This page is dedicated to showcasing the festivals and tournaments that Headcorn School takes part in throughout the academic year. We are proud of all of our pupils and their achievements and place a high value on healthy competition both within the school and against other local schools.
Here you can find reports and results for all our latest matches...
Athletics @ The Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford...
The school took a record breaking 32 pupils to our latest sporting event, on Monday 24th June, at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford.
Headcorn gave a great performance against schools from the Weald of Kent that included; Sandhurst, Benenden, Colliers Green, Sissinghurst and Goudhurst.
Children participated in events on the track and in the field, trying their skills at long jump, javelin, hurdles and the 100 metre sprint. The races were very close between Headcorn and Goudhurst throughout the whole event.
When the final scores were announced Headcorn's two teams finished in 2nd and 3rd place overall. The winners of the whole event were Goudhurst.
Thank you to all the parents who stayed and supported the teams. Your cheering was definitely the loudest!
(More photographs can be viewed on our Twitter feed.)
Kwik Cricket Festival @ Mote Ground, Maidstone.
Headcorn took part in a regional cricket festival on Monday 17th June hosted at the Mote Ground in Maidstone along with 12 other schools from the local area.
This year we were again able to take two teams to the event, which totalled 20 pupils from years 5&6. The children represented the school marvellously and played a lot of good cricket throughout the day.
When all the matches had been played both teams finished a very respectable 3rd in their respective groups, this unfortunately placed the teams just outside of the qualification zone for the semi-finals of the competition. The final was played between Brunswick House and Loose and was eventually won by Loose Primary School.
Well done to all those who took part and to all the parents who stayed and supported in the June sunshine. Below is a list of results for both teams that took part.
More photographs from today can be seen on our Twitter feed...
Football Tournament @ Greenfields Community School...
Wow! What an amazing performance from our football team on Friday 14th June as they took part in a tournament organised and hosted by Greenfields Community School.
Headcorn were placed in Group B and played matches against West Borough, Park Way and Egerton. The team started against Egerton and played some excellent football eventually winning 3-0. They then beat Park Way 2-0 and finally drew 0-0 with West Borough to finish winners of Group B. During the group stages Headcorn played some scintillating football scoring some fantastic team crafted goals.
The quarter finals saw us play Hunton Primary School and although Headcorn dominated most of the match and took an early lead, Hunton scored a late equaliser to take the game to extra time. This led to a tense golden goal period whereby both teams came close to getting a winning goal.
With the end of extra team finishing without a goal the game went to penalties. Headcorn won convincingly with Theo in Yr. 5 saving three of the Hunton penalties to give the team a convincing 3-1 win and see them through to the semi-final.
Our semi-final was against the tournament hosts Greenfields. Again, Headcorn played a calm and efficient game brushing away the opposition with some incredibly skilful play and a brilliant hat-trick scored by James in Yr. 6.
This led us to the final where we faced West Borough again. By this time Headcorn had started to run out of steam and found the final hard going, eventually losing out 2-0. When everything was finished the team had finished as runners-up of the whole tournament which consisted of 18 schools from around the Maidstone area.
I am so proud of everyone who took part and represented our school so fantastically well! (Action from today can be seen on our Twitter feed.)
CONGRATULATIONS TEAM HEADCORN!!
Athletics @ Greenfields Community School...
Pupils from Years 5 and 6 enjoyed an Athletics Festival, held at Greenfields Community School on Wednesday 5th June. This is a new evet for us but something that we would definitely take part in again next year.
The children were involved in several very competitive events, which included track and field activities such as the standing long jump, soft javelin and the 400 metres. The team did very well, placing highly in both the 100 metre sprint and 200 metre relay. (Where they were very unlucky not to finish as winners.)
We hope to use our experiences at this competition and carry them forward to the Julie Rose Athletics event later in June. Well done to everyone involved, thank you to the parents who helped with transport and those who were able to stay to cheer on the team.
Congratulations to the overall winners of the festival, East Borough Primary School.
