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Posted on February 18th, 2024

TAG RUGBY @ West Norfolk Rugby Club 12/02/24

This event was run as a festival with no scores being taken officially but as we all know children keep their own scores.  Our teams, Sandringham Sharks and Harlequins were joined by 12 other teams from the West Norfolk area; there had also been an event in the morning where 15 teams took part. It is a very well supported event.  2 teams of 8 children took part playing a round robin of matches in their pool, going on to then play a new group of teams in a second round. Both teams soon adjusted to the bigger playing pitch and scored tries, gaining confidence with each match. It was lovely to see them taking it in their stride, working as a team, supporting each other and having the confidence to go for it. We were asked to pick 2 children 1 from each team as team player of the event, this was very difficult but Mrs Day and myself settled on Neve and William but actually it was all 16 of them.

I think they surprised themselves and their comments during and after the event were very positive.  It was great for parents to be able to pop over and see it.

Well done everyone!

Football Roundup Springwood

Posted on November 26th, 2023

Footballers compete at Springwood

On Monday 20th November our football team took to the pitch once more in a 9 a side competition at Springwood High School against 4 other Primary Schools, Gaywood, Ashwicken, St Martha’s and Fairstead. The difference in pitch size from the previous week caused a few nerves but the more they played the more relaxed they became.

Unfortunately, our first and the toughest match was against St Martha’s, who won by 4 goals. The team kept battling but the opposition were very strong. We then went on to Fairstead, Ashwicken and Gaywood winning all 3 and not conceding another goal and scoring 5 in total which left us in second place overall.

It was a good sporting afternoon, with lots of support, great saves and goals, they really worked hard as a team. 

A super performance by everyone.

Well done Foster, Lenny, Dylan, George, Isaac, Isaac, William, Neve and Eadie.


Football report

Posted on November 20th, 2023


National League U 11s 6 a side Football Tournament

@ Lynnsport, 17.11.23


Having entered this event last year with the children saying they had really enjoyed it we thought we would go again. The 13 schools were divided into 2 pools, with us were Denver, Holly Meadows, Flitcham, Ingoldisthorpe, South Wootton and Heacham Athletic and that was the order in which we played. It was a great start winning our first 3 matches, 1-0,4-1,3-0, conceding only 1 goal. We were able to make substitutions to give everyone a taste of the competition. Our 4th match was very competitive and despite our very best efforts we lost 2-1 to Ingoldisthorpe, the eventual winners, who fought out the final against South Wootton, our next opponents, we lost 2-0. At the end of the pool matches we were in 3rd place and played 3rd placed Whitefriars from the other pool, we went on to win 3-0 therefore securing 5th place overall. It was a super team effort with Lenny making some fabulous saves and some super goals scored, Dylan getting a hat trick.

Thank you to the parents for coming and supporting, it makes the world of difference.

This was a great result for our children and a huge amount of credit goes to their ability to encourage and support each other allowing those players who may not have been as confident, to grow and enjoy the experience and want to do more. Their attitude never ceases to amaze me; they are a credit to themselves and our school.

Fantastic Performance!

Neve, Eadie, Pip, Foster, Dylan, Lenny, George, William and Isaac


Posted on November 12th, 2023

Cross Country Finals @ Lynnsport


Our 3 top 10 finalists took part in the West Norfolk Cross Country Finals on Thursday; this meant each of their races had between 40 and 50 participants. It was a sunny morning with a chilly head wind; thankfully the course was familiar, having completed it in the qualifying round. Once again it was top ten who would qualify for the County Finals which this year is going to be held at High Lodge in Thetford.

A few nerves appeared but once the racing started they were busy cheering each other on. Cooper was the first to race, yr3, and ran a very creditable 29th, next up was Neve, yr6, who exceeded her expectations finishing strongly in 16th and finally in the last race of the morning was Dylan who once again finished well to take 15th position.

Although we had no qualifiers for the next round, the children ran their very best races and really could not have done more; they put themselves in the right places, listening to advice but very big gaps developed, stringing out the fields, which proved difficult to bridge.

We were all very proud of them.

Super Effort Neve, Dylan and Cooper.


Dodgeball afternoon

Posted on November 1st, 2023


On Friday afternoon a group of children from KS1 and KS2 attended the first in the series of Omnes activities at Lynnsport.

Mrs Sizeland and Mrs Collison accompanied them. It was a non-competitive event, no scores were taken, it was just about learning and having fun, for some it was their first sporting activity outside of school which made them a little apprehensive but they soon got into their stride. They played against 7 other schools throughout the afternoon, improving with each game.

On returning to school, the vibes were definitely positive from both staff and pupils. These events are such a great way of learning something new but also gaining confidence within an environment away from school.

Cross country news

Posted on November 1st, 2023

Cross Country at Lynnsport

Thursday 12th October

Fortunately it was a dry, relative warm morning, ideal for running. We took 20 children from years 2 – 6 to compete over distances ranging from 600m to 1.6km. The year 2s were first off, boys and girls all raced together due to a lack of competitors but top 3 were awarded medals in each group. It was highly competitive between our children who despite never having run in such a large race proved they could finish well, many of them just outside the top 3. Brogan ran superbly to gin 3rd place and a bronze medal.

The years 3 and 4 ran over a distance of 1km, in fields of 30-40 pupils, having run brilliantly were just outside the top 10, those within qualify for the next round. However Cooper finished in 10th gaining him a place in the next round.

Years 5 and 6 had the task of going last and running the furthest, it was a tough task in large fields but they gave it their all with Neve in 7th and Dylan G in 4th.

As always the children tried their best and supported each other with many of them saying they had improved on last year’s positions which they were pleased about as I was too.

It was a great morning and well done to everyone. Super Effort!


Good Luck to Neve, Dylan and Cooper in the next round.

Fabulous Hockey

Posted on October 9th, 2023

Quicksticks Hockey

On Friday we attended our first event of the year at Lynnsport. It was a lovely day and everyone enjoyed themselves which was the aim, as we fielded a largely inexperienced team. It was a good introduction to the sport and both I and Mrs Collison were very proud of their guts, support for each other and determination to get involved in both the tournament and festival. They followed rules, listened and were sporting in all their games, though disappointed not to reach the semi-finals. It was a good stepping stone for future events. We would have both liked to have nominated the whole team for the player of the day award but as we couldn’t we jointly settled for Alice Hipkin and Maisie Greenacre.

Well done to them and all the children for a great effort.

Reception tour dates new intake September 2024

Posted on September 12th, 2023

Dear Families,


Our school will be open for tours of the whole school and Reception class specifically, for those looking for a Reception place in September 2024, on these dates :-


3rd October 10-11

31st October 10-11

28th November 10-11


Please call the school office to book in 01485 540506.


If these times are not suitable please call the school office and we can rearrange a better time for you.

Contact Details

Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

Sandringham and West Newton Primary School
School Road, West Newton, Norfolk, PE31 6AXUnited Kingdom01485 540506

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