All the latest news pertaining to the sporting activities and competitions that Headcorn School is involved in, throughout the academic year, can be found on the page below.
PASS Maidstone Football Tournament - Friday 10th November...
Headcorn School's football team showcased their skill and determination at the PASS Maidstone Football Tournament hosted by Greenfields Community School on Friday, November 10. The tournament featured 19 schools from the Maidstone area, and Headcorn School's team, competing in Group 4, left a lasting impression with their outstanding performance.
In the group stage, Headcorn faced tough competition, but their resilience prevailed. They kicked off their campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over Brunswick House, displaying precision and teamwork on the field. The second match against Roseacre ended in a hard-fought draw, highlighting the team's ability to stand strong in challenging situations. The final group stage match saw Headcorn in top form as they defeated Tiger School convincingly with a 4-0 score line.
Advancing to the quarterfinals, Headcorn faced another tight contest against Sandling Primary School. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, leading to a thrilling penalty shootout. Headcorn's players showcased nerves of steel, securing victory in the shootout, and securing their spot in the semi-finals.
In the semi-final clash, Headcorn School's football team put up a valiant effort, but they were narrowly beaten 0-1. Despite the loss, their journey in the tournament showcased their talent and determination, ultimately earning them a commendable 4th place out of the 19 participating schools in the Maidstone area.
A heartfelt congratulations goes out to all the players who participated, demonstrating exceptional football skills and sportsmanship throughout the tournament. The Headcorn School community extends its gratitude to the parents who braved the mud and pouring rain to support the team, showing unwavering encouragement from the side-lines.
This tournament has not only been a test of athletic ability but a celebration of teamwork, perseverance, and the spirit of sportsmanship. Headcorn School is proud of its football team for their achievements in the PASS Maidstone Football Tournament and looks forward to more exciting sports endeavours in the future.
|Home Team||Score||Away Team||PTS|
|Sandling||1-1||Headcorn||Headcorn win on PENS|
|Headcorn||0-1||St Johns||St Johns win|
Maidstone Hockey Tournament, Friday 6th October 2023...
Headcorn School's young hockey enthusiasts showcased their skills and sportsmanship at the recent Hockey Tournament held at Maidstone Hockey Club on Friday, October 6th.
The tournament saw participation from two teams composed of talented students from Years 5 and 6. A very special thank you goes to Mrs Collins and her husband, a fully qualified hockey umpire and coach, who supported the school throughout the competition by refereeing games and coaching from the side-lines.
Headcorn's A team exhibited remarkable teamwork and determination throughout the tournament. Their performance included:
-One impressive victory against Greenfields School.
-Two hard-fought draws against Allington and Parkway Schools.
-A single loss against the tournament's eventual finalists, Roseacre.
Despite their commendable efforts, Headcorn A finished 3rd in their group, just one point shy of qualifying for the semi-finals. The team's dedication and sportsmanship were evident in their competitive matches.
Headcorn’s B team also demonstrated their passion for the sport and gave their best on the field. Their performance featured:
-A well-deserved win against Jubilee School.
-Two closely contested draws against Greenfields and Westborough Schools.
-Two challenging losses against Loose and St. Johns.
Though they faced tough competition, Headcorn's B team showed resilience and determination throughout their matches.
The tournament provided a platform for some exciting hockey action, and both teams represented Headcorn School admirably. Their dedication to the sport and the school's values was evident in their spirited performances. We extend our sincere gratitude to all the parents and carers who supported our teams, not only by providing transportation but also by cheering them on from the sidelines.
Your encouragement played a crucial role in motivating our young athletes. Headcorn School takes pride in its commitment to promoting sportsmanship, teamwork, and a love for physical activity. The hockey tournament was a shining example of these values, and we look forward to more opportunities for our students to showcase their talents in the future.
Congratulations to all the participants, and let's continue to support our students in their sporting endeavours!
Kent Cricket Finals Day...
We are excited to share the remarkable achievements of Headcorn's Year 4 cricket team at the Kent Cricket finals, held at Upchurch Cricket Club on Tuesday, July 4th. This event brought together the cream of the cricket crop, as all participants were winners of their own regional competitions.