League Football vs Greenfields Community School
Headcorn: 4 Greenfields: 4
We welcomed Greenfields Community School down to Headcorn on Wednesday 13th March. This match was definitely a game of two halves with Greenfields dominating much of the first half, but Headcorn really getting into their stride during the second period.
Greenfields opened the score early in the first half, but Headcorn equalised shortly after, 1-1. The visiting team then scored again, when a mistake in the Headcorn defence saw the ball trickle across the line, 1-2. Headcorn again equalised making the score 2-2 but again Greenfields scored to make the scores 2-3 before Headcorn levelled late on, to make the scores 3-3 at the end of the first half. The second half saw Headcorn take the lead for the first time in the game with a thunderbolt strike from Sam (Yr6). Greenfields equalised, but had very few chances from then on.
Headcorn peppered the visiting team’s goal but were unable to find a winning goal. The final score was 4-4 with a draw keeping Headcorn up with the league leaders and in with a chance to go through to the finals.
League Football vs Coxheath Primary School
Headcorn: 13 Coxheath: 0
Despite very windy conditions and occasional sideways rain Headcorn put in a comprehensive performance against a visiting Coxheath side on Thursday 7th March.
Coxheath kicked off the first half, but Headcorn dominated much of the ball thereafter, scoring quickly after the start. The team added a further 4 goals during the half.
Headcorn made a few changes to the team during the half time break, however, the second half continued much the same way as the first. Headcorn added a further 8 goals making the final score 13-0. A great performance from a very talented football team.
Kent School Games, Basketball @ The Lenham School...
Our fleet footed basketball squad took to the courts of The Lenham School in a Kent School Games competition on Wednesday 21st November.
Teams were organised into a round robin format, whereby each team played the other once before a final league position was announced.
Headcorn gave a very good account of themselves; winning 4 games, drawing 2 and losing only a single game to the eventual winners East Borough.
Below is a list of results from each of the games played.
As Headcorn finished in the 2nd place, they will now go through to represent the area in a local play-off. The winners of which will represent the Maidstone area at the Kent School Games Finals later in the year.
Congratulations to all those who took part in the tournament. Each member of the 10 person squad played their part to help the team in their achievements. Thank you again to the magnificent support from parents, we cannot do this without you.
Allington: 4 Headcorn: 0 Allington Girls: 4 Headcorn Girls: 0
Thank you to Allington Primary School for hosting Headcorn on Thursday 15th November. Not only were we able to play our Maidstone League Football match against them, but we were also able to arrange an all-girls friendly fixture.
Both teams gave a good account of themselves, matching the larger primary school kick for kick during the first half. Headcorn hit the bar early on giving the home team a bit of a scare before they raced up the other end to make the score 1-0 to Allington at the end of the first half. The girls fixture also finished 1-0 to Allington at the end of the first half.
A few changes were made by both teams during the second half, but Allington went on to score three more goals without reply from Headcorn. The first of which was a very harsh penalty for a hand-ball inside the penalty box.
In the final minutes Headcorn once again hit the crossbar and had chances to snatch a consolation goal but for some great goalkeeping by the opposition goalkeeper. Sadly, both teams came away with a defeat, but everyone involved really enjoyed the experience of playing another competitive game.
Thank you for all the support from the side-lines, we simply could not attend all these events without your help with transport.
Headcorn: 16 East Farleigh:2
Wow, what a performance from the Headcorn football team on Wednesday 17th October, as they took on East Farleigh in the Maidstone Schools Football League. This was our first competitive match of the season and the whole team really made it count.
Headcorn came out of the blocks quickly at kick off, and scored 3 goals, without reply in very quick succession. The home team then enjoyed large periods of possession and managed to add a further 4 goals before the half time whistle. Just before half time, after a few lapses of concentration, Headcorn conceded two goals after some good counter attacking play by East Farleigh.
The team regrouped at half time and then added a further 9 goals to make the final score 16:2. Congratulations to all those who took part you were fantastic.
Lenham Football Tournament...
