ST Teresa's Catholic Primary School came agonisingly close to lifting the English Schools Football Association title, only to lose on penalties in the final at Leicester City's King Power Stadium.
The boys held their nerve in the semi-final to earn a place in the final after penalties, but came on the wrong end of a second successive shoot-out as St Clement's Primary School, from Jersey, who proved victorious.
St Teresa's had made it through to the final after winning the county knockout rounds and the resulting regional.
A win, a draw and a defeat from their three group games saw them progress in to the knockout stages, taking on Wigston Academy, from Leicestershire, in the semi-finals.
The two sides played out a 1-1 draw, only for St Teresa's to remain calm in the shoot-out to book their place in the final.
However, after a terrific final, in which they came so close to winning in normal time following a 0-0 draw, they came up just short from 12 yards, losing 4-2 on penalties.
"We have various coaches come in to the school and many of the children also play for teams outside of the school, and they have all done very well.
"It is the first time the school has ever reached something like this and it is a real achievement."
The team were made up of Jack Griffiths, Harry Ford, Will Groves, Louis Bryan, Henry Brereton, Joel Pierce-Powell, William Tweats, Aaron Stevenson, Oliver Tweats and Jacob Hillman
Charlotte Broos, CSR manager at Danone commented "Congratulations to St Teresa's Catholic Primary School who had a great tournament, they played extremely well throughout the numerous rounds and were unfortunate to lose in the final.
"The local community really got behind the team and the support paid off, I am sure they will return to Stoke-on-Trent with a hero's welcome."