Harbour Sports



Albion in the Community - Girls Under 11

On Friday 4th October 2019 Harbour under 11's girls football team travelled to Eastbourne Borough FC ground to take part in the Albion under 11's girls football tournament. We started against Chantry Community Primary school - the first half both teams challenged and passed the ball well, both teams pressing for the goal. Just before half time a great shot beat our keeper 1-0 down. The second half started well, but we were caught out in the last few minutes and the game finished 3-1 to Chantry. Our next game was against Tollgate Junior school. We started well pressing their goal pushing for the first goal. From our corner the ball was cleared to Kara and a great shot found the net 1-0 up! We continued to press and the second half we dominated, winning corners, hitting the post and their keeper pulling of great saves but the game finished 1-1. Our last game was against Glebe. We started well pressing the ball and challenging well, but the game finished 3-0 to Glebe. The girls played very well, particularly Kara who had a fantastic tournament. I am very proud of our girls, their sportsmanship, skill and attitude is a credit to our school.


Albion in the Community - Boys Under 11

 The East Sussex matches took place at Eastbourne Borough FC ground on Friday 18th October 2019. Our first game was against Blackboys. The game started well and Harbour soon found their rhythm passing and challenging well. An excellent team move and finish from Ollie 1-0. We continued to dominate the match and Harbour finished the match 7-0 winners. Game 2 against Seaford Primary. Again we started confidently and the final whistle another win. Our last group game was against Harlands School.  Harbour started well and a great move ended with another Ollie goal. We passed and move well and ended the match finishing the game 6-0 winners - group winners and into the quarterfinal. We were up against Cradle Hill. Just before halftime a great team passing move sent Ollie clear and he struck the ball into the corner 1-0. We confidently started the second half pressing for the win. Ollie broke free and calmly fired the ball into the goal 2-0. The game finished 2-0 and Harbour were into the Semi-final. We played Haven in the semi.  Harbour fired the ball with the wind from the half way line and it found the corner 1-0 down. We pressed forward but were caught on the break and the ball found the net. The boys never stopped and Adam looped the ball over the keeper and under the bar 2-1. Running out of time we chased the equaliser a great move and shot from Liam was deflected up and over the bar. The match finished we had reached the semi and got through to the finals at Brighton Amex training ground in Lancing. Haven went on to win the final 2-0 so we will meet them again at Lancing. I am so proud of how Harbour played, their sportsmanship and attitude was excellent and of course the skill and teamwork they showed a credit to the school. Well done.





STOP PRESS Summer 2019

WE DID IT AGAIN!! For the FOURTH TIME we have been awarded the SCHOOL GAMES GOLD AWARD!

This is an amazing feat and we are so very proud. We are going to try for the Platinum award next year (only available to those who have achieved Gold for at least 3 times)

Sports Days 2019

The children in Key Stage 2 had a fantastic day for their Sports activities and amazed us all with their efforts in events such as sack & scooter races, throwing, jumping, hurdles, skipping, baton relay and even bouncy hoppers!


Well done to everyone! 



Quad Kids - Lewes June 19

Harbour's talented team of year 5 and 6 pupils took part in Quad Kids athletics competition consisting of four events: 75M Sprint, 600M run, a vortex throw and the standing long jump. Harbour qualified for this event in second place! So we entered the event in high spirits knowing we had a very strong team in these previously mentioned four disciplines. The boys started off with the two field events, whilst the girls started off with the two track events. Confidence and team spirit was growing as the morning progressed, with plenty of top 3 finishes! Once they had completed their two events, they then switched over. It was so pleasing to see, that when the boys had finished their track events that they wandered down to the sandpit to cheer on the girls from their school with their jumps! Harbour finished the event in second place, just a mere 8 points away from the school in first, but a huge point difference of over 300 points to the next school in third!!! I am hugely proud of these 9 athletes who represented our school. Not only did they qualify, but they went mighty close to winning. Proving Harbour to be one of the strongest schools around currently, in athletics. Let's hope we can continue this form into District Sports. A special mention to Mrs Cox who came along and helped on the day. Another thank you to Mr Burton-Durham and Mrs Smith for testing them in the first place.


Netball High Five Area Finals June 19    

After our success at previous netball tournaments we became part of the South Down Giants team to represent our area for High Five Netball. We arrived at the K2 in Crawley not knowing what to expect and feeling excited but nervous. Our team of 8 had beaten off fierce competition to take their place amongst 1000 other young people representing their schools. 5000 young people had competed over their areas in various sports to win their places at the K2 finals. There was an Olympic style opening ceremony with a real Olympian opening the games. After this, we made our way to the courts. We played 8 games in all against some excellent competitors. All 8 children kept fighting through each & every game, we could not be prouder of the team spirit, passion & sportsmanship that all showed. This was noted by all the teams we played against & when it came to the final medal ceremony there was a huge cheer and a few tears shed when our team won the ‘School Spirit’ award, as nominated by the other teams we played. Even our area organiser had people telling her what spirit you all showed as a team. Mrs Smith & Mrs Williams were proud to be there with you all. Well done Amelie, Blake, Bobbi, Elliott, Thea, Heather, Jasper & Jodie. 


QuadKids May 19

Harbour qualify for QuadKids, for the second year in a row! All children from year 5 and 6 have been partaking in 4 athletics events to see where they rank amongst their peers after an average across all 4 events is produced. After inputting their data, there was a nervous wait to see if Harbour’s best 10 athletes (5 boys and 5 girls) had done enough to qualify for the event held at Lewes athletics track. Not only did we qualify we were ranked 2nd in the schools that took part! I very much look forward to seeing how we get on after half term at Lewes!  Special mention to Mrs Smith and Mr Burton-Durham for organising and testing the children.

