House Teams

Your child may have let you know that they have been given a team ‘house’ for sports. The houses are named after some of our fantastic British sporting role-models:

Jessica Ennis-Hill -  CBE,  British track and field athlete
Andy Murray - OBE, Scottish professional tennis player
Rory McIlroy -  MBE, Northern Irish professional golfer
Stephanie Jayne Houghton -  English female international footballer

Half-termly inter-school competitions will be held and the winning house team overall throughout the school announced during one of our weekly celebration assemblies.


Sports Blogs

The children are busy writing blogs of the many sporting events they attend. Keep up to date with Sports in Dinting School by following the pupils with your schoool games  - Click HERE!


Sporting Stars

Beau has attended rock climbing at 'Go Ape' in Marple for 12 months. He focussed on climbing and also bouldering. He has no problem getting to the top of any of the adult walls and in his time there has achieved all the awards: 3 bronze, 3 silver 3 gold and 4 platinum climbing awards. (03 03 17)


Riley has started playing field hockey, training with the Badgers team at Buxton Hockey club. He has been training since January and has really got stuck in. He trains with the Badgers on a Tuesday evening and plays inter-team competitions on a Sunday morning.  

He can't play official games for the Badgers team just yet as he is too young (the youngest on the team in fact) but he is doing great in training and having lots of fun which is what it's all about. (03 02 2017)


Ben and James Thornhill took part in a track competition earlier this week, this was the first time James had competed at this level. Both boys did really well in the 75m sprint for their age groups. Well done boys!! (20 05 2016) 


Wyatt Barlow took part in the Padfield Plum Fair junior fell race. The weather couldn't have been better for his first race as fellow runners, aged between 7 and 15, came from both sides of the Pennines to take part in the annual event. After watching the Seniors set off for the full course, it was then the juniors turn to go. Wyatt ignored the urge to go off too fast and settled himself at the back of the pack at the start, showing great maturity to pace himself, before gradually moving through the field. Completing the 2km course in 12:25 to finish second in the 'male 9' category and fourteenth overall behind a very strong field. Best of all, every competitor got to receive a prize, and then it was time to cheer the Seniors back across the finish line. (16 09 2016)


Sport’s Club

Will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons 3.30-4.30pm. The club will be run by Mr Halliwell and will be free to all pupils.
Monday is for pupils in Class 3 and Class 4
Wednesday is for children in Class 1 and Class 2
Pupils will need an additional sports kit and trainers to take part, PE kits are for curriculum sports lessons.


Sports at Dinting

We are continuing to take part in many local sporting events.

Cross Country All children in years 3-6 are invited to take part in a local schools cross country event. The event is taking place at St Mary’s Primary School in Glossop on Monday 16th October. Children need to be taken to the event after school ready for a 4pm start. Mr Halliwell will be present at the event and a letter will be sent home next week to get an idea of the number of children wanting to take part.



Sports Hall Athletics Congratulations to the children who won the local sports hall athletics competition this week. We are now through to the area final and hope to match last year’s success of getting to the county final later in the year. Well done to everyone who took part. If you still have the school sports kit at home can you please return after the holiday.

Table Tennis On Wednesday 8 pupils went to New Mills School to take part in a table tennis tournament and I am delighted to report that the team of girls came 2nd and the boys came 1st!!! As a result they are now all going to the county final in Staveley on 29th November. Well done and thank you to the parents who helped with transport. We came third in the county final. Well Done Dinting!!

Year 2 Summer Festival On Wednesday 24th May all Year 2 pupils will be taking part in sporting fun at Glossopdale Community College.

Cheerfest - A group of pupils attended a Cheerfest at Chapel High School in May 2017. Mrs Burns had taught the children a dance based routine which they had practiced at home over the Easter Holidays. Mr Halliwell encouraged all the boys and girls to have fun and smile when performing which they all did wonderfully.

Boys Cricket - On Friday 9thh June the boy’s cricket team playing at Glossop Cricket Club won the Glossop area and will go on to play in the High Peak final

Girls Cricket - Monday 12th June a group of KS2 Girls visted Hayfield Cricket Club.  The event lasted all day and the girls really enjoyed meeting up with other girls from all over the High Peak.


Bikeability - Our Year 6 pupils had a great couple of days on the 8th and 9th June learning how to ride their bikes safely.

Boys Cricket - On Thursday 16th June the boy’s cricket team will be playing at Glossop Cricket Club in the High Peak final competition after winning the local event in May.

Girls Cricket - On Friday 10th June a group of KS2 Girls visted Hayfield Cricket Club.  They had a fantatic time taking part in the competition and the weather was perfect.

KS2 Tri Golf - On Friday 27th May a group of key Stage 2 children went to Glossop golf club and had a great time taking part in a golf tournament which we went on to win.

KS1 Sports Festival - On Wednesday 18th May all children in year 1 (Yazzie and Matisse) and year 2 will be taking part in a fun sports festival at Glossopdale Community College. We will walk the children to the Hadfield site ready for a 9.30am start and will be back at school in time for lunch. Please make sure your child is in school promptly for a 9.00am departure. They will need their PE kit and trainers. Depending on the weather please make sure they have a suitable coat for walking and possibly a cap and sun cream, if the sun shines!!! They will not need any drinks or snacks, these will all be provided by school.