42 pupils from Years 3,4,5 & 6 represented the school at the Lenham 5-a-side football competition on Saturday 7th July in sweltering 30 degree heat. We are perhaps looking at our last few appearances at this event, as it is predominantly designed for smaller schools, and as we grow there may sadly not be a place for us at the tournament.
In the meantime our six teams, did Headcorn School proud, as they competed against other schools from the local area at football. The children were cheered on by armies of eager parents and led by some excellent volunteer coaches. (Mrs. Moss, Mr. Pleasance, Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Mr. Beecher and Mr. Scanlan. We thank you for your time and patience.)
Our Year 5/6 B-team made it to the semi-final where they eventually finished as runners up, before finishing in 4th place overall.
Both our Year 3/4 A and B teams also made it to the semi-finals, with both finishing runners up and then in 3rd and 4th places respectively overall. The year 3/4 A team were presented with a shield for being ‘team of the day’ which the school will have engraved and keep for a year.
Congratulations to all the teams and children that took part, we hope that you will continue to represent the school in September and for those moving on to Secondary school to continue with your sport as you grow.
Athletics @ Julie Rose Stadium...
Headcorn took part in the WOKSSA Athletics Festival on Monday 25th June, held at the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford. This is the last competition for this area that we will be competing in for this academic year, so is a really nice way to finish off the season in very fitting surroundings.
This year we were allowed to take two teams to the event, and both took part in competition on the track and field against schools from the Weald of Kent.
After all the results had been collected Headcorn B had finished in fourth place overall, and the Headcorn A team finished in 2nd place, as runners up to Goudhurst.
Well done to all of those who took part and congratulations on the incredibly fast times that you set on the track during the days competition. A special thank you to our army of parents who supported the teams throughout with their usual vigour and volume.
Kwik Cricket @ Mote Ground, Maidstone
Headcorn took two teams to the Kwik Cricket Tournament hosted at the Mote Cricket Ground in Maidstone on Monday 18th June.
Headcorn A were placed in Group 2 and played against Brunswick, Egerton and Tiger Schools.
Headcorn B were placed in Group 3 and played against East Borough, Madginford and Wateringbury.
After getting off to a really good start with both teams winning their first games, each team then struggled in their following matches. Cricket is a game of fine margins and Headcorn only lost each game by a few runs.
Both Headcorn teams finished in 3rd place in their groups which meant that they couldn’t progress any further in the competition. Our afternoon was spent playing friendly matches against other schools who also finished in third or fourth place in their respective groups.
Well done to all those who took part.
Handball @ Greenfields Community School...
Ten children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a Kent School Games Handball competition hosted by Greenfields Community School on Monday 23rd April.
Handball is becoming a firm favourite at Headcorn School, with many children requesting this as one of their options for PE on Thursday afternoons. So when the opportunity for a tournament arose pupils jumped at the chance to be involved.
The festival started at 12:30 and Headcorn were palced in Group A with other schools such as Egerton, East Borough, Archbishop Courtney, Greenfields, Hollingbourne and Park Way.
Below is a list of results from the event with Headcorn winning two, drawing one and losing three of the games that they were involved in. Sadly we didn’t gain enough points from our group to progress into the knock out stages of the tournament.
Well done to everyone involved you were fantastic!
Headcorn: 8 Hawkhurst: 0
A magnificent match saw Headcorn entertain Hawkhurst Primary in a thrilling 7-a-side football match on Thursday 15th March. Headcorn played some fantastic football throughout and went ahead early through James (Yr 6.) A handball in the penalty area by Hawkhurst saw Headcorn add another goal from the spot through Louis (Yr 6).
The team added further goals in the first half through Semih (Yr 5) and another two by James (Yr 6) both with his head from well worked corners.
Half time saw some changes to the team with debuts handed to children from Year 4. Little time passed before Headcorn were at it again scoring more goals but this time by Theo (Yr 4) and again by James (Yr 6).
In the final minutes of the match a brilliant passing move saw Theo set free on goal to slide a shot under the advancing goal keeper to make the final score 8-0. Well done to all the team on such a great performance and thank you to all those who supported from the sidelines. It was great to see the school site so busy with after school activity in the spring sunshine. #GOTEAMHEADCORN
Lacrosse @ The Lenham School
Children from Years 4,5 and 6, took part in a Pop Lacrosse tournament at the Lenham School, on the morning of Tuesday 13th March.
