Calderbrook Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 4RB

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Christ the King RC Primary School

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Friday 24th June 2022

A huge well done to our tennis stars who competed at Burnley Tennis Club, representing team CTK. Both the boys and girls faced a series of thrilling 1v1 matches, performing impressively in the tough conditions - scorching heat and blinding sun!  The players had their first taste of competitive action, and enjoyed honing their skills against some top quality opposition. CTK placed fifth overall – a great result, particularly for the year fives who were up against some more experienced year 6 players!

Tuesday 21st June 2022

We are delighted to announce that our year 3&4 athletes were crowned winners of the Burnley SSP Inter – school sports day! CTK came top of the leader board after competing in various athletic, track & field and traditional events, at Barden Track in Burnley. Sandra and Dylan were awarded special recognition badges for their hard work, performance and attitude. Mrs Thorley and Mr Ashworth were bursting with pride, and the team are now invited to take part at the Lancashire school games in Blackpool, next month, representing Team Burnley. Congratulations!

Wednesday 15th June 2022

Our year 5/6 cricketers descended on Turf Moor for the recent Dynamoes cricket event, at Burnley Cricket Club. The team enjoyed fixtures against St Mary’s, Holy Trinity, Cherry Fold & eventual winners Heasanford. The children played some wonderful cricket and were particularly impressive at bat, working hard in pairs to notch some impressive run tallies, winning 2 games in impressive style! Well done to all who took part in their very first Dynamoes event!


Monday 16th May 2022

Our KS2 Football teams have been very busy kicking off in a new friendly fixture programme, organised by CTK and the PE staff from some of our local schools. The year 3/4 boys squads played at Hameldon and Unity on two evenings, whilst the girl's 5/6 team were in action at Hameldon. St John's Padiham and St Stephens were the opponents and we are pleased to say that CTK claimed victory in each of the matches played! For some, it was their first-time representing school in a sports team! Well done all!

Friday 13th May 2022

CTK on course to success in Orienteering!!

We were delighted to receive a visit from Orienteering expert Hamish , to support the launch of our brand-new orienteering course at school.  With the help of British Orienteering, the school  has been re-mapped and its existing course and control points have been re-vamped , ready for our pupils to explore and have fun navigating! Year 6 and year 1 were invited to a special map –reading workshop during one of their recent PE lessons, where they had fun making map-jigsaws, studying landmarks and even hiding and plotting treasure on their hand drawn maps! We can’t wait to get the children outside, active and enjoying their outdoor adventure lessons soon!

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Friendly Tournament is a hit!

Last Thursday a year 3&4 football squad headed down to Hameldon to kick off a new friendly fixture programme, organised by Mr Ashworth and the PE staff from some of our local schools. St John's Padiham and St Stephens' were the opposition and the team took part in a short training session before playing two back to back fixtures on a hot and sunny afternoon! The squad played some outstanding football and enjoyed lining up together - it was their first time representing school for football! Well done all! 

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Netball crazy!

Last week a group of lucky year 5 & 6 children were invited to take part in a Netball skills and drills festival with the help of the Blessed Trinity young leaders and the Burnley SSP. The children were able to sample and try out some specific netball skills and drills, which then preceded a series of short, informal mini games, where we were coached on the positions and roles within a netball team. The children were absolutely beaming at the end of a lovely and sunny, sporty afternoon!  

Thursday 26th May 2022

CTK Ballers in action!

Our very own CTK basketballers took part in a recent skills festival at the Spirit Of Sport Centre, where they were put through their paces and competed against other cluster schools in a series of mini- matches. The children were enthused to take part and developed some important handling and dribbling skills required for the game! Superb effort! 

Thursday 30nd March 2022

CTK in the medals again at  cross country !

The sun shone bright at Towneley park yesterday as our year 5&6 runners descended on Towneley Park for the masses cross country event. In front of a huge crowd of well wishers our runners completed the demanding towneley route and all finished brightly to secure some fantastic positions. Isabelle put in a stand-out performance to finish in 3rd place, taking home a bronze medal! We were also delighted to  watch Amelia clinch 7th place, and Oliwer finished in the top 10 in the boys' race. A huge well done from all of us at CTK!

Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Girls shine in football festival!

Congratulations to the year 3&4 CTK girl footballers who ran out undefeated on the night in their first football event! The players were evidently loving their opportunity to play and represent school and impressively won all their mini-matches in front of all the parents and specators in a crowded Burnley College sports hall. The team put on a superb performance and a special mention to Daisy who scored an amazing goal from nearly the halfway line! Well done girls!


Wednesday 16th March 2022



Perfect cross country weather’ were the words of Mr Broderick last week, as our CTK Runners emerged tired, wet and muddy following their efforts in the Burnley SSP Elite cross country event, at Towneley Park. Our athletes showed a steely determination to combat the challenging conditions and complete the race – and it was an amazing team effort! We were delighted to have 4 of our 8 runners qualify for the East Lancashire Finals in the Summer Term. A huge congratulations to all who represented school!  


Tuesday 15th March 2022

Johnson Trophy Quarter-finalists!

Congratulations to the CTK footballers who have been in action recently in the Johnson Trophy. The players have really developed as a team and the players can all be proud of some impressive displays, particularly in their most recent result, a 4-1 victory over St Augustine’s. The team now progress into the next round of the competition! Good luck boys! 


Wednesday 2nd March 2022

We are delighted to announce that we have some champion athletes in year 2! The children represented school in the KS1 Sports hall Athletics event at Blessed Trinity, and were crowned winners! The children competed in team relay, sprint and obstacle events, alongside field events in the form of javelin, long jump and chest push. The children were delighted to take part in their first athletics event and receive awards from Mr Ashworth. We will be watching out for these potential future Olympians! Well done team CTK!


Friday 25th February 2022

Our boys in the 5&6 football team got underway in the Johnson Trophy tournament this week, in a tightly fought encounter with Holy Trinity. The game was played in a competitive but fair manner with both teams displaying excellent sporting behaviour and respect towards each other.

After an initially calm start, with both teams adjusting to the cold conditions , the team found a comfortable shape and played some super football, at times showing confidence in their two touch passing. Midway through the first half midfielder Jack latched onto the end of an impressive move, with CTK stringing two or three quick sharp passes together to find Jack, who beat his defender to finish from a tight angle.

In the second half CTK grew in confidence, and put the pressure on Holy Trinity, who dealt with the pressure through some excellent defending. As CTK looked to double their lead, Holy Trinity always looked dangerous on the counter attack, and some calm goalkeeping from Sam kept out the threat. CTK did find a second goal midway through the half when Cooper provided a brilliant lobbed ball into the danger area from a corner kick, and Billy Johnson reacted quickest to knock the ball home after the scrambling Holy Trinity goalkeeper couldn't keep the ball out. Both teams were impressive in the cold conditions and were a credit to their schools and the competition. Thanks and good luck to Holy Trinity in their remaining group games, and well done CTK!


Monday 7th February 2022

Our athletes took part in their first event of the season last Thursday at the Spirit of Sport Centre, Blessed Trinity. The children took part in a range of exciting and thrilling team competitions, both on the track and in their individual 'field' events. Javelin thrower Evie and chest push star Isabelle were particularly impressive for team CTK, whilst the relay runners and sprinters did a great job for team CTK. A huge well done to the squad! 


Friday 28 January 2022

The Disney shooting stars club returned this term and the school hall has been transformed each week into 'Metroville' - the dazzling city which is home to the 'Incredibles!' The children have been loving playing the parts of the 'Supers' and helping them to save the world through action and play!


Wednesday 10 January 2022

A huge well done to our year 5/6 football team who reached the finals of the Burnley school's Danone cup tournament at Burnley College this week. The boys played some wonderful football in a series of very tightly contested games against some top opposition. The boys took two points from their group games and were unlucky to have not progressed to the later stages of the competition. The team have a lot to be proud of! Well done CTK!


