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We receive invitations to attend a variety of different sporting events at the beginning of each term.  Some events are organised by the West Essex School Sport Partnership; others are organised and hosted by teachers at our local 'family' of schools. Some events are very competitive and only allow each school to bring one team of players.  Therefore, we take children who are talented and confident at the specified sport.  These children are identified by teachers and sports coaches during PE lessons.  Other events are competitive, yet much more inclusive, and allow schools to bring two or three teams.  We ensure that all children attend at least one of these events per year.  Finally, we participate in many events that are non-competitive and which are designed for a very specific group of children.


On Monday 17th June Key Stage 2 attended the Epping District Sports event, taking part in the full range of athletics activities and coming 2nd overall. Well done all!

On 7th June year 5&6 girls went to a cricket tournament. They represented the school brilliantly, and even came a way with a bronze medal! Well done grls!

On the 14th March KS1 attended the sportshall athletics event at Epping St John's. They participated with enthusiasm and were a credit to the school. Well done to them all!


On 10th November the year 6 Rugby team participated in a tournament. We played 4 games and only lost 1. We came 2nd in the league matches. We played in the semi final with a 1-1 draw, which got us into the final. We drew 2-2 in the final which meant we came 2nd overall and got into the cup in 2 weeks time.

The children played really well and were well behaved... well done team St Andrew's!! 



Year 5 and 6 participated in an archery tournament on the 7th November - and they won this too!

Year 5 and 6 competed at the multiskills panathlon on Friday 3rd November - and won!


Year 3&4 also competed in a football tournament where they were pipped to the post in extra time in the final to a very well deserved 2nd place!

Year 5 and 6 took part in a football tournament - our two teams came 2nd and 7th respectively.


On Wednesday 5th July some year 5 children attended a hockey event. They represented us brilliantly and we are very proud of them.



The year 3&4 girls attended a football tournament at Shooters on Thursday 18th May. They all demonstrated our values brilliantly - and they came 1st! Well done girls!


The year 5&6 children attended an athletics tournament at ESJ on Wednesday 22nd February. They competed in individual and team events, achieving 3rd place overall. It was a tough competition of various track and field events, the scores were very close! Special mention to Oliver for a very high score in chest push and to Frankie J for the best javelin throw of the competition.

The St Andrew’s Football Team played their final game of the league on Monday 6th February and finished by beating Lambourne 9-1. The team have played brilliantly throughout the league and finished in a very admirable 3rd place overall. They didn’t lose a game and only drew once. We are very proud of them and how they have supported each other as a team. Well done!

Goal scorers: Albert, Frankie J, Frankie D, Brandon

Team: Harley, James, Lucas, Scarlet, Frankie D, Frankie J, Albert, Brandon.

25th January 2023
Sitting Volleyball competition.
A group of year 5 children went to the sitting volleyball tournament today. They worked amazingly well as a team and came 4th overall. Well done!
January 2023

The St Andrew's Football Team had another league game on Monday. After a tricky start, we equalised our first game resulting in a 5-5 draw against Ivy Chimneys. We won our second game 10-2 against Chipping Ongar. The team worked hard together, organised themselves very well and ensured everyone had equal time on the pitch. Final match Monday 6th Feb!

Team: Brandon, Frankie J, Frankie D, Harley, Lucas, James, Scarlett, Albert.

Goal scorers: Brandon, Frankie J.

December 2022 

The St Andrew's Football Team had their second league game last half term. We won our first game 11-1. Our second game was very, very close and thanks to Frankie J scoring in the final 3 minutes, we won 6-5. The team played beautifully and will continue to train hard for their upcoming matches.

Team: Brandon, Frankie J, Frankie D, Harley, Lucas, James, Scarlett, Albert.

Goal scorers: Brandon, Frankie J.


11th November 2022 

On Friday 11th November 2022 St Andrews years 5/6 went on a tag rugby tournament. We had 3 girls and 6 boys. It was 8 aside and we had to have 2 girls on the pitch at all times. There were loads of other teams including: Coopersale, Ivy Chimneys and Epping Upland. Some teams had A and B teams but we only had one team so we had to work extra hard in the games.