We have only just introduced Lacrosse as one of our Thursday PE options but it has been popular. Mrs Hutchison has shown a keen interest in teaching the sport to children in KS2.
Lacrosse is a difficult game to master. It is fast paced and often difficult to score under pressure. Competitors are allowed to hold onto the ball with their stick for a maximum of three seconds before trying to pass it to a team mate. Goals are small, so great accuracy is required to score.
Three schools including Headcorn took part in the competition and below are the results after each team played the other schools twice.
Well done to all those who took part.
Headcorn: 5 Colliers Green: 0
It was a very professional performance from the Headcorn team on Wednesday 7th March as we entertained Colliers Green at home.
Glorious spring sunshine saw Headcorn take an early lead through Sam (5.) The score stayed 1-0 to Headcorn until half time, with the team in full control, despite not adding any further goals. Our defence which consisted of Louis, Georgia and Russell were very rarely tested and managed the game by providing killer passes from the back for our talented forward line.
The second half saw Headcorn add a further 4 goals. With strikes from Rydan (5), Louis (6) and two goals from James (6) which included a thunderous effort from outside of the penalty area.
Well done to everyone who took part in the match, this was truly a team effort.Our next game sees us take on Hawkhurst Primary School.
New Age Kurling @ Weald Sports Centre
On Tuesday 6th February a team of year 3 and 4 children went to a New Age Kurling Tournament at the Weald Sports Centre, there was no pressure to perform well but we did win the trophy last year!
Each team played 4 games each, having drawn their first game, year 3 were determined to win the next one but then they lost their next game and drew their last one. However, they still managed to come 4th out of 10 teams altogether. Year 4 were unlucky, as they lost their first 2 games as the opposition nudged their stones out of the target area.
Undeterred, they battled on and won their next 2 games. This put them in the final with Hawkhurst who had beaten them comfortably in the first game. Year 4 held their nerve and beat Hawkhurst in both games in order to bring the trophy back To Headcorn!
Great teamwork and great support from parents who kindly 'volunteered' to help with the scoring - report by Mrs Kelly
Oaks Academy : 4 Headcorn : 4
The second of our Maidstone league fixtures took place on Tuesday 6th February and was against Oaks Academy who share their pitch with Mole Hill Copse Academy.
With very cold conditions and snow in the air the first half burst to life with two goals from each team with Oaks Academy scoring early on but Headcorn equalising on each occasion soon after.
James in Year 6 scored both of Headcorn’s goals in the first half. At half time we made some changes and swapped a few players over in the hope that we could make a break through and win the match. The game continued to be played in good spirit and some great football was on display for the many supporters on the sidelines from both teams.
This time Headcorn took an early lead through Sam in Year 5 but unfortunately we could not hold on to it. The game finished 4 all with 2 goals for Sam in Year 5 and 2 for James in Year 6.
Well done to all those who took part in the match and thank you for the magnificent support throughout. We will be arranging more fixtures for Term 4 so there is plenty more football to be played.
Swimming Gala @ Benenden Girls School...
Headcorn took part in the Benenden Girls Swimming Gala on Thursday 18th January. They were very successful and what follows is a report by two members of our victorious swimming team.
We came in 1st place in the large school category and were thrilled that we had won. We competed against five different schools in our category.
"I was extremely proud of each and every pupil who took part in the gala. They swam incredibly well and their sportsmanship and support for their team mates was incredible." said Mrs Stroud.
This experience was really fun and we enjoyed competing, although the water was cold. We are proud of our team.
WELL DONE CHAMPIONS!
(Report by George and Zuzanna, Year 6)
Loose Primary School : 5 Headcorn Primary School : 2
Headcorn played Loose Primary School on Tuesday 23rd January in the Maidstone Schools League an event kindly organised by Greenfields Community School.
