Another fantastic year of sporting success in 2018/19, every year we surpass expectations and punch well above our weight during sports tournaments.  No other school in Rotherham participates in and has as much success in as many competitions and this year has been no exception.

Notable achievements are as follows:
Reached the final of the RUCST football tournament at the New York Stadium.
Sheffield Sharks B.Braun cup winners – Basketball
Rotherham Finalists in the following competitions
Cross country (Years 3/4/5/6)
Athletics (Years 5/6)
Tennis (Years 3/4)
Orienteering (Years 3/4/5/6)
Tag Rugby (Years 5/6)
Gymnastics (Years 3/4/5/6)
South Yorkshire Finalists
Hockey  (Years 3/4 winners) (Years 5/6 boys and girls runners up)
Cricket (Years 3/4)
Cheerleading (Year 3/4/5/6)
Yorkshire Finalists
Cricket (Both Y5/6 boys and girls)
I would like to personally thank all the participants for all their efforts.  I am extremely proud and privileged to see determination, team work, endeavour and positivity in difficult situations as things don’t always go our way! We never give up and continue to learn, grow and come back stronger, which is why we have built such a formidable reputation over the years.  
Rob Lyne

South Yorkshire Cheerleading final

On Friday 22nd March Thornhill’s Cheerleading Squad competed in the South Yorkshire School Games. They ‘danced’ to an 1980s theme. They were very colourful and their costumes were admired by many of the spectators. They came an extremely impressive 4th out of 10 teams. 


On Friday 8th February both the Y5/6 girls and boys hockey teams competed in the South Yorkshire Finals in Doncaster. It was a very cold afternoon and both teams played well, but sadly were knocked out in the semi finals.


On Thursday 7th February the Y3/4 and Y5/6 Gymnastics Squad competed in the Rotherham Gymnastics Final. The Y3/4 team came 6th and the Y5/6 team came 3rd. We were very impressed when one of our Y3/4 girls had the highest score out of nine teams and one of our Y5/6 girls had the highest score out of the teams she was competing against.

Sports summary

During this year many children have taken part in a range of competitive events against children in other schools.  This is a summary of all the competitions that we have taken part in.


Our under 9’s and under 11’s football teams all reached the Rotherham finals this year.  Our under 11’s boys fared the best finishing in 2nd place overall.

Cross Country

14 pupils from years 3-6 reached the Rotherham cross-country finals


Our Year 3/4 mixed team won the cluster event and went on to finish 2nd in the Rotherham Finals. Our Year 5/6 mixed to won the B.Braun cup, finishing as unbeaten champions at an event held by the Sheffield Sharks at the English Institute for Sport.


Our Gymnasts reached the Rotherham finals.  Both our Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 teams competed.


Our Cheerleaders Progressed through to the South Yorkshire Finals after finishing second in the Rotherham finals, eventually finishing in Bronze medal position.

Tag Rugby

Our Year 3/4 team progressed to the Rotherham Finals.  Our Year 5/6 mixed team went one step further by reaching the final.  Unfortunately they lost that game so therefore finished in a very respectable 2nd place overall.


Our Year 5/6 team reached the Rotherham Finals.


Our Year 3/4 tennis team finished 2nd place in the Rotherham Finals.


Our Year 5/6 mixed team won our cluster event – there was no progression route to the next round for this sport.


Our Year 5/6 team reached the Rotherham Finals.


Our Year 3/4 mixed hockey team reached the South Yorkshire Games Final.

Our Year 5/6 girls team were Rotherham Champions and then went on to the South Yorkshire Finals

Our Year 5/6 boys team were Rotherham Champions and also went on to represent Rotherham in the South Yorkshire Finals.


Our Year 3/4 mixed team won both the cluster event and the Rotherham finals.  They then went on to compete at the South Yorkshire School Games.

Our Year 5/6 boys team won the local cluster event and then went on to finish 2nd place in the Rotherham Finals.

Our Year 5/6 girls won both the cluster event and the Rotherham finals without losing a game.  They then went on to represent South Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Finals and made it all the way to the Semi-Finals.


The Year 5/6 mixed team were the Rotherham Champions; incredibly they won every game during the finals and then went on to compete in the South Yorkshire Finals. 


Thornhill Primary won five sports awards last week along with the Gold Award,
Here they are – for more detail please click on any of the images below..


On Friday 9th March, 17 cheerleaders competed at Wickersley Comprehensive in the Rotherham Cheerleading Final. The girls were dressed as zombie school children and began their routine with their cheer chant, ‘We are Thornhill’s Walking Dead!’ This was followed by amazing stunts, jumps, tumbles, a pyramid involving all the athletes and a dance. Our routine was well received by the audience. Also a big thank you to all the parents who came to support us. We were really pleased to be the runners up as there were 8 squads competing. We are now through to the next round on March 20th representing Rotherham in the South Yorkshire School Games. Zombie Power!



On Thursday 8th February the Y3/4 and Y5/6 gymnastics squads competed in the Rotherham Gymnastics Final at Rotherham Leisure Centre. They participated in two events – a floor routine and the vault. There were a few wobbles on the way and the Y3/4 girls came 8th and the Y5/6 girls just missed out on continuing to the next round at the EIS by coming 2nd.

Hockey – South Yorkshire Finals


Two Y5/6 teams, from Thornhill, went to represent our school in the South Yorkshire hockey finals held in Doncaster.  Luckily, the afternoon stayed dry and all the children performed brilliantly, showing determination and skill throughout the matches against some very good sides.

Unfortunately for the girls, their efforts weren’t rewarded with qualification, despite an excellent display by our goalkeeper who was playing in full protective gear for the very first time.

As for the boys, qualification went down to the very last game.  In the four games they played, they didn’t concede a goal and remained undefeated, with our keeper only touching the ball twice.  However, only the one goal was scored in the last game to give them 3 draws and a victory which totaled 6 points.  The post, a couple of good saves and some poor finishing contributed to the lack of goals scored.

The boys hoped for a draw in the final match but unfortunately that wasn’t the case and we lost out by a single point.  Congratulations to the teams that did qualify and good luck.

The stand out performer for the girls was goalkeeper Nitasha and for the boys it was Rizwan otherwise known as ‘the wall’ as nothing got past him.


Rotherham Hockey Finals 

A  huge congratulations goes out to both our year 5 and 6 girls and boys hockey teams.  Both teams finished in 1st place at the Rotherham Hockey Finals and will now progress to the South Yorkshire Hockey Finals.