Friday 10th May – Mixed Football Finals:

The boys from year 3 and 4 that took part in the Albion in the community tournament had a lovely day out at an exceptional facility. They even caught a glimpse of the Brighton team doing a light jog around one of the adjacent pitches. The boys were up against the 'best of the best' from East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove schools. This was a tough challenge and something this team weren't used to, after winning the previous local tournament in Seaford.  I was so proud of the boys for never giving up and battling to the end of every game. Great team spirit was shown when Finley Barrett scored a goal in our final game. Special mention to governors Mr Mayo and Mr Voice for transporting the team to and from Lancing and being a great helping hand to myself and the boys.


Friday 3rd May – Girls Football Finals:

The day started with the girls being put into group 1 on pitch 1. There were 12 teams split into two groups. The first game started well against Balfour A. We played well pressing and challenging from the start resulted in a great goal from Caylah and a 1-0 win. Next up was Thomas A Beckett a hard game, very physical we challenged for every ball - a clash of heads stopped the game. After play started they we left free and we were 1-0 down. We still challenged for every ball, played good football but another injury as Molly made a great save. Towards the end of the game another goal, and we lost 2-0.  We started brightly against Heron Park and went close, a good save from their goalie. A great move, brilliant passing and a good low finish from Caylah 1-0 and another win. Next we were up against Cottesmore they hadn’t lost yet. It was very competitive a great save from both keepers. We won the ball in defence, great passing and a brilliant finish from Caylah 1-0. We continued to play good football a goal disallowed but still won 1-0. We needed to win the last game to go through to the semi final. We started well against Swiss Gardens but after a hard fought game we finished losing 2-1. A great experience and a great day. Well done Harbour girls.


Monday 20th May – SEND Football Finals:

The first match was Harbour v Blackritch. The teams were evenly matched Freddie scored a great goal to take the lead. A good move from them and good shot 1-1 the boys continued to press Freddie scoring another, from kickoff they equalised 2 - 2. Huw made an excellent save to keep the scores level. Then a great move and shot from Nathan found the back of the net 3-2 winners. Next was Harbour v Bevendean. The boys started slowly and found themselves 2-0 down. They started to press and play better Kyle scoring to finish the match 2-1. The boys now needed a win. Harbour v St Paul’s we started brilliantly passing and tackling and Nathan finished the move with another goal. We continued to press and Freddie scored to win the game 2-0. Next Harbour v New Horizons, we again were playing well Freddie and Bailey scoring goals in quick time. With almost the last kick of the game Felix scored a great goal at the near post 3-0 winners. Three wins and one loss our last game we needed a result to get into the final. The game Harbour v East Brook started with both sides challenging and playing well. A good move and Bailey was through an excellent shot 1-0 up. Both teams continued to battle a move and a shot found the corner 1-1. We finished with a draw and a wait to see if we had progressed.  Harbour were the last to be named to play against Blue Jays. The game was 5 minutes, the winner to make the final. Both teams started well. Harbour battled hard but ran out of time finishing the game runners up. They were disappointed but played well and all had a smile as they received their medals at the end of the tournament.  We are very proud of you all. Well done.  


Thursday 22nd May 2019 Football Harbour V Breakwater Girls.


The girls were looking forward to their arranged match against Breakwater. The game started well both teams playing to win, both passing and tackling well. The ball broke from a tackle and Breakwater scored from a good shot into the bottom corner. Harbour started and after a great move the shot was well saved. Breakwater continued to press and finished the half 2-0 up. The girls heads didn’t go down and started the second half well tackling and pushing Breakwater back. The ball was passed quickly forward and their player was left on her own, our keeper saved well but the rebound was forced home 3-0. We continued to challenge for every ball, the girls enjoyed the game. A brilliant passing move and another good shot well saved by their keeper. We finished losing the game 4-0 but all the girls played well and gained great experience. I am so proud of you all, already looking forward to the next game.

 Gymnastics Competition

On Thursday 25th April, three Year 5 and three Year 6 children attended the annual gymnastics competition in Hailsham.  Our team was Ellamae, Deborah, Chloe, Uli, Ella and Amelie.  We had 3 disciplines to complete.  After a warm up, our first piece was the body management. After that we did the vault and finally our floor routine. I believe this was the most complex as we had a lot of moves to remember. We took turns to present in front of the judges. Overall it was really fun and an amazing experience. Everyone did really well and we came 6th out of 9 groups



Albion in the Community Football Tournaments - Year 3/4 Girls

On a lovely day in March we travelled by bus to the tournament in Seaford. The girls were keen and excited. Our first game was against Heron Park. We got off to a steady start. And the game finished 0-0. Next game was against Southover C of E Primary and we started the game confidently the girls tackling well and passing. We continued to press and finished the game 1-0, a win! After a short rest, our 3rd game was against Haven Primary. We started well lots of strong challenges from both sides and a good finish 2-0. The next game was against Seaford Primary. The girls started strong and with a good effort ended the game 4 – 0 up - a great result. Our final group game against Heron Park we needed a result. We played well but after an early goal from Harbour, Heron scored to level the game 1 - 1. The results were added up and Harbour came second and in the final. Harbour v Haven. The game was between two good teams each going for the win. However as the final whistle blew, the girls  came runners up, with Haven winning 2-0. The tournament a success, great football, great spirit. Well done I am proud of you all.


Albion in the Community Football Tournaments - Mixed

The next day we travelled by bus again to Seaford Leisure Centre to play the mixed tournament on their AstroTurf. The teams were put into 3 groups on three pitches the winner of each group to progress to the semi finals joined by the team with the best points/ goal difference. Our first game against Cradle hill scored us a 4 - 0 win. Next game Alfriston  -again we dominated the game  and an  amazing final goal secured us a 3 - 0 win. On a roll our next game was against St Michaels. The game was tight and we pressed hard to  win 2 – 0. Our final game we needed to win to top the group and get into the Semi final. Little common had won most of their games. We started strongly great tackling and passing, until the final whistle blew on a 3 - 2 win to Harbour and we were in the Semi Final. We passed well and challenged for the ball, but the Semi finished with Harbour out losing 3 - 0. A great tournament a great day and well done to Harbour I am really proud of you all great football.