Despite the overall result, with Loose eventually winning by 5 goals to 2, Headcorn gave an excellent account of themselves throughout the match against a much bigger school. Headcorn were never outplayed or intimidated and kept the score at 3-1 for long parts of the game.
While watching from the side-lines we were treated to some really exciting free flowing football, with both teams showing great attacking intent and both hitting the crossbar during the match. We will use this result as a platform to build on for future positive results as we go into our next match against Kingswood on Wednesday 31st January. Well done to all those who took part and thank you to all the parents who helped with transport and their never ending support.
GO TEAM HEADCORN!
Basketball @ Cranbrook School, Kent School Games...
Under the warm fluorescent glow of the gymnasium lights of Cranbrook School, Headcorn took part in a Kent School Games Basketball competition on Wednesday 29th November. With so many children wanting to take part we were able to field both an A and B team at this event. Teams were made up of a mixture of year 5 and 6 pupils, who really complimented each other with their styles of play.
During the group games pupils from both Headcorn teams played some exceptional basketball, showing good levels of fair competition and passing. Not allowing any team they faced to get the better of them. Our A team were victorious in all of the games they played, beating teams such as Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Lamberhurst and Marden on the way to the semi-finals.
Headcorn kicked into an even higher gear during their semi-final against Goudhurst eventually winning 12-2 at the final whistle. The grand final saw Headcorn take on Colliers Green losing by a mere 2pts, in a very tight game, to finish runners-up for the Cranbrook area.
Well done to all the children who took part you are a credit to Headcorn School and thank you to the parents for their continued support during the tournament. A full list of results can be viewed below...
|Headcorn||10:2||Goudhurst||Headcorn Progress To The Final|
|Colliers Green||8:10||Headcorn||Headcorn Runners Up|
Basketball @ The Lenham School...
Headcorn School took part in a Kent School Games Basketball competition hosted by The Lenham School on Wednesday 15th November.
This was a round robin event with all schools taking part having to play each other for final positioning in a league. A total of eight teams took part in the event, with some very good basketball being played by all.
Headcorn took a little while to warm up with the first game ending in a defeat to Lenham. However as the tournament progressed Headcorn managed to gain a better footing against the teams they played, winning and drawing the next two games.
The next few results sadly ended in narrow defeats, with only a single basket separating the sides. Headcorn eventually finished in 7th place but will use the experience gained in future competitions. A full list of all the results from the games played can be viewed below.
Well done to everyone involved and thank you to all the parents for their support throughout the event.
|Headcorn||3-2||East Borough B||3|
Sports Hall Athletics...
Pupils from Years 3,4,5 & 6 took part in Sports Hall Athletics on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st October at Mote Park Leisure Centre. This activity is arranged by The Lenham School through www.sportshall.org.
Headcorn took part in a variety of events which ranged from track events, which included the group favourite, the over and under race. This competition also included field events such as long jump, triple jump and javelin.
The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves competing against schools from all around the Maidstone area, cheered on by the very enthusiastic parents from the spectators gallery.
Well done to Year 3/4 who finished in 3rd place during their competition. Year 5/6 held their own and managed to finish in 8th place during their heats, racing against some very quick schools.
Maidstone Girls Football Tournament @ New Line Learning...
A fantastic performance from our Girl’s football team saw them finish joint 3rd with Roseacre Junior School on Tuesday 17th October.
Headcorn were placed in Group A with 6 other teams from across the Maidstone area. Our first game was against Allington School and the girls lost narrowly 0-1. From there on the team didn’t look back and notched up victory after victory on the way to the final conceding no futher goals throughout the group games.
The semi final saw the girls face Madgingford Primary School, a tough game which ended in a 0-1 defeat to Headcorn.
From there on the school entered a 3rd / 4th playoff against Roseacre Junior School. A tight but very exciting game saw the scores level at 0-0 once the final whistle blew. Rather than decide the match on penalties both coaches agreed to finish in joint third position. A true mark of sportsmanship shown by both sets of players involved.
Well done to everyone who played their part during the games and a special thank you to the parents who stayed and excitedly supported the team throughout.
Below is a list of results from Headcorn’s group…