The Smurf Christmas Hamper Appeal


The Bath Schools Trust is today launching its Christmas appeal!

We are calling on all players and associates past and present to donate items to support children and their families from the BANES and Wiltshire areas.  We have two weeks to collect as many items as possible that we can then wrap up in a hamper appropriate to a family identified by local schools.  We are asking for non-edible items appropriate for all members of the family young and old.  No second hand items please.

Information about the appeal can be found here:

Charity appeal

Or contact Jo Goulding on

Many thanks for your support, let’s give 2020 with all its challenges a cheery finish



Bursary Award Scheme renewed


Applications are now being welcomed from young people in BANES and Wiltshire, who may need support in their sporting aspirations.  If you believe you have a laent in a particular sport, then we would love to hear from you.

Bursary Offer

 The Bath & Wiltshire School Sports Trust is committed to raising the standard of sport and a bursary scheme has been established to support athletes in their pursuit of excellence. The bursary system intends to work with talented sport performers who will enhance the success of sport in the local area of BANES and Wiltshire.

 The Sports Bursary scheme aims to realise the individual’s potential both as an academic and as an elite sports performer.

Eligibility and selection criteria

Boys and girls can apply and must meet the following criteria:

  • You must fulfil the normal academic requirements set by your school (target grades).
  • You would normally participate in a sport that is recognised by Sport England and currently be performing at County, National or International level, or be able to demonstrate strong evidence that you have the potential to achieve this standard
  • Explain how you demonstrate the Trust’s 4 values (Resilience-Responsibility-Compassion-Curiosity)
  • You must be prepared to fulfil an ambassadorial role for the Bath & Wiltshire School Sport Trust


What does the applicant receive?

For sports people meeting the criteria there is up to £300.00 pa available.

Application process

Prospective candidates

Applications should be emailed to Tim Kirk at:

01 February – decision by the 10th February

01 June – decision by the 10th June

01 October – decision by the 10th October

Please download this form and send to Tim Kirk at when complete

Sports-Bursaries-Application-form (1)


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Following growing concerns regarding participation levels in sport amongst young people and a sense of apathy towards traditional values, it was decided that the Trust could use the momentum of the success of the Olympic Games in 2012 to provide a platform from which both adults and young people could enjoy and promote further participation in a range of sporting activities. Indeed, the Trust recognises the social, educational and health benefits from participating in sporting activities, thus it is imperative that we encourage young people to use sport as a medium to interact, learn, nurture good habits and essentially develop a passion which will provide opportunities beyond expectation.

Significantly, we recognise that the environment in which children are now growing up is affected by the demands of a global and technological-driven society that demands accountability. Whilst there seems to be pressure to achieve prescripted guidelines in every field, the process of achieving and the definition of achievement has been forgotten. The Bath & Wiltshire School Sport Trust wishes to spread the message through sport that learning is about the process of personal experience; that opportunity to experience is the key to developing understanding. We wish to lead by example by providing opportunities that raise expectation, nurture personality, and encourage understanding so that knowledge and skills can be used in all areas of life.

A dedicated staff has years of experiences of challenging young people during events and tours both abroad and in the local area. Whether it be participating in the World Youth Cup in Sweden, bag packing at Sainsbury’s, preparing meals at camps in Holland, or simply giving speeches to fellow pupils at school, we believe that our opportunity to take part, grow and perform cycle will help shape the local ambassadors of tomorrow.