Primary - Tag Rugby 2017

Well done to Immaculate Heart, Bramham, Richmond Hill, Moortown, Brodetsky, Carr Manor & Meanwood who all came to Farr Moss the home of Moortown RUFC & North Leeds Leopards to compete in the Leeds North East Tag Rugby Competition. Massive thanks to the Leeds Rhinos Foundation for supporting the event and refereeing the matches.

There were 2 qualifiers from todays event - Congratulations to Meanwood & Moortown - you now go to John Charles for the city finals on Thursday 18th May.

Well Done Meanwood the overall winners after beating Moortown 5 - 3

Well Done Meanwood the overall winners after beating Moortown 5 - 3

Primary - West Yorkshire Sportshall Athletics Final

CONGRATULATIONS to the new West Yorkshire Sportshall Athletics Champions Holy Rosary & St Annes.

Yet again the Leeds North East area goes from strength to strength and we should all be proud of this fantastic achievement for one of our schools competing against the best teams in the region.

"The quality of the performances really stood out over this competition and shows that you have all worked hard to achieve this amazing success, well done to everyone" Chrisi - School Games Organiser

Also a big well done to St Theresa's who finished 2nd as this really is a fantastic achievement.

Primary - Brownlee Triathlon Events for May 2017

Thursday 25th May, John Smeaton Academy, Leeds

Friday 26th May, JCCS, Leeds

As an Active School, we would like to invite your school to be part of these events to be held on the dates above. The events will involve KS2 children having an opportunity to try the disciplines of the triathlon. All children will swim 30m, cycle 1km and run 400m (all distances are approx.). Bikes and helmets will be provided.

Each school is invited to bring a maximum of 30 KS2 children, although schools can bring less; please note that it is not essential for children taking part in the Triathlon to be able to swim 25m as the pool floor will be raised so that most children will be able to stand up in the water, however we would suggest that the children will need to be confident in water.

At this stage, we would like to know if your school would like to participate in the event. Please confirm by Mon 27th March by completing the form which has been emailed out and return it

Following the deadline date of Mon 27th March, Active Schools will email your school to confirm your date and time slot with full details for the day. 

If there are more schools than places available, schools will be chosen through a draw. The draw will take place, if necessary, on Tues 28 March.


Primary - Cross Country Update

CONGRATULATIONS to all the teams and individuals who qualified for the West Yorkshire Cross Country Final on Weds 15th March at Temple Newsam.  I am super proud of Leeds North East, our area has done amazing, Well Done Everyone- Chrisi

I have cut and pasted the relevant results below FYI, please ensure you register ASAP using the link below: 


2nd Highfield 90 

3rd Immaculate Heart 97 


2nd GSAL 112 


3rd Meanwood CE 99 

4th St Urban’s 141 

5th Chapel Allerton 152 


1st Carr Manor 42 

3rd GSAL 94 


4th Gledhow 103 

5th Meanwood CE 107 


1st GSAL 19


New funding to boost schools facilities and healthy lifestyles

FYI - positive news for investment in our schools going forward;

Schools are to receive £415 million to help pupils benefit from healthier, more active lifestyles, Education Secretary Justine Greening announced today (28 February 2017).

Primary, secondary and sixth-form colleges will be able to use the funding to pay for facilities to support physical education (PE), after-school activities and healthy eating.

Schools will also be able to use the new healthy pupils capital programme to improve facilities for children with physical conditions or support young people struggling with mental health issues.

Alongside the funding for the PE and sport premium, breakfast clubs and universal infant free school meals, it represents over £1.3 billion investment in the 2018 to 2019 academic year to help young people live healthier lifestyles. This builds on wider government work such as the recent sports strategy.

Full link

Primary - Quicksticks 2017

Well done to all the primary schools from across Leeds who came to Weetwood on a cold & wet day to contest this years Quicksticks Hockey event. The format allowed for 4 teams to qualify for the West Yorkshire Games and those 4 group winners were Allerton C of E, Alwoodley, Lady Elizabeth Hastings & St Marys.

Massive thanks to Carl Smith (Head of Hockey) & the Leeds University Hockey Students for supporting the event.

Due to the rain we finished earlier than originally intended but the four group winners went into a play off to determine 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

Play off Results

Allerton 5 v 3 Lady Hastings

Alwoodley 5 v 1 St Marys

Allerton C of E = 1ST (2nd year in a row!)

Lady Hastings = 2ND

Alwoodley = 3RD

St Marys = 4TH

So huge congratulations again to a Leeds North East school as Allerton are this years winners. Good Luck to everyone at the West Yorkshire Games.

