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School Sport

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...

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.


(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.


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...

Team A

Home Score Away Pts
Headcorn 8:6 Marden 3
Goudhurst B 5:9 Headcorn 3
Headcorn 17:0 Cranbrook 3
Lamberhurst 12:2 Headcorn 3

Team B

Home Score Away Pts
Headcorn  6:6 Colliers Green  1
Cranbrook  1:5 Headcorn  3
Headcorn  3:3 Sissinghurst  1
Goudhurst A  5:4 Headcorn  0

Semi Final

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.

Home Score Away Pts
Headcorn 0-5 Lenham 0
East Borough 17-0 Headcorn 0
Oaks Academy 5-6 Headcorn 0
Headcorn 3-2 East Borough B 3
Headcorn 0-0 Lenham B 1
Headcorn 2-3 Holy Family 0
Senacre 6-4 Headcorn 0


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…

Home Score Away Pts
Headcorn 0-1 Allington 0
Greenfields 0-1 Headcorn 3
Headcorn 1-0 Mole Hill 3
Sandling 0-1 Headcorn 3
Headcorn 0-0 North Borough 1

Maidstone Schools Football Tournament...

Tuesday 10th October saw Headcorn take part in the Maidstone Schools 7-a-side football tournament hosted by the New Line Learning Academy, Boughton Lane.

Headcorn were placed in Group B with 10 other schools. Games were played one way, over 4 minutes with the top two teams from Groups A and B progressing to the semi final and then final.

Our team played well, drawing six of their matches and losing four during the round robin. Headcorn found it difficult to get going in the early part of the tournament finding the very short games difficult to contend with.

However at the end of the tournament Headcorn were starting to play some more encouraging football and we will definitely carry this forward into the season ahead and work hard on this in training.

Well done to all of the children involved you represented our school excellently while demonstrating the core values throughout the competition. Thank you again to parents for your support throughout.

Below is a list of results from our group games…

 Home Team  Score  Away Team  Pts
 Senacre Wood  1-1  Headcorn  1
 Mole Hill  0-0  Headcorn  1
 West Borough  1-0  Headcorn  0
 Roseacre  0-0  Headcorn  1
 Sandling  0-0  Headcorn  1
 Palace Wood  0-0  Headcorn  1
 St Johns  1-0  Headcorn  0
 Madginford  1-0  Headcorn  0
 Allington  1-1  Headcorn  0
Greenfields  1-0 Headcorn  0


WOKSSA 7-a-side Football Tournament @ Marden

Headcorn took part in a 7-a-side football competition on Tuesday 26th September at Marden Hockey Club. Headcorn were placed in group one and played their matches on pitch one.

This was the first time that we have worn our new kit which has been given to the school by the Premier League, Primary Stars organisation.

Our group was made up of teams from the Weald of Kent including; Goudhurst and Kilndown, Lamberhurst and Hawkhurst.
Headcorn started with a 0-0 draw against Lamberhurst in a game that they should have won comfortably. The following two games saw Headcorn lose narrowly 0-1 against Goudhurst and then Hawkhurst.

Headcorn finished the tournament with a third place play-off against Goudhurst’s B Team, which they won 1-0 with a goal from Louis in Year 6.

Well done to all those who took part and to the many parents that stayed to support.

Home  Score Away Pts
Headcorn 0-0 Lamberhurst 1
Goudhurst 1-0 Headcorn 0
Headcorn 0-1 Hawkhurst 0

Lenham Football Tournament...

Saturday 8th July saw the 20th Annual Lenham 5-a-side Football Tournament take place at Lenham Primary School. This was our last inter-school competition of the sporting year.

This popular event involved 5 teams from Headcorn school across the year 3/4 category and the 5/6 age range.

All teams represented the school with integrity and sportsmanship while receiving magnificent support from parents, older siblings and family members.

Our A and C teams from Years 5/6 managed to get through to the semi-final where they played Chartham and Egerton. The C team lost 1-0 to Chartham but our A team beat Egerton 2-0 to progress to the final.

The C team narrowly lost 3-2 to Egerton finishing 4th overall. However our A team lost 2-0 in the final and finished in 2nd place. Congratulations to all those involved you played some majestic football at times and deserved to win the whole competition.

Our Year 3/4 A team managed to progress to the final where they played a nail biting game against Lenham, drawing 3-3 at the end of normal time. A penalty shoot-out saw us win the tournament and retain the trophy for a second year running. Well done on a fantastic result!

Thank you to all those parents who helped to manage each team. This was a long but enjoyable day and hopefully we can continue to enter and do well at this event.

Kwik Cricket @ Mote Ground, Maidstone...

