Leigh North Street


Primary School

We learn together through Questioning, Perseverance and a Growth Mindset.

Sport Events

Daily Mile and PE activity

Santa Dash

Today years 2 to 5 enjoyed their Daily Mile with a twist, a visit from The Elf. The Santa Dash was enjoyed by all with lots of festive head wear and Christmas jumpers. 




Sports Hall Athletics
A big congratulations to all the pupils in Year 3 who participated in this event with so much enthusiasm and skill back in October. Some pupils scored really well in the pentathlon events and those that scored well in a particular event have been been awarded a medal.
Overall Leigh North Street came 2nd in Southend and 6th overall in all of Essex.




Over the last few weeks Year 3 have been practising and completing their multiple events to take part in the Local Virtual Sports Hall Athletics Competition. All their scores have been collated and added together. A special well done to Charlotte and Nevaeh for the highest combined scores in the Pentathlon achieving a Bronze Award. 





12 pupils represented the school at the local schools gymnastic competition, it was split into KS1 and Year 3 & 4 over the day. We entered the main competition for both and all of the pupils tried their hardest with brilliant performances from all.





A little late to announce as the girls persevered for so long but we eventually called it a draw. This years conker champions goes to both girls.




On a blustery but sunny day 23 KS1 pupils participated in the KS1 cross country event at Garons. Everyone tried their hardest and ran well, a special mention to Delilah who finished 1st and Esther who came 5th in their race. 





Well done to the year three and four boys that took part in the tournament at Len Forge. We narrowly missed out making it into the top ten despite winning two of our four group stage matches. As the afternoon progressed we played lots more matches and went on to beat many local schools. Throughout the day the boys showed great teamwork, sportsmanship and respect and were a real credit to the school.





Well done to the fourteen boys that represented Leigh North Street in our friendly against Chalkwell. For many of the boys this was their first experience playing football for the school. We had a great time and really enjoyed the experience. Thank you to Chalkwell for hosting and well done to all of the boys for putting in such a good performance!




On a beautiful winter morning 10 KS1 pupils represented the school at Len Forge. They all played so well and encouraged each other all the way, they just missed out on progressing through on goal difference. We went on to play more games and everyone got to play lots more football with great enthusiasm. 





On Friday our year three and four girls’ team represented Leigh North Street in the tournament at Len Forge. They all showed great teamwork, determination and resilience to gradually improve game by game. We suffered a few narrow defeats but went on to eventually beat a few schools in the area including our local rival Chalkwell!




This week saw our first ever team participation in a Boccia Competition at Thorp Hall School. There was some brilliant match play and some nail biting finishes needing a tape measure to decide the final winners. The team really concentrated on putting in a great performance and showed great sportsmanship during all their games. In the afternoon we participated in the New Age Kurling competition and made it through to the Super 10. Again great team work and encouragement saw some close matches. It was a wonderful day of sport and a great demonstration of Leigh North Street children really living up to our ASPIRE values and demonstrating great acceptance of all participants, never giving up and all importantly having fun.




A big well done to all the pupils who have started their laps to Lapland with great enthusiasm and even some of the teachers have joined in. 




Turner Cup


On a chilly Saturday morning 10 boys represented the school at the Turner Cup at Bournes Green. The boys had a tough first match but kept the heads up and kept trying. Unfortunately another school didn’t attend and so the boys only had one more game. They started well but after a lucky goal from the opposition they found themselves on the back foot. The boys had a brilliant second half but unfortunately the ball couldn't find the back of the net.

Well done to all the boys who came out and represented the school. 





On Friday 22nd November the year 5 and 6 boys competed in the Len Forge football competition. Despite some very close games we unfortunately did not make the top ten this year. However we kept our heads held high and played excellently in the afternoon. At one stage we were on a three match winning run without conceding a single goal! Congratulations to Ralph for some stand out defensive performances and well done to Hirsh and Noah for some fantastic finishing. A big thank you to all of the parents that stayed to cheer on the boys despite the cold and thank you as well to Mr Upcraft for attending and helping to coach the team. We look forward to our next tournament in the Turner Cup.





Chalkwell Friendly


On Thursday afternoon many boys in year six (plus Tom in year five) had the opportunity to play a friendly against our local rival: Chalkwell. The boys in year six had not yet had the opportunity to play for the school and so were very excited to put on the North Street kit and represent our school. They all played excellently and despite going 1-0, we went on to win 4-1! Great effort all round boys! Well done!




Year 5 and 6 Girls’ Emerging Tournament


Well done to the girls representing our school in today’s tournament at the Len Forge Centre. You all played brilliantly, showed great team work and resilience throughout the day. We managed to win three matches, lost three and drew a game as well. This meant we finished in fourth position overall!
Many of the girls represented the school for the first time and should be proud of how well they represented our school.

I hope that after today many of the girls continue to play at school and for clubs outside of school!






