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Sports News

Tuesday, 14th May 2024

With the Paris 2024 Olympic Games just around the corner, we are delighted to be able to tell you that we will be welcoming former Olympian, Team GB athlete and double European Gold medalist James Dasaolu to our Olympic-themed Sports Day this year.

Sports Day will take place on the morning of Friday 5th July (time TBC) with a reserve day booked for the following Friday.

James will be joining us to lead a warm up, before talking to the children about his career, his path to the top of world athletics, competing against Usain Bolt and will then be a special guest - and participant - at Sports Day itself.

To find out more about James, you can follow the link below:


Tuesday, 30th April 2024

Thanks to Cricket Shropshire and the Chance to Shine charity, Tuesday 30th April 2024 saw us have a brilliant day of cricket at our Cricket Engagement Day today. Our enthusiastic coach Nigel has worked with all of our pupils (from Year 6 to Nursery) to help develop catching, throwing and batting skills. There has been lots of hard work, fun, laughter and, unusually for cricket, we even managed to get a sunny day too!

Help our children to

'Be the best they can be'

Norton In Hales currently hold the following awards:

A Youth Sport Trust scheme to

reward a school for the quality of their

PE and School Sport practice.

A Government led scheme to reward a school for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.

We are delighted that in 2018/2019 we have been awarded the PLATINUM award.

We have been awarded Gold in 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and  2017-2018.


Click the School Games Logo below to link to our sporting blog and latest photos from events



Celebrating our children's sporting achievements

Below are the results and reports from a range of competitions our children have taken part in during 2019/20. These include competitions within school (Intra-school), those where the children have competed for school (Inter-school) and also external competitions.

Personal Challenge (Level 0 Competition)

This year we have introduced the bleep test and speed bounce as personal challenges in P.E. Children will do both activities three times over the course of the year, each time trying to better their both result from the previous event, and a new target set based on their earlier score. 


Market Drayton Area School Sport Partnership:
Inter-School (Level 2 Competition)

Thursday 21st March 2019
KS1 & KS2 Dodgeball
Children from both key stages took part in the Dodgeball competition at the Maurice Chandler Centre - Well done everybody!

Tuesday 7th May 2019
KS2 Rounders
A squad of 12 from Years 5 & 6 travelled to The Grove to take part in the small schools rounders competition.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Year 3 & 4 Mini Red Tennis
Well done to the 4 children who represented Norton-in-Hales at the Tennis Competition you did us proud!

Wednesday 19th June 2019
KS1 Mini Red Tennis
Well done to the 4 children who represented Norton-In-Hales at the Tennis Competition you played amazingly 

Wednesday 10th July 2019
Year 5 & 6 Tennis

This morning it was time for our Year 5 & 6 children to shine at Tennis well done!

Thursday 11th July 2019
KS1 Football
Today we took a squad of 7 to Market Drayton Junior School to play football. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and as always did the school proud

September 2019
Year 5 & 6 High 5 Netball

Finally the children were able to play their netball competition as it had been cancelled a number of times due to bad weather. Well done everyone.

Thursday 3rd October 2019
Sportshall Athletics
All the children from Year 1 - 6 were given the opportunity to take part in this years Cross Country tournament and we had an amazing response. The results were amazing. Year 2 Girls 2nd Place, Year 2 Boys 3rd Place, KS1 Overall School - 3rd Place. Year 3 Girls 3rd Place. Well done to everyone who took part.

 Thursday 21st November 2019

Quicksticks Hockey

Today a group of KS1 and KS2 went to the Maurice Chandler Sports Centre to take part in the Hockey Competition. The children had a great time, well done everyone!

Thursday 16th January 2020
Sportshall Athletics

This morning a group of 10 children attended the Athletics competition. They all had a great time taking part in the range of activities. Now time to wait for the results!!!


Future Events this year include:-

Thursday 12th March 2020- Dodgeball Competition

School Games


Platinum for Norton
We are delighted to announce that we have just received confirmation that we have achieved the PLATINUM award from the School Games board. This is the highest award possible as we are very proud that our sport and P.E. provision has been given such an accolade. 





What's On

After School Clubs-2024

From April to May  half term school will be offering the following after school clubs.


Whole School-Gardening Club 


KS2-Arts Award

 KS1- Cricket 


Whole School-Choir Club


KS2- Cricket Club

KS2- Book Club


Whole School- Dance Club


Accessing Local Clubs

If your child enjoys a sport they may wish to pursue it through a local club. We have brought together details of local clubs which your children may be interested in joining.

Simply click here to access information and contact details for local sports clubs