Congratulations to all the children who took part in the Kwik Cricket Festival held at Mote Park Cricket ground on Tuesday 20th June.

Our A and B teams were placed in Groups 1 and 3 and played against Greenfields, Loose, Palace Wood, Brunswick House, Wateringbury and Madginford Primary Schools.

Both teams won two games and lost one, with both progressing to the quarter final where Headcorn A played Headcorn B. After a tight game, with very few runs separating the two squads Headcorn A eventually went on to contest the semi-final.

The semi-final was against East Borough but unfortunately Headcorn were unable to progress any further in the tournament as they were well beaten by some excellent fielding from the opposition.

Finally Headcorn played Shernold School for the 3rd and 4th position overall, whereby Headcorn narrowly lost to finish in 4th place out of 16 schools from across the Maidstone area.

Headcorn A

Home Team Score Away Team Pts
Headcorn 227 - 200 Greenfields 3
Loose 230 - 223 Headcorn 0
Headcorn 245 - 213 Palace Wood 3

Headcorn B

Home Team Score Away Team Pts
Headcorn 216 - 217 Brunswick House 0
Madginford 230 - 232 Headcorn 3
Headcorn 243 - 238 Wateringbury 3


Well done to our Hockey Team who took on Claremont Primary School in the Kent School Games play-off for the Tonbridge area and won.

The team put in a very convincing display winning the game 4-0.

Congratulations to all those who took part. Headcorn will now go to the county finals in June, which will be held in Rochester, to represent the Tonbridge area against the rest of the best in Kent.

Girls Cricket

Well done to the Headcorn Team who took part in a tournament hosted by Leeds and Broomfield Cricket Club on Monday 12th June.

Schools involved included some of the larger Maidstone schools such as Roseacre, East Borough, Green Fields and Wateringbury.

The girls played 4 matches winning two and losing two, but due to the average runs scored and high amount of wickets taken throughout the days events, finished in a very respectful second place. With the team receiving medals and a commemorative shield.

Below is a list of results from the days play...

Home Team Runs Scored Away Team  Pts
Headcorn 214 v 261 Roseacre 1
Greenfields 225 v 248 Headcorn 3
Headcorn 238 v 213 East Borough 3
Wateringbury 245 v 227 Headcorn 1


Tag Rugby Festival

Headcorn took part in a Kent School Games Rugby Festival hosted by Cranbrook Rugby Club on Tuesday 2nd of May.

For the first time in a number of years we were fortunate in being able to field more than one team at this event. This meant that a total of 20 children from Years 5 and 6 were involved in the competition.
Our A team played 4 games against Hawkhurst, Horsmonden, Cranbrook and Lamberhurst, while our B team played against Sissinghurst, Benenden, Rolvenden, Cranbrook and Colliers Green in their group.

Results from each of the games can be viewed in the table below.

After the group matches were played our B team finished 6th in their group while our A team finished 2nd, narrowly missing out to Horsmonden for a place in the final. Referees commented on both of our teams for their excellent playing style and sportsmanship throughout the tournament.

Well done to all those who took part and a big thank you to parents who helped with transport and supported the teams through the festival.

A Team

Home Score Away Pts
Headcorn 4-0 Hawkhurst 3
Horsmonden 3-0 Headcorn 0
Headcorn 7-1 Cranbroook 3
Lamberhurst 3-5 Headcorn 3

B Team

Home Score Away Pts
Headcorn 4-8 Sissinghurst 0
Benenden 9-4 Headcorn 0
Headcorn 8-8 Rolvenden 1
Cranbrook B 6-4 Headcorn 0
Headcorn 4-11 Colliers Green 0


Football Match Headcorn: 7 Brunswick House: 0

Headcorn hosted Brunswick House in a friendly football match on Tuesday 21st March.

Playing 8-a-side, with plenty of support cheering on both teams from the side-lines, spectators were treated to a feast of football.

Headcorn opened the scoring early with a well worked goal from Thomas (Year 6) With Finley (Year 6) pulling the strings from midfield, Headcorn increased their lead with more goals from Oliver (Year 6) and Finley (Year 6)

At the end of the first half the score was 4-0 to Headcorn.

During half time some changes were made to the team and the match continued, so did the scoring as Headcorn added a further three goals with strikes from Louis (Year 5), Zach (Year 6) and a thunderous strike from Ben. (Year 6) A magnificent save from Thomas (Year 5) and excellent defending throughout both halves gave Headcorn a clean sheet.

Well done to all of the children who took part and thank you to the parents who helped with refreshments after the game.

Lacrosse - The Lenham School

On Monday 13th March a team of children from Years 4,5 and 6 went to a Lacrosse Tournament at the Lenham School.

