Sports News


 Sport Events - 2023/2024

Our school continues to hold the schools Gold Award for our outstanding provision in sport and P.E. During the pandemic when schools could not obtain a further award, as they had been suspended, our school gained a Schools Games Mark for outstanding participation in virtual events. These included virtual cross country, virtual runs across Antarctica, virtual iron man competition and virtual sports competitions. We were still able to compete with other schools across the district despite the challenges of the pandemic and we also maintained high qualtiy PE provision through virtual opportunities and live lessons.

This year our school continues its journey back towards a more normal provision. Sports leaders have been taking an important school role in sport.  Sport and P.E is such an important part of our life at school and all children are involved in so many ways.  To keep you updated about some of the things going on in school our website will be updated on a regular basis with details of our events and achievements. 

I have been delighted with the confidence and independence shown by our sports leaders so far and would like to thank them for all of their dedication in promoting and supporting school in this way.  

Mr D Kennedy


Take a look at the what the children have been up to, so far, this term.


We are pleased to announce that we have received a very special platinum PE award from West Lancashire Sports Partnership.

This is the highest award we can receive from West Lancashire and highlights the excellent PE curriculum and inclusive range of sporting events our children experience in our school.


Posted 02/07/24

Today some of our Y3 and Y4 pupils represented the school and West Lancashire at the School Games Award at UCLAN. They took part in many activities including, ultimate frisbee, archery and tri-golf.

The children were fabulous and enjoyed the festival vibes that the day had to offer. Well done to Henry, George, Joseph, Zach, Jace, Charlie and Oliver.

We are very proud of you!

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Posted 21/06/24

This week a group of Year 5 and 6 children represented the school at Quad Kids, the District athletics event.

The event took place at Edgehill athletics track and all children had to take part in sprint races, 600 metre races, a vortex howler throw and long jump. Their attitudes and sporting talent was evident throughout the event and as a team they finished in second place overall – a tremendous achievement.

There were many individual winners from the team in separate events and over all the disciplines George in Year 6 finished in third place out of all the boys in the district. A massive well done to everyone involved.

Alongside our cricket success and platinum sports award this week it has been a very successful sporting week for school!

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Posted 21/06/24

This week we had a cricket team represent us at the district event following their victory last week.

The children were once again superb on the day and won all three games to qualify for regional finals on Tuesday 9th July. A massive well done to all the children involved for this tremendous achievement.

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Posted 12/06/24

A massive well done to the cricket team who played in a cricket tournament today at Ormskirk Cricket Club today.

The children all showed fantastic abilities and excellent attitudes as they won their group which now means they have qualified for the district final next week.

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Posted 11/06/24

A huge well done to the Year 3 and 4 Quad kids who headed over to Edge Hill University to participate in an athletics event.

Superb performances from everyone and great sportsmanship. We came an impressive 4th place out of all the schools there.

Well done to all the athletes and a big thank you to our parent for lifts and being super supporters.

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Posted 23/05/24


A huge well done and thank you to our Year 3 and 4 football girls.

Your attitudes are fantastic, you're developing your playing skills and you are fantastic team mates! But football is so much more than playing the match. It's been shown that playing football provides girls with far more than just physical benefits. Being part of a football team has been proven to boost self-esteem and improve confidence in girls. They feel more motivated and empowered to achieve their goals.

I'm looking forward to continuing our sessions after half term and our upcoming friendly against a local school.

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Posted 20/05/24

A huge well done to our High 5 team for playing so well in the West Lancs qualifiers last week. They held their own in some difficult matches. Well done Y5/Y6, we're proud of you.

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Posted 08/05/24

A massive well done to our cricket team. This afternoon they played at an Ormskirk and District competition and won all three games they played to win the event.

The children showed great attitudes, ability and teamwork. We are all very proud of them!

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Posted 01/05/24

This evening a huge number of our KS2 children took part in the West Lancs cross country competition at Abbey Lane, Burscough.

We were so delighted by the determination and perseverance of all the children who took part and some even achieved individual top 3 positions, which is remarkable. Additionally, our Y3&4 boys came 2nd overall and our Y5&6 boys came 1st.

Well done to everyone who competed and to the wonderful support from staff and parents.

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Posted 28/03/24

A massive well done to some of our Year 6 pupils who represented the school in West Lancashire’s orienteering and problem solving event at Rock and River.

The children showed great attitudes in tough conditions and they overcame many of the challenges-well done to them!

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Posted 22/03/24

A huge well done to our Y5/6 High 5 team, who represented our school superbly last night. They played seven intense matches and showed great attitude, team spirit and determination.

Well done all of you - we're proud of you. 

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Posted 08/03/24

A huge well done to our girls football team who played in a football festival today.

