Sporting News

Cross Country Race News

We had over 22 children taking part in the York Schools Cross Country races last week. These took place at Askham Bryan College and they are always very well attended by many children from across the city.

A huge well done to all those children who took part and especially Darcey in Y1 who ran the girls Y1 race, Lucas and Otis in year 2 who came 1st and 3rd in their race, and Lance and Jimmy in year 4 who came joint 8th in their age group.

The KS2 boys will go onto a race to represent York in the North Yorkshire Schools event at Giggleswick School on the 23rd November. Many thanks to the parents for providing the children with lifts to this event. It is much appreciated.Mrs Rowntree

School Games Gold!

We are delighted to say that we have again been successful in our submission for the School Games Gold award!

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.

Schools need to demonstrate how they are/have:

  • maintaining and growing your school’s engagement in the School Games and your delivery of 60 active minutes for every child
  • create positive experiences by ensuring physical activity and competition provision is designed to reflect the motivation, competence and confidence of your young people and has a clear intent
  • a clear focus on transition points and how secondary schools engage in the School Games
  • create positive experiences to support character development of targeted young people
  • advocated to key stakeholders how the School Games makes a meaningful difference to the lives of children and young people, including engaging and educating parents.

School Games

Mr Sellars Summer Football Camps

Mr Sellars will be running some football camps in the summer holidays. Please find details below:

⚽️DS20 Summer Camp⚽️

☀️Come and join us on our fun summer football camps organised and led by UEFA B qualified coaches and qualified teachers with over 20 years’ experience in Football and Primary School PE ⚽️
📆 Week 1 – Wednesday 26th July – Thursday 27th July. £15 per day or £25 for both days
📆 Week 2 – Monday 31st July- Wednesday 2nd August. £15 per day or £40 for all 3 days
📆 Week 3 – Monday 7th August – Tuesday 8th August. £15 per day or £25 for both days
🏟 Huntington Hopgrove Playing Fields,
440 Malton Rd,
YO32 9TD
⏰10am – 3pm
🚨Girls & Boys From 5 Years Old
📱To book a place use the link:

❗️Limited places available❗️

Mr Sellars

Sports Days

Thank you to all who were able to support our sports days. The weather was  kind to us and a great time was had by all. Thank you also to the PTA for providing the children with a much deserved and welcomed ice lolly, after all their hard work. The combined house scores for sports day in ascending order were:
Terry – 69 points
Rowntree – 92 points
Tuke – 104 points
Making Craven house the overall winners with a huge 155 points! Congratulations to all representing Craven house!

Sports Days

Just a little reminder that sports days are coming up. Please could you ensure that children have PE kits in school for these days, a coloured t-shirt (house colour if possible) and, particularly if the weather looks hot, water bottles, sun hats and sun cream.

  • EYFS and KS1 on Wednesday 28th June at 1:30pm
  • KS2 on Tuesday 4th July at 1:30pm

Parents and Carers are welcome to join us. The gates will be opened once we have all the children inside after lunchtime (approx 1:10pm). Any late arrivals will need to report to the school office as the gates will need to be
locked again at 1:30pm.

North Yorkshire Cricket Finals


On Tuesday it was an absolute privilege to take the Year 4 cricket team to the North Yorkshire Finals. We represented Dunnington Primary School with true resilience, great fighting spirit and superb behaviour. We faced a strong Saltburn side in our first league match and lost 96 to 72 but this didn’t deter us and the team then went onto win their second league game against a Scarborough side 134 to 42. This meant we went through to the semi-finals based on our run rate being so good across all 3 leagues. We unfortunately lost our semi-final match to a team from Harrogate but played out for 3rd and 4th place. The children and supporters were full of confidence and were determined this one was ours! It went right down to the last ball and we needed 6 off the last ball!!! A six was scored by W and we all cheered with excitement! 3rd in North Yorkshire on a very hot day is a fabulous result.

Well done to A, E, L, S, J, S, W, and T who took part and a huge thank you to the parents/grandparents who supported the children. A brilliant day! Mrs RowntreeMrs Rowntree

Y3/4 York Schools Cricket Festival

Congratulations to our KS2 cricketers on their very convincing win at the Y3/4 Cricket festival yesterday. They have now qualified to compete in the North Yorkshire finals, which will take place next Tuesday at York Cricket Club. We wish them all the very best!


Mini Brownlee Triathlon 2023

We hope you enjoy this slideshow of photographs from the fantastic triathlon event last week!

A huge thank you to all the children who took part in the Mini Brownlee Triathlon on Wednesday at York Sport. The weather was kind to us and the sun shone brightly…perfect conditions to experience what it feels like to undertake a triathlon…on a much smaller scale!

48 children from KS2 took part from Dunnington but over 1200 pupils from across the city were involved throughout the day. They started in the pool swimming 75m, went quickly to their own clothes basket and put on their t-shirt and trainers. A quick exit of the side door, whilst handing their basket to a member of pool staff and then onto 800m of biking round a slalom course on the grass. Once completed they ran 300m to a glorious cheer and a well-deserved goodie bag and a bottle of water.

All the children demonstrated great resilience and had huge smiles on their faces as they took part. They cheered each other on in between mouthfuls of popcorn, whilst recovering and were a pleasure to take out of school. There was roughly 8 minutes to get changed in our allotted time slot and the girls narrowly beat the boys! Many thanks to the parents who accompanied us to ensure things ran smoothly. I hope we might have a few keen future triathletes in the making after gaining an insight into this amazing event.Mrs Rowntree