A DENBY Dale school has been given a top award for its sports education.
Gilthwaites First School has been awarded Activemark Gold by Sport England.
The school submitted an application for Activemark - a lower grade - but was judged to be good enough to receive the gold accolade.
Only 167 schools in England have gold awards.
Activemark and Activemark Silver and Gold are all awarded to recognise schools' efforts to promote health and fitness.
Schools have to provide a varied curriculum of sports at school and physical activity out of school hours.
Tony Greenan, headteacher of Gilthwaites First School, said: "We are delighted. It is a recognition of the hard work of our PE co-ordination Jane Alderson and commitment of parents and pupils."