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Thurstonland First School

Marsh Hall Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD4 6XD

01484 666480

Neiley Races

Four children from Years 4 and 5 joined our Year 3 girls team to take part in the 2nd Neiley Race on May 11th. They were unable to take part in the 1st race due to being away on their residential. They all ran their socks off and were still smiling after they had finished!

Well done everyone!

Hi 5 Netball Competition

Well done to our Netball team who showed true grit and determination when they took part in the Shelley pyramid Hi 5 Netball competition. They played excellently as a team, supporting each other on and off the court, and were the only all girls' team in the competition. Well done - we are very proud of you all.

Thurstonland Thundercats Cricket Team Win the Under 13's Tournament

Isobel and Seyara in Year 5 were part of the Thurstonland Thundercats Cricket team who won the U13 girls cricket tournament at Thurstonland Cricket Club. There are also some familiar faces of past pupils in the team too! Well done girls!


(Photograph to follow)


Year 4 and 5 Girls’ Athlete Mentoring Day


To build self-esteem, resilience and promote the positive impact of physical activity on physical and mental wellbeing, the Year 4 and 5 girls within the Federation all took part in a series of workshops led by Commonwealth Silver & Bronze Medallist, Jenny Wallwalk.

The girls from Thurstonland and Farnley Tyas travelled to Denby First School, where over the course of the day, many new friendships were formed through group activities that promoted teamwork, problem solving and being active. Jenny also shared her personal story about her journey to success and how she overcame difficulties along the way.

Well done to all of the Year 4 and 5 girls for trying new activities, being positive and working collaboratively together as a Federation.


West Yorkshire Cross Country - Year 3

Our Year 3 girls team and Joshua Smith made it through to the finals held at Temple Newsome on 9 March 2022.  They all did amazing and encouraged each other enthusiastically!  Congratulations to all for getting through to the final!
It was a large and daunting course as  it could be seen in full (rather than some parts going off out of site), and although a few of them said they were feeling nervous as well as excited they certainly didn't show it and smashed the course keeping up with a very competitive bunch of 8 year olds. The event was very well arranged and organized, very colourful with all the teams colours and flags and had a really good atmosphere to spectate and watch.
Many thanks to Kathryn Smith for taking a lead in Mrs McFarlane's absence and taking the photos below.  

Year 4/5 Football Tournament

Our Y4/5 team entered the Football Tournament on 8th February 2022 @ 5core, Waterloo. 

We didn't win this time but well done to the players for giving it their best shot!

KS1 Multi Skills Sports After School Sports Club

Everyone is enjoying the Multi Skills Sports Club that started for KS1 pupils in January!  We even managed to spend some time outdoors whilst the sun was shining!  

Shelley Pyramid Schools Partnership 2021 Dance Festival

Wow! What an amazing performance our Thurstonland Dance group gave on Tuesday evening! Well done to everyone involved - they really did dance their hearts out to music from ‘The Greatest Showman’.

A special mention must go to Indie and Alice in Year 5 for initiating the idea and all Year 5s for choreographing the opening sequence of the dance. Thank you also to all the children involved for coming up with brilliant ideas, which then helped the dance to ‘grow’.

Well done girls! We are all extremely proud of the commitment you have shown and the performance you gave.

Kirkwood Hospice Reindeer Run 2021


Our whole school participated in this year's fundraising Reindeer Run for Kirkwood Hospice.

Kirkwood supplied us with antlers and noses and we ran our daily mile around the recreation ground after being sponsored by our families and friends!

Thank you to all for your support of this local charity.

If you still wish to donate our fundraising link can be found below: -

KS2 Sports Hall Athletics


Our amazing Thurstonland team gave their all on Tuesday at the Sports Hall Athletics and their efforts were rewarded with 3rd place! A brilliant result for such a small school as ours.

Well done everyone, and thank you to all the parents and siblings who came to support us too.

An especially BIG thank you to our PTA who have bought new team t-shirts for all year groups to wear at sporting events. Thank you. J

Yr 2/3 Girls Football


A brilliant performance by our Y2/3 Girls’ Football team at the Shelley Pyramid tournament. They played 5 games - won 3, drew 1, lost 1 - and finished joint runners-up, which is another amazing result for our school. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were treated to an appearance from Michael Hefele of Huddersfield Town! 

Well done girls – you were all A-MA-ZING! 

KS2 Cross Country qualifiers - Newsome High School

KS1 Cross Country October 2021


After a few false starts due to the poor weather our Reception, Year 1 & 2 pupils finally got to take part in their cross country race at Shelley College!

Well done to all the runners who showed great determination!

KS2 Cross Country


Well done to our fantastic KS2 cross country runners who did a great job representing our school at the KS2 event at Shelley College!

Sports Day 2021


Our sports day 2021 took place on the Cricket Club outfield and children had a fantastic morning of activities - take a look at the lovely pictures below!

Games Mark Gold Award

We are delighted to announce that we, Thurstonland Endowed (VC) First School, are proud holders of the Schools Games Gold Mark Award.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our sporting achievements over the typical school year include:

  • After School Clubs
  • Active Mornings
  • Girls Netball
  • Cricket Tournament
  • The Neiley Races
  • Cross Country Events
  • Football Tournaments
  • 1km run a day
  • Activities with the Sports Coaches at lunchtimes
  • Playleaders organising activities within school
  • Sports Crew organising activities and events
  • Links with many sports and fitness clubs

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sports, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who make our competitions possible.