Sports and School Games

2017 Sports Personality Winners

We are proud to take part in tournaments and festivals along with other local Primary schools, giving the pupils opportunities to compete in a range of sporting events. There is a calendar of fixtures across the year including those for football, benchball, hockey, mini tennis, athletics, tag rugby, cricket and rounders.

We are pleased to announce that we were awarded the School Games Gold Award in 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. We would like to introduce our School Sports Organising Crew who assist us in planning activities and events, undertaking various roles and responsibilities.            

School Games



Autumn Term 2017

We started off the school year looking forward to lots of sporting opportunities. The children took part in Cluster Football Festivals as well as a Key Stage 1 Multi Skills Festival and a Key Stage 2 Sportshall Athletics event. Still to come is the District Cross Country and we have some very keen runners taking part!

Year 3 & 4 Level 2 Mini Tennis- June 2017

Two tennis teams headed off, full of excitement to take part in the Level2 competition at Wrenn Academy and came out with first and second place! Next stop, County Level 3 School Games!

Year 3 & 4 Mini Tennis- April 2017

Following great success in the fixtures last year, we were delighted to send two teams along to the Cluster Festival at Wollaston School. The children played excellently and won both of their pools comfortably! We hope to continue our success at the District Competition in June.

School Games Celebration Assembly- March 2017

We were very pleased to take three of our most enthusiastic team members to the School Games Celebration Assembly to celebrate achieving the Gold Mark for the second year in a row. The Celebration was a very inspiring occasion and the children were proud to represent Denton School.

Year 5 & 6 Netball Festival- March 2017

The Year 5 and 6 group took on their second festival of the year with much excitement and played teams from two other local schools.

Year 3 & 4 Hockey Festival- March 2017

We were delighted to take two teams along to the Cluster Hockey Festival at Wollaston School. The standard of hockey was very high and  there were seven teams in attendance. One of our teams won all of their games and took first place!

Year 3 & 4 Dodgeball Festival- February 2017

It was the first festival of 2017 and our keen team of Dodgeball players visited Cogenhoe for the Cluster Festival. Here is the report from Mr Roberts:

"Thank you to everybody for the fantastic evening last night at Cogenhoe village hall. We had a great turn out with all schools attending. Grendon supplied two teams which made for lots of games and some great competition.

The small space was framed by enthusiastic parents. Thank you to all the teachers that attended and made sure that all the pupils were able to play as much Dodgeball as possible. The leaders from Wollaston were brilliant and made running the tournament so easy. They organised all the games and encouraged the pupils all the time. Points were awarded for each game that was won, each team played 10 games. A special mention to Cogenhoe who only had year 3 pupils so they will be well practiced for next years tournament.

Grendon A                          10

Denton                                 7

Grendon  B                         5

Little Houghton                 4

Yardley Hastings               4

Cogenhoe                           0"

 Year 5 & 6 Football- October 2016

"Congratulations to Bozeat and Denton for bringing team to the Year 5/6 football festival. The two teams played 4 games with Bozeat winning 2 and Denton winning 1 and one game was drawn.

The quality of football was very good amongst both boys and girls. There were  some great goals scored and also some very good goalkeeping performances from all the five keepers that took part in the tournament.

Well done to Mr Garlick of Denton and Mr Cox of Bozeat for organising such good teams."

Mr Roberts- Wollaston School

 Year 3 & 4 Football- October 2016

We were very pleased to send two teams to the Year 3 and 4 Football Festival at Wollaston School. The teams were a mix of experienced and not so experienced players and they all were very excited to participate. We were very proud to have one of our teams finish in second place!

A member of our Sports Crew, Ryan, wrote this report:

The teams played very well and managed to finish 2nd out of 6 teams. They did have 2 teams. The 2nd Denton team had sadly finished last. They showed great team spirit and sportsmanship. Even when they did win they shook hands with the other team. Altogether it was a good and fun to watch football tournament.

Denton achieves School Games Gold again!:

We are very proud to have achieved School Games Gold for another year, thanks to the support of parents and pupils and their enthusiasm for competition and sporting activities. We've got lots of events, festivals and taster sessions planned for this year. Here's to another fantastic year of sport!

Our Sainsbury School Games Day:

Following our School Sports morning earlier in the month, we were really looking forward to our Sainsbury School Games Day. Due to the very hot weather, we elected to span our activities over two sessions; Key Stage 2 on the afternoon of 18th July and EYFS and Key Stage 1 in the morning of 19th July. The children and staff all worked really hard and both sessions were a great success. Here's to 2017-2018 being another great year of sport for us here at Denton Primary.

L3 Northampton School Games:

Followin their earlier success, we were proud to send our Year 3 and 4 Tennis Team to the L3 Northampton School Games on 7th July. They had a fantastic day and we are so pleased that they were given this opportunity,

Spring 2016: Cluster & District Mini Tennis for LKS2

We were pleased to send two teams to the Cluster Mini Tennis and the children played really well. Following their experience in the Cluster event, one team went on to play at the District Mini Tennis on 12th May. We are very proud to announce that they came second and will now take part in the County finals later this term!


6th May 2016: County Grand Championship- Hotshots Basketball

We were very proud to have our Hotshots team take part in the county championship this year. The children have played really well this year and placed joint 6 in the event. Congratulations!


17th March 2016: District Cross Country

Following successes and enjoyment at the event last year, seventeen very keen KS2 pupils visited Croyland Park to take part in the District Cross Country event. The children really enjoyed taking part and would like to thank parents for transporting and cheering them on.


16th March 2016: Cluster High 5 Netball for UKS2

Despite a number of our Year 6 children being unavailable on the day, we sent a team of Year 4 and 5 children to take part in the Cluster Netball Festival at Wollaston School. We are very proud of the team who were a little younger and smaller than their rivals and hope they will continue to play ready for next year's festival!


3rd December 2015: Denton Primary v Yardley Hastings School Primary Benchball

To round off our term of Benchball Club, we invited children from Yardley Hastings Primary School to join us for a friendly session of benchball games. This was a great way for the children to show their skills and all of the pupils played very well. We hope to continue to hold fixtures of this type as the year goes on.


29th November 2015: Hotshots Basketball Tournament


A group of children from  our Hotshots lunchtime club attended a tournament at Danes Camp to pit their skills against other local schools. We are very proud to say that they won the tournament. Congratulations to all our players!