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KS1 Football

Last Friday our KS1 football team took part in their first event of the year. heading over to William Edwards where they competed in a tough group of 6 other schools. playing some amazing football in all of their games. showing team work,determination and sportsmanship. After the first 5 games being 3 draws and 2 wins. it came down to the last game to see if we will go through to the next round, unfortunately with a 2-1 loss to Dilkes being our only defeat of the day we finished the group joint 3rd just missing out on the semi finals. Our team done everyone proud at Quarry Hill well done.

Girls football Result 


The year 5&6 Girls football team got their league season off to a fantastic start yesterday, battling against not only a brilliant Woodside team but also the treacherous weather to win 1-0! The team showed great resilience and togetherness to secure the win after an early Imogen penalty. 

We are so proud of how far the girls have come already and are eagerly awaiting to see them continue this throughout the year. 

Cross country


The last week has been all about the running with our year 3/4s represented Quarry Hill at the Thurrock SSP cross country at William Edwards School. Every child showed real determination and effort to complete the race with our standout runner for the boys finishing 37th out of 115 and for our girls finishing 59th out of 120 girls. 

our year 5/6s had their turn where again they showed real determination and drive to finish to the race with our year 5 girls giving great performances with top 20 finishes, and our year 5 boys with top 50 finishing. The final two races was for our year 6 children with a 3rd place medal for one of your year 6 girls. Overall all our running gave a good account of themselves making everyone at Quarry Hill proud.

Following on from the girls success last week the boys had their turn to represent the school in the same competition. The team started very strongly winning their first game 5-0. Unfortunately after winning 3 and losing 2 of their 5 games did not leave them with enough points to qualify for the knockout phase. We are so proud of their performance and look forward to their continued progression this year. 

Our girls football team kicked off this years events last Friday, where they competed against a number of local schools in a competition hosted by Chelsea Football club. Starting very strong the girls won their group by beating 3 other schools and drawing with 1 other school without conceding a single goal which resulted in qualification to the knockout phase of the competition and after an intense game which ended as a draw the girls unfortunately were knocked out on penalties. We are so proud of them all, not only for their performance but also the way they represented the school. For pictures of the event please have a look on the schools sports twitter page @Quarryhillsport

We are now looking forward to another sporting event packed year, where we have already signed up to compete in over 25 events! This gives children the perfect opportunity to represent the school pitting their skills against other children in the local area. 


Events will begin next week, with the Girls football team heading off to St Cleres in a competition hosted by Chelsea FC. The boys football team will then compete in the same competition the following week. As well as a mixed gender event being held for children in year 3&4 in mid-October. Other events in the first half term include cross country and Tag rugby. We look forward to reporting on the performances of our teams! 

We had a fantastic year all round for sport at Quarry Hill but our hardest working team without a doubt, was our boy's cricket team! This team work together every single lunch time, no matter the weather, to practice their skills. This has resulted in them winning the cricket league after going the whole season without being beaten! They then managed to come 9th in the whole of Essex, only narrowly missing out on the district cup final!

Quad kids in Year 1 and 2 finished 4th, with both Year 3 and 4, and Year 5 and 6 teams finishing in 5th.

The end of the year always sees our most busiest season for competition. The Catalyst Olympics took part this half term and we took around 40 children to compete against the other trust schools. We came 3rd overall with plenty of individual medals won! In the Borough Olympics, we finished 5th, again with plenty of medals won by all the children. We even ran some of our Year 1 and 2 children successfully in Year 3 races as they are such fantastic athletes!

Not only have we been competing in sports - there have been some huge opportunities to be sporting spectators.

Mrs Wakeling and I took 10 of our students to Centre Court at Wimbledon and in the final week we took our cricket team to a professional cricket match.

As always, we are #soproud of all of the children who represent Quarry Hill. They always do their best and no matter what are gracious winners and losers and encourage their team members regardless. The behaviour of all of those at our school is always complimented on wherever we go.

Summer sporting events


As we enter the summer term, which is packed with sporting events, we are please to report that after competing in three events this week, we have already had some success. Our Gymnastics teams competed in an event on Thursday with our KS1 team finishing 3rd and our other year groups just missing out on a medal. All children performed their routines brilliantly and should be proud of their efforts. Today we had children from both year 2 and year 4 participate in a tri-golf showcase event and even though the children have never played golf before both groups finished 4th in their respective competitions and had a fantastic time learning a new sport and representing the school. 



Sports events update


It has been a very busy start to the year with face to face events in full swing. The school has participated in 5 Thurrock SSP events so far with huge success, The first events of the year were the football tournaments for the year 5/6 teams, The Boys football team finished runners up in their tournament, with the girls finishing 5th out of 15 schools. We then saw a mixed year 3/4 football team also finish 5th. Dodgeball was next on the calendar where we won our group and ended up in a 3 team playoff for 1st 2nd and 3rd against two other Catalyst schools in Dilkes and Benyon, after some fierce dodgeball the team walked away with bronze medals, which is a great achievement and one to be proud of. We have then seen the start of the supersports events for our year 5 team, finishing 5th in the Dodgeball event with sportshall athletics and rounders to come later in the academic year. Next week we have our first catalyst event of the tear with a year 4 dodgeball team heading off to Sommers heath to compete against the other schools in the trust, we look forward to reporting on more success towards the end of the term. Alongside all of the Thurrock SSP events we have still had lots of football being played with both boys teams and our girls team competing in their respective leagues, our Girls team are currently top of their league and the boys teams sit 2nd and 4th with lots of matches left to play.


We are delighted to be able to inform you that face to face competitions will be returning for this academic year! We have already signed up for over 30 TSSP events where, if selected, your child will be able to compete and showcase their skills against other children in schools across the borough. Event winners from here will go on to compete for Thurrock against other districts in Essex. Not only will we be competing in TSSP events, we will be seeing the return of our Catalyst trust school competitions, where again, if selected, your child will be able to compete for the Catalyst Cup against the other trust schools. We look forward to reporting our successes at these competitions soon.

In the latest sporting event our team of year 6 Quad kids athletes headed over to Dilkes Academy for a socially distanced and covid friendly Quad kids event against the other schools in the trust. The team performed amazingly well beating their own personal bests to help take home the silver medal. In an event that was competitive, all schools sat and cheered on their opponents to help them get through each gruelling activity, an amazing show of sportsmanship from all involved. A huge well done to Logan who won an individual bronze medal and Kubekwa who won silver for her individual efforts.  

Sport in the summer term at Quarry Hill has started with a very successful Race for life event which every school member participated in, helping to raise over £500! Although the weather was against us, that did not stop us. A huge congratulations to all of the children who behaved impeccably throughout the day.