The Ilkley Grammar School (IGS) School Sports Partnership (SSP) was formed in 2011 and is a family of local primary schools who work together to enhance the quality of sporting opportunities for children.
The SSP co-ordinator based at IGS concentrates on improving school sport opportunities including out of hours learning, intra and inter-school competition and club links across the family of schools. Primary Link Teachers (PLT) based in the schools aim to improve the quality and quantity of PE and sport in their own schools.
The Ghyll Royd PLT works closely with the SSP co-ordinator and other partnership schools to introduce a programme of events, fixtures and competitions that enables all children to have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports. In 2010 the school was awarded the Silver Activemark Award in recognition of the amount of time the children participate in sporting activities.
Ghyll Royd has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the School Sports Partnership and the additional opportunities it has provided. The children have taken part in a variety of activities and events that now include:
Year 6 Boys and Girls Astro Football Leagues
Year 6 Boys and Girls Handball Leagues
Year 6 Boys and Girls Swimming League
Year 6 Boys and Girls Cricket Leagues
Year 5 Girls Netball League
Year 5 Boys Basketball League
Year 5 Mixed Athletics League
Year 4 Mixed Dodgeball League
Year 4 Mixed Rounders League
2010, 2011, 2012 Year 6 Cricket League Winners
2012 Year 5 Basketball League Winners
2012 Year 6 Euro League Football Champions
2011 Year 6 Champions League Football Winners
2009 Year 6 Cricket League, District and Regional Winners reaching the Semi Finals of the National play offs at Headingley Cricket Club.