News 2017 - 2018

St Leonard's School Sports Organising Crew

Meet our team of Yr 6 Sports Leaders who are busy each break time organising games and activities to keep everybody active!


Year 5/6 Football Friendlies

Well done to our football team who started the season in fine style with a win and a draw in our first friendlies against our friends from Holy Trinity and Christ The King.

St Leonard's 2 - 0 Holy Trinity  (Goals: Logan Chadwick & Charlie Sharples)

St Leonard's 0 - 0 Christ The King

Team: Braiden Watson, Josh Harvey, Jacob Livesy, Liam Bottomley, Logan Chadwick, Lake Cullen, Charlie Sharples & Rio Kenton.


Year 1 Balloon Tennis Festival

Four Yr1 children had a fantastic time at the Shuttleworth Schools Balloon Tennis Event. The team did the school proud showing off their excellent tennis skills.

Team: Millie Riley, Isla Schofield, Bobby McWhinney & Riley-Jack Friedrich


 Yr3/4 Football Friendly v Holy Trinity

St Leonard's 6-1 Holy Trinity

An excellent performance saw the boys start the season in style with an emphatic win over Holy Trinity. Goals from Jack Atkinson (2), Sam Mitchell Charnley (2), Kenzie Auld & Olly McNulty capped off a fine victory. Well done!!

Orienteering Festival

Three of our Yr3/4 children had an excellent time at the Burnley SSP Orienteering Festival. The children learnt various new skills and put them into action navigating around the park on a Animal hunt!

 Hartley Cup Football Round 1

St Leonard's 0-0 Ightenhill  (St Leonard's win 2-1 on penalties)

A thrilling game saw our Year 6 squeeze through to the next round of the Hartley Cup. After a hard fought 0-0 the game had to be decided from the penalty spot. Lake Cullen & Logan Chadwick stayed cool experlty slotting thir penalties into the top corner. Goalkepper Braiden Watson was the hero saving the final penalty to send the clarets through.


Year 5/6 Cross Country Event @ Townley Park

All our runners performed fantastically at Townley Park in horrendous conditions, showing magnificent determination which produced some brilliant results:

Girls Race (99 runners)

Eleanor Edwards (1st), Kira Pickles (3rd), Millie Pickles (6th), Caitlen Brooks Heywood (12th), Hannah Evans (32nd), Isla Hodgkinson (58th) and Amelia Hill (60th)

Boys Race (144 Runners)

Charlie Sharples (29th) Ayub Beg (78th)


Yr5/6 Girls Football Friendly

St Leonard's 1-0 Holy Trinity

An excellent performance saw our girls football team come out 1-0 winners against Holy Trinity. The girls dominated the match from the beginning and were unlucky not to score more.  Alex McNally got the vital winning goal early in the second half to round off a great game. WELL DONE!!

Boys Football Friendly Results

Yr6- Padiham Primary 5-4 St Leonard's (goals :Jacob Livesy, Lake Cullen, Charlie Sharples)

Yr3/4 - St Leonard's 6-1 Holy Trinity (goals: Olly Mcnulty, Jack Atkinson (2), Sam Mitchell Charnley (2), Kenzie Auld

Yr2 Cross Country Event at Townley Park

A fantastic effort from our Yr 2 runners saw our athletes produce some excellent results. They all completed the very long and muddy course showing great effort and determination. A special mention to Martha Brown who was the highest place finisher with a magnificent run to claim 4th place from over 100 runners! Well doe guys!

CVL Tag Rugby Round 1


St Leonard's 3-4 Wellfield

St Leonard's 4-2 Holy Trinity

St Leonard's 4-2 St John's

GetIn2 Sports Festival 

Our Yr6 children had an excellent time at the Getin2 sports festival at the Prairie Sports Village. They had the opportunity to try lots of different sports and learn new skills in Athletics, Archery, Dance and Crazy Golf. A special mention to Holly Heap who won a special award for excellent effort, well done!



Yr 4 Tri Golf Festival 

Our Yr4 children had a great time at the Padiham Schools Tri Golf event at Shuttleworth College. They showed fantastic teamwork and sportsmanship qualities winning an award from the event organisers. They also learnt lots of new skills putting them to the test in lots of target challenges.


 Yr3/4 Boys Football Friendlies

St Leonard's 1-1 St Mary Magadalene's

St Leonard's 2-0 St Augustine's

St Leonard's 0-0 Chris The King


Yr5/6 Sports Hall Athletics Qualifiers @ Shuttleworth College

Well done to our athletes who finished in an excellent runners up position and have now qualified for the Borough Finals in December.


Yr3-4 Girls Football Friendlies 

St Leonard's 3-0 Christ The King

St Leonard's 6-0 St Mary Magdalene's


 Yr 2 Sports Hall Athletics

Our Yr2 children put in a fabulous performance finishing 3rd in the Burnley Schools Event at Shuttleworth College, well done guys!











U11s Burnley FC Football Competition

St Leonard's 1-0 Cliviger

St Leonard's 0-0 Whittlefield

St Leonard's 0-1 Brunshaw

Overall: Group Runners Up

Yr3/4 Burnley FC Girls Football Competition

Overall: 3rd Place

A fantastic effort from our girls saw them finish a very credible 3rd place in the Burnley FC Cup, narrowly missing out on the final. Well done girls!

Yr3/4 Multiskills Festival @ Burnley College

Our Yr3/4 children had a fantastic time at Burnley College competing in lots of different multiskills games and challenges! Well done!


