Cross Country Races 2017-18

Well done to all those girls and boys from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who got up early on Saturday mornings to complete the courses at Buile Hill Park or Bolton Road playing field.   St Philip’s are especially proud of the 16 runners who braved the snow, sleet and freezing conditions at Bolton Road on the 9th December.   The season has now ended with our Year 3-4 girls’ team narrowly missing out on coming third.  Well done to Isla for achieving silver as a year 4 runner! Congratulations to Joseph (Year 6), he has been selected to represent Salford Schools at the Greater Manchester Championships, at Heaton Park on 3rd February 2018.

Our Cross Country Credits!

Over the last three months these committed pupils from Year 3 to Year 6, have braved all weathers and freezing conditions to compete in the Salford School’s Cross Country Events. All pupils were a credit to the school and their parents, but special recognition goes to Isla for achieving 3rd place overall and receiving a fantastic trophy. Euan and Joseph from KS2 have also been selected to run for Salford in the Greater Manchester Championships. We wish them every success!

Keep on Running!

Last Saturday, the Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships, held at Heaton Park, brought an end to this year’s cross country season. Over the last three months, several of our children have demonstrated great spirit and determination by attending cross country races at Buille Hill Park and other locations; to represent St Philip’s in the Salford Cross Country Championships. All the children did extremely well in (at times) extremely harsh conditions, but a special congratulations go to Niall and Isobel, who came in second position overall in Salford and were specially selected to represent Salford at the Greater Manchester Championships. Well done children; we are extremely proud!


We are very proud to announce that St. Philip’s has been crowned as champions of five-a-side football in the Prestwich / Whitefield region. The teams participated in games across two evenings, winning all seven of the games which they played. As always, the boys represented the school with dignity and were humble in their victory. Well done!


Cross-Country Success!











Saturday saw the culmination of the Salford School’s Cross Country Competition. Children from across KS2 (and some from Y2) participated in five meetings which were held at Buile Hill and Bolton Road Playing Fields,Salford. All the children who took part should be very proud of their efforts and achievements in a very challenging event. Children battled the mud and the cold over 5 Saturday meetings, competing against children from 20 other Salford Primary schools. As a result of their efforts and commitment, there were a number of individual and team successes. Our Y5 boys were crowned Salford champions, whilst our Y4 girls achieved 2nd place overall…a wonderful achievement. On an individual note, a number of children produced some stand-out performances, in particular Isobel, who finished 2nd overall in the Y4 girls competition.

Top of the Class…

Things just keep on getting better and better for Year 5 pupil Finlay Dunne. The gymnast finished second in the National Elite Grades event in Birmingham earlier this month and is now rated as one of the top two Level One juniors in Great Britain. Finlay also represented the North West team who won the gold medal at the event. All of the pupils and staff at St. Philips wish Finlay the best of luck as he continues along the path to stardom…


Future Olympian?

Finlay Dunne, Year 5, has been crowned the Level One Elite Gymnastics Champion of Great Britain!

Finlay attends Bury Gymnastics Club and trains very hard – 6 days a week for around 23 hours.

In June 2013 Finlay won the Piper’s Vale Challenge beating 59 other boys up to 10 years old. He was then only 8. He has just competed against 29 elite gymnasts from around Great Britain in the London Open and took the title of Level One Elite Champion.

Everyone at St. Philip’s is incredibly proud of Finlay’s achievements and wishes him the best of luck in future competitions!






Swimming to Victory…

Pupils from our KS2 have taken part in two different swimming competitions of late. They represented the school with distinction – the pupils’ manners and behaviour were excellent at all times. We are pleased to announce that the children came third out of all of Salford’s primary schools and achieved first place in a competition for Bury schools. They should be really proud of their achievements!