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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 - Tuesday 4th February...

Well done to the Year 3 pupils who represented the school at the Weald of Kent School Sports Association New Age Kurling Competition, that took place at the Cranbrook Leisure Centre on Tuesday 4th February.

A special mention to Tyler in Year 1 who stepped up and joined one of our teams who were short a competitor due to illness. He definitely demonstrated our core value of Courage by going up against children older than himself.

Both teams did exceptionally well, with our B team finishing 2nd in their group and our A team finishing joint 3rd in their group with Lamberhurst Primary School. The eventual winners were Cranbrook who took the Kurling Cup home.


Kent School Games Basketball...

At last! The Kent School Games Basketball preliminary competition, finally took place this week at The Lenham School.

Sadly, due to this competition having to be rearranged twice before the Christmas holidays, we were unable to take the two teams that we initially wanted to take part with. However all was not lost and despite all the delays, the children who went to the tournament thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Representing the school with great effort and courage.

Many of the Headcorn team were made up of Year 5 and 4 pupils, so these children will know exactly what to expect the next time we take part in an event such as this.

Headcorn played matches against Lenham, Holy Family Schools and Oaks Academy. A list of results can be viewed below with some very close matches. Thank you to all who took part and to the wonderful support lent by parents and family from the sidelines.

Finally, congratulations to Oaks Academy, who will now go on to represent the Maidstone Schools in the Kent School Games Finals.

Home Team Score Away Team Pts
Headcorn 14-15 Lenham 0
Oaks 24-1 Headcorn 0
Headcorn 15-5 Holy Family 3


Loose Girls: 0 Headcorn Girls: 3

Congratulations to our girls’ football team who took part in a friendly match against Loose Primary School on Thursday 7th November this week.

The girls played very well and the match was very even,  however in the second half the Headcorn team scored an opener through Evie in Year 6.

Headcorn piled on the pressure and had many attacks on the Loose goal hitting the post twice. Later in the half a further two goals were scored by Beckah and again through Evie.

Well done to all those who took part and thank you to all the parents and carers who supported the team from the sidelines. As the girls were so keen we hope to find another fixture for Term 3 once the evenings start to lighten,.

Sutton Valence: 0 Headcorn: 14

Headcorn took a trip to Sutton Valence Primary School on Tuesday this week for their third football league outing of the season. What followed was an amazing performance by all those involved.

The team opened the scoring very early on and were 3-0 up thanks to some well worked passing from our attack. Headcorn’s defence also worked hard, shutting the door on any potential counter attacks from Sutton Valence and were rewarded with a well deserved clean sheet by the end of the game.

By half time Headcorn were 6-0 up and some changes were made to give the whole squad some game time. The second half saw the team adding a further 8 goals making the final score 14-0.

Congratulations to all those involved, you played the game with dignity and respect, showing that it’s important to be gracious whether you win or lose. We look forward to our next game in Term 3 when the evening start to lighten again.

WOKSSA Football Tournament...

Headcorn were involved in a football tournament hosted by Benenden School on Tuesday 17th September.  A team of 10 children, made up from pupils from Years 5 and 6 played, matches against schools from the Weald of Kent area. 

The squad got off to a slow start losing 1-0 to Marden school, who scored the only goal of the game in the last minute of normal time. Headcorn then unfortunately narrowly lost in their next game 2-1 to Benenden B. 

The team were not disheartened and fought on without losing a single game for the rest of the tournament comfortably beating the next three teams they played 5-0, 4-0 and 4-0. Their final game was a tough match against Benenden A, but Headcorn managed a 1-0 victory to finish 3rd in the tournament overall. 

This event was a great jumping off point for the busy season ahead. Thank you to all those parents who stayed and supported the team. 

Home Score Away Pts
Marden 1-0 Headcorn 0
Benenden B 2-1 Headcorn 0
Headcorn 5-0 Hawkhurst 3
Goudhurst 0-3 Headcorn 3
Headcorn 4-0 Cranbrook 3
Benenden 0-1 Headcorn 3


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. 

Team A

Home Score Away Pts
Headcorn 232-232 Palace Wood 1
Harrietsham 229-237  Headcorn 3
Headcorn 238-221 Oaks 3
Tiger 224-232 Headcorn 3
Egerton 241-218  Headcorn 0
Headcorn n/a Loose n/a

Team B

Home Score Away Pts
Headcorn 213-244 Greenfields 0
Kingswood 216-245  Headcorn 3
Headcorn 205-218  East Borough
Brunswick 231-192  Headcorn
Headcorn 221-214  Holy Family
Palace Wood 246-249  Headcorn

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.)



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.  

Home Team 


Away Team 




Oaks Academy 










Holy Family 




East Borough 












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.