They won 2 games, drew 2 games and only lost 1. All the girls showed a fantastic attitude and great ability. They scored lots of goals!

We are very proud of them all!

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Posted 22/02/24

Last night our Y5&6 swimming team took part in the West Lancashire schools swimming gala at Park Pool.

They competed amazingly well and Mrs Brewer and I were blown away by their determination and support for each other. It's events like these that make us teachers feel so blessed to work with your children.

Overall we came a magnificent 2nd place and some children even received gold, silver and bronze medals for individual performances.


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Posted 09/02/24


A huge well done to our Bench ball team, who played incredibly well on Wednesday evening. We lost two, drew two and won one.

Thank you to Mrs Brewer and Miss Daw for supporting the children in this event.

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Posted 24/11/23

Today 4 members of Year 2 took part in a KS1 sporting event. Their behaviour was fantastic and they represented the school by completing different sporting activities.

They worked incredibly well as a team and we are super proud of them!

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Posted 23/11/23

Well done to our school football team again. After recently winning the league, they overcame challenging weather to compete in the West Lancashire Cup. Out of 16 teams they finished 2nd overall, missing out on the title by just one point.

We are all very proud of the ability and attitudes of the children.

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Posted 8/11/23

A huge well done to our school football team who tonight played their final round of fixtures in the league.

Tonight they won 2 games and drew 1 game scoring 30 goals and only conceding 4. When these were added to the previous round’s results it meant they finished top of the league overall.

In addition to their excellent football ability, the team also showed superb attitudes and team work in every way and this was also commented on by event organisers! This is something I have the pleasure of seeing every day!

Everyone in school is very proud of them all! Congratulations!

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Posted 19/10/23


Today we celebrated our Gold Sports Award as a school. P.E, sport and being active are important aspects of school for all children and this award reflects the level at which our children participate in many different ways.

Being active is so important in life to help our physical and mental well being and I am very proud of how well the children engage right across school.

From quality P.E lessons, to active breaks and competitions, all children play a part in these elements of school life.

We are also really proud that we have children who lead sport across school and the two members of our Sports Council attended a presentation at Ormskirk Cricket Club on Monday to receive our award. The award was presented by Oliver Partington, a professional rugby league player for Salford who was once a pupil in West Lancashire.

Seb and Lucia from Year 5 received the award and represented the school superbly at the presentation.

A huge congratulations to all the children in school for being so active and engaging with sport and P.E so well.

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Posted 04/10/23

An amazing night for the Y5/6 football team!

They competed in round one of the WLSP football league matches at Burscough Priory. We played 3, won 2 and drew 1 and currently sit top of the league.

A superb effort from the boys and an equally fantastic attitude from them all - what a credit they are!

We are looking forward to the next league matches on 8th November to find our final league position.




Posted 16/06/23


Last night our wonderful Y3 & 4 children took part in a Quad Kids athletics competition at Edge Hill University.

This event featured over 25 schools from Lancashire and consisted of various running, throwing and jumping activities.

Our children were amazing and took part with great determination and teamwork. Mrs Chapple, Mrs Nolan and I were so delighted with how they took part - what a credit you are!

Overall we finished an excellent 6th and Rebekah in Y4 was even awarded a silver medal for being the 2nd best girl out of all the girls who competed.

Well done to all the team - you are super stars!

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Posted 12/06/23

A huge well done to our two sports councillors for leading some of our Year 2s at a sports festival today at Burscough Sports Centre. Despite the heat, the children all participated brilliantly.

A big thank you too to Mrs Brewer for accompanying them all.

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Posted 08/06/23

We are very proud of our cricket team today! They went to play in a tournament this morning at Burscough Cricket Club against 7 other schools.

The children showed fantastic skill and attitude throughout the 4 games they played.

In their group they won their first two games and then lost by just 6 runs in an exciting final group game to finish in second place on runs scored.

They they went on to win their last game against the other second placed school and therefore finished 3rd overall. A huge well done to them all for representing the school so well and showing great attitudes at all times. 

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Posted 28/04/23

Once again this week, it has been lovely to celebrate the children's achievements across school.

One of the highlights of the week was to take 45 of our Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children to the district cross country event on Wednesday. The children all showed amazing attitudes, camaraderie and participated really well, showing excellent drive and determination to do their best and together, the children achieved excellent results!

On the night we had some individual medal winners with Rebekah finishing 1st in the Year 3/4 girls’ race, Ivor finishing 3rd in the Year 3/4 boys’ race and Zachary finished 3rd in the Year 5/6 boys’ race.

There was also a team event on the night and the first four from every school to finish were awarded points. The first four boys over the line in the Year 5/6 boys’ event were all in the top 12. They were crowned District Champions. The first four girls in Year four also managed higher positions than any other school and were also District Champions.

