PE and Sport at Pittington

Spring Term

School Games – Four competitions

Our mixed football team in Years 5 and 6 have experienced a rather remarkable season and have now won four different competitions. They have played some great football and have now won the Autumn Term Durham Johnston League, the Spring Term Durham Johnston Pearl League, the 5-a-side Football Cup and the Durham City Football Cup. We are all very proud indeed of their achievements.

School Games – 5-a-side Cup

Our mixed football team in Years 5 and 6 competed in the 5-a-side cup which was held at Soccarena. The team played magnificently and managed to finish the completion unbeaten and lift the trophy. They went on to compete in the next round of the competition at Stanley.

School Games – Durham City Basketball Competition

We sent a team of young basketball players to compete in the Durham City Basketball Competition which was held at Maiden Castle in Durham. The team competed against other schools in their group before eventually qualifying to play in the final. Some superb basketball was played and the team eventually emerged as the overall winners. We are extremely proud of the children and they will go on to represent Durham City in the Level 3 Summer Games in July.

School Games – Dance Festival

Our children in Years 2 and 5 have been working really hard on their dance performances which they performed at the Durham Gala Theatre to a packed audience. The dances were indeed very impressive and we certainly have a lot of talent within school in this area. Year 2 performed their very feline ‘Cat Dance’ and Year 5 performed ‘Rio Carnival.’



School Games – Dance Workshop

Year 2 enjoyed a dance workshop which included a whole range of different styles packed into a rhythm packed morning. The styles covered included street dance, Bollywood, line dancing, cheerleading and street dance.

School Games – Durham City Swimming Gala

We sent a swimming team to the KS2 Swimming Gala at Freeman’s Quay. The children competed brilliantly and we were very impressed with their efforts. We certainly have some fantastic swimmers in school and we finished in tenth place overall.

School Games – Go Ride Festival

A team of children competed in the Go Ride Festival at Meadowfield. This involved completing a track on a mountain bike. The children had a great time and really competed well. It was a great opportunity to experience a new sport.

School Games – Triathlon

A team of children from Year 5 and 6 competed in the Triathlon Competition at Freeman’s Quay. This involved swimming, cycling and running. The team were superb and eventually finished in eighth place overall – well done everyone.

School Games – County Cross Country

We have one child in school who competed admirably in the County Cross Country Finals and we are very proud of this accomplishment.

School Games – Gymnastic Carousel

The children in Year 1 have visited a local gymnastic centre to take part in a carousel of activities. A lot of fun was had by all as they experienced a new sporting opportunity.

School Games – Fitness Fun

During the Spring Term, Y5 and Y6 had a fitness coach in school to deliver fitness sessions once a week. They were very energetic and each one of us improved our personal best for either star jumps, lunges, squats, sit ups, planks, speed bounces and skipping.

School Games – Durham City Cup

Our mixed football team in Years 5 and 6 competed in the end of season Durham City Cup at Meadowfield. The team continued to play some impressive passes and even managed to progress through a rather tense semi-final penalty shoot-out. The team really came together in the final to win the trophy - it has been a rather unbelievable season.

School Games – Girls’ County Cup Football

Our girls’ football team visited Durham Johnston to compete in the County Cup Football Competition. The team played some excellent football and had a strong record of two wins, one draw and one defeat. They will now go on to compete in the next round of the competition. We are very proud of their efforts.

School Games – Netball

Children in school have had the chance to develop their skills in preparation for competing in netball. Two teams had the opportunity to train and then compete against each other. We will also be attending the Netball League later in the year.

School Games – Mixed Football League Spring Pearl League

Our mixed football team in Years 5 and 6 have really shone this season. They have competed in the Durham Johnson Spring League and managed to end the season as league winners. We are all very proud of their achievements. The final round of fixtures were certainly nail-biting with a last minute winner being scored in the penultimate match.


