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Crompton Primary: A Sainsbury's School Games¬¬†Silver Kitemark Accredited School

Demonstrating a commitment to quality sports provision

March 2015 (Swimming Gala Success)

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Our swimming team enjoyed a very successful gala season. The boys finished first overall in their competition and the girls came second. This was a fantastic effort and all the children who took part received medals in Friday Celebration Assembly. No surprises that pride of place in our cabinet at the front of school is the Royton and Shaw Swimming league trophy!

Wednesday 18 March 2015 (Ability Roadshow)

Well done to those children who represented the school on 18 March 2015 at the annual ability roadshow event at The Oldham Academy North. The children took part in a variety of sporting activities including wheelchair basketball, fencing, curling and dance.

Wednesday 11 March 2015 (Swimming Gala)

Ten of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in a swimming gala against St Josephs Primary School. A fantastic effort by all our swimmers meant that we won the event.

Monday 9 March 2015 (Multi-Sports)

Bluecoat School was today's host for a mixed sex multi sports event. This time we competed as Crompton Primary School and won the competition! The children received their medals and certificates during Friday Celebration Assembly.

Friday 6 March 2015 (Multi-Sports)

Children participated in a Multisports Tournament at The Oldham Academy North. 16 of our Year 1 and 2 children attended the event, where teams were created by mixing children from different schools together. Two of our children received medals for their performance.

Spring Term 1 (Professional Sports Provision - Badminton, Dance)

All schools currently receive money to improve the quality of PE and sports provision as well as increasing pupil engagement in sport. This is known as School Sports Premium. This Spring Term has seen some of this money deployed to pay for a dance professional to work with our Year 1 and Year 2 children. We also have a Badminton Coach working with our Year 4 and 5 children every Tuesday for the next 5 weeks. Finally, netball taster sessions are being held in school this week for children in Years 4 to 6.

Thursday 06 November 2014 (Inter-school Competition)

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Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils headed to Tandle Hill Park in Royton to take part in an Inter-School Cross Country Tournament on Thursday afternoon. ¬¬†Pictured are medal winners Ben Eyres and Thomas Hindley, who came first in their categories, and Kasey Spence who achieved a third place in her category. ¬¬†Well done to all our pupils who took part in the tournament.

Tuesday 04 November 2014 (Inter-school Competition)

Children participated in a Multisports Tournament with children from five other Oldham Schools. ¬¬†The tournament took place at Oasis Academy, Hollinwood, and our pupils returned to school victorious. ¬¬†Well done to our Year 3 and Year 4 winning pupils.

Thursday 23 October 2014 (Inter-school Competition)

Key Stage 2 children played well in a Hockey Tournament today held at The Oldham Academy North. ¬¬†Two girls and five boys from Years 5 and 6 played their hearts out on behalf of the school. ¬¬†Well done!

Thursday 9 October 2014 (Whole School Community Link - Mahdlo)

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Our children took on the Commando Joe's assault course today, with the aim of developing team building skills and self confidence. ¬¬†The event forms part of the school's commitment to develop the range of physical activities that our children can experience. Commando Joe's recently received funding from the Department for Education to improve children's achievement, attendance, behaviour and health and is linked to Oldham's Mahdlo Centre. Pupils who demonstrated team building skills were given a year's free membership to Mahdlo.

Monday 15 September 2014 (Community)

Check out this week's newsletter for details of the FRESH initiative, a range of free healthy lifestyle programmes delivered by the Oldham Health and Wellbeing Service starting week commencing 22 September. ¬¬†St Aidan & Oswalds will be welcoming children aged 4-7 years old every Tuesday after school until 4.45pm. ¬¬†Children aged 7-13 years old will be able to attend sessions at The Oldham Academy North every Thursday from 5pm to 7pm. ¬¬†To find out more and book a place call Oldham's Health and Wellbeing Service on 0161 621 7128.

Friday 7 February 2014 (Year 3, Badminton)

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Year 3 were excited to be teaming up with Sports Teacher Adam today as they picked up new skills in their first Badminton session through Oldham Sports Development. ¬¬†They practised their racket skills using fluffy balls at first, before moving on to using the shuttlecock in a range of paired and teamed games.

Friday 17 January 2014 (Year 4, Swimming)

Well done to all those children in Year 4 who were presented with a certificate (or two!) during today's celebration assembly for progress made during their swimming lessons. ¬¬†

Monday 13 January 2014 (Extra Curricular Club, Netball)

With the new Spring Term comes new sporting opportunities at Crompton with a new extra-curricular Netball club being held on Mondays for an hour after school.

Monday 25 November 2013 (Year 2, Dance with Miss Olivia, Caroline's School of Dance)



Today, we've been dancing with Miss Olivia. ¬¬†We have been using pom-poms and dancing to 'Best Song Ever' by One Direction. We have practised so much that we are all really good at dancing now. ¬¬†I enjoy dancing. (Blog by Declan Bannister, Year 2)

Thursday 7 November 2013 (Tandle Hills Cross Country Inter-School Competition)


Today, cross country representatives of school took part in a tournament against St. Paul's, Firbank and St.Joseph's schools at Tandle Hill Country Park in Royton. ¬¬†The Year 1 and 2 children needed to run 500m. ¬¬†The Year 3 and 4 children needed to run 850m and the Year 5 and 6 children needed to run 1110m. ¬¬†I ran for Year 6 and I beat all the other competitors in my race. ¬¬†I felt really happy and proud of myself. (Blog by Samuel Smalley, Year 6)


The tournament is one of a range of tournaments organised for different sports throughout the school year as part of the Crompton sports¬¬†cluster group.¬¬† The initiative stems from the nationwide School Games initiative, a legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.¬¬† The school achieved second place overall and all participants received a certificate.¬¬† Well done to all children who took part and look out for Ruby Crossman, Kasey Spence and our champion Sam Smalley, who will be receiving silver, bronze and gold medals respectively for their efforts. (Mr Crossley, Year 4 Teacher)