 High 5 Netball 

On 13th March 2019 Harbour went head to head with Meridian school to play a high 5 netball match to decide who will represent our area at the all important finals. We played four quarters of 7 minutes each, changing the squad formation each time. The teams played fantastically but Harbour used their tactical skills and knowledge and played with great ability beating Meridian 23-0. We were very proud of our team, showing great sportsmanship, well done to Amelie, Heather, Bobbi Power, Blake,Elliott, Jodie, Jasper and Thea.  Area finals here we come!! 



 Netball Tournament

On a sunny February day we took three teams to the primary school netball tournament at Seahaven Academy.There were four local schools competing spread over two courts. All three teams played amazingly using everything they had been taught. Our red team and green reached the semi finals but our blue team just missed out. The red team played Telscombe in the first semi but just lost 1-0, frustratingly as they played at such a high standard of netball. Our green team played Denton and won their semi 4-0, so this made the final Telscombe v Harbour Green. The court was surrounded by our players and supporters, it was a fast paced final with the ball travelling up both ends of the court. Each and every player, played out of their skin and we finished with a 3-0 victory. We were so proud of all the children playing to the rules and being great sports people. We retained the shield for another year.  A huge well done to Team Harbour!


Cross Country - 16th January 2019

On a freezing cold, wet Wednesday afternoon, we took 43 children to Seahaven Academy to compete in the annual cross-country event. The year 3 and 4 children moved their way to the start and off they went. All the children really tried their best on a tough and gruelling course, consisting of three fields. The rain decided to make the event harder, so the children were wet and cold but they kept going. After they finished the year 5 and 6's made their way to the start line knowing they had to run further than the younger ones in severe weather conditions. I am proud to say that each and every one of them finished even with smiles on their faces.  A special mention to Lewis who came 3rd overall in the year 3/4 event. Also in the year 5/6 event and going through to the South Downs Area School Games Cross Country Finals in Lewes are Oliver 4th; George 8th and Max 9th for the boys and Ruby 4th and Jasmine 14th for the girls. As a school we came 2nd overall in years 3/4 and 3rd overall in years 5/6. Such excellent results on a weather testing day! Thank you to you all who came to support them. 


Table Tennis Tournament

It was our first ever table tennis tournament with 24 keen Year 5’s and 12 eager Year 6 sports leaders. When the tournament began the children were pinging the balls everywhere but as each round moved on the children improved their skills and the games became more competitive. Mrs Smith and Mrs Chillcott really enjoyed the children’s enthusiasm and the way that the sports leaders took charge of each game. We were so proud of all the children. The end result was Grace in Year 5 in first place, Kara in Year 5 in second place and Adam in Year 5 in 3rd place. Thank you to all the sports leaders too. 


Year 5/6 Peacehaven Heights V Harbour - Thursday 29th November 2018

The last game of the season a cold and wintery day, it was all to play for, with the winner to win the league. We were unbeaten and needed to win to lift the trophy. The team were keen, confident and ready for the game. We started well the game moving from one end to the other, challenges from both teams playing to win. Then an unfortunate header - a home goal and 1 nil down. The boys kept playing but found themselves 2-0 down from a good shot from midfield. Harbour stepped up a gear and started to challenge and win the ball in midfield some great passing and an excellent through ball and Ollie finished well. 2-1 down. We were through again but this time the keeper saved well. Then a foul and free kick to Peacehaven just inside the half. The shot was low and hard hit the bottom of the post and went in 3-1 down. Again the boys rallied playing good football. The second half and we pushed hard pressing for the goals we needed. A great move and through ball put Max through a great finish and 3-2. One goal behind. We pressed hard challenging well and passing well a great move and through one on one with the keeper, a great save! Against the run of play with Harbour pressing we let a goal in 4-2. We went close again just over the bar. An unfortunate unlucky goal in the last minute we lost the game 5-2. Great season unlucky finishing game.  Harbour played well not only in this game but throughout the previous games. We played to win with great team spirit and sportsmanship. 

Albion in the Community - Under 11’s Girls Team

 Harbour entered a team into the Albion cup 2018 under 11's girls tournament. We played at Seaford leisure centre on the astro turf. There were seven teams entered in the East Sussex section tournament with teams from across the county. We were scheduled to play six games in a league to find the winners. We started well, the girls working as a team and playing good football. We challenged well and won the game 1-0. The next game was just as competitive but the girls were up for the challenge finding the net with the last kick of the game. 1-0 win a great win and a great start. In our third game, we went 0-1 down but battled hard creating chances. We scored! 1-1 an even match. The girls had fun and were competitive in every match however, we lost our remaining matches 1-0 finishing in the league 5th overall. I am so proud of the team spirit, the sportsmanship and the skill all our girls displayed. Well done Harbour Girls under 11-football team.

Girls Football Tournament at Seahaven Academy

On Thursday 1st November 8 girls from years 5 & 6 went up to Seahaven for a girls tournament against some other local schools. The girls played four games in total and showed some great spirit throughout all the games. Harbour girls had not played very much together before so they spent their first couple of games finding their positions on the pitch. As the tournament progressed all the girls gained confidence and played well together as a team. In their last game against Breakwater, they played well as a team, nearly scoring twice. The end result of this game was 0-0. Mrs Smith, Mrs Williams and Mr Voice (Our visiting governor) were all really proud of the school spirit and sportsmanship that all the girls showed. Well done girls!

