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On Thursday 7th  February a team of Year 2 children attended the KS1 Dodgeball Fun Festival at Sherburn Hungate Primary School. The children had an enjoyable afternoon competing against 5 other schools. The team won 3 matches, drew 1 and lost 1, coming 2nd overall. Well done to all who took part.

Following the qualifiers, four Year 3 & 4 Boys made it through to todays District Cross Country Championships at Selby High School. Each of the boys ran 1,200 metres in their fastest possible time. The boys did a fantastic job showing great athletic ability! Harvey Targett came 5th, Aaron Hudson 6th, Finlay Cronshaw 8th making it through to the Cross Country Final at Dalby Forest! Well done to Sebastian Wraith-Lobley who just missed out on qualifying.

On Thursday 22nd November a team of Year 1 children attended the KS1 Cross Country Event at South Milford Primary School. The children all enjoyed themselves, and for some it was their first competitive school sport event. All children did well, running as fast as they could. We are pleased to announce that Max Hudson came 2nd in the Year 1 boys race. Well done for your brilliant effort!

On Thursday 15th November a team of 6 Year 4's attended the Quick Sticks Hockey Festival at Kirk Fenton Primary School. The children worked and communicated well as a team putting in a good performance in their three matches. Athelstan's Hockey Team finished in 3rd position in their pool. Well done boys and girls!

On Thursday 8th November a team of Year 5 and 6 children attended the Sports Hall Athletcis Festival at Sherburn High School. The children did very well, all trying hard in a number of athletic activities including both jumping and running events. 
Athelstan finished in an overall position of 6th. Fantastic effort from all, well done!

On Thursday 18th October a team of Year 3 and 4 children attended the Cross Country Event at Sherburn High School. The children did very well, all trying hard to run the distance in the fastest time possible. We are pleased to announce that we have several children who have made it through to the next round of the competition. Harvey came 2nd in the Year 3 Boys race, Aaron came 3rd in the Year 4 Boys race, Finlay came 6th and Sebastian came 7th. The top 8 runners from each race qualified.

On Thursday 11th October a team of our KS1 children attended the Beanbag Rounders festival at Kirk Fenton Primary School. The children had a great time learning a new sport and managed to come 2nd place overall. Well done! 

Nine Year 5 & 6 boys represented the school in the Sherburn Cluster Boys football tournament at Sherburn High School. All the boys had the opportunity to play a full match and really enjoyed their time on the pitch. The team played well and did Athelstan proud by coming 4th out of 7 teams. Well done boys!

The results were as follows:
Fixture 1: Athelstan 1 – 0 Barkston Ash
Fixture 2: Athelstan 1 – 4 Saxton
Fixture 3: Athelstan 0 – 1 Monk Fryston
Overall Result: 4th out of 7 teams

This year we will be taking part in the Sherburn Cluster inter school competitions. There are a variety of events on the calendar and we are planning to attend as many as we possibly can. The competitions will allow all year groups from Year 1 upwards the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports. This page will be kept up to date with all competition news. Be sure to check back soon.

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Inter School Competitions 2017-2018


We continue to remain in the Tadcaster cluster of schools inter school competitions. The calendar is more extensive than ever before. We look forward to another successful year providing more opportunities for our children to experience competitive sport in a friendly, fun and supportive environment. Keep a look out for what we have done. 


Monday 9th October 2017

We took part in our first competition of the year and what a great start we had! We attended the Cross Country festival at Tadcaster Grammar School where we had 28 of our children in Years 3-6 attending. The children were a credit to the school. Their sportsmanship and behaviour was superb. All of the children taking part tried their very best and didnt give up no matter what. A huge well done to Lacey Bartley who despite being injured during the race was determined to finish the race. Another huge congratulations goes to Finlay Cronshaw who came first in the Year 3 boys race and qualifies for the next round of competitions. We also have  Sebastian Wraith Lobley, Joshua Clements and Hollie Gaddas who are all through to the next stage. Well done! 