Pittington 2 – 0 St Michaels

Pittington 1 – 0 Browney

Pittington 4 – 0 Shincliffe

Pittington 4 – 2 Neville’s Cross

Pittington 1 – 2 Esh CE

Pittington 1 – 0 Bowburn

Pittington 3 – 0 Bluecoat

School Games – Sport Leader Training

Children in Year 5 have been training to support all children in school at break times. They have undergone their training and will be ready to support children being active at school during break times. They now know lots of games to play and organise - no equipment necessary.


School Games – Tri Golf Festival

Our Year 3 children visited the Tri Golf Festival alongside Mr Moult. The children had great fun and made a super start with this new sporting experience.


School Games – Year 4 Football Cup

A team of Year 4 football players visited Durham Johnston alongside their coach to compete in the cup. The team had a super approach and even composed their own football song for the event. They competed brilliantly and were tied for the lead in their group, unfortunately just missing out on the next stages on goal difference.


 Autumn Term


At Pittington Primary School we have a commitment to school sport and activity. We provide a wide range of sporting opportunities. These can include: after school clubs, competitive sporting teams, festivals and competitions for classes in Key Stage 1 and 2 and fun lunchtime leagues. We are also working hard to provide and develop active opportunities for children during break and lunchtimes.

Durham and Chester-Le-Street School Sport Partnership

We do work in partnership with the Durham and Chester-Le-Street School Sport Partnership to provide competition and experiences in a wide range of sports. These can include sports such as football, cycling, urban athletics, dance, swimming and many more. Through our work with the partnership we also have access to specialist coaches who come into school to work with both the staff and the children.

School Games Mark Award

We are very proud to say that the school have been awarded the School Games Silver Mark for school sports and activity.

We are very proud of this and thank all of the children for their efforts and approach to these activities – well done.





School Games – Mixed Football League

Our mixed football team in Years 5 and 6 have performed admirably so far this year. They have competed in the Durham Johnson Football League and managed to complete the season unbeaten after winning all of their games. We are all very proud of their achievements and the great team spirit and sporting attitude which they have displayed.


Pittington 4 – 0 Cheveley Park

Pittington 5 – 0 Shincliffe

Pittington 5 – 0 Gilesgate

Pittington 4 – 1 Neville’s Cross

Pittington 2 – 0 Bluecoat

Pittington 3 – 0 Bowburn

Pittington 4 – 0 Finchale

School Games – Girls’ Football League

Our girls’ football team in Years 5 and 6 have been competing in the league competition held at Meadowfield. The attitude, approach and skills on show have been impressive. The team competed fantastically and managed to finish in second place overall. We are all very proud of the team’s achievements.


Pittington 0 – 3 Bluecoat

Pittington 2 – 1 Neville’s Cross

Pittington 3 – 0 Finchale

Pittington 4 – 0 Gilesgate

Pittington 3 – 0 St Michaels

Pittington 4 – 0 Bowburn Juniors



School Games – Cross Country Event

Children from across Key Stage 2 visited Meadowfield in October to compete in the Durham City Cross Country Event. We are very pleased to say that the children were amazing. They applied so much effort and endeavour. Overall we even managed to have 3 children qualify for the County Cross Country event which will be held in 2019 – well done to all.

School Games – Indoor Athletics

Children from Year 6 visited Belmont School in November to compete in the Indoor Athletics Competition. They were competing against a range of other schools and needed to demonstrate speed, skill, strength and agility. The events included relays, throwing events jumping and even an obstacle challenge. The children were a credit to our school and managed to finish in second place overall.

School Games – Quicksticks Hockey

Children from Year 4 visited Maiden Castle in October to compete in a hockey festival. They were competing against a range of other schools and needed to demonstrate the skills which they had been developing. In class they had worked on dribbling, passing and shooting. It was a fantastic day and great fun was had by all.


      Robinwood Residential Visit

Children in year 6 visited Robinwood Activity Centre, Alston for a residential visit in October. It was a fantastic experience for all and involved great amounts of fun. The children experienced a trip away from home with their friends and had the opportunity to try out a range of adventurous activities.