Year 5/6 Albion Cup Tournament 1st November 2018
On Thursday 1st November our Year 5 and 6 Football Team took part in a big East Sussex tournament arranged by Brighton and Hove Albion. There were teams from all around East Sussex with a very good turnout. Harbour were confident and keen to get started. We were to play 4 games and needed to win the group to get through into the two knockout games to win the tournament and go through to the regional final at the Seagulls training ground. We started our first game against Seaford Primary where we challenged well and quickly started passing the ball. We came close a few times hitting the post. The game finished 0-0. The football was good, competitive against good teams. A great move led to our first goal. 1-0. Unfortunately, a great goal by Cradle Hill saw the game finish 1-1. We continued through the games, competitive in each game. We finished our four games winning our last game 2-0 against Laughton, drawing 2 and losing against Manor Primary - every game close scoring. Seaford Primary finished the overall winners of the tournament. A very close competitive game and tournament. Harbour came 3rd in our group on goal difference. A great fun day and experience. Well done Harbour football team.

Year 5/6 Denton V Harbour 16th November 2018

This local match is always competitive and always looked forward to. This season the fixture was away. We arrived early at Denton, Harbour keen to play. The game started competitive as always against Denton. Harbour putting together some good passing moves. We came close to scoring and were pressing hard for the goal. A good shot and goal from Ollie got us off the mark 1-0. The second half we pressed hard, marked their players and were tackling and winning the ball in midfield. We used the big pitch well crossing from both sides, a great goal from George and 2-0 up. We continued to press for the win a corner and a header behind from Christian found the goal 3-0 and a great win. Well done Harbour a good game.

Year 5/6 Harbour V Telscombe – Thursday 22nd November 2018

Our last home game of the season, unbeaten so far, a big game with all to play for. Telscombe have always had a good footballing team and this match proved to be as close as always. The match kicked off with both teams competitive and wanting to win. Some solid challenges in midfield saw the game go from one end to the other both teams pushing for the opening goal. Telscombe won the ball in defence, beat a couple of challenges and their player was free just outside the box, an excellent shot saw the ball rattle the crossbar. Harbour responded well, won the ball in defence, quick passing up the pitch and a great through ball to Max, a great finish 1-0 up. Telscombe came back at us, good skill on both sides, their player brought the ball out of defence showed good skill to beat 2 Harbour challenges and a great shot from distance found the back of the net. 1-1. Another good individual move and a good pass from Telscombe another goal. 1-2 down. Second half Harbour pressed and were solid in every challenge growing as the half progressed. A great move and through pass put George free, an excellent finish found the net. Great team goal 2-2. All to play for, both teams going for the win. Harbour pressed hard and in the final minutes had 2 good chances blocked and saved by the keeper. The final whistle a 2-2 draw. Still unbeaten one game to play. Win the final game to win the league. A great effort Harbour well done.

SEND Albion Cup – 19th November 2018

This is the first year Harbour has entered a team into the Albion inclusive cup. This indoor 6 aside tournament was held at The Triangle in Burgess Hill. There were teams from Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex. We were in the first of the two different leagues. Our 1st game was against Carden. We started well, Harbour competing and passing the ball. The games were one way and 8 mins long. We went 1 nil down to a good individual goal. The boys kept playing well encouraging each other and enjoying the game. With great cheers and smiles, Harbour came off the pitch losing 3-1 but shaking hands with the other team, smiling and keen for our next game. Next game Harbour V New Horizon again keen to play we got off to a great start passing and challenging well. The game finished 2-1 Harbour’s first win. The boys were now confident with big smiles for the next game- Harbour V Munthan. We started the game confidently and were passing the ball well, challenging for every ball. We finished the game 3-0 winners, goals from Kyle, Bailey and Jack. Great game. This led to our last game in our league, which we needed to win to get into the semi finals. We started well against Eastbrook and soon created a great chance, the keeper saved well. We pressed and were rewarded as 4-1 winners. We got into the Semifinals where we were to play against St Paul’s winners of the other league. The game started well, very competitive good passing and tackling. A good move led to St Paul’s going 1-0 up. Harbour put in a great effort playing great football and a good passing move saw Bailey score the crucial goal 1-1. We were level and were playing well. On top in the game at the end, the final whistle- penalties! Best of three. The result was close but penalties ended 2-1 to St Paul’s. St Paul’s went on to win the final and lift the trophy. The boys put everything into the tournament played well and had lots of fun. A great experience and day out. Well done I am very proud of you all.  

Tag Rugby

On Friday 19th October ten of our Year 5 and 6 children made a short trip to Seaford RFC to participate in a Tag Rugby tournament. The children were excited to be presented with their own changing room, where they got changed and took to the field. This excitement carried over onto the pitch and we won our first game...second game... and our third game! We even won a bonus game playing as an extra team!! The unbeaten momentum spilled over with Archie Curnock representing Harbour winning the kicking competition. Hopefully this successful afternoon will lead to some of the children possibly seeking to play rugby on the weekends! Special thank you to the parents for transporting the children and cheering us on.


Indoor Athletics

On 18th October we took 18 children to compete in the indoor athletics at Hailsham. This was the first time Harbour had entered this event so it was an unknown excitement ahead. There were us and 7 schools taking part on the day and the day before another 8 schools had competed. Each and every Harbour child put all their effort into every event from obstacle relay to a 6 lap parlauf (two person relay). Our boys team were outstanding in the javelin we showed the other schools how to throw and won this event. We also came first in the boys long jump, second in the girls chest push and third in boys 1+1 lap relay and girls 6 lap pairs relay. Overall as a school we came 9th out of 16 schools which Mrs Smith and Mrs Williams are very proud of. As a school team our team spirit stood out over the other schools. Thank you to everyone who played their part. 


Intra School Basketball Tournament

An incredible 105 children participated in Harbour's Intra school basketball competition on Tuesday 9th October! Boys and girls from years 3-6 were involved in 5 minute engaging matches in the glorious sunshine. All staff who witnessed the event or refereed the matches were blown away by the level of sportsmanship on display. In particular children from older year groups helping out their younger peers within their team; getting them more touches of the basketball or a chance to score. Special mention to Jack Chaplin, Kyle Mayo, Denny Knox and Blake Georgiades  who were our sports leaders for the event and helped out the staff greatly. Can't wait for the next Intra school competition.