As well as being delighted at these awards and the amazing running to achieve them, I was equally delighted by the attitude of all children.


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Posted 21/04/23

This week children from year 5 and 6 represented the school at sport. On Wednesday, our football team participated in the Liverpool Cup. They played exceptionally well and won 4, drew 1 and lost 1 on the day. Overall, they missed out on getting to the final by just 1 goal on goal difference and therefore finished 3rd out of 16 teams in West Lancashire.

Today we also had a team of Year 6 children represent the school at tag rugby and dodgeball at an event in Burscough. The children competed really well at this event and as well as showing great ability, their exceptional attitudes to compete in the right way shone through. 

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Posted 17/03/23

Today we were so proud of some of our Year 5 and 6 children who represented our school so well at another district sporting event.

They showed fantastic attitudes in competing and as always were praised by the event organisers for how well they conducted themselves.

Well done!

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Posted 03/03/23

Last night our Year 5 and 6 children took part in the WLSP swimming gala competition at Nye Bevan, Skelmersdale. There were over 12 schools competing on the night and the event consisted of races in front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke and freestyle relay.

We were absolutely amazed by our wonderful children. They competed with amazing effort and represented the school impeccably. We cannot stress enough how proud of them we are as a school.

Overall, we came a magnificent 3rd place and some children even achieved individual medals:

Y6 Isla - Breast stroke: 3rd place
Y6 Alba - Back crawl: 2nd place
Y5 Alex - Breast stroke: 3rd place

Well done to all who competed and the children who trialled for the team too. 

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Posted 03/02/23

Today a group of children from Y2 took part in a fundamental movement skills event. We were so proud of the children who showed fantastic attitudes, perseverance and teamwork during their activities.

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Posted 13/01/23

Today, saw some of our Year 5 and 6 children attend an indoor-athletics event. The children showed magnificent attitudes at the event. They won a number of events and races throughout the morning and finished in third place overall.

We were very proud of how every child competed and shone at the event today!

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Posted 09/12/22

Last night our KS1 children took part in the West Lancashire sportshall athletics event. The children performed so well and achieved many gold, silver and bronze positions.

Miss Daw and Miss Simmons supported the children and said how brilliantly their behaviour and attitudes were.

Well done children - you were great!

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Posted 30/11/22

An amazing performance from our Year 5/6 footballers today who took part in the West Lancashire World Cup football event at JMO. The children battled hard and won two of their group games to then be knocked out in the second phase of the groups on goal difference.

On a very cold day they showed a fabulous attitude and represented the school superbly - well done!

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Posted 19/10/22

A huge well done to our Y5 and Y6 Netball team who played in their first competition yesterday at Burscough Priory. They played incredibly well against other primary schools in the area, representing our school superbly.

They played 5 games, winning two, losing two and drawing one.


Well done all of you!

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Posted 22/09/22

Last night our Y5 & 6 football team competed in the WLSP football league at Burscough Priory. We played four games, winning two and losing two. The children who took part were superb and really grew into the event, gaining confidence and performing to a high level. They represented the school impeccably well and we are very proud of them.

Next week we will play our final games and be given our overall league position so stay tuned!

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Posted 07/07/22


Our Year 6 benchball team took part in a school competition in Burscough. The team performed brilliantly and showed great perseverance and teamwork.

We entered two teams and finished an amazing 3rd and 4th overall.

Well done Year 6. We are very proud of you!

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Posted 17/06/22


Our Year 6 cricket team competed in the West Lancs Kwik Cricket tournament at Ormskirk Cricket Club.

The children played unbelievably well and I was amazed at the level of cricket they displayed! What was also lovely, was how supportive they were of each other and the how respectful they were to their opponents - what true sporting professionals!

Over the morning we played three different schools and reached the final, in which we lost by only 12 runs, earning us a fabulous silver medal position.

Well done cricketers we are so pleased and proud of you!

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Posted 16/06/22

This week saw our Y5 & 6 athletics team take part in the West Lancashire Quadkids Athletics competition at Ormskirk School. Twelve schools took part with each child competing in four events, including a sprint, long distance run, long jump and throw.

Our wonderful team, made up of: William, Renee, Isabel, Max, Bella, Sophie, Zachary and Jake competed amazingly well and gave it their all! We finished 4th overall and we couldn’t be more proud of their efforts - well done team!

Also, one of our Year 6 boys, William, actually came 1st out all the boys who competed in the competition, making him the best at athletics for his age group in West Lancashire - what an achievement!

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Posted 10/06/22

A massive well done to our second Y5 & 6 football team who represented the school in a mini tournament last night.

We entered two teams (oranges and yellows) and we invited Town Green school to take part in the competition - who also brought two teams.