Headcorn's Year 4 cricket team displayed exceptional skills and sportsmanship throughout the county finals. They competed in Group Three alongside the eventual tournament winners, Claremont, and Leybourne Primary School. Despite the fierce competition, our team exhibited unwavering determination and commitment in each match. Following the group stage, Headcorn had the opportunity to compete against other top-performing teams in the third-placed teams pool. They faced Woodland and Ethelbert Road primary schools, showcasing their talents and dedication once again.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Year 4 cricket team for their outstanding effort in this high-calibre competition. Their performance throughout the tournament was a testament to their hard work. We would like to express our gratitude to the parents of our cricketers for their unwavering support. Your encouragement and presence on the side-lines have played a crucial role in our team's success. Your support has made a significant difference, and we appreciate your commitment. A special thank you to Mr Aldrich for his help in umpiring one of our opening matches and to Mrs Collins who gave up her free time to support the school.
The Kent Cricket finals day provided our team with a remarkable experience among the best young cricketers in the county. This event showcased the exceptional talent and skills of all the participants, making it a truly memorable and competitive tournament.
Our Year 4 cricket team will utilise this valuable experience as a springboard for future competitions. The lessons learned, camaraderie developed, and skills honed during this event will undoubtedly contribute to our team's continued growth and success.
Once again, congratulations to our Year 4 cricket team for their remarkable achievements at the Kent Cricket finals. We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and look forward to witnessing their continued growth as they pursue their passion for cricket.
Headcorn School Excels at Athletics Festival...
On Friday, 14th July, Headcorn School's athletes made their mark at the highly anticipated athletics festival hosted by Sutton Valance School (SVS). The event brought together several local schools, offering a platform for friendly competition and celebrating athletic achievements.
The children from Headcorn School eagerly participated in a range of track and field events, showcasing their diverse talents and dedication. In addition to the previously mentioned shot put, javelin, and discus, Headcorn athletes also displayed their skills in the long jump and triple jump. These events required not only physical prowess but also precision and technique, which the Headcorn students executed with great finesse.
On the track, the Headcorn students demonstrated remarkable speed and endurance, leaving spectators in awe. The 75m sprint, 300m, and 600m races witnessed fierce competition as the Headcorn athletes gave their all, pushing themselves to their limits. With determination and focus, they sprinted towards victory, leaving their competitors trailing behind.
The field events also proved to be a showcase of Headcorn School's talent. The long jump and triple jump events saw the athletes displaying impressive agility and power, launching themselves into the air with grace and precision. Their ability to land with accuracy and maintain their composure throughout the jumps demonstrated their exceptional athletic ability.
Headcorn School's hard work and dedication paid off, resulting in an impressive 2nd place overall finish in the festival. This outstanding achievement is a testament to the students.
The parents of the Headcorn students deserve special recognition for their unwavering support. Throughout the event, trackside was filled with enthusiastic parents, who cheered on their children with passion and pride. Their encouragement undoubtedly played a pivotal role in boosting the morale of the Headcorn athletes, inspiring them to deliver exceptional performances.
Congratulations to our pupils for their outstanding performance at the athletics festival.
School Games Mark Achievement...
We are pleased to announce that Headcorn School has received the School Games SILVER Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust, which recognizes schools for their dedication to fostering competition within their school and community. We are honoured to be acknowledged for our commitment to this development. As a school we will use this as a bench mark and continue to develop our level of competition into the new academic year.
We would like to express our gratitude for your support and understanding regarding the rescheduling of Sports Day from Tuesday to Thursday. We understand that this change may have caused inconvenience and disappointment, but we are pleased to report that yesterday's event was fantastic, filled with remarkable effort, sportsmanship, and a sense of camaraderie.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the PTFA for their contributions, including the rosettes, stickers, and gazebo, which added to the overall success of the day. We are immensely grateful to Miss Taylor for her exceptional organization, meticulous planning, and efforts in setting up such a memorable event. We also want to acknowledge Mr. Tidman for preparing the field, assisting Miss Taylor with boundary marking, and assisting with the pack-down alongside Mr. Keeler and Mr. Peters, our resident DJ. We are also grateful to all the staff members who provided their efforts, training, cheers, and management throughout the day. Lastly, we extend our appreciation to the friends and family who supported the children, ensuring that Sports Day was a resounding success.
Thank you once again for your understanding and support. Your involvement played a crucial role in making Sports Day a truly memorable occasion for all involved.