Year 5 and 6 Boys Football Fixture - Harbour v Breakwater

 The first game of the season was at home - Harbour V  Breakwater. The weather held off and a good crowd was there to watch the match. The match started at a quick pace, each team competing well for the ball. Both teams went close, Jasper in goal in the first half pulling off some great saves. A great shot from Ollie gave us the lead 1-0. The match was close and Breakwater equalised with a good finish. We kept up the pace and Max, Devon, George and Devon all went close. After some great defending we were rewarded in the second half with another superb move, shot and goal from Ollie. With five minutes to go and all to play for, we continued to defend well and were pushing for the third goal. Breakwater put in some good challenges in midfield and a good snap shot a goal! 2-2 with minutes to play. Harbour braced themselves and went for the winning goal pushing Breakwater back with throw ins, corners and crosses going into their box. A cross right in front of goal and their defender pushed the ball away with his hand. Handball Penalty! Ollie stepped up steadied himself and slammed the challenge into the roof of the net 3-2. Harbour controlled the final moments of the game challenging as they had throughout the game for every ball. Final whistle 3-2 win for Harbour a great competitive start to the league season. Well done Harbour.





Harbour Primary have been awarded the GOLD School Games Mark for the third time! We are delighted - more information to follow at the start of term.

At Harbour we enjoy a wide range of sports and games, both within the curriculum and before and after school.


Sports Days 2018

Nursery and Reception

Well done to all the Nursery and Reception children  who competed fantastically in all their activities.  And thank you to all the family and friends who cheered them on so enthusiastically!





It was a lovely afternoon for the Year 1 and 2 children to take part in their sports afternoon.  The children gave their all and impressed us with their sporting skills.



Lower KS2

The children in Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic afternoon for their Sports activities wowed us all with their efforts in events such as sack & scooter races, throwing, jumping and shooting basketballs.  Well done to Sealions class who were champions of lower Key Stage 2.



Year 5 & 6

The Year 5 and 6 children had a glorious afternoon for their Sports Day. Despite sizzling temperatures the children all kept their cool and gave an amazing performance as they competed in races such as the hurdles, skipping, baton relay and even bouncy hoppers! Well done to Belugas who came first for Upper Key Stage 2.


Swimming Gala

On 5th July 2018 twenty five children from Years 3, 5 and 6 took part in the annual swimming gala held at Seahaven Pool. Five local schools competed and we came an impressive third place overall. Individual medals were awarded to Gabe, Harry and Heather.   Team medals were awarded for 1st place for our Year 5 and 6 boys freestyle relay teams with Year 5 girls taking 3rd place. Well done to everybody that took part. Many thanks to all our supporters and helpers who cheered us on from the extremely hot balcony!


District Sports June 2018

On a very warm day in June, we took 46 children from year 3 to year 6 to represent Harbour Primary at District Sports in Lewes. After a lovely train journey we all arrived safely and made our way to Lewes leisure centre. We awaited for the competition to start with the sprinting races. As the day progressed each and every child put in 100% effort which made us very proud. So many of our children got through to the finals achieving personal bests in the events they were taking part in. All our children looked so smart in their full PE kits with our Harbour Primary sports vests on.  All the schools gathered together to hear the final results. Our year 3 team came 4th, our year 4 team came joint 3rd, our year 5 team came 2nd and our year 6 team came 3rd. These results placed our school to finish in 3rd position overall, which is a great achievement. Well done to all the children who took part. We have since learned that Kara Smart in year 4 has recorded a record for her throw for local schools, which is great news. 


Quad Kids Athletics Area Finals

On Thursday 7th June 2018 , ten of our Year 5 children competed against other year 5 and 6 children from neighbouring schools in Sussex at the Quadkids Athletics Area Finals in Lewes. They did themselves proud competing in 4 events: a 600 metre run, a 80 metre sprint, standing long jump and a throw. It was a ready good event, well organised and all the children had fun. Special thanks to Mrs Boxall who was came along to help.


Tennis Tournament June 2018

On a very wet afternoon Mrs Smith and Mrs Williams took 16 children (eight year 3’s and eight year 4’s) to Seahaven Academy for the Road to Eastbourne tennis tournament. Due to our English weather it had to be held indoors! The tournament started with team events where both teams worked fantastically together. We moved onto mini tennis tournaments which our teams competed really well at. We were particularly impressed with Blake and Adam who did not lose any of their mini tennis games. The points were all totalled and when announced our year 3 team came 4th and our year 4 team had won the tournament! Our year 4 team then went through to the area finals at Gildredge House in Eastbourne  after a good teamwork performance we managed to come joint third. Mrs Smith and Mrs Williams were proud of all the children taking part and representing Harbour Primary at such a high standard.


Tri-Golf Festival

On Wednesday 9th May 2018 ten Year 4 pupils made the trip to Willingdon golf club to take part in a tri-golf tournament. Ten schools took part in a carousel of activities testing different tri-golfing skills. Team Harbour were a credit to the school scoring an amazing 10 out of 10 at every station in life skills. Each station had a different life skill (cooperation, respect, honesty etc). When it came to the actual events, team Harbour performed brilliantly getting better and better as we went round, scoring highly. This included us being the only school to score maximum points in one of the putting events. Overall Harbour finished an impressive 2nd. A great day was had by all.



Year 5 and 6 Gymnastics

On Thursday 19th April 2018, 16 year 5 & 6 children attended a gymnastics competition in Hailsham. We all had a fantastic time and the children put in a lot of effort to complete their routines. Our first team came 5th and our second team came 7th out of 8 groups. A special well done to Amelie who achieved the highest individual score in body management out of 64 children!




