Handcross Primary School

Safe, Happy and Aiming High

Headteacher: Mrs Gillian Pedersen


Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark AwardGOLD Kite Mark Award for PE

We are extremely proud to have achieved the GOLD standard Kite Mark award for our PE provision for three consecutive years.

The School Games Mark is an awards scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school. Ofsted use the Mark award as part of their inspection framework and schools can use it as a development tool to aid PE their teacher or Headteacher.

Steve, our PE teacher from South Coast Sports (SCS), supported by his apprentice Ross, teach excellent lessons across the school and improve not only the levels of physical activity of our children, but their skill and motivation levels too in an extensive variety of sports such as Basketball, Handball, Netball, Football, Tag Rugby, Cricket, Gymnastics, Hockey, Rounders, Tennis, & Athletics.

We aim for every child in Years 1-6 to take part in at least one physical activity club each week.  Our wide range of extremely popular sports and physical activity clubs includes Netball, Infant Ballet, Junior Street Dance, Fencing. Athletics, Infant & Junior Football, Stoolball, Infant Ball Games, Multi Sports, "Go Wild", Wacky Races (selected pupils) and Kinball (selected pupils), plus Cross Country & Cricket Clubs which run before school. Click here to view our full list of After-School & Morning Clubs

We actively encourage pupils to write match reports, as well as sharing their achievements from sports/physical activities they are involved in outside school. A selection of these can be found below and on the PE noticeboard in school.




 We are only a few weeks into the Summer Term and already our Girls Football Team have done themselves proud competing in the  NEARS Girls' Tournament on the hottest April day since 1949! (see below).

We have  several new clubs on offer this term e.g.: Stoolball, Cricket and Fencing and the following Sports Fixtures/Events to look forward to:

May 11th:  3 Y5 Boys and 3 Y5 Girls selected for Cricket Taster Session at Christs' Hospital School

May 4th-11th / May 14th-18th:  Y6 Bikeability

July 2nd - 6th / July 9th - 13th:  Intensive swimming lessons for less able Y5/6 swimmers

July 2nd:  NEARS Sports Morning (selected Juniors)

July 5th:  Handcross Sports Morning (whole school)

Netball Friendlies - to be confirmed (re-scheduled from last term)


NEARS Girls Football Tournament (April 19th, Warden Park)

With only 2 lunchtime practice sessions and playing in exceptionally hot weather (with no shade!), Zoe (C), Roisin, Louisa, Amelia, Hanfa, Georgia G, Georgia T, Daisy and Harriet, proved themselves a strong and flexible team. Roisin remained in goal for all 5 games impressively saving numerous goal attempts by our opponents - we finished in an incredibly well deserved 3rd place (out of 6).

*** Awaiting team photo *** 


NEARS Y3/4 Festival of Sport (March 12th, Twineham)

On a rainy, sunny, windy afternoon Noah D, Sai, Leon, Abdul, Ellie E, Erykah, Jasmine W, September, Oscar and Willow W took part in 
this year's event. Pupils were split into 10 teams, with most teams having 1 pupil from each school.

All teams took part in a carousel of 9 skills based around the following sports: hockey, volleyball, tri-golf, tennis, lacrosse, fencing, lacrosse, football and cricket

Points were awarded and the team with the highest score won. Team 7 won overall - Sai was our representative.

Once their initial nerves and uncertainties settled, everyone clearly enjoyed the afternoon and the experience of representing their school at a sports event. Several recognised an old classmate from another school: most interacted with their team mates and came away saying that they’d made a new friend and/or tried something new.

All left feeling proud of their achievements.




Tuesday March 6th at Triangle


Daisy, Felix, Harry, Isobel, Jaimeson & Tom

Thank you to Mrs Dunsby (Balcombe) who organised this year's event. 


NEARS Netball League Night 3 (January 30th, Triangle)

Netball League 


NEARS Football Tournament (13th March, Warden Park)


Handcross Hall of Fame

Are you a horse rider, golfer or rock climber? A Thai boxer or martial artist? Play badminton, bowls, cricket or tennis? Are you a dancer or diver? Or perhaps you have other sporty interests that you enjoy out of school. We would love to hear all about them in our "Handcross Hall of Fame" here and on the PE noticeboard - please talk to Mrs Aylett or Mrs Cribb if you, or a group of likeminded pupils who take part in the same sport too, would like to feature. 

Hall of Fame


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