Cross Country

A big well done to all 46 pupils who participated and finished their races.  Everyone gave 100% even with the strong winds that were blowing across the field. Most notably well done to the 3 individiual girls for finishing in the top 10 Lillia, Loella and Tess, they will progress through to Essex finals next year. We came 6th overall in the competition. 






Some of our children had a fantastic day at the Luton Novice Challenge on Sunday 15th September representing Southend Diving.


Loads of divers competing and most of them for the first time.


Well done for all that took part.


Girls Category E – Lacey 15th and Imogen 11th

Boys Category E – Elijah 4th

Boys Category D – Dexter 12th







On a very warm morning, 20 year 2 children took part in the KS1 Borough Sports. They bounced, skipped and ran their hardest. Making it through to every final meant we accumulated lots of points and along with some smooth hand overs on the relay, meant we placed 3rd overall. Well done to all involved.





Well done to the KS1 team who represented the school at this competition. They played well and tried their best, finishing in 4th place overall.









On Tuesday 67 pupils went to Garons to represent the school in the Borough Sports with high hopes and they did not disappoint. All pupils performed brilliantly and most notably are the 13 events we have got through to for super sports in track events and 9 events in field. This brilliant performance meant we just missed out on a placing for the field but we placed 1st for track. Our combined scores for both these then gave us 2nd place overall, narrowly missing out on top spot by 3 points. We wish the 37 pupils going to Super Sports in a couple of weeks the best of luck. 





The North Street Boys B team had a great afternoon playing friendlies against some local schools. We started the day with a 2-2 draw, before going on to win 6-1 against Earls Hall and 4-0 against Chalkwell. The boys all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and it was great to see their teamwork on the pitch. A special mention to Leo who commanded our defence throughout the afternoon and was a very influential captain in each game. 





KS2 Swimming Gala


We took a squad of 39 pupils to the Swimming Gala on Wednesday. The pupils all swam well and supported each other brilliantly throughout the afternoon, in a very hot Garons. We placed in 17 events, most notably was Libby getting a gold in her freestyle race, also 2 relay teams placed first, year 6 girls freestyle and year 3 girls freestyle. Once the points were totalled the Year 5/6 squad placed 5th overall and the Year 3/4 squad 2nd overall. There were also 4 other races within the competition which are not point races but are very prestigious as they have been part of the competition for many decades, they are all relay races. We placed 2nd in the Girls Potters Shield and 3rd in the mixed Grimes Cup.

Well done to all pupils that participated and for the extra practises you put in over the last few weeks, also to the swimming coaches for their extra work in getting the squad ready.








Good luck to 2 year 6 boys playing in the Humber Cup final on Sunday at Roots Hall, Joshua and Ollie. Their team, Catholic United, have got to the final after 75 teams took part in the early rounds. 


A massive well done to our KS1 team who played today at Roots Hall. They all played great sportsmanship up against some good competitors and never let their spirits dip. We are all very proud of how you played on the pitch.





On Friday 2 teams represented the school in a tennis competition. In the morning Year 3 and 4 demonstrated some wonderful tennis with all pupils winning at least one of their games. In the group of 5 they came third so just missed out on a playoff place. The pupils all had a wonderful time, with smiles on their faces all morning and enjoyed every minute, even when the games weren’t going their way. In the afternoon it was the turn of Year 5 & 6, with some brilliant performances put in by all the players. They made it through to the playoffs but lost out on reaching the final through count back on points. So they played in the Bronze play off but unfortunately lost out to Earls Hall, so came 4th overall in the competition. All of them had smiles on their faces through out their matches and enjoyed the competition, whichever way their game was going.





A big well done to our 9 students who made it through to the Essex Cross Country Finals! They all performed brilliantly and gave 100% the whole way. 




***Dive  News***


A huge congratulations to all the pupils that were selected for phase 2 of the diving identification programme at Southend Dive School, 40 pupils in total across Year 2 and 3. All the pupils were highly commended for their abilities demonstrated during the trials and they made it very difficult for the dive team to make selections. We look forward to hearing how they progress and hopefully some of these pupils will join pupils from last year’s trials that are still progressing through the Dive School phases.




The Aquathlon squad, 8 members of year 5, tried so hard in competing against other local schools this week. Most notable was their support for each other during the event and continually encouraging each other. Well done to all of you.





Well done to all the pupils who took part in the Gymnastics competition at Alleyn Court. The KS1 team placed 4th and the Year 3 & 4 team placed 5th. All the pupils worked hard in the run up to the competition and were highly commended for their floor routines. 








On Wednesday 6th March, Leigh North Street took part in the annual netball tournament at Garons.  In total, 19 schools participated and it was a great opportunity for all teams to play against other schools.

Our team of girls were in a tough group right from the start and despite playing better and better each time, we were not able to qualify as one of the top two teams.  However we then went on to play against several other teams and were able to secure two draws and a win, scoring a goal in the final seconds!

The girls from Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed themselves and displayed our core values of ASPIRE throughout the day.  Well done!