Year 6 Football

Following our previous success in the East Sussex 7-aside Albion Cup football tournament Harbour Year 6 football team took part in the finals on 16th March 2018. This 7-aside football tournament was held at the Brighton football clubs training ground in Lancing. These games would be against the best teams from Brighton and Hove, West Sussex and the East Sussex tournament. The boys were very excited and keen to do well. We started playing against Blackboys from East Sussex, we got off to a great start and were playing well, passing and moving as a team. Ben scored after an excellent team move 1-0. We continued to dominate the game, Ben and Ollie scoring to finish clear 3-0 winners. Next we played Balfour, a Brighton and Hove team, after the kick off we got caught in possession and they scored 0-1 down. The team continued to press throughout the game going close to scoring on several occasions but finished losing 1 nil. Following this we were up against Swiss Gardens a West Sussex team. We started well and found ourselves 1-0 up. However they equalised quickly. We pushed hard throughout, going close but it ended a Draw 1-1. Next was West Park from West Sussex.  The game was very close both teams playing well. They scored to go 1-0 up. We equalised to make it 1-1 in the final minutes we had a shot saved and just missed the post the game ending 1-1. This brought our final game against Elm Grove Brighton. The boys were going for the win. We started strongly in a very even contest against a good team. A great passing move let Ben in 1-0 up. Elm Grove pressed high, stepped up and scored quickly, 1-1. We kicked off and put some great passing moves together coming close to scoring. Elm Grove challenged well won the ball, dribbled past a couple of players crossed and the resulting shot went straight in the corner of the goal. 1-2 down. We kicked off and pushed them back a great game and contest. We won a corner and from this, Ben headed a great goal 2-2. With both teams pressing for the win and playing good football the game commenced. They won a challenge in midfield a couple of passes later they were through on goal a good shot found the net 2-3 down. The boys went on the attack challenged hard and went close bringing out a good save from their keeper in the dying minutes. The game finished 3-2 to Elm Grove. Although Harbour played with team spirit, fairness and passion the results meant we finished 4th in our group. Well done team.


Year 5 and 6 Hockey Tournament

A bright and breezy morning was the setting for the year 5 and 6 Quick Sticks Hockey tournament in Eastbourne. Despite not knowing what to expect, the 12 children were eagerly anticipating a day of excitement. Both teams played 3 group games of 10 minutes with opposing fortunes. Harbour 1 enjoyed two wins (2-1 and 3-0) and one defeat (5-0).  Harbour 2’s effort and competitiveness were not matched by the results, losing 2-0, 4-0 and 2-0.   Both teams entered the quarter finals in to two separate competitions. First up were Harbour 1 who fought hard but eventually lost 2-1 to Heron Park. Harbour 2 enjoyed a dominant display against Willingdon but were unable to find the break through. After a tense extra time and penalty shoot -out, Gabe struck the winning penalty to send the children, Mr Atherton and Mrs Williams wild! With all the children cheering on, Harbour 2 took another team to extra time in the semi- final. Agonisingly, they were beaten 2-1, with the opposition scoring a golden goal in extra time. Despite the losses, all children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and their commitment and team spirit gave a glowing representation of Harbour Primary School.




Netball Tournament




On 22nd February 2018 Mrs Smith and Mrs Williams took two mixed Year 5 and 6 teams to Seahaven Academy for a netball tournament. Both teams started the tournament playing each other, finishing the game 1-1. Then they dispersed to play the other local schools.  Harbour Team 1 won all their games and Harbour Team 2 won 3, drew 2 and lost 1. Each player was outstanding, they played as a team and used their skills to out play the other teams. Even Miss Acton commented on the high standard of our teams.  When the tournament finished, everyone said how much they had enjoyed it. Our teams sat and awaited the results, Harbour Team 2 came third and Harbour Team 1 won the tournament!  We were all so proud as the children have worked so hard to get to this achievement.


Albion in the Community Tournament

On Wednesday 21st February 2018 Harbour Primary entered a 11 and under football tournament at Downs leisure centre in Seaford. It was a 6 aside yr 5 & 6 tournament run by Seagulls Albion in the community for East Sussex. The boys were very excited, confident and keen to do well. We arrived and signed in along with 10 other teams. We played our first of four games in our group. The game started quickly as the boys adjusted to playing on the AstroTurf. Rocks Park School scored 2 quick goals. Harbour played much better in the last 5 minutes coming close to scoring a couple of times. They finished losing 0-3. The team picked themselves up and with growing confidence started much quicker against Manor Primary. They played much better as a team and finished the game as clear winners 3-0. The 3rd game was against Heron Park Academy. We started off well with Ben scoring a good goal with the score at 1-1 and minutes to go Ben scored a great goal to win the game 2-1. We started the last game against St Johns Mead confident and on the front foot. With good tackling, passing and playing as a team we scored after a great move. We went from strength to strength passing and moving finishing the game clear winners Harbour 4  - St Johns Mead 0.  Onto the semi final we were up against Harland primary school. We started fast and with a great attitude, we confidently passed the ball and challenged hard defending well  and finishing clear winners 4-0 and into the final against Rocks Park school.  Both teams challenged hard, but the game finished and Rocks Park won 1-0. Harbour finished the day runners up but were through to the next tournament. Well done Harbour a great display of skill, team spirit and sportsmanship.


Cross Country

On 4th January 2018 we took thirty children to Seahaven Academy to take part in the local schools cross county competition. The conditions were very windy and the course was muddy, creating a challenge for all the children.  Despite these conditions, every child put in 100% effort and represented Harbour with pride. We had some fantastic results with Lewis Clark (Year 3) taking 2nd place, Oliver Kennedy (Year 4) taking 3rd place and Adam Ibrahim (year 4) coming in 11th place in the Year 3 and 4 tournament.  For the older year groups, Ashton Novis (year 6) came 15th and Elliott Peters (year 5) came 16th. Both will now go through to represent Harbour at the Sussex Schools Final later this month. Well done to all who took part.


