We place a high value on sport at Gidea Park Primary School, and children are given the opportunity to compete and represent their school at a number of different events over the course of the year, many of these being organised by Havering Sports Collective. Below you will find details about our involvement in a variety of competitive sporting events including football, netball, athletics and more. You will also find links to results from previous years to see how we have performed historically.
Part of our success in sporting competitions comes from the work our children put in to train and prepare for events and tournaments. We run training sessions for our sports teams before and after school to prepare them for local competitions, which form part of our clubs offer; please see the clubs page via the below link to find out more information about what we offer at the school.
At Gidea Park we run football teams in Year 5/6 for both boys and girls. Teams train weekly and have the opportunity to play in friendly matches against local schools, as well as competing in other local league and cup competitions. We also run training for Year 3/4, who will also compete in both friendly matches and borough competitions throughout the year. A friendly competition against local schools will also take place for children in Year 1-2 in the summer term.
Year 5/6 Boys Results
6/10/23 - Friendly
- GPPS 1-0 Rise Park
19/10/23 - Friendly
- GPPS 2-2 Harold Wood
- Charlie R 2
23/11/23 - Borough Cup, Round One
- GPPS 1-0 Harold Court
- GPPS 0-0 Towers
- GPPS 0-2 Harrow Lodge
- GPPS 0-0 Scargill
A very tight group with many teams beating one another and no run away winner, a goal in either of the draws - and there were chances! - would likely have been enough to see the boys qualify, but it was not to be. An unfortunately swift end to our cup run for a very talented Y5/6 boys team.
Year 5/6 Girls Results
17/10/23 - Friendly
- GPPS 2-0 Suttons
- Valentina, Harper-Mae
7/11/23 - Friendly
- GPPS 1-1 Nelmes
23/11/23 - Borough Cup, Round One
- GPPS 0-0 Harold Court
- GPPS 0-1 Towers
- GPPS 3-0 Harrow Lodge
- Lois 2, OG
- GPPS 1-2 Scargill
A great team performance by the girls, with a convincing win in one game, and, having gone a goal up, unfortunate not have made it two wins at the end. A great day out, and it was always going to be a big ask to replicate last year's success!
Year 3/4 Boys Results
15/11/23 - Tournament
- GPPS 0-0 Harold Wood
- GPPS 2-0 Scotts
- Luke 2
- GPPS 2-2 Langtons
- Grayson B, Joe
- GPPS 0-0 Clockhouse
- GPPS 1-0 ST Joseph's
- GPPS 3-2 Rise Park
- Grayson B, OG, Tommy
A great unbeaten day out for the Y3/4 boys team, but unfortunately only enough to get them second place in the group and not qualify for the semi-finals.
Year 3/4 Girls Results
Year 1/2 Results
18/1/24 - Y5/6 Boys Friendly vs Crownfield
|Charlie R (Y5)||2|
|Grayson B (Y4)||2|
We run a mixed Year 5-6 netball team which trains weekly and plays in local friendly and league matches.
2/10/23 - Friendly
- GPPS 5-1 Rise Park
13/10/23 - Friendly
- GPPS 1-1 St Mary's Hare Park
28/11/34 - Borough Cup, Round 1
Gidea Park Year 5/6 netball team faced off in three matches against Langtons, St Edward's and La Salette in their group stage games. The team applied all they had learnt in training this year and played their best netball to date, comfortably winning all three games and seeing themselves progress to the quarter finals!
Borough Cup Quarter Final - date TBC
There are a number of events over the course of the school year which give children from all year groups the opportunity to participate in a range of activities. These include cross country, sportshall athetlics, quad kids and our annual school sports day.
After training hard every week in September and October, the Year 5/6 cross country team competed in the Havering competition on Thursday 12th October. The team competed incredibly well across a challenging course, many runners placing very highly out of the 200 competitors per race. We are proud to say that for the third year in a row we will be represented at the London Youth Games, after Ava in Year 6 finished in 7th place - huge congratulations to Ava.
Trials took place before the summer for Years 3-6, and children are training weekly this term in preparation for competitions coming up later in the year. Competitions for Years 1-2 will take place later in the year.
Trials and training for Quad Kids will take place later on in the year. Details about Quad Kids can be found at quadkids.org.
Children also have the opportunity to compete in a number of other events over the course of the year; in the past these have included tag rugby, climbing, cricket, rounders, orienteering, scavenger hunt, skipping and more.
London Youth Games
Many of the borough competitions which we enter as a school are pathways, on either an individual or a team level, to the London Youth Games, the largest annual sporting event in Europe. We are immensely proud that over the years we have had a number of children qualify to represent the borough and compete against talented athletes from all across London.
This year, Ava in Year 6 has qualified to represent Havering for cross-country after her 7th place finish in the Year 6 girls race.
In 2022/23, after her impressive performance and second place finish in the Havering Cross Country event, Lucie in Year 6 qualified to represent the borough. Our Year 5/6 girls' football team were also awarded this honour after winning the Havering tourament, facing winning teams from other London boroughs.
Prior to this, in 2021/22, we were fortunate to be represented in cross-country at the games by six of our Year 6 children (Connor, Olly, Harry, Oliver, Skye and Erin).
Havering Sports Council: Primary Team of the Year
In 2022/23, for the second year in a row, a GPPS team has won Havering Primary Sports Team of the year! In 2021/22 our Year 5/6 Girls' Football team won the shield, and 2022/23 was the turn of the Year 5/6 Netball team. We are immensely proud of these achievements and know both teams thoroughly deserved the award after all their hard work. We hope to nominate another of our well-deserving teams for 2023/24.
Y5-6 Netball: Player of the Season
2023 - Yash
Y5-6 Boys' Football: Player of the Season
2023 - Zachary
2022 - Harry
Y5-6 Boys' Football: Most Improved Player
2023 - Oliver
2022 - Ruben
Y5-6 Girls' Football: Player of the Season
2023 - Lola
2022 - Scarlett
Y5-6 Girls' Football: Most Improved Player
2023 - Rosie
2022 - Amelia
Football: Top Scorer
2023 - Lottie
2022 - Harry