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