The team finished in a very respectable 3rd place, considering that this was the first time that Headcorn had taken part in a tournament of this sort.

Thank you to all of the parents who supported the team through all of their matches. 

Hockey @ Sutton Valance Prep, Friday 10th March

On Friday 10th March Mrs Hope and Miss Collins took a team of 9 children to Sutton Valance Prep School for a Hockey Festival.

We had to play 8 other schools, resulting in us winning all our matches apart from one. This meant that we came second, losing to the overall winners by only 1 point.

Well done to all of the children who took part.

Report by Ben (Year 6)

Netball Festival - Tuesday 14th March

Below are a list of results for both A & B teams who took part in the recent Netball competition.

Team A

Home Score Away Pts
Marden 1-1 Headcorn 1
Headcorn 1-1 Cranbrook 1
Sissinghurst 0-6 Headcorn 3
Headcorn 2-0 Sandhurst 3
Cranbrook B 1-2 Headcorn 3
Headcorn A 7-0 Headcorn B 3


Team B

Home Score Away Pts
Headcorn 1-1 Cranbrook B 1
Sissinghurst 1-1 Headcorn 1
Headcorn 2-0 Sandhurst 3
Cranbrook A 1-1 Headcorn 1
Headcorn A 7-0 Headcorn B 0


Hockey Tournament - Marden

On Tuesday 7th March we took two teams of seven to Marden Hockey Club. In the teams were a range of Year 5 and 6's. An A team and a B team.

There were two pitches. A six minute pitch and a ten minute pitch.

We all played really well and enjoyed ourselves. The B Team played really well, they played three matches but unfortunately did not make it to the final.

Meanwhile the A Team however came first out of their group and played Colliers Green in the final. Sadly we lost 3-0 but we still had a great time and enjoyed ourselves.

Report by Georgia and Sophie (Year 5)


Football Match - Headcorn vs Hollingbourne

Headcorn took part in an exciting game of football on Thursday 2nd March against Hollingbourne Primary School.

The match was played at a break neck pace, with both teams creating lots of chances during the first half. Headcorn opened the scoring early on, through a well worked move. However, Hollingbourne equalised soon after that and then took the lead making the score 1-2 to the visitors at half time.

The second half went much the same way, with chances for both teams to win the game outright coming and going at either end of the pitch. When the final whistle blew the score was 3-3. A fair result!

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the supporter who stayed to watch and to the parents who helped with refreshments after the game.


New Age Kurling - Tuesday 7th February

Pupils from Years 3 and 4 took part in a New Age Kurling Tournament which was held at the Weald Sports Centre on Tuesday 7th February.

The two teams competed against 12 teams made up from 8 other local schools. The Headcorn A team were placed in Group A with Rolvenden, Benenden, Sissinghurst,Cranbrook and Hawkhurst. Team B were placed in Group B, with teams which included; Horsmonden, Cranbrook, Sissinghurst B, Lamberhurst and Goudhurst.

Below is a list of results from each of the games, with Headcorn A and B teams winning each of their respective groups and going on to play each other in the grand final for first and second places. Headcorn A beat Headcorn B by 9 points to 2 to be crowned overall champions and cup winners.

Congratulations Headcorn!

Team A Results

 Home  Score Away Pts
Benenden 0-1 Headcorn 3
Headcorn 5-0 Hawkhurst 3
Rolvenden 2-3 Headcorn 3
Headcorn 20-15 Cranbrook 3
Lamberhurst 20-10 Headcorn 0

Team B Results

 Home Score Away Pts
Sissinghurst 5-17 Headcorn 3
Headcorn 0-1 Goudhurst 0
Headcorn 6-7 Horsmonden 0
Headcorn 10-0 Cranbrook 3
Headcorn 5-0 Lamberhurst 3

Kent School Games - Indoor Athletics January 2017

On Thursday 26th January pupils from Years 5 and 6 took part in a Kent School Games Indoor Athletics event held at the Weald of Kent Sports Centre.

A total of four schools took part including Sandhurst, Marden, Sissinghurst and Headcorn.

Events are split between track and field and take place simultaneously. Children participate in races such as the over and under relay, which involves a variety of tunnels and hurdles, and the 6 lap parlouf, a two person race enabling competitors to choose who runs which particular lap.

The emphasis on this festival was having fun but also facing the challenge of competition against other schools.

When the final scores were announced Headcorn finished 3rd out of the 4 schools competing.

Well done to all those who took part and for the magnificent support from parents at this competition.


School Position Pts
Marden 1st 172
Sissinghurst 2nd 126
Headcorn 3rd 98
Sandhurst 4th 90