Cheerfest - A group of pupils attended a Cheerfest at Chapel High School on Tuesday 26th April 2016. Everyone had a fantastic time and our children should be extremely proud of their performance. Great excitement occurred when Mr Halliwell and Mrs Wild took part in the teacher dance off which they went on to win!!! A great afternoon and thank you to all the parents who helped with transport.

School Sports Day - What a lovely day! The feedback from parents and pupils highlighted how much everyone enjoyed the event. The balloon launch was a spectacular sight and we have a map ready in school to start plotting locations, once tags are returned!!

Sporting Stars -Thank you for sending information about sporting events outside of school. We have 4 special sporting stars this week!! If you have a sporting star in your household please send information to

Sports Hall Athletics UPDATE !!!

I am delighted to announce that the team of pupils who went to Thomas Moore School on Tuesday of this week won the area competition. We are now going to Derby University next week for the County Finals. We will report how we get on, next week.

Feb 2016 a group of year 5 and 6 children went to Glossopdale to take part in an Athletics Competition. I am delighted to announce that they won the competition and are now through to the area final at Thomas More School in Buxton. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to parents for your continued support and encouragement.

High Five Netball 2016

A team of 7 Class 4 pupils went to Glossopdale after school on Tuesday after school. After beating several local schools we reached the final and came a very deserved FIRST place. Well done to the team! - they will go onto the High Peak Final At Chapel High School in April.

High Peak Competition - High Five  19th April 2016

The super 7 represented Dinting at Chapel.  We played very well against some very experienced teams and finished 4th overall. Dinting was the highest placed 'Small School' so a fantasic achivement. We wish Harpur Hill good luck as they go forward to the county finals.

Cross Country All children in Year 3-6 are invited to a cross country event at Glossopdale Community College, Hadfield, on Thursday 22nd October. The event starts at 4pm so children will need to be taken there after school. Mr Halliwell and Mr Hobson will be attending the event. There will be training sessions at lunchtimes in school next week, if your child would like to take part they will need trainers in school all week for training because timings will depend on the weather!

Cyclo-Cross On Tuesday 6th October, Lowry class are all taking part in a skills session for cyclo cross on the school field. Cycle Derby are providing all the bikes and helmets. In the afternoon, teams from local schools will be joining us to take part in a competition. All Year 6 pupils and a few Year 5 will be taking part in the afternoon

Glossop Jog Congratulations to the 8 pupils and their families who took part in the Glossop fun run on Sunday 4th October 2015. Together our pupils ran 78 laps and raised money for local charities. Well done! 

Sainsbury’s Tennis Festival Wimbledon comes to Glossop!! Well done to the children who went to Pyegrove Tennis Club on Tuesday. Everyone had a fantastic day and we had success with several children reaching the semi-final stage and Samuel W eventually taking the overall title after a nail-biting final!!

Sainsbury’s Quad Kids Final -I am delighted to report that the 10 children finished in fifth place at the final competition. They were a credit to parents and school.

Athletics On 8th June week, 12 children took part in an athletics event and finished second out of all the Glossop schools, a great achievement for a small school!!

Bowling All year 6 pupils will be learning to play crown green bowls as part of the PE curriculum this term. On Tuesday afternoons they will be walking to Gamesley bowling club with Mr Wilson and Mr Goodwin.

Netball Final 2015

8 children attended the area final competition at Chapel High School. We won some games and lost some and didn’t make it through to the final matches but we had a fantastic time. As usual the children were a pleasure to take out of school and were a credit to their families and school. We also received another trophy, this time for honesty and truth!! We are soon going to need a trophy cabinet! Thank you to everyone who made this event possible.


We are now the proud owners of a second trophy!! On Friday 13th  March, seven children took part in a gymnastics competition. Whilst narrowly missing out on a medal by 0.5 points they returned to school triumphant. They received the award for ‘passion’, this reflects the team spirit of our children.  All the parents who supported this event were delighted by the children’s attitude and approach to the competition. Thank you and well done to everyone involved.

High Five Netball 2015

A team of 7 year 6 pupils went to Glossopdale after school on Tuesday 3rd March after school. After beating several local schools we reached the final and came a very deserved second place. Well done to the team!

Sport Hall Athletics

18 children travelled to Thomas Moore School in Buxton on Wednesday 4th March to take part in the finals of the athletics competition. We were against large schools and our mixed team of year 4,5 & 6 came second overall!! What an achievement. Out of the 8 schools present from across the High Peak we were selected as the school team that displayed the ‘spirit of the games’ and worked together the best. We are now the proud owners of our first sporting trophy!

Girls Football Congratulations

On Saturday 26th April, 8 girls from Wellington (Year 5 & 6) class played in the ‘She Shoots, She Scores’ competition regional final at Stalybridge Celtic Football ground. The girls played a team from Tameside and whilst they lost in the final they played extremely well. The sportsmanship and team spirit displayed by our girls was a credit to themselves and worthy of any premiership team!!  




Sainsburys School Games Gold 2016/17

High Peak School Sport Partnership