Another great cross country performance!

Some of the Year 5 and 6 winning team members

Some of the Year 5 and 6 winning team members

Year 3/4 girls battling it out

Year 3/4 girls battling it out


Pupils from Years 3,4,5 and 6 joined 15 other schools at the Macclesfield Athletics track on Wednesday to compete in the last race meet of this term.

As always, every member of the Parkroyal team gave a brilliant individual performance against some very tough competition. Here are the final finish positions

Y3/4 girls - Maisie 30, Matilda 42, India 44, Merryn 48, Lola 55, Leah 68, Daisy 86, Isabelle 87

Y3/4 boys - Nolen 46, Adam 47, Alfie 68, Josh 70, Morgan 94, Austin 102, Elias 108

Y5/6 girls - Lucy 3, Dot 10, Yasmin 12, Mikayla 25, Amelie 28, Astrid 43, Tilly 53, Rosalynn 70

Y5/6 boys - Noah 6, Calum 13, Hamish 14, Freddy 24, Daniel 27, Ethan 53, Dennis 64

Huge congratulations to the Year 5/6 girls who secured 1st place school for the second time scoring just 25 points and to the Year 5/6 boys who moved up the podium to win 2nd place school with a brilliant 33 points. Well done everyone and thanks to all our parents and carers for your fantastic support at the event.

Mrs Smith and Mrs Morgan

Year 5 and 6 race to victory!

Our year 5 and 6 cross country runners romped to victory in their first cross country meet of the season. In very wet and miserable conditions, they all ran brilliantly against sixteen other schools to score 1st place for the girls team and a very close 3rd place for the boys. Our best school performance to date so well done everyone who represented the school. Those hill reps in South Park must be working!!

Final placings in the race were as follows

Lucy (2), Dot (7), Yasmin (20), Mikayla (33), Tilly (62), Astrid (63)

Noah (7), Calum (12), Hamish (16), Freddy (32), Daniel (36), Adam (47)

The girls at the start.

The girls at the start.

Pre-race photo for the boys.

Pre-race photo for the boys.

Year 3 and 4 Cross Country

The opening fixture of the Macclesfield Primary schools cross country took place this Wednesday with sixteen of our enthusiastic Year 3 and 4 pupils representing Parkroyal. Although somewhat wet under foot, the weather stayed dry as the children ran their hearts out around the perimeter of the athletics track. Everyone was fantastic and gave 100% effort. 

The girls team finished 7th out of 14 schools and the boys 9th out of 14.

Individually the following children took the top 3 places for Parkroyal

Girls: Maisie Wallinger, Matilda Johnson and India Bellshaw.

Boys: Alfie Adams, Nolen Connors and Adam Mclaren.

Team talk before the off!

Team talk before the off!

On the home straight!

On the home straight!

Macclesfield athletics event

On Wednesday 5th of July a team of year 5 athletes, along with two year 4 athletes competed against other schools in Macclesfield in the annual district athletics event. This event is predominantly competed in by Year 6 athletes. However we were unable select our Year 6's, meaning some of our athletes had to compete in age groups above. 


On the night we were unable to claim any medals but we did have children make it through the heats and into the finals; putting themselves in with a chance of a medal. 

Both Caitlin Wood and Luke Yusuf Short made into the final of the Y4 girls and boys 60 meters sprint.

Lucy Dykins made it through to the final of the Y5 girls 60 metres sprint.

Dot Bodimeade made it through to the final of the Y6 girls 80 metre sprint- finishing an excellent 5th place. 

The girls relay team also made it through their heat to the U11 girls relay final.

There is a lot of talent amongst this group of pupils. Our team spirit and enthusiasm shone through as ever and the children are already ear-marking this as a key sporting event next year.

Well done guys! Next year we will bring home the trophy!

Kwik cricket

There was a girls Kwik cricket tournament at the Macclesfield cricket club on Friday 23rd of June 2017 . We all had lots of fun and we played some excellent cricket: with some good bowling, tactical batting and stunning fielding. We played well but overall we finished 4th out of 6 teams . Yasmin, Lucy, Skye, Hattie and Dot from Year 5; Millie, Rebecca, Rose, Katarina and Chloe M from Year 6 were the team that competed.