What a brilliant performance! Year one and two have been working hard and training for cross country over the past few weeks and it has certainly paId off! On a sunny Wednesday afternoon several children competed in their races and there were lots of great performances. Many children finished in the top 100 and we even had a 3rd place finish! Well done children you all did yourselves proud!





Final round of the the Turner Cup saw us drawn against some tough teams in our group. We started with a 0-0 draw with Chalkwell with lots of good football on display and communication between the players. We then went on to play Bournes Green with some great football and won 2-1. Our final group game saw another 0-0 drawer against Greenways, which meant we went through as runners up to the semi-finals. Our semi final was against the winners of the other group Fairways and unfortunately we lost 2-0. So we then had to keep our heads high to play in the 3rd place play-off against Temple Sutton. This resulted in a 1-1 draw and it was decided to call it a draw and award both teams 3rd place.

Well done to all the boys that represented the school with great team spirit and sportsmanship until the end. Also thank you to all the parents who came to support and face the howling winds.







The KS1 football team had a brilliant morning at the football tournament on Friday 8th February. Every member of the team tried their very best and we won our first three games. It all came down to our final game against West Leigh. We had both won three games so this was the important one to see who came top of the group. We went 1-0 down but came back in the second half to win 2-1. We are so proud of them all. We will be going to Roots Hall on 17th May to play in the finals! Hopefully it will be a bit warmer and less windy!


Thank you to all the parents who transported to and from the venue and cheered on the team!






A great day at the Len Forge centre on Friday! The boys did the school proud and managed a very respectable 3rd in their group in the super tens - just narrowly missing out on the semi-finals by a single point!

The day started with a 1-0 victory followed by a 1-0 defeat to the eventual winners. We then won our next two games 1-0 against two local rivals: Chalkwell and Darlinghurst. We finished the group with 9 points and so progressed to the next round as part of the super tens (top ten schools).

In our following group games we managed two victories but suffered two defeats meaning we narrowly missed out on a place in the semi-finals by just one point. The boys had a great day and I am sure will be aiming to represent the school again next year.

Well done to the boys and thank you to all the family members that attended for your continued support.







A big well done to the year 3 and 4 girls who competed in their tournament on Thursday 17th January. The girls had a great day (in very cold conditions) and were all able to experience some competitive football. There were lots of close games and Macey in year 3 scored two goals that helped us win two of our matches. Thank you to all who came along and supported the girls!









On Saturday 12th January 10 boys from Year 5 & 6 represented the school in the first round of the Turner Cup at Bournes Green Junior School. The first game was against Our Lady of Lourdes and the boys dominated the game but unfortunately lost the game 2-1. This spurred them on and they won their next game against Thorpdene 1-0. In the final game the boys knew they needed to win, with some goals, to stand them in good stead for hopeful progression through to the next round. A change of pitch didn’t affect them and they completed a convincing win over Alleyn Court 3-0. Once all results were in, from our group we progressed to the next round in second place after OLOL. The next round will be on Saturday 9th February.

Thank you to all the parents that bought the boys out early on a cold Saturday morning.





Four pupils from Year 5 represented the school in the Southend Schools New Age Kurling contest, with 12 other schools this week.

In our group were four other schools, the team won 2 games and lost 2 games, this was enough to get us through to the Super 8’s. The team then played another 3 games and had some narrow loses but unfortunately didn’t make it through to the final 4. Every step of the way the pupils were a credit to themselves and the school, they played with great sportsmanship and manners.




On Friday 16th November 10 boys from Year 5 & 6 represented the school at the Borough Football Tournament. Through out the day they worked hard as a team and showed great sportsmanship and team spirit. Even though they didn’t make it through to the last 10, they spent the afternoon playing more games with similar schools.

Results are as follows;
LNSPS 2 - 2 Thorpdene
LNSPS 1 - 2 Greenways
Earls Hall 2 - 0 LNSPS
LNSPS 2 - 1 Hamstel

Which meant we didn’t quite make it through to top 10. So in the afternoon we then played the following games.

Heycroft 2 - 2 LNSPS
Chalkwell 2 - 0 LNSPS
LNSPS 0 - 2 Fairways

Well done to all the boys and supporters who stayed all day in the inclement weather.




Year 5/6 Girls’ Football at Len Forge (11.10.18)


The girls had an excellent day playing against local schools in our area. There were many narrow wins, close defeats and many competitive draws. We couldn’t believe it when we hit both the post and the cross bar against Our Lady of Lourdes but the game still ended 0-0. Throughout the day, the girls showed great enthusiasm and encouragement towards each other and our confidence began to rise. The girls rounded off the day with a 6-0 victory and Zoe even managed to score a hat-trick! Well done girls!





A marvellous performance put in by all of the Leigh North Street yesterday at the KS2 Cross Country. Everyone persevered with their running and finished their races with a smile (nearly). A special well done to the three girls who have qualified for Essex Finals next year by finishing in the top 10.