Sport is thriving at Sacred Heart School!
Boys and girls achieve a high level of skill under the excellent direction of our specialist games teacher.
From the Foundation Stage, carefully planned activities enable the children to improve co-ordination and proficiency in basic skills which are transferred into games situations as they progress through the school.
We play matches regularly against other schools in the area and we enter teams in festivals, tournaments and competitions locally and further afield as members of the ISA. Year 5 and 6 Have their fixtures weekly on Wednesdays and year 3 and 4 on Thursdays. All the children in these years get to experience matches.
Membership of the ISA enable us to compete against schools form across the south east in range of sports including cross country, judo, football and netball and skiing. In recent years our runners have qualified for the ISA National Cross-Country Finals in Warwickshire and our rugby team came home with runners-up medals from the London South East Rugby Competition. Just recently we won a bronze medal at the ISA National Skiing Competition. Our boys 5 a side football team qualified for the National Finals putting them in the top 16 in the entire country. The netball team were runners up in the Mayfield Netball Tournament and the mixed cricket team came back with runners up medals from the Mayfield Cricket Festival.
As a small school, often competing against much larger schools, we are particularly proud of our record. In 2022 we had an amazing season with both boys and girl cross country runners qualifying for the Regional Finals, the girls netball team coming runners up in the Mayfield Tournament, the mixed tag rugby team winning their league in the Tunbridge Wells Festival, The boys 7 a side football getting to the Sussex Finals, the boys 5 a side qualifying for the National Finals and earning a place in the top 16 in the country. The Year 4 netball team were joint winners at the Webster Cup, the girls cricket team were runners up in the Bells Yew Green Tournament and the mixed cricket team were runners up in the Mayfield Festival.
Pupils enjoy 3 lessons a week with a specialist teacher; in years 5 & 6 pupils enjoy Wednesday games afternoon, when boys and girls are taught separately and have the opportunity for regular fixtures against local schools.
The P.E. curriculum includes hockey, netball, swimming, football, rugby, cricket and rounders, athletics, gymnastics and dance and is extended through a varied range of lunch time and after-school clubs and activities which includes Pop Lacrosse!