Active Sussex Primary School of the Year     



27 Sept Hailsham Sports Committee Training
19 Oct Herstmonceux KS2 Cross Country Tournament

31 Oct Hailsham Y4/6 Cross Country Tournament


Please click on a sporting event to read additional details, including the final results.



Our vision is for all children within our school to participate in a wide range of quality physical education, school sports and physical activity that will promote a love of sport and encourage them to be the best they can be. 

We will achieve this through:

- Providing support to develop pupils' sporting potential (including those who are gifted)

- Developing coaching strategies and building on teacher's subject knowledge

- Developing quality sports provision within curriculum PE and in extra-curricular clubs

- Broadening the sporting opportunities and experiences that are available to pupils

- Working alongside the wider community to foster a love of sport and physical activity 


At Herstmonceux School we are dedicated to engaging in sport, both within the curriculum and through extra-curricular activities.   

In recognition of this, we have been awarded Bronze Mark in 2012-13, Silver Mark in 2013-14 and finally Gold Mark in 2014-15, which we maintained during 2015-16 and 2016-17.                           

This is an accomplishment that we are very proud of and we feel it reflects the children's enthusiasm and passion for sport. 


                                  SHARING GOOD PRACTICE

Our school featured in the December 2014 issue of Active Sussex's newsletter, as a case study:
Bronze, Silver and Gold? 
Herstmonceux Church of England Primary School, East Sussex,continue to raise their game year on year when it comes to PE. Last year saw them achieve their first Sainsbury’s School Games Mark (bronze) and their upward trajectory has continued with a well-deserved silver award this year. 

In order to move from bronze to silver, Herstmonceux’s PE coordinator, Sabrina Simons, explained, “We focused on engaging all children (with a focus on KS2) in extracurricular sport, which in turn required us to make a wider range of clubs and intra-/inter-school events available to the children.”
...Armed with last year’s mark criteria and a solid foundation to build on, Sabrina and all at Herstmonceux are already working hard to go for the gold mark! It would be a fitting reward for a school embedding high quality PE and school sport into the fabric of their day. 

Miss Simons, the PE Coordinator, also spoke at the South Downs Area PE Conference in January about; our Sports Committee, the Change4Life Club, participation in a range of sports at level 2 and how to monitor participation when working towards the Sainsbury's School Games Mark.