 Harbour Intra Football Tournament

On a cold December Monday morning, Harbour hosted their first Intra football tournament. All six teams played with great sportsmanship. Each and every player played their part with some outstanding football skills. There were goals scored for every team, but after a close battle, at the end ‘Tekkerz Town’ won the tournament on goal difference, with Nugget Squad coming second. Thank you to all the children who took part.


Boys Football Fixtures

Harbour v Peacehaven Heights – Wednesday 22nd November 2017

The final game of the season, Harbour unbeaten with everything to play for! The game kicked off with both sides playing for the win. We challenged well and started on the front foot playing as a team and going close a couple of times. Then Ben through on goal was fouled. He scored a great goal from the free kick and with some great defending we finished the first half 1 nil up. Peacehaven started the second half well and equalised 1-1 from a corner and all to play for. We stepped up our game and scored a great team goal. We defended brilliantly and a great save from our goal keeper, Ashley secured a great win. Final score Harbour 2 – Peacehaven 1. Goals for 26 against 4.Champions and undefeated for the season


Telscombe v Harbour – Tuesday 14th November 2017

Telscombe started on the front foot from the kick off. We competed well and were strong in the tackle. It was a hard fought first half in which we played some good football and finished the half in front. We started the second half stronger playing as a team and challenging for every ball two goals in the game -one an excellent free kick maintained a deserved 2 goal lead. Telscombe pressed hard and late on scored a breakaway goal to take the game to 2-1 to Harbour. We defended well and were unlucky not to score a third goal. It was a great win in a hard fought competitive game. Well done lads you all played very well. Great team effort. 



Harbour v Denton – Thursday 9th November 2017

Harbour played our first home game and started the game on the front foot at a high tempo with great team spirit. Their defender was caught in possession and Ben challenged winning the ball in their box and hit a low drive into the corner 1-0. We continued to compete and challenge for every ball and played good football when in possession, passing well. This resulted in a great team goal scored by Kurtis we finished the half well in front. We continued to dominate in the second half Ben scoring some good goals. We continued to press and a great shot from Devon, following an excellent save from their keeper, found the net in off the post. Denton scored from a corner towards the end of the game with Harbour finishing clear 7-1 winners with Ben scoring 5. Great effort, excellent team football lads.


Friday 13th October 2017

Harbour put two teams into this year’s inter school year 4 football tournament. It was a great tournament played on the afternoon of Friday 13th October 2017. Both teams played really well competing and nearly scoring on a number of occasions in their first two matches. Both teams drew their first two matches 0-0. Harbour One then had a rest match. Harbour Two played very well but went 1-0 down to an excellent goal. However they continued to play well and scored an excellent goal from a deep cross and excellent header. The match finished 1-1. Then it was time for our teams to play each other. It was a tight first minutes both teams going close. Harbour One then scored a good goal to take the lead then scored another to win 2-0. Harbour one had one game left they started positively and scored a good goal. They had an excellent game and confidently finished winning the game 3-0. Then came the awards-Harbour one finished clear winners winning the tournament with Harbour two only losing to our own team and finishing 4. Well done to all our players Mr Chaplin and Mrs Smith are so proud of you all.



Meridian v Harbour.   3.30pm Wednesday 4th October 2017

Harbour played their first game of 2017 away at Meridian. The team, sporting their new Harbour kit, started the game enthusiastically passing and marking the opposition well. It wasn't long following a good passing move that we scored first. From our first goal the team grew in confidence. Harbour played very well playing some good passing football and making solid challenges in defence. We finished the game with a great team performance winning 5 - 1, Meridian scoring with the last kick of the game. Ben Scored a brilliant hat trick and Curtis scored 2 well deserved goals. Well done to all the lads I'm looking forward to the next game!            Meridian 1   -  Harbour 5.        



Girls Football

Friday 3rd November 2017

The setting was a crisp autumnal afternoon at Seahaven academy. Our two girl teams- full of excitement and energy, made their way to the year 5/6 football tournament. Despite a lack of practice, we were confident the girls would give their all and in the process, have fun. Both teams gave everything during their 4 matches; Team Harbour A beat the eventual runners up, with Maisie  scoring a last- minute goal.  Both teams battled hard towards an entertaining draw when they played each other. The most encouraging part was the support both teams gave each other throughout. We finished the tournament 4th and 5th but myself, Mrs Smith and all parents were extremely proud of the girls. They showed everyone watching that hard work, encouragement and having fun can mean just as much as winning.







Sports Days July 2017


The children in KS2 had a fantastic day for their Sports activities and impressed us all with their efforts in events such as sack & scooter races, throwing, jumping and shooting basketballs.  Well done to Belugas class who won the upper school competition and Cormorants class who were champions of lower Key Stage 2. Congratulations!!




On our third attempt, after previously having to cancel twice because of the weather, the KS1 children finally managed their Sports morning – and it was definitely worth the wait! It was a morning full of fun and activity, thank you to Mr. Chaplin for organising it for us all.


Nursery and Reception

The Nursery and Reception children competed brilliantly and were cheered on by friends and family. Well done to all who took part.



Jump Skip Charity Day July 2017

Jump Rope for Heart for The British Heart Foundation, our charity this year, was a great success. The children have developed their skipping skills so well and the stamina of many was incredible. They have all worked very hard to be able to join in with determination and enthusiasm. Sponsorship money collected so far is £1,833! Thank you to all the family and friends that have supported the children by donating and to the family members who helped run the event.  


 Swimming Gala Competition July 2017

A big thank you to Mrs Lloyd for helping to organise the swimming gala that some of our Year 4, 5 and 6 children took part in earlier this month. Everyone gave an amazing performance and we won lots of first places and medals. Overall we achieved 3rd place which we are all very proud of.  Well done Harbour swimmers!


