the toughest against Cheddar Grove. Our defence was amazing with Effie and Ava doing a great job tackling at the back. Elsie did some fantastic saves, with the game ending 0-0 which we were very happy with.

Game four:
Our final game was really good but hard. Their plays were strong and fast and even though we had many shots Broomhill kept saving them. In the final 2 minutes we kept pushing for the win and Emily managed to score a great goal. We were all so happy. It felt good to make Mrs Burt happy after all her hard work. Special thanks to everyone for their support.

Match report written by: B. Stephenson - Class 6J

2023/24 Year 5/6 ESFA 7 A-Side Football Tournament Champions

Part of our Year 5/6 football squad participated in the annual 2023/24 ESFA 7 A-Side football tournament at Clifton College on Thursday. 

The boys performed exceptionally well playing some scintillating football along the way, winning every game and conceding only 1 goal which is a remarkable achievement. 

Fixtures & Results:

Group Games
WTLA 3-0 Compass Point 
WTLA 2-0 Cheddar Grove
WTLA 2-0 Stoke Bishop 

Quarter Finals
WTLA 1-0 St Ursula's

Semi Final
WTLA 2-0 Headley Park 

WTLA 0-0 Elmlea 
WTLA Win 3-1 On Penalties

We now move onto a regional event which will be held in Gloucester as we will face other schools from other regions, the future really is bright for this group, so watch this space.

Mr Evans and Mr Boon are incredibly proud of you all, well done.

Mr Evans

Year 5/6 Annual Ashton Park Sports Partnership Dynamos Cricket 2023 Finals

Our Year 5/6 dynamo's cricket team reached the finals of the annual Ashton Park sports partnership dynamo's cricket competition. 

A phenomenal effort to get to the finals only loosing one game in four saw us reach the finals, unfortunately we lost to a very good Southville side in the semi final.

An incredible effort by the group, we are incredibly proud of all of you.

Mr Evans  

Year 5/6 Girls BPSFA Football Tournament 

Some of the year 5/6 girls football team have been competing in the Girls BPSFA Football tournament, which was held over two weeks at Bristol Imperial Sports Ground. 


They played a total of 9 games resulting in one loss, 2 wins and 6 draws.


The girls demonstrated all of the school’sRADAR values and battled through back to back games in the heat on both weeks. 


Mrs Burt is enormously proud of what the girls have achieved. Well done girls.

Mrs Burt

Year 5/6 Progress To Ashton Park Sports Partnership Annual Dynamos Cricket Finals

Across two weeks of cricket we have played against 4 different schools in the competition, after winning 3 of these fixtures and only narrowly loosing to Knowle Park we have progressed to the finals. 

The finals will take place next Tuesday at Bedminster Cricket Club.

Congratulations & Good Luck.

Mr Evans 

Year 5/6 Coronation Cup Quarter Final Result

Henleaze Junior School 2-2 West Town Lane (WTL Win 2-1 On Penalties) 

A very entertaining game saw WTL academy progress to the semi-finals of the Coronation Cup with a win via penalties. A very close game saw Henleaze equalise with the very last kick of the game, with the reverse happening in extra time as WTL equalised with the final kick of extra time only to then triumph on penalties.

We have been drawn against Bridgefarm in the semi-finals which will take place in the coming weeks. 


Mr Evans 

Barclays Girls Football Initiative #LetGirlsPlay 

On International Women's Day, the girls from WTLA took part in Barclay's initiative: The Biggest Ever Football Session. Over 260 girls took part during the day despite the weather being against them from the start, 


They participated in matches, practiced skills and played games. A great day was had by all.

Thank you to Friends of School who provided funds for the equipment used on the day. 

A special thanks to all the girls from the football team who ran the day alongside myself and Miss Pringle. We couldn't have done it without you.


Mrs Burt

Bristol City's Abi Harrison Visit

This week in preparation for International Women's Day, we had the pleasure of a visit from Bristol City striker Abi Harrison. She shared with us her journey to professional football and talked about the challenges she overcame on the way. She met with the girls football team, who asked some very thoughtful questions, who knows maybe one day, one of our girls will be inspiring the next generation in the same way.

Mrs Burt

2023 Annual Ashton Park Sports Partnership Swimming Gala


It has been such a long period of time since we entered this fantastic event. We took a squad of 12 swimmers to Hengrove Leisure who competed in 17 different races including butterfly, freestyle, breaststroke, mixed relay medleys and raft races. We picked up a number of podium places including 6 1st place finishes which left us finishing in 3rd place overall for the gala. 


All of the children were exceptional and swam their hearts out, whilst representing the academy impeccably, we are all incredibly proud of you, Well Done.

Mr Evans

West Town Lane Year 5/6 Girls Annual Ashton Park Sports Partnership Tournament 

Our year 5/6 girls football teams have had a busy few weeks competing in the annual Ashton Park Sports Partnership football tournament. As a school for the first time we were able to take 3 teams, this was their first competitive tournament of the school year. 


