School Games

Dane Ghyll School has long had an excellent reputation for sport and physical activity and the area has been consistently recognised by OfSTED as one of the school's strengths. Dane Ghyll School teams have been extremely successful in competetive sport - our trophy cabinet providing evidence of our achievements across many different sports, with boys and girls participating in equal measure.

Having for many years held the Activemark award, the school has now achieved the School Games Gold Award.

The Games are made up of four levels of activity; competition in schools and between schools, at county/area level and a national event for the most talented young people in the UK:

Intra-school Level 1 - sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition.

Inter-school Level 2 - individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions.

School Games Festivals Level 3 – the county/area will stage multi-sport School Games Festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition.

School Games National Competition Level 4 -
for the most talented athletes in the UK.

In Cumbria, pupils have the opportunity to take part in competitions in the following sports:

  • High 5 netball
  • Quicksticks Hockey
  • Orienteering
  • Sportshall Athletics
  • Key Steps Gymnastics
  • Mini Red Tennis
  • Tri Golf

There are also inclusive opportunities in Boccia, Pan Football, Table Tennis and Table Cricket.

Barrow Raiders player Tom Walker is teaching Year 3 and 4 Rugby Skills. 


In the school games mark we achieved gold for the third year running. Olly came into school to present us with our achievement.



Year 5/6 hockey team competed at Furness college. They won 3 games, drew one and lost one, scoring 9 goals and only conceding 2. Well done to all players. 🏑🏑


The Year 3 and 4 Athletics team took part in the indoor competition at Hoops. All the children were fantastic.




Our year 6 girls travelled to Carlisle today to play in the County Football Championship and are now Cumbria Schools U11 champions! All girls we amazing and we are so proud of them. We will now represent Cumbria in the Regional Finals in March. #teamdaneghyll






Our year 5 and 6 Athletics team competing in the indoor competition at Hoops! All were fantastic.