Our first game was against the toughest team, Coopersale. We started off OK but we were just rushing passes when we were getting tagged. Our defence was strong but we didn’t run forward enough. They scored first and we scored an equalizer but we got defeated 5-2 in the end. Then we had a one game break then played Epping Upland. We eventually won 2-1. Our defence was really solid with Lucas and Scarlet at the back. After that, we played Ivy chimneys B team and we beat them 7-1 with Des and Harley scoring try after try! Then we played Epping upland B team and we won 7-0 with loads of different people scoring tries including: Scarlet, Harley, Des and me (Brandon).

This next game against Ivy chimneys A team was a really tough game.  They went one nil up then I (Brandon) scored two tries to wrap the game up. With our really solid defence, we all thought it was over for them. Then at the last play, they got the ball and scored a try. We were devastated as they made it 2-2 in the last 5 seconds. We all shook hands, praising the other team.

Then we sat down thinking it was finished but then we had a further game to play for 3rd and 4th place versus Ivy Chimneys A team. It was a tough game but we finished with a 2-2 draw.

We came joint 3rd with Ivy Chimneys. Overall, our players were exceptional in their defence, attack and being good sports towards the other teams. A good time was had by all, particularly when we were winning! Hopefully, we’ll do well in the next tag rugby tournament.

Report by Brandon Tarbard - Year 6



7th November 2022

The St Andrew's Football Team had their first league game on Monday. We unfortunately lost our first game 3-2 but made up for it by winning the next game 19-3!

The team played seamlessly and will be training hard to prepare for their next two games on Monday 5th December.

Team: Brandon, Frankie J, Frankie D, Harley, Lucas, James, Scarlett, Albert.

Goal scorers: Brandon, Frankie J, Lucas, Albert.



November 4th 2022 - Year 3&4 children competed at the multi-skills tournament and won medals for coming 3rd! Well done!


8 year 5 children competed in a triathlon at Theydon Bois Primary where they were required to swim, run and cycle.  It was a really tough competition on a cold day - the children showed tremendous courage and sportsmanship.  They persevered and finished all their events with respectable times.  Our school came 4th on our combined score.  The timings were very close among our own competitors but Thomas had the best combined school for our boys and Ruby had the best combined school for the girls. A huge well done for such an impressive effort!


The Key stage 1 girls attended a football tournament onTuesday 13th September 2022. They played 3 games and won them all! 

1st match 8-0

2nd match - 8-0

3rd match 6-3

They were a total credit to the school - welll done girls!


 2021-22 academic year

Year 6 recently competed in a Golf tournament, placing second and fourth

Year 5&6 participated in the sports hall athletics competition in March 2022 and placed 2nd overall - dominating the sprinting! Well done to them!


Delighted to announce the football team did indeed finish 3rd in the league! Well done!

St Andrew's Football Team played their penultimate game on Monday 10th. Unfortunately, we lost against Moreton 6 - 2 in our first match but came back with a vengeance, defeating Chipping Ongar 12 - 2. St Andrew's are currently joint 3rd in the league so we're hoping for a win in our final match on Monday 7th February. Fingers crossed!

St Andrew's Football Team: Scarlett, Brandon, Lucas, Frankie D, Bobby, Oliver, Jack, Charlie, Teddy, Lenny.


The Yr 5/6 rugby squad performed brilliantly at the finals on Friday 26th November. The A team came 5th in their group, B team came 7th and the C team came 4th. Out of 36 teams this was quite an achievement. They played brilliantly, improving throughout the afternoon and cheering each other on. Well done!




The St Andrew's Football Team played their first 6-a-side league game at Shooter's on Monday. We performed very well during the two 20 minute matches and put in a tremendous effort.  We triumphantly won the first game against Coopersale Hall 6-5.  Sadly, we lost the second game 6-3 against Ivy Chimneys but we are very hopeful we can turn this around at our next match on Monday 6th December.  

Goal scorers:  Bobby (2); Oliver (1); Brandon (4); Lenny (2).

St Andrew's Football Team:  Bobby, Oliver, Lenny, Jack, Charlie, Harry, Brandon, Scarlet, Frankie D.

Written by Bobby B (Year 6 Sports Ambassador).


Key stage 1 enjoyed their multi-sports event at Epping St Johns.

Year 6 were excellent sports at their football tournament. We are very proud of them!


Key stage one had a very successful football tournament on Friday 1st October 2021- coming joint 1st on a very wet day!


Courtney Dunn from Dance Expression studios has been teaching acrobatic dance lessons during the Autumn term 2021.



Panathlon Challenge September 2021


Topgolf Summer 2021

Fencing Summer 2021