Primary - KS1 Tag Rugby Event - Active Schools Only

The event at John Charles will run from 10.00 – 12.00 noon on Friday 21st April; schools will be asked to arrive for a 9.30am registration.

Children will rotate around a carousel of 4 tag rugby related activities during the morning.

The focus of the event is on fun and participation and therefore the children do not need any prior experience of playing the game. 

Each school is invited to bring 5 KS1 children and the maximum number of schools for this event is 32.

At this stage, we would like to know if your school would like to participate in the event. Please confirm by Friday 10 March 2017 by emailing 

Please include in the email your school name, the contact name and email address.


Primary - Leeds Sportshall Athletics Final 2017

Congratulations to the new Leeds Sportshall Athletics Champions Holy Rosary & St Annes who ensured that a Leeds North East school are winners again whoop whoop!

Well done to St Theresa's, Farsley Springbank & Horsforth St Margarets who came to Trinity University in Horsforth to compete - they all had a brilliant run in the Cup competition and being in the last 4 schools from across the city is a fantastic achievement.

Special mention must go to the amazing team that is Miss Begley, Miss Tierney and Mr Estevez who have dedicated their time and effort into the training "We've worked so hard over the last few years on PE and now it's finally paying off." - Miss Begley.

On the day I was keeping an eye on the field events and was amazed at some of the performances with some jumps way over 2 metres - Mr Cleary.

Holy Rosary will now go on to represent Leeds at the West Yorkshire Finals at Huddersfield Leisure Centre on Wednesday 8th March 09.30 - 12.30.

Good Luck and hopefully we can have another Leeds North East school as West Yorkshire Champions!

Secondary - Table Tennis Final 2017

Congratulations to the year 10 boys winners Horsforth and well done to Abbey Grange, Carr Manor Community School and South Leeds for making it to the final at Cardinal Heenan High School.

Congratulations also to the year 8 boys winners - GSAL. They now qualify through to the West Yorkshire final:  Saturday 25th March at Leeds Becketts University 11.00am-3.00pm.

A big thank you to Sally Shutt and Peter Thompson from Badminton England for coordinating & delivering the league.

The West Yorkshire Y8 & Y10 girls competition is open entry this year so if you would like to take a team, you can register using the link below:


Yr 5 & Yr 6 Rugby Reminder

Leeds and Hunslet Schools Primary Contact Rugby Tournaments

Burton Cup (U10’s –Year 5)

11 aside cup competition for year 5 pupils across Leeds. Schools will be sent rules and guidelines in January and must enter the competition by Thursday 9thFebruary 2017. The cup draw will be sent out to schools at February half term and schools must organise and play their games by the deadline sent out to schools with the fixtures.

Burton (U10-Y5) Finals-Tuesday 13thJune 2017 KO 6pm@ Stanningley ARLFC (LS13 1PA)

Watson Cup (U11’s-Year 6)

11 aside cup competition for year 6 pupils across Leeds. Schools will be sent rules and guidelines in January and must enter the competition by Thursday 9thFebruary 2017. The cup draw will be sent out to schools at February half term and schools must organise and play their games by the deadline sent out to schools with the fixtures.

Watson (U11-Y6) Finals-Thursday 15thJune 2017 KO 6 pm @ Stanningley ARLFC (LS13 1PA)

Contact LOIS FORSELL for further details.

PHONE: 07966753746


Sportshall Athletics Update

Congratulations to all teams who took part in the LEEDS U11 Sportshall Athletics CUP Semi Finals and big congratulations to the top two schools in each group who have now qualified for the LEEDS U11 Sportshall Athletics CUP Final!

 Please find the results of both Semi Finals below:

Semi Final 1

1st St Margaret’s

2nd Farsley Springbank

3rd Chapel Allerton

4th East Garforth

5th Woodlesford

Semi Final 2

1st St Theresa’s

2nd Holy Rosary and St Anne’s

3rd Horsforth Newlaithes

4th Lower Wortley

5th Morley Victoria

Good luck in the final to the Leeds North East's last remaining team Holy Rosary & St Anne's - I am sure Miss Begley will have extra training on before the final. Unlucky Chapel Allerton on just missing out and remember you did amazingly well to be in the last 10 schools.

KS1 Sportshall Athletics Update

Thank you to the 40 primary schools (755 pupils in total) from across the city who came to Farsley Celtic to compete in the KS1 Sportshall Athletics event over the 3 days. The pupils showed some great running, jumping and throwing skills and there were lots of smiles which was lovely to see. We look forward to seeing you at next years event.