District Sports June 2017

We had a fabulous day at District Sports on Wednesday 14th June. Our children were brilliantly behaved and looked so smart in their PE kits. It was so lovely to hear members of the public commenting on how great our children are.  Everybody tried their absolute best and if the children weren't competing in their event, they were cheering each other on - such great teamwork.  Thank you to all the adults who came along and supported us - we can't enter this without you and it's so great to have you there cheering everybody on.  Some very exciting news - two of our children now hold District Sports records. Adam Ibrahim in Y4 now holds the record for the longest throw of 29.9m and Finlay Stonehouse in Y6 has the record for the fastest boys 800m with a time of 2mins 41 seconds.  Harbour has record holders - great news!  Congratulations to the whole team - we are so proud of every one of you.


Bikeability May 2017

A big well done to our Year 5 and Year 6 children who took part in their Bikeability training earlier this month.  The children spent the first session on the playground demonstrating their control skills.  Once they had successfully done this, the trainers from East Sussex took the children out onto the roads of Newhaven to practice. 


ESCC also offer training for the Level 3 qualification. If you are interested please take a look at their website for further details.


The Big Pedal and Bike it Breakfast  March 2017

 Well done to everyone who took part in Big Pedal Week.  It was great to see so many of you scooting and pedaling your way in to school every day.  We had some weird and wonderful creations on dress up your bike day!  Bike it Breakfast was also as popular as always. Thank you for coming along to support this event and to share a breakfast with your friends.



Netball Tournament! Feb 2017

Mrs Smith, Mrs Lloyd and Miss White have been working hard training thirteen Year 6 and one Year 5 child to play in a netball tournament at Seahaven Academy. After many training sessions, some learning the game from scratch, they were ready for the tournament day. Mrs Smith and Mrs Lloyd took two teams to the tournament which was a round robin against all the local primary schools. Both teams played with confidence, showing great teamwork and netball skills which made everyone so proud. Team A (Phoebe, Aimee, Kyle R, Sophia, Rhys, Tilly and Finnley P) won 5 games, drew 1 and lost 1 placing them 3rd in the tournament. Team B (Ben, Eddie, William, Drew, Tayler, Kayla and Shani) won 2 games, drew 1 and lost 4 placing them 6th in the tournament. Both teams worked so hard and represented Harbour Primary with great honours.



Cross Country

On Tuesday 10th January, Mr Chaplin, Mrs Jones and Mrs Lloyd took 21 children to Seahaven Academy to compete in a Cross Country Event.  It was a great afternoon and all of the children who raced ran extremely well.  They all completed the course, representing Harbour Primary with pride and all finished with a smile on their faces, all be it exhausted having really pushed themselves.  A special mention in the year 5 and 6 race for Amie Parker who came 3rd for the girls, Finlay Stonehouse who can 3rd for the boys and Benjamin Newman who came 10th. All three qualified for The South Downs area school games Cross Country finals which were held in the afternoon of Tuesday 17th January 2017 over a 2.5km course at the Lewes Rugby Club.   A fantastic effort, well done everyone.

Indoor Sports Competition Hailsham Nov. 16

On Wednesday 27th November 24 children took part in an indoor athletics event against 16 other schools. They children were brilliant role models for the school with their perfect behaviour. There were many different events to take part in and the children did particularly well in the speed bounce. Overall we placed 10th in the competition.


Football News Dec 16

Peacehaven Heights  V Harbour

 Our last game of the season! The children were as enthusiastic and confident of a win as they have been for every game. We started well, passing and playing strongly creating good chances which were defended well by a strong Peacehaven team. We defended well with our keeper saving well on a couple of occasions. Peacehaven went 1-0 up with a well worked move and an excellent strike. The children kept attacking, Logan hitting a superb strike that was dipping under the bar bringing an excellent fingertip save from their keeper, but finished the half 1-0 down. The second half we were shooting up the hill. We defended well for the first 5 minutes but they scored 2 quick goals. Harbour kept fighting playing good football and coming close to scoring through themselves. The game finished with the Peacehaven Heights team winning. However, Harbour have improved with every game, they have shown excellent team spirit and have always been positive and keen to play. Well done - I am very proud of your attitude and have enjoyed watching you compete each week.  


Girls Football Nov 16

 Harbour year 5 and year 6 girls football teams competed in a tournament at Seahaven Academy. There was a good response to our trial session and we were able to enter two teams into the tournament. There were seven teams entered every team played each other. Our girls had great fun and really tried their best. The games were exciting and everyone was fully involved. Our teams finished 4th and 7th and received a certificate. We all had a great time.



Year 4 School Games Update! October 2016

Two year 4 football teams took part at an inter schools tournament today at Seahaven Academy. Both teams played with great spirit, taking on the challenge of having fun and scoring goals. Both teams played 4 games in a round robin, both winning games. They even had a great game playing each other with George scoring the first goal against his fellow teammates followed by Elliott scoring for the other side. All the players were outstanding, playing their part in each team. We also had amazing support from our parents on the sidelines. Harbour 2 came 3rd and Harbour 1 came 4th. Well done to both teams.

Bike It News September 2016

Harbour Primary appeared in two articles in the Sustrans Summer/Autumn Newsletter.

Sustrans is the charity that enables people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. They reported on BMX stunt rider Matti Hemming who visited us amongst other schools and also confirmed that we were one of only 3 schools in East Sussex to have received a Silver School Mark.

The Silver School Mark is awarded to a school that continues to demonstrate its commitment to promoting active and sustainable travel, but with much of the energy and resources coming from the school community.


School Games News Sept 2016

This term Year 2 and Year 5 have been trialing a daily run, three times a week around the school site to see the impact on the children’s health and concentration.


NEWS NEWS !!! July 2016 

We have heard that Harbour Primary has

again been given a GOLD AWARD for School

Games (the second Year Running!)