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News Archive


Please find below events and occasions that have taken place over the last few months at Headcorn School.

July 2018

Sports Day...

A record number of families joined us on Wednesday 18th July for our annual Sports Day.

Teams from the Foundation stage all the way up to Year 6 compete for the coveted House Cup in a series of athletic challenges during a morning of high class competition. Whether you are in Thompson, Shackleton, Churchill or Stevenson everyone is clamouring to get a firm hold on the prize.

At the end of the morning session the cup was presented to the winning house who finished all their activities with a score of 147 points in total.

Congratulations to all those pupils in Thompson House (Yellow) who received the House Cup for the second year running. Well done to Shackleton(Green) for finishing in a close second place and to Churchill(Red) and Stevenson(Blue) for finishing in joint third place with exactly the same scores.

The fun did not stop here with pupils from KS2 taking part in four inter-house tournaments, with competition taking place in football, netball, unihoc and handball during the afternoon.

June 2018

Athletics Festival @ The Julie Rose Stadium...

Headcorn took part in the WOKSSA Athletics Festival on Monday 25th June, held at the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford.

Visit our 'School Sport' pages to find out more.

Hayling Island Residential Trip...

Pupils from Yrs 5&6 spent a week at the Mill Rythe residential centre in Hayling Island, Portsmouth from Monday 11th until Friday 15th June.

While there, children took part in numerous activities, designed to foster their independence, courage and growth. These tasks included abseiling, climbing and the leap of faith to name but a few.

Headcorn pupils were amazing throughout this truly adventurous week. Representing our school brilliantly with their excellent  behaviour, and 'never say die' attitude towards everything presented to them during our stay.

May 2018

May Day Celebrations...

Pupils from Headcorn School opened the village May Day celebrations on Monday 7th May in grand fashion, with a traditional dance around the May Pole.

Spectators were treated to the Barbers Pole and Spiders Web, as the May Queens also looked on at the fantastic performance.


April 2018

Handball @ Greenfields Community School...

Headcorn took part in a Handball tournament at Greenfields Community School on Monday 23rd April.

To find out how the team got on visit the School Sport pages for lots more information.

March 2018

Belated World Book Day...

Due to the recent inclement weather our World Book Day celebrations were moved to Wednesday 7th March.

Pupils and Staff from across the school came dressed as their favourite book characters. During the day lots of activities took place with teachers swapping classes to read their favourite stories to other pupils. In the hall a 'book swap' took place whereby children could bring in a book and swap it for another.

Activities continued through the week.

Community Power...

An enormous THANK YOU to the 50 plus parents, carers, staff and villagers who gathered together on Saturday morning to clear the school grounds in preparation for Monday morning opening. 

This amazing volunteer army armed with shovels, spades, wheelbarrows and brooms tackled all paths, three entrances, two playgrounds and the car parks in under an hour and a half.

It was incredible and uplifting to be a part of...such community spirit. #GoTeamHeadcorn

February 2018

Introducing the Keeler Building...

In honor of a member of the Headcorn School community who embodies our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Courage, Compassion and Hope our brand new key stage two building has been named after our long serving Chairman of Governors, Mr Jack Keeler.

This ceremony took place on Tuesday 9th February with the buildings official opening to take place at a later date.

Congratulations Mr Keeler!

Moving in...

Monday 5th February was an exciting day for the pupils at Headcorn School as children got to look around our new building for the first time.

This building, will become home to Years 3,4,5 & 6 and will be a great new resource to our site, as Headcorn continues on its journey to becoming a full two form entry school.

The new area also features an additional hall space, which will be used for a range of activities by all children from both key stages. Its been a long time in the making but we cant wait to start populating this new space and making it our own.

New Age Kurling...

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! 

Find out how the team got on by viewing the School Sport pages...

Football Match vs Oaks Academy...

The second of our Maidstone league fixtures took place on Tuesday 6th February and was against Oaks Academy. Find out how we got on by visiting the School Sport pages.

January 2018

Football Match... 

Headcorn played Loose Primary School on Tuesday 23rd January in the Maidstone Schools League, an event kindly organised by Greenfields Community School. Find out how they got on by visiting the School Sport pages.

Swimming Gala...

Find out how well our swimming team did at the recent swimming gala that took place at Benenden Girls School on Thursday 18th January. A full report can be viewed on the School Sport pages.

December 2017

A Rockin' Merry Christmas...

Children at Headcorn School were treated to a visit from the God’s of Rock on Friday 15th December as various headline acts performed for the pupils and staff.

The school was treated to outstanding musical performances from bands such as; The Wannabe Wallabies, William and the Conquerors, The Musical Pandas and finally headline act Crazy Monkey Bandits, with their hit song Monkey Chutney.

All this before the Teacher Super Group took to the stage performing a plethora of hit songs that got the whole assembly hall rocking. We look forward to reading reviews in the latest addition of the NME.

November 2017

Kent School Games, Basketball @ Cranbrook School...

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.

Read more information on the School Sport Pages...

Basketball @ The Lenham School...

Headcorn School took part in a Kent School Games Basketball competition hosted by The Lenham School on Wednesday 15th November.

(More info can be viewed on the School Sport pages.)

October 2017

Cross Country...

With heavy pouring rain unleashed on our arrival at Cranbrook Rugby Club for the annual Cross Country, we knew that the event was going to be a very muddy one.

On Tuesday 7th October a team of 16 pupils from Years 3,4,5&6 took part in 8 races at the rugby ground, with separate races for boys and girls.

The team did exceptionally well with the majority of our runners finishing inside the top 10 competitors. It seems that our previous participation in events at Mote Park, earlier in the year, have really given the children an extra edge in this competition.

Individual medals were given to those children coming first in each event. With a team trophy presented to the school team that finished with the lowest cumulative time score. Goudhurst won the Year 3&4 trophy while Horsmonden retained the Year 5&6 trophy for second year running.

Well done to all those who took part. Below are a few of the results from the races that took place.

Isabelle - Yr6 - 2nd place
Josh - Yr6 - 11th place
Jack - Yr6 - 10th place
Sam - Yr5 - 3rd place
Freddie - Yr5 - 10th place
Nina - Yr5 - 4th place
Chloe - Yr5 - 10th place

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.

Find out more on the School Sport pages...

Maidstone Schools Girls Football Tournament...

A fantastic performance from our Girl’s football team saw them finish joint 3rd with Roseacre Junior School on Tuesday 17th October. Find out more on the School Sport pages...

September 2017

Kench Hill, Tenterden...

Year 4 pupils spent the day at the Kench Hill Centre, Tenterden on Thursday 29th September. There they learned about local wildlife, practiced their orienteering skills and built shelters.

One group was even fortunate enough to see a vole, which was very exciting. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed their experience at the centre and are eager to revisit the site in the future.

Visiting Author...

Headcorn School was visited by author David Lucas on Monday 18th September. Mr Lucas worked with all year groups throughout the day and the children were really excited during his visit.

You can find out more about Dave Lucas by visiting his website via the following link...

http://davidlucas.org.uk/ (Click to Link)

Body Coach Workouts...

Pupils in Years 2 and 3 have been joining with millions of other children across the UK in a live body coach workout.

Led by the body coach himself, Joe Wick, pupils and staff have been encouraged to follow along with an array of body movements designed to maintain their health, stamina and fitness.

Headcorn will be having another go during the rest of September, to see if they can improve on their last performance