This is what we were awarded: 

A certificate to celebrate our achievements. We are already looking forward to next years events! 

A certificate to celebrate our achievements. We are already looking forward to next years events! 

Quad Athletics at Macclesfield Academy


This afternoon 10 children from year 5 competed in 4 different athletics events; 75m sprint, 600m run, standing long jump and vortex mega howler throw. The team performed really well winning three of the four events- after each child's best score was combined. Team Parkroyal left with medals around their necks, which they are all very proud of.



And they're off! Determination, acceleration and focus as the girls 75m sprint begins. 




After Noah threw the mega howler a staggering 42 metres, the Macclesfield Academy leaders prepare to move the boundary for us!  

Pupils v staff netball match

What better way to round off the netball season, than with some fun in the sun at our pupils v staff netball match. After a quick round up of the rules (for those rusty netballers) the match got underway.

The first quarter saw our regular netball team players take the court. Proving that netball is not just for girls, Mr Utteridge took on the centre role against our resident centre speed demon Lucy; the pace of the game was fast and there were soon some very pink faces (and that was just the staff!).  A full team change at quarter 2 for the pupils and a quick shuffle of positions for the staff (including super subs Mr Ransom and Mrs Shaw) and they were away again. The staff shooting team (Mrs Chappell/Chloe S) were awesome and they were soon popping in the goals. 

Quarter 3 and 4 saw some tactical moves by Mrs Alexander; extra players kept appearing on court one by one until all 20 of the netball team were in action. The final result was a resounding win for the staff but AMAZING fun was had by all. 

Thanks to all the staff and pupils for a great match, to all the pupils and staff who came out to support both teams and to Mrs Dykins for time keeping. A special thank you to Izzy and Chloe (former pupils) who have supported the team not only today, but all season with coaching and umpiring on a weekly basis.

Mrs Alexander and Mrs Smith

Year 5 and 6 sport afternoon at Macc Academy

The whole of our Year 5 and 6 attended Macclesfield Academy for an afternoon of sporting fun. Miss Harrison and Mr Jowitt, from the Academy, set up a range of exciting activities for the children to develop current skills and learn new ones. Each activity was led by Year 7 and 8 leaders who encouraged, supported and enthused throughout the afternoon.

Some of the activities included: handball, football, basketball, ultimate frisbee, rounders and many more.


Arranged into our teams and ready to begin! 

Arranged into our teams and ready to begin! 


Learning how to play ultimate frisbee. Some are just naturals! 



The fast-paced game of handball. 

A brilliant season end finale!

Jumping for joy at our match win!

Jumping for joy at our match win!

The Parkroyal netball team played their final matches of the 2016/17 season today at the Macclesfield Schools Netball Tournament on Saturday. In somewhat wet and miserable conditions, the team gave their best performance to date, putting into practice all the skills learnt over the past six months. 

The first match v Marlborough B was very evenly matched with both teams having equal opportunities to take the lead. In the final 2 minutes of the second half, a couple of chances for the Marlborough attack saw them steal a 2-0 win.

Next we faced Bollinbrook. Parkroyal played out of their skin in pouring rain, defending brilliantly to keep a clean sheet. In the last minute of the second half, Rebecca netted a fantastic shot to give us a 1-0 win, our first of the year. It felt like we had won the tournament we were all so delighted.

Our final game of the group was v Marlborough A which was always going to be tough. The first half was very evenly match with only 2 goals separating the teams. In the second half, Marlborough really found their mojo and netted a further 4 goals. Once again there was some excellent defending from Chloe and Amber.

We are so proud of the effort and determination showed by every player today. It was so cold and wet but they never gave up. Congratulations to Esther (C) Chloe, Amber, Serena, Snigdha, Lucy, Dot and Rebecca. Thank you to Mrs Beaumont, Miss Parton, Mrs Poole, Mrs Goodwin, Mrs Chappell, Miss Smith and all the hardy parents who braved the rain to support the team today.