Yr5/6 Girls Football Friendlies

St Leonard's 2-0 Christ The King

St Leonard's 3-0 Holy Trinity

St Leonard's 0-1 St Mary Magdalene's


Hartley Cup Football Round 2

St Leonard's 2-1 St James'

An excellent performance from the boys so us progress through to Round 3 of the Hartley Cup with a hard fought win against St James. After falling behind the clarets rallied and two strikes from Charlie Sharples either side of half time saw St Leonard's through to the next stage.

Yr2 Gymnastics Competition @ BEST Centre

A fantastic performance from our Gymnasts saw them dominate the Burnley Schools Competition. The team scooped the overall team Gold award with Briley Cryer, Daniel Dale and Sheree Lewis winning individual medals.


Girls Individual : Sheree Lewis GOLD, Briley Cryer SILVER

Boys Individual : Daniel Dale GOLD

Sports Hall Athletics Borough Finals

A fantastic effort from our Athletes saw them finish an excellent 6th position in the Burnley Schools Finals out of 32 who originally entered the event. 


Santa Fun Run

Well done to our 65 KS2 children who took part in our annual Santa Fun Run. Despite the cold weather all runners completed the course with aplomb!

Yr5/6 Football Friendlies @ Hameldon College

Our boys put in a magnificent performance reaming undefeated in the friendly event, the results were:

St Leonard's 2-0 Wellfield

St Leonard's 1-0 CTK

St Leonard's 3-1 Mary Mags

 Yr4 Baketball Cluster Event

Some of our Yr4 children had an excellent time at the Shuttleworth Cluster Basketball Event. The children learnt lots of new skills before putting them to the test in a series of friendly games, winning 4 out of 5 games. Well done guys!



 Burnley Schools Cheer Dance Festival

After weeks of hard work and practice our magnificent Cheer Dance team came out on top at the Burnley Schools Event, winning overall GOLD. WELL DONE GIRLS!!!!!!!!!

 Reception Class 'Learn 2 Ride' Programme

 A huge well done to all our YrR children who made excellent progress in their cycling sessions with Pennine Active. All the children made great progress and are now confident riding a pedal bicycle!



Yr6 Netball Friendly

St Leonard's 2-2 Padiham Green

Yr5/6 CVL Football Round 1

St Leonard's 3-2 Whittlefield

St Leonard's 1-2 Padiham Primary

St Leonard's 2-1 Padiham Green

Yr6 Netball Friendly

St Leonard's 6-4 St Mary Magdalene's

Yr4 Gymnastics Competition BEST Centre

Congratulations to our Yr4 Gymnasts who finished in a magnificent 3rd place in the Burnley Schools Event at the BEST Centre. After weeks of hard work the children performed brilliantly to pick up the bronze medal.



Yr6 Girls Elite Cross Country @ Townley Park

A huge will done to our girls who put in a magnificent performance to finish in overall 3rd place in the Cross Country Team Event. Our girls also put in brilliant individual performances with 4 of them qualifying for the East Lancashire Finals in June:

Eleanor (7th) , Kayleigh (13th), Nicole (17th), Millie (20th), Kira (27th) Tia (42nd) (110 runners)


 Netball Friendlies

St Leonard's 8-6 Christ The King

Lowerhouse 2-11 St Leonard's 

Hartley Cup Quarter Final 

St Leonard's 4-3 Worsthorne

A thrilling encounter saw the clarets progress into the final 4 of the Burnley Schools Hartley Cup Football Competition. Against the current holders the boys fought back from 0-2 and 2-3 down to clinch a dramatic 4-3 victory.  Charlie Sharples scored a quick fire hat-trick to level the game at 3-3 going into the dying seconds when Josh Fleming popped up to crash in the winning goal to spark wild celebrations and now the boys are only one game away from a final at Turf Moor.

Yr5/6 Tag Rugby Festival

Our rugby team out in an excellent performance at the non-competitive Tag Rugby Festival ta BRUFC.  They showed great teamwork putting their skills learnt in PE into practice.

Yr 6 Hockey Festival


Yr5/6 Netball Qualifiers

An excellent performance from our Netball team so them qualify for the Area Finals after progressing through a tough group in the area preliminary event, great work team!

Get In 2 Sports Festival

Well done to our Yr5 children who had an excellent time at the Get In 2 sports festival at the Prairie. The children got to try lots of different sports including Archery, Football and Crazy Golf.

Sports Relief Day

A huge well done to the whole school who completed the 'Sports Relief Mile' challenge and in the process raised over £700 for a very worthy cause. All the infants completed their mile at Memorial Park (with a little time to play on the swings!) and the juniors ran theirs brilliantly on Padiham Greenway.



Yr 4 Level 1 Bikeability

A huge well done to our 25 Yr4 children who all completed their Level 1 Bikeability training with coaches from Pennine Active. The children put their cycling skills to the test and are now ready to progress to the roads in Level 2 next year.


Yr1/2 Football Festival

Our Yr1/2 boys put in an excellent performance at the friendly football festival for infant children held at Shuttleworth College.  The boys showed excellent skills and teamwork, the highlight of thevening was a 4-0 victory over Whittlefield with Kai Bleasdale netting all 4 goals!

Cricket Friendly v CTK

A great start to the cricket season saw our boys come out 25 run winners in a friendly against Christ The King. The boys showed some excellent skills and are now well prepared for the competitions ahead.

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