Sporting Success 2018-2019

Our sporting achievements!

Oldham Schools 'Gotta Dance' Competition - July 2019

This year our after school dance club have competed in and won the Oldham Schools 'Gotta Dance' Competition. This then meant they qualified for a place in the North West Finals. They came 4th and narrowly missed a place in the national finals as only the top 3 placed dances qualified. Under a new dance teacher and choreographer they then learned a brand new routine in only a few weeks and performed it at the Oldham Schools 'Celebration of Dance' event last Friday. On Wednesday evening they were invited to perform both routines at the Oldham 'Dance Splash' event at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre and were the only Primary School invited to dance alongside Dance Schools and Companies with dancers aged 8-18. We are incredibly proud of their achievements this year, well done!

Netball Report April - May 2019

Netball match V Denshaw Tuesday 30th April

Well done to both St Mary's Netball teams who displayed a brilliant performance against Denshaw winning both matches 7-2 and 6-3. All pupils worked extremely hard and managed to produce a confident performance with some excellent episodes of play. 

Netball match V Knowsley Wednesday 1st May

All pupils who played in these matches should be so proud of their performance and sportsmanship.  Both teams came up against two very strong and experienced teams who firstly were two years older than some of our team and secondly they play for Oldham Netball Club. Both teams lost unfortunately, however they did manage to score a number of times and put up a great fight. They were not phased or put off and carried on working hard in true St Mary's fashion. These games were great experience for the pupils and will stand them in good stead for future matches and years!

Next match Wednesday 15th May V Delph @ home.

Many thanks to all parents who helped transport the children - it is very much appreciated and without this we would not be able to facilitate these matches.

Cross Country - March 2019

Congratulations to all the st Mary’s children who took part in cross country on Saturday 30th March. We had some amazing individual performances ! The year 3/4 girls won overall out of all the cross country meets this year!  Thank you to all pupils who have taken part this year. It takes a lot of determination and bravery. Big thanks to all parents / carers for facilitating the children’s attendance. It is very much appreciated. 

Year 3 and 4 Lacrosse - March 2019

Huge congratulations to the Year 3/4 lacrosse team that played in the Tameside schools games qualifier as a guest team. They played against Year 5/6 pupils and they certainly gave the other schools a great match.  Amazingly we came second in our group, which was a really commendable achievement especially given the boys ages!  Congratulations boys.

Oldham Schools Primary Cross Country Championships - Tuesday 4th December 2018

The Pupils of St Mary's yet again did us proud at the Annual Oldham Schools Cross Country Championships, where 15 schools competed against each other. Conditions were good and our performances were great.  We had a number of children running against children a year older and they did amazingly well.  We also had a first place position and a number of top 10's! The year 3/4 girls were named Oldham Champions and came first overall. Well done everyone and a huge thank you to the parents who helped to transport the children to and from the event. The results are below:


Year 3/4 girls - Overall position 1st - CHAMPIONS

Oonagh Mcmanus 1st

Keziah Cook 4th

Amalia Rahn 12th

Daisy Pope 17th


Year 3/4 boys - Overall position 6th 

Ben Alcock 7th

Alex Leadbeater 25th

Felix Moss 28th

Oliver Bennett 31st


Year 5/6 Girls - Overall position 8th

Gabriella Leadbeater 23rd

Ganny Harrison 36th

Emily Berry 41st


Year 5/6 Boys - Overall position 9th

Samuel Holme 17th

Harry Jump 37th

George Harold 40th

James Alcock 44th

St Marys versus St Thomas' Leesfield - November 2018

On Tuesday 13th November the year 5/6 football team played a friendly match against St Thomas' leesfield. 

The boys played their hearts out and dominated the majority of the match. As time went on they displayed some excellent episodes of play and had some great shots and attempts, but just not quite on target.  Unfortunately St Thomas' scored in the latter part of the game and the final score was 1-0 to them.  To say the boys had not played together before they played amazingly! Well done lads.

Cross Country Team - Saturday 22nd September 2018

The St Mary's cross country team did everyone proud at the first Oldham schools meet. We had some amazing results and all pupils did exceptionally well. It takes a lot of courage to race and the children certainly showed what they were made of! There were approximately 90 children in each race.  We had two medals in the ¾ race for 1st and 3rd place which was amazing. There were 13 school in total at this meet so we did really well! Next race 13th October. Well done everyone!

Year 3 and 4 girls – OVERALL WINNERS 1ST

Oonagh Mcmanus 1st

Keziah Cooke 3rd

Amalia Rhan 11th

Year 3 and 4 boys 7th Overall

Oliver Bennett 7th

Felix Moss 21st

Alexander Leadbeater 29th

Riley Rundel 34th

Frankie Knott 42nd

Noah Selby 49th

Year 5 and 6 girls 5th Overall

Isla Wolstenholme 3rd

Emily Berry 25th

Imogen Booth 30th

Year 5 and 6 boys 10th Overall

Oliver Fulham 29th

Jacob Mcveigh 44th

Sam Mcmillan-bird 49th