Throughout the three weeks the girls showed great determination, progression, resilience whilst learning new skills along the way. I am extremely proud of them as a team and all the effort they have put in since September. 


I look forward to seeing what they can achieve during the rest of the school year. 

West Town Lane Year 5/6 Girls Bristol Cup Match v Bridgefarm

Some members of the Year 5/6 girls football team took part in the second round of the Girls Cup at the end of last term. The girls were up against a very good team and faced several challenges during the 40 minutes played. They unfortunately lost 6-0 to Bridge Farm Primary however, were committed to playing their best throughout, well done girls.

West Town Lane Year 5/6 Annual Ashton Park Sports Partnership Tournament 

Our Year 5/6 football teams have been participating in the annual Ashton Park Sports Partnership football tournament, the boys have demonstrated all our key values at the academy whilst playing some exceptional football along the way against schools across Bristol. 

West Town Lane A have played a total of 12 fixtures, winning 5, drawing 6 and loosing just 1 against Knowle Park. We are awaiting the outcome of the tournament to see if we have progressed to the next stage at a later date so watch this space. 

West Town Lane 1 have also played a total of 12 fixtures, winning 5, drawing 2 and loosing 5 in total, once again demonstrating some exceptional football along the way against some very good opposition.

Myself and Mr Boon are extremely proud of all of the children, with a number of fixtures and cup games coming up in the near future we have high hopes for this group. 

West Town Lane Year 5/6 Football Team Reach The Coronation Cup Final

Our Year 5/6 hosted Bridge Farm in the Coronation Cup Semi-Final, in what was a tantalising and nail biting game the boys performed exceptionally well and with a late goal they progressed to the Coronation Cup Final with a 2-1 win.

We now await the winners of either Elmlea or Headley Park for the final. 

Well done boys, you should be extremely proud. 

West Town Lane Academy Win Year 3/4 Bristol Primary Schools 7 A-Side Tournament 

The academy entered two teams into the Bristol Primary Schools 7 A-Side Tournament at South Bristol Sports Centre. With both team displaying some outstanding football, West Town Lane 1 narrowly missed out on getting out of the group, whilst West Town Lane A progressed out of the group before going on to win the tournament via a penalty shoot out. 

An exceptional effort from every single person involved, myself and Mr Dyer are incredibly proud of you all, the future really is bright for this crop of players. 

Ashton Park Sports Partnership Annual Year 5/6 Central Venue League 2021/22

For the last three weeks the academy have been participating in the annual year 5/6 sports partnership central venue league, both teams have performed exceptionally well remaining unbeaten across the whole tournament. Each week consists of roughly 5 games so both teams have played 30 games between them and won 29 whilst drawing 1 game. 

This is an incredible feat, Mr Evans and Mr Dyer are incredibly proud of every single one of you, we move onto the finals in the coming weeks so watch this space. 

Ashton Park Sports Partnership Annual Dodgeball Competition 2021/22

Some of our Year 4 children attend Ashton Park Sports Partnerships annual dodgeball tournament. This was the first event that some of the children had attended and the first time representing the academy in a sporting event, however they were exceptional and represented the academy in the best possible way. We played in 4 matches, won two and lost two so it was a very successful and enjoyable event. Well done everyone involved.


EFL Kids Cup Champions 2021/22

Huge congratulations once again, to our year 5/6 football team, who have won the regional championship of the EFL cup. Last week, the team played at Bristol City’s training ground and defeated Headley Park 1-0 in the semi- final and St Peters 3-1 on penalties in the final. The victory means that they progress to the National finals in Reading next year, Mr Evans and Mr Dyer are immensely proud of you and cannot wait to continue the adventure in Reading.

Annual Ashton Park Sports Partnership Year 5/6 Intercity Football Tournament

The academy entered 3 teams into this years Year 5/6 tournament including a number of Year 4 children. All of the boys represented the academy exceptionally and produced some exceptional football with all three teams remaining unbeaten.


WTL A 5-0 Ashton Gate B
WTL A 0-0 Christchurch A

WTL 1 5-0 Woodlands B
WTL 1 3-0 Perry Court A
WTL 1 4-0 Holycross

WTL B 3-1 Perry Court
WTL B 5-0 Woodlands A

Let’s hope for more of the same for the following 2 weeks.

Well Done!



Coronation Cup 07/01/2020 – WTL 5-1 Broomhill

Our Year 5/6 football team kicked off the year by progressing into the next round of the prestigious Coronation Cup by beating Broomhill Primary School 5-1.

Well Done Boys.


Amber 6ST Somerset Girls First 4 Golf U12’s Champion

Amber competed in six competitions all around Somerset in the last 6 months.

Amber was the overall winner in the order of merit winning with 28/30 points. The competition is the Somerset Girls First 4 Golf U12’s.

