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KS1 BISI Badminton (1st Place)

The BISI Badminton tournament by the SSP to allow children who are novices to try their hand at different badminton skills. Our four Key stage 1 boys and girls did fastastically well in all of the events at the competition and managed to secure themselves gold medals to go with the four gold medals won by the year 3/4 pupils at the same event. Well done to the four involved.

Squad: Nadia, Amelia, Ben & Oliver. 

Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket Festival. (3rd Place)

The Kwik Cricket festival marks the start of the cricketing season for Thurrock primary schools. The girls had their festival early in the week competing in some very close matches in the group stages, with one match ending in a 2-run deficit. The girls did very well, using the festival to practice their skills against other schools and just missed out in moving into the semi-finals. The boys festival was an equally enjoyable and well run occassion. Like the girls, the boys competed in some very close matches with a high level of ability being shown by all the schools in the group. Dilkes managed to win all three group games topping their group and consequently moving into a semi-final against Warren Primary . 

KS1 Quadkids (3rd Place)

Well done to the squad of four boys and four gils from KS1 who competed at the Quadkids event. The squad went to balckshots to compete against 13 other schools across four events, where each childs score were combined to find the schools overall total. The Dilkes squad did very well, and managed to secure 3rd place overall!!!!  

Squad: Jayden, Jake, Jack, Laurus, Bren, Breeze, Mollie-May & Macey.

Year 3 & 4 Tag Rugby

Well done to our year 3 & 4  rugby players who went to William Edwards school to compete against other schools from Thurrock. Dilkes enjoyed some close games, winning more than we lost, finishing just outside the medal positions in 4th place.


Year 1-6 Tri-Golf 

Eight children from year 1 through to year 5 went to the Tri-Golf tournament held at William Edwards. The event is a geat way for children with little or no experience of golf to try their hand at a new sport. All children came away from the event having enjoyed themselves immensely.   

Key Steps Gymnastics

Many thanks to all the hard work from Mrs Blundell, who coached the two Dilkes Gymnastics teams. Each team competed closely in both competitions, executing two really well-worked and well-thought out routines.   


KS1 Cross Country

The Year 2 boys and girls competed in the annual cross country held at Blackshots Leisure Centre. The eight children - 4 boys, 4 girls- partcipated against 15 other schools in what was a cold and windy day. All 8 children did themselves proud with the boys finishing 3rd and the girls aa very credible 8th overall, with Jayden finishing 3rd individually in his race.

Year 5 & 6 End of Season Netball Rally. (3rd Place) 

Congratulation to the boys and girls who took part in the end of season netball rally. After enjoying a good season of Netball against other schools, this competition gave us a chance to see how far we had come from the start of the season rally earlier in the year. The students dedicated their saturday morning in competing against other schools in what was a tense and ultimately enjoyable event. After winning the majority of their group games, the team were put forward to compete in the semi final of the competion. After losing in the semi-final to the eventual winners, we then went in to the 3rd/4th place game to decide who won the bronze medals. The game was evenly matched and ended up having to be decided in golden goal after two overtime periods couldnt confirm a winner. Fortunately after several very near misses from both teams, Lily was able to sink a shot which won us the bronze medal!!

Squad: Lily, Rosie, Ruby, Isabel, Mason, Jamie, Jack

Year 3 & 4 BISI Badminton Rally (Gold Medal)

This competition is used to allow beginners at badminton learn and test their skills alongside children for other schools. The pupils took part in 8 different skills challenges which included, target practice, agility runs and teamwork drills. In all of these challenges, scores were recorded by the William Edwards Sports Leaders, and compiled to result in a final team score. The year 5 & 6 team did well and finished in 6th place, whilst the Year 3 & 4 manged to earn themselves a gold medal. Fantastic effort from all.

Year 3 & 4 Squad: Emily, Harry, Alex, William.

Year 5 & 6 Sportshall Athletics (5th)

8 boys and 8 girls from years 5 and 6 took part in the Thurrock SSP Sportshall athletics games. They completed numerous track and field events throughout the day with each pupil completing a minimum of 2 track and 2 field events. This years games was held at the impressive Basildon Sporting Village, with its far bigger halls allowed for 17 schools to compete on the day. All our children represented the school fantastically, with our schools competing against some of the best schools in the area. It was a fantastic day in which all the children enjoyed themselves and pushing Dilkes into a very respectable 5th place finish!!!


Year 5/6 Mixed Badminton (2nd Place):

Our mixed badminton team represented the school at the boroughs badminton rally tournament held at St.Cleres school’s purpose built badminton arena. We joined 7 other schools who were split into two pools of 4, competing in a round robin style competition to decide the pool winners. We won all of our pool matches, which included some very hard-fought and entertaining singles and doubles matches, on our way to the final. We lost narrowly to perennial winners, Little Thurrock in the final match, finishing with silver medals. Well done to the four who took part!

Squad: Emily, Molly, Harrison & Alfie

KS2 Cross Country:

Dilkes Academy took a full squad to this event held at Blackshots on a very windy day with some good individual and year group results.The Year 3 Girls team finished in 7th place overall, with Alexi finishing in 6th place individually and the Year 4 Girls finished in 7th place as well with a strong performances from both Erin (12th) & Nicola (17th).

Not to be outdone by her younger sister Alexi , Erin came 7th in the Year 5 Girls race with Ryan finishing a credible 17th in the boy’s event.Year 6 Girls team performed well with 3 girls finishing in the top 24 (out of 106 pupils), helping the Girls team finish in 5th place overall

Oliver finished in an impressive 9th position in the Year 6 boys race against some very good opposition.

Overall a good effort overall in tough conditions and we know that every pupil gave their best. Well done to you all.

Year 5/6 Dodgeball (2nd Place):

Congratulations to the Dodgeball team, competing in this event for the first time against 15 other schools and finishing in a fantastic 2nd place overall. After winning all 5 group games in commanding style, we moved to a three way final, playing against the two other group winners in a round robin competition, winning one and narrowly losing the second to secure silver medal.

Harry (capt), Harrison, Connor, Isabel, Moyin, Rosie, Mason & Alfie

Year 5/6 Basketball

We took a team of 10 pupils for our first attempt at the basketball competition. The team played 5 matches winning 3 and losing 2 and missing out on a semi-final place by just two points, but a great effort by all the team in what was our first ever basketball event.

Squad: Kyle (capt), Mason, Isabel, Ruby C, Ruby G, Harrison, Oliver, Adewunmi, Jamie & Alfie


A massive congratulations to the Year 5/6 Boys football tea, on winning the Presidents Cup, where all the district champions met to compete in a knockout competition. The boys beat Quarry Hill 1-0 with a last minute header, in the final to clinch the Presidents Cup for the first time in Dilkes Academy history.   

Squad: Samuel, William, Ryan, Jeffrey, Harrison, Oliver, Shay, Reilly

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High Achievers - Autumn Term




Year 1S



Jessica M


Year 1Y





Year 2B


Harry M



Year 2LE

Darcey P




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Year 3O





Year 4P

Olivia N

George T



Year 4N


Charlie B



Year 5S

Ruby W




Year 5R


Matthew R



Year 6M



Ruby G


Year 6G






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