The children competed superbly and showed their fantastic maturity and determination. It was a great event and ACC oranges finished 2nd and ACC yellows finished 3rd.

A well done to our orange team consisting of: Michael (c), Oscar, Elliemae, Aidan, Oscar and Isaac.

And a well done to our yellow team consisting of: Daniel (c), Leon, Lily, Jack, Charlie and Thomas.

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Posted 25/05/22

A huge well done to all of the amazing children who ran in the cross country event.

Everyone competed so well at the event and made us all feel so proud of their great performances. It was fantastic to see the children running with such determination, enthusiasm and ability.

Some children secured medal positions:

William came first in the Year 5/6 boys' race
Renee came third in the Year 5/6 girls' race
Ivor came first in the Year 3/4 boys' race

We also had team success:

The Year 3/4 girls finished second overall
The Year 3/4 boys finished first overall
The Year 5/6 girls finished third overall
The Year 5/6 boys finished second overall

A massive well done to all the children involved and the parents and families who came along to support them.

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Posted 18/03/22


Children from Year 2 represented school in the indoor athletics tournament. The children behaved so well and took part with enthusiasm in each challenge: obstacle, sprint relay, speed jump and javelin.

It was lovely to hear them encouraging each other as they took part in the events.

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Posted 04/03/22

On Wednesday our Y5 and Y6 swimming team competed in a gala competition against 12 other schools in Lancashire. The children took part in various races and relays and received some excellent places, with individual medals in silver and bronze. Overall, we finished 7th and the children's effort and attitude were absolutely fabulous - we were so proud of them all!

If you happen to see our team of Lily, Daniel, Max, Amy, Bertie, William and Bella, give them a 'well done' as they really deserve it.


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Posted 07/01/22

A massive well done to the children in Year 5 and Year 6 in our athletics team today.

The children went to an athletics event in Burscough and were able to compete against other schools. They competed really well in all the events showing amazing attitudes, winning lots of races and finishing 4th overall.

We were very proud of them all. Our school value this term is perseverance and in all the events the children certainly showed this.

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Posted 26/11/21

Today saw more outstanding sporting success following our running event yesterday as children from Year 5 competed in Boccia & Curling against other schools from the district.

The children represented our school superbly with fantastic attitudes and ability coming away with a gold medal. We are once again so proud of our amazing children in sport.

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Posted 25/11/21

Today saw another fantastic whole school event as all the children in school had the opportunity to race around our track and get a personal best time for their class distance.

Children in Reception and Year 1 ran 450m, children in Year 2 and Year 3 ran 675m, children in Year 4 ran 900m and children in Year 5 and Year 6 ran 1.125 km.

There was a real event atmosphere as Epic Events brought banners, start/finish arches, a tracking and timing system and a great sound system to encourage all the children and play some songs to run to.

Every child who ran today showed amazing, positive attitudes and a real determination to complete the course in their best time. We were so proud of them all!

Over the coming week, teachers will share times with the children. The children have been set a challenge by our sports council to see if they can beat their time in the spring term. Every day the children have an opportunity to improve their time during our afternoon active run on the path.

Leading up to Christmas we will also hold some special running events such as a virtual run across Antartica and a Santa Dash to help the children do this.

Once again a huge thank you to Epic Events who are supporting our running events in school and help create great experiences for our children.

Finally, a big thank you and well done to all the children for showing amazing attitudes towards school life once again.

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Posted 18/11/21

Our wonderful Y5 & Y6 children competing in their lunchtime chess club. Who will be top of Premier League come the end of the season? Find out soon…

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Posted 5/11/21

Welcome back to the second half of our autumn term everyone! This week has been a great start to a very exciting part of the school year.

A highlight of the week was on Tuesday night when our school football team finished 3rd in the West Lancashire League for the Liverpool Cup. On the night, the children who played won 2 games, drew 3 and lost 1; they narrowly missed out on qualification by 1 point, but all the children played really well with great skill, effort and attitude; everyone in school was very proud of them all.

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Posted 6/10/21


Round 2 of the Y5/6 West Lancs football league took place tonight at Burscough Priory.

Our Christ Church team performed brilliantly and won three out of the four games we played.
Overall, we finished 3rd with a fantastic 13 points.

A massive well done to the boys and the great support from parents. We are already looking forward to the West Lancs football cup in November. Many thanks to the team and all their supporters.

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Posted 29/09/21

Tonight the Y5/6 football team took part in their first round of matches in the West Lancs football league. The children performed really well, getting some great results and showing a fabulous attitude throughout.

We are all looking forward to next week’s matches when we will find out our final position in the league.

Thanks to those parents/guardians who gave lifts and supported us from the sidelines.

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