Congratulations Amber, well done.



October 2019 – ESFA 7-aside Football Tournament

Yesterday afternoon our Year 5/6 football team attended Clifton College to participate in the ESFA 7-aside football tournament. The boys started tentatively but really grew and impressed as the tournament progressed, eventually finishing joint third with the hosts. Well done boys.

WTL 0-1 Luckwell
WTL 4-1 Compass Point
WTL 3-0 Whitchurch
WTL 0 -0 Bridgefarm
WTL 0-0 Clifton



September 2019 – Tag Rugby Tournament

The academy entered the first sports partnership tournament of the academic year this week. Some of the children were trying their hand at tag rugby for the very first time and others very proud to be representing the academy for the first time.

The tournament is spread across the next three weeks so please watch this space for results and match reports.

Thank you Mr Evans and Mr Harper



December 2018- ESFA

Our team got through to the finals of the English School Football Association in Gloucester, to be beaten at the last minute on penalties. Great play by all concerned.


November 2018- Netball

Great playing by our team on Monday, with a win against Knowle Park 9-5. Congratulations to all that took part.

October 2018 – ESFA Football Tournament

The English School Football Association Cup was held at Clifton College Sports Ground. It is the first annual football competition for primary schools in Bristol. West Town Lane were the eventual winners of the tournament remaining unbeaten and beating Bridge Farm, during sudden death penalties on a beautiful evening for football. Well done to all the boys and schools that participated and a special thank you must go to Clifton College for hosting the event. West Town Lane now move onto the regional round which includes South Gloucestershire teams.

September 2018 – Ashton Park Sports Partnership annual X-Country

West Town Lane Wanderers braved rain and wind to do us proud in a large field of runners.
Great team work was demonstrated by everyone, the boys were brought home by Rico in 20th position, swiftly followed by our youngest runner Antwon who is only in year 4 claiming 28th place, our third scorer was Archie, swiftly followed by Filipo & Cole completing the team and dabbing us home in style!

The girls brought home the Year 6 Girls Team Silver, Thea stormed into bronze position, in amazingly her first ever XC race, hot on her heels was Annabelle taking 5th our third scorer Alesha zipped in 20th, completing our team were the speedy Farah and Keira who ran the course in together encouraging each other all the way round, very well done to everyone, I’m sure they slept well!

Fantastic effort girls and thank you

November 2017 – WTLA 0-1 Air-Balloon Hill

It was a very frustrating game because we just couldn’t score. We had loads of chances and hit the crossbar and post about 5 times. Unfortunately, they only had a few chances, but made it count.

The best moment of the game was probably the last 30 seconds. In that time we hit the post twice. It was annoying and hard to believe.

Star Player – Harry Hogg

Match report written by Elliott (Year 6)

November 2017 – WTLA 12 – 0 Holymead Primary


October 2017 – WTLA 10 – 0 Christ The King

The academy participated in the preliminary round of the Coronation Cup and hosted Christ The King. A very impressive performance from the boys resulted in an emphatic 10-0 win. The goals being scored by Elliott (2), Dane, Callum (3), Louie (2), Harry and Freddie.


October 2017 – ESFA Football Tournament

The academy participated in the English Schools Football Association tournament at Clifton College. The boys produced some impressive performances but were unfortunate to miss out on a place in the semi final by a point.

WTL 4-0 Whitchurch
Goal Scorers – Freddie (2), Harry and Reece

WTL 0-1 St Bonaventures

WTL 1-3 Clifton
Goal Scorer – Freddie

WTL 7-1 Christ The King
Goal Scorers – Freddie (3), Reece 2, Andrew and Harry

WTL 4-1 Holymead
Goal Scorers – Reece, Harry (2) and Freddie

September 2017

Our football team from last year is on tour in France as part of the Bristol Together Championships. A fantastic opportunity- our first international tour!


Quadkids Competition

West Town Lane Wanderers have been preparing for this event for a number of weeks, Mr Brown and Mrs Roe prepared two teams to enter the event. All of our children from both teams produced a number of amazing performances in a number of events which consisted of Standing long jump, 600 metre race, howler throw and a 60 metre sprint. A number of our children produced personal bests on a scorching hot day, our “A team” left the event finishing in Bronze position and out “B team” achieved a very respectable 8th place.

Well done guys, and a big thank you to Mr Brown and Mrs Roe.



Rugby Tournament

Our Tag Rugby players took part in a tournament this morning. Well done to the team- no medals, but great playing!


West Town Lane Girls 10 – 0 Hedley Park Girls

The girl’s 5/6 football team played against Headley Park Primary School on Friday 10th March. It was the school’s first game against a competitive Headley Park. The girls have been working hard in training and for many of them, it was their first ever football match. The girls were excellent and won 10-0. Goals from Tenat (6) Izzy (3) and Sophie (1) made the difference. It was an all round superb performance.