Achievements in Sporting Competitions

We provide sporting opportunities for  all within the curriculum and through extra-curricular activities and Level I inter house sports – football, netball, hockey, rugby and cricket.

We aim to ensure al talented young sports people have the opportunity to further develop their skills, talents and confidence in a wide range of Level 2 and Level 3 competitions, enabling them to access clear pathways to elite sport and competition whatever their circumstances.

Our Roll of Honour is a snapshot of the achievements and potential that Kirkburton pupils enjoy.


Kirkburton athletes compete in a range of competitions, including West Yorkshire, Kirklees and Neiley cross country events.  West Yorkshire and Kirklees Partnership Indoor Athletics including Panability and West Yorkshire, Kirklees and English Schools Outdoor Athletics.

Neiley Races (Y6 Pupils Boys/Girls)

Since 2009-10 we have taken Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in the girls and boys, individual events on 4 occasions and won the team trophy 2011-12, 2012-13, 2015-16.

In the 2016-17 season, Kirkburton swept the board winning boys and girls individual events and the boys and girls team trophies.

Cross Country Y6, 7, 8 Boys/Girls

Our girls and boys have taken individual medal positions, bronze, silver and gold in the Partnership, Kirklees and at West Yorkshire regularly since 2013.  In 2013, both the boys and girls teams were West Yorkshire Champions.  The boys repeated their win in 2015-16 and 2016-17, both teams once more crowned champions.

Y7 and Y8 boys and girls have also been in bronze, silver and gold position in Kirklees since 2014, winning both team titles in 2015-16.  In 2014-15 the boys took bronze at West Yorkshire and the girls took gold.

Sports Hall Athletics

Since 2009 boys and girls in Y6, 7 and 8 have gained enormous success in this event, consistently winning the Partnership event, taking Gold and Silver in the Kirklees event. Reaching the West Yorkshire final every year from 2009-2017, winning the West Yorkshire Championship in 2009-10 (Y6, 7, 8) and Silver (Y7 Boys) 2014-15 and bronze (Y8 Boys).  Year 6 athletes were given Athletics Hall of Fame gold medals status in 2013-14 for their achievements.

Our Panability pupils have also gained athletics success winning the Y6, 7, 8 Kirklees event 2013-14 and taking gold (Y6) and silver (Y7/8) in the West Yorkshire Championships 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16.

Outdoor Athletics

Y 7/8 have been English Schools regional finalists since 2008.  Always gaining in depth team performances and taking part in finals in Wakefield, Grantham and Derby.

They were Kirklees Super 8 champions in 2010-11 and West Yorkshire semi-finalists in the same year and have maintained their consistency as the event has changed, taking silver medal position in Kirklees in 2016-17 and silver in the West Yorkshire Championship 2016-17.

At the Kirklees Schools athletics competition they have been in medal positions regularly taking 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the Y7 and Y8 boys and girls competitions and in 2016-17 won the Y7 and Y8 girl’s competition.