Girls Football Tournament - Friday 23rd June
Our Headcorn Primary School Girls' Football Team excelled at the Greenfields Community School tournament on June 23rd. They showed remarkable skills, determination, and sportsmanship throughout the day, leaving a lasting impression on opponents and spectators.
In a tough group stage, our girls faced Senacre and West Borough Schools. Despite the challenges, they displayed exceptional teamwork and defence, resulting in hard-fought 0-0 draws. In an exciting match against the host team, Greenfields, our girls triumphed with a 2-0 victory, showcasing their attacking prowess and solid defence.
Although they narrowly missed qualifying from the group stage, finishing second but third on goal difference, our girls gracefully accepted the outcome, demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship and maturity. They embraced each match as an opportunity for growth and improvement, highlighting their eagerness to learn from their mistakes.
We congratulate our Girls' Football Team for their outstanding performance at the tournament. Their hard work, sportsmanship, and willingness to learn are commendable. We also extend our best wishes to the girls transitioning to new schools in September and encourage them to continue playing football in their secondary school years.
To join our growing squad of girls, please attend our girls' football club held every Wednesday, continuing in September. We are currently seeking a goalkeeper and welcome new members interested in trying out for this position.
Football Coxheath: 2 Headcorn:1
Headcorn travelled to Coxheath Primary School on Wednesday 23rd March for a highly anticipated match between the two teams. Coxheath started the game strongly, quickly taking control of the ball and putting pressure on Headcorn's defence.
Despite several strong efforts, Headcorn were unable to stop Coxheath's offensive plays, which resulted in an early goal for the home team. Headcorn refused to give up and continued to push forward, creating a few opportunities to score. However, Coxheath's defence held strong, and Headcorn went into halftime trailing 1-0.
In the second half, Headcorn came out firing on all cylinders, determined to get back into the game. The score remained 1-0 for a large part of the game until Coxheath scored a second. Our efforts finally paid off when Headcorn were awarded a penalty late in the match. Siddie stepped up to take the spot kick and coolly slotted it past the Coxheath keeper, bringing the score to 2-1.
Despite a valiant effort by Headcorn in the closing minutes of the game, they were unable to find the equaliser, and the match ended 2-1 in favour of Coxheath. Although disappointed with the loss, Headcorn's players showed great sportsmanship and respect for their opponents, and they look forward to a rematch in the future.
Girl's Football Match - Loose: 0 Headcorn: 4
Boughton Monchelsea: 0 Headcorn: 2 - February 2023
In an exciting football match held in February 2023, Headcorn emerged victorious with a 2-0 win against Boughton Monchelsea School, the hosts of the game. Despite the challenging muddy pitch, both teams showcased their skills in a tightly contested match. Headcorn displayed their prowess with goals scored on either side of halftime, securing a well-deserved victory.
A special congratulations goes out to all the individuals who played a part in this success. Your hard work and dedication paid off on the field. We would also like to express our immense gratitude to the enthusiastic supporters who braved the chilly conditions to cheer on the teams. Your unwavering support added an extra boost of motivation to the players.
Let's keep the momentum going! Go Team Headcorn!
Match Report: Coxheath:3 Headcorn:1
Headcorn visited Coxheath Primary School this week to fulfil one of our league fixtures for this term. A new team featuring some younger faces took to the field and played some fantastic football, moving the ball around nicely and marshalling the defence well.
Eventually a slight lapse of concentration saw Coxheath take the lead. However football is a game of fine margins and Headcorn were not without their chances, almost catching Coxheath on the break on a number of occasions but for centimetres preventing an equaliser. Coxheath scored again just before half time making the score 2-0.
After half time the team started to regain their composure, but a scramble in the Headcorn box lead to Coxheath’s third goal. This did not leave the team discouraged and they continued to work openings through Toby, Matthew and Siddie. Headcorn finally scored a deserved first when Finlay D, Toby and Matthew combined to score our consolation goal. We hold our heads high and continue into next weeks fixture against Marden Primary School.
Cross Country - February 2023
Well done to all the pupils who took part in the recent Cross Country festival. Children from Years 3,4,5 & 6 represented the school with integrity and sportsmanship.
We are so proud of everyone but give a special mention to those children who placed in the top 10 of their events, against some very strong competition from the schools in the surrounding area.