Monday 16th October 2017

Mrs Whelerton took 2 teams of Year 3/4 children to a 5 a side football tournament at Tadcaster Grammar School. The children were playing against schools within the Tadcaster Cluster. All of the children had an equal amount of time on the pitch and they all loved every minute. Mrs Whelerton reported that the children tried their very best and did our school proud. She felt at times luck just wasn't on our side! The results were as follows:

Team A-

Fixture 1- Appleton Roebuck V Athelstan- 6-1

Fixture 2- Riverside V Athelstan- 1-0

Fixture 3- Athelstan V St Joseph's 6-0

Overall Team A came 3rd out of 4 Schools.

Team B

Appleton Roebuck V Athelstan 1-9

Riverside V Athelstan 6-0

St Joseph's V Riverside 2-6

Overall Team B came 2nd 

Thursday 2nd November 2017

 We attended the Sports Hall Athletics competition at Sherburn High School with a team of Year 5 and 6 children. The children tried their very best against 4 other schools. The children participated in a range of activites from Obstacle Relay, Vertical Jump, Speed Bounce,Chest Push, Javelin and Standing Long Jump to name but a few. Our school came 3rd Overall. Well done everyone!

Monday 20th November 2017

A team of 8 children in Year's 5 and 6 attended a Basketball tournament at Tadcaster Grammar School. Mr Tucker reported that the children played fantastically well and put in to practise the skills they had learnt throughout the half term in PE. The children managed to win all of the matches that they played. Well done!!

Thursday 30th November 2017

8 Year 2 children attended the KS1 Basketball Festival at Kellington Primary School. The children took part in a series of basketball skills before embarking on a match. The children played fantastically well, taking it in turns to play in the games as well as umpire. The children won all of their 4 matches! We were so proud of them.

Monday 4th December 2017

3 of our Year 3 boys and 1 of our Year 4 girls competed in the Selby Districtcross country final at Tadcaster Grammar School. All of the children gave it everything they had, making us feel so proud. Sebastian, Finlay and Joshua managed to secure a place at the North Yorkshire Sport Final at Dalby Forest in February. We wish them the very best of luck and can not wait to see how they do. 

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Miss Pugh took 8 of our KS2 children to the Tadcaster Cluster Swimming Festival at Tadcaster Swimming Pool. The children competed against 5 other schools in a series of races including breaststroke, backstroke, freestyle, butterfly and relay. The children had a great time and tried their very best despite some tough competition. We came 6th overall.

Monday 5th february 2018

Mr Ivel took a team of 10 children to the Tag Rugby competition at Tadcaster Grammar School.The children competed against 5 other schools. We manged to beat Appleton Roebuck 3-2, we drew 1-1 with St Joseph's and 4-4 with Riverside but were beaten 5-1 by Tockwith and 4-1 by Tadcaster East. We can 4th overall. The children tried their best and had a great team spirit. 

Monday 5th March 2018

Mrs Whelerton took a team of 7 to the Girls Football competition at Tadcaster Grammar School. The children competed against 5 other schools. The girls did a fantastic job, working so hard as a team. This determination paid off as we came 2nd overall in the competition.

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Mrs Sampson took a team of 8 Year 3 and Year 4 children to a Mini Tennis Tournament at Tadcaster Grammar School. The children played really well and after adding together the points scored in all of the games we were the winning school! We are through to the final at Ricall Tennis Club on Wednesday 13th June. 





Inter School Competition 2016-2017


The sporting calendar this year is once again full with a wide range of sporting opportunities available to our children at Athelstan. We are moving into our second year as part of the Tadcaster Cluster of schools. We are grateful to Craig Whish who organises our events, mainly at Tadcaster Grammar School. We are hoping to participate in as many of the competitions on offer as we can and hope to better our success from our previous year.  Keep a look out on the website and in school newletters to see how we do!

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