Friday 26 November 2021

Our shooting stars club is now into its second block here at CTK and the response to the programme has been fantastic! The girls have enjoyed the marvel - themed 'Guardians of the Galaxy' sessions and resources. Whilst having fun and moving through the story each week, the players have the chance to develop social, physical, technical and tactical skills, with an aim of developing a passion for the game of football. The girls are on fire! Keep your eye out for more sessions on offer throughout the year!


Monday 22nd November 2021

The u11 girls represented school in the recent Burnley schools' football tournament at Burnley College. The girls went into the tournament with a squad of mixed - experienced players. A hugely impressive set of performances followed with CTK winning 3 of their 5 games and drawing in one of the remaining two fixtures. We were very unluckly to have just missed out on qualifying for the next round, nethertheless the girls conducted themselves and played briliantly! Well done to all and special mention to the two superstar badge winners, Anna and Lily! Well done girls!


Monday 15th November 2021

Our year 5 and 6 boys football team enjoyed an excellent result in the recent Danone Nations cup qualifiers, at Burnley College. Impressively, the team topped their group with an incredible unbeaten performance, winning all 4 games and conceding 0 goals with 4 clean sheets! A huge well done to goalkeeper Kai who pulled out some top drawer saves in a tightly contested game against St Leonards!

In the other games the goals flowed as Cooper and Oliver saw their quality efforts fly into to net with style. CTK player of the match Kuba was instrumental as a playmaker who was at heart of most of our good play, helping launch numerous attacks. Well done to the other schools in our group, and to the SSP and the students of Burnley College who ran the event. On to the next round!


Monday 8th November 2021

There was excitement in the air as the new sports clubs started in school last week. The children were thrilled to attend the Archery club, in which they performed impressively! Lots of smiling faces and flying arrows filled the school hall! The sport is just one of the many and varied club offers we send out each term, so please keep your eyes peeled for the forms coming out.

There are a few limited spaces on some of the clubs running this term, for enquiries, contact Mr Ashworth at


Monday 22nd October 2021

Our KS2 football team were in action again at the Spirit of Sport centre on Wednesday, putting on another impressive display.
The new faces in the squad slotted in the team brilliantly, and there was a debut goal for Brianna ( Year 6 ). CTK kept their shape, communicated well and were clinical with their finishing, winning two games and drawing two 0-0 . Impressively, no goals were conceded in all four games. A superb effort by all! Well done! 


Wednesday 6th October 2021

On Wednesday a select team of year 5 & 6 footballers took part in the SSP schools’ football event at the Spirit of Sport centre. It was indeed a performance in the spirit of the game as our CTK players each played their part in some impressive displays on the pitch. Impressively, CTK won three out of their five matches, with one draw and one narrow loss. A superb result, in the driving rain and in tough conditions. Special congratulations to Jack (yr 6) and Rafferty (yr5) for their winning goals. Well done to all!


Wednesday 29th September 2021

 A team of CTK superstars took part in the recent Burnley Schools’ year 2 fun run, at Towneley Park. Lots of schools lined up to take part in the first event of the school year, and, impressively, CTK were amongst the winners!

One of our year 2 girls took gold in her race to become the first CTK gold medal winner of the event season! Our school also claimed two bronze medals in the boys’ event, and had some impressive performances across the board, many of who made it into the top 6 finishers! A huge well done from all of us at CTK, Mr Broderick commented on how proud the school is of our amazing runners!

PE with Burnley Gymnastics

Wednesday 20th October 2021

The smell of new PE mats was in the air as our Year 6 children welcomed the coaches from Burnley Gymnastics Club for their first session of the new term. The children impressed as they were put through their paces, displaying excellent team work skills as they explored and performed new balances. Using counter tension and balance skills, they worked together to create a sequence which involved travel, matching shapes and co-ordination skills. The children will now look to further progress their skills over the next 5 weeks, with further sessions for KS2 to watch out for over the school year. Great job year 6!