Sports News and Events

At Sandown we are passionate about raising sporting achievement and improving the health and well-being of  all our pupils.

In addition to the school curriculum our pupils compete in a range of competitions, sports events and local cluster fixtures which take place at regular intervals during the academic year.


In Memory of Chris Tutt

We are honoured to have received a brand new Macron football kit and footballs from the Chris Tutt Just Giving page set up by his family after he sadly passed away in 2018.

Chris Tutt

Chris was a terrific footballer, one of the best that came out of Hastings in the seventies and eighties. His best position was wide on the left where he would leave many full backs tied up in knots. Chris went to school at Sandown and represented the school football team. In the photo you can see Chris holding the Collins Cup in 1969 where he captained the side to victory in the final against Hollington winning 3-0.

In memory of Chris, the Sandown Football tournament (Saturday 19th Oct) will now have a girls’ tournament alongside the boys’ tournament in which there will be a shield for the winners in memory of Chris and a cup for the team that demonstrates fair play, The Chris Tutt Cup. We are anticipating approximately 18 schools to attend the tournament.

GB Invictus Competitor is visiting Sandown....


We are very excited to announce that on Monday 14th October, GB Athlete and Invictus Competitor, Darren Challis will be visiting our school to lead an inspiring assembly and lead a fitness circuit for every class.

Your child has had an assembly to tell them about the event and will receive a letter and sponsorship form for your information. The money raised will go towards new sports equipment for the school and to help support GB athletes compete for our country. You can also set up an online sponsorship form if you would prefer using the following link:

Sports For Schools

Darran is an Invictus Competitor and competed at the 2016 Games in Cycling and Swimming. He sustained spinal, leg and pelvis injuries when he was on active duty in the Army after 26 years of service. His next goal is to be selected for Team GB for the Ironman distance.

We are very much looking forward to meeting him and hearing about his inspiring story!

Sports Leaders

Sports Leaders

Some lucky Year 5 pupils were selected today to become our new Sports Leaders. They had their first training session with Mrs Antcliffe (School Games Organiser) where they learnt some skills on how to become a great leader. They got the chance to put them to practice with each other on the playground and the results were astounding. Mrs Antcliffe said that they were one of the best group of leaders she has ever worked with! The leaders are now assigned to one lunch day a week where they will go and lead playground games and activities to Reception and Year 1.

Well done leaders, keep up the commitment and enthusiasm!


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