Mrs Smith and Mrs Alexander

Smiley faces......

Smiley faces......

Crazy faces......

Crazy faces......



Just a little damp......

Wednesday's inter school cross country championships brought rain, rain, mud and more rain. Those wanting to brave the conditions gave an outstanding performance in what only can be described as swamp conditions. 

Only the top 3 finishers from each school scored points, but every runner who took part from Parkroyal improved on their finishing places from last week. The top 3 finishers were as follows

Y3/4 girls  -  Tilly 68  Rosalynn 69

Y3/4 boys  -  Hamish 17  Ollie 37  Freddie 46

Y5/6 girls  -  Lucy 15  Dot 23  Yasmin 52

Y5/6 boys  -  Milton 16  Calum 46  Adam 54

A HUGE well done to all the runners - we were so proud of you running in such horrible conditions and still coming through the finish line with a smile!

Y5/6 boys team

Y5/6 boys team

Daily Mile Event

On Friday, five from KS2 children went to Upton Priory School to take part in the Launch of the Daily Mile initiative.  Local MP David Rutley spoke to the children about how important this initiative. The aim is to get every child to run or walk a mile each day to achieve an extra 15 minutes of physical activity each day. Watch this space to see how we as a school will deliver this!!!

Cheshire and Warrington hockey finals

On Thursday 16th March our fantastic hockey team represented Macclesfield in the Level 3 finals competition. This event was a culmination of local and regional qualifiers. This meant that today it was the best of the best competing. After a slow start, losing the opening two goals by a one goal margin, the team kicked into gear and recorded a comprehensive 4-1 win against a school from Crewe. They then followed this with a draw (in a game they should have won). Unfortunately the final three group games ended in narrow defeats, which meant that on this occasion we were unable to progress further. The standard of hockey was extremely high and as a team we played really well. The team can be proud of the journey it has been on and consider themselves winners for making it all the way to this elite level of competition. 



A quick warm up ahead of the next fixture. 



Action shot- the level of competition is fierce. 



Team photo- post tournament; still able to smile for the camera. 

Mud glorious mud!

Despite the beautiful Spring sunshine, there was an abundance of mud for our intrepid cross country runners to sprint through at the Primary Schools Cross Country races at Macclesfield athletics track on Wednesday afternoon.

For many of the runners it was their first experience of racing against so many and they all did brilliantly. The year 3 and 4 pupils ran once around the cross country track plus an extra loop with the year 5 and 6 pupils completing a gruelling 2 laps.

Our highest placed runners were Milton Y6 in 13th position with Lucy Y5 and Mikaela Y5 in 21st and 22nd positions respectively. Huge well done to all the runners against some excellent and very experienced cross country runners. Mrs Morgan and Mrs Smith are super proud of you all.

Y3/4 girls results - Anna 57, Erin 67, Tilly 69, Matilda 76, Maisie 78, Rosalynn 98

Y3/4 boys results - Hamish 32, Jasper 63, Luke 66, Freddy 79, Dennis 87, Ollie 88, Jude 109, Jack 110

Y5/6 girls results - Lucy 21. Mikaela 22, Dot 29, Yasmin 37, Megan 53, Esther 75

Y5/6 boys results - Milton 13, Calum 49, Lewis 55, Jack 58, Adam 67, Ethan 89

Y5/6 girls cross country team

Y5/6 girls cross country team



On a cold wet day in Anglesey .........

Mrs Smith (school office) and Mr Dykins (parent of Lucy 5BU) braved the elements on Sunday to compete with 2000 runners in the 2017 Anglesey Half Marathon. Mr Dykins whizzed round in an impressive 1.30.56 and was the first Macclesfield Harrier to finish whereas Mrs Smith took slightly longer (and got slightly wetter) finishing in 2.05.28. Thank you to Lucy and Isobel (and Mrs Dykins) for their very enthusiastic supporting in the rain in Beaumaris.

Good luck to Mr Dykins with the rest of his training as he joins Mrs Shaw representing Parkroyal in the London Marathon in April.