The Year 5 & 6 Football team are taking part in the Croydon Schools Football League. There are approx 63 schools in the league and we must play 5 other schools in our group both home and away over the course of the season.

There are also two cup competitions, The Primary Cup and the Small Schools Cup.

2018-2019 Football  Match Reports

St John’s vs. Park Hill Primary

St. Johns Football Team had been waiting almost six weeks to play a competitive fixture and were eagerly awaiting East Croydon’ Park Hill Primary. Being the first round of the Small Schools Cup both teams were chopping at the bits and couldn’t wait to get underway.
St. Johns started brightly and began to build in confidence as the game went on and were unlucky to go into the second half 1-0 down. A massive improvement in the second half meant St. Johns fashioned a lot more chances but on the day just fell a little short of a performance deserving of victory. We wish Park Hill all the best for their remaining fixtures.

Player of the Match: Seb Stretton


2017-2018 Football Match Reports

St. Johns vs Orchard Way

Two weeks ago St. John’s school’s football team played against Orchard Way school.  It was an exciting match.  The first goal was quickly scored by our own player Caleb, putting St. John’s in the lead 1-0.  Orchard Way took the kick off again, they made a pass as Ryan tackled the ball from them.  He made his way down the pitch skilling up two of the defenders, and he takes a shot and scored brilliantly!  The score put St. John’s in the lead at half time 2-0.

In the second half Orchard Way started to play more competitively. St. John’s was in danger.  Orchard Way, made it past the goal keeper, changing the score 2-1.  St. John’s matched their play as Ryan once again tackled the ball away from them dribbling up the pitch.  He made a skilled pass to Caleb, and he passed it back, Ryan took a touch and finished it, and soon it was 3-1 to St. John’s.  Orchard Way made five attempts to score but Archie in goal saved them.

Finally, they scored a goal before the final whistle. St. John’s played well and showed great perseverance and determination in the second half and were crowned winners, 3-2 on the day.

Match report by George and Archie W


2016-2017 Football Match Reports

Thursday 2nd December 2016

St. Johns vs Orchard way-rematch

It was an away match where St. Johns were playing Orchard Way.  Coach T told us our line up with Toby in goal Joshua on the left Nathan O in the centre and me on the right. In midfield were Brandon, Isiah with Ethan up top. Noticeable by all the players, as we lined ourselves up into formation there was a buzz of energy and success.

The game started and they took kick off but we talked them straight away and made for the goal. Many opportunity’s came and went but none of them hit the back of the nets. A few minutes later, Ethan took a brilliant shot and it hammered into the back of the nets. The half time whistle blew.

St. John’s 1 Orchard way 0

The second half kicked off. Later Ethan made a daring and epic break down the middle and made an amazing shot, 2-0. As the game drew on Nathan O made a rampage and had a shot. Thankfully it deflected of one of Orchard Way’s defender, 3-0. They took a corner which Toby pushed away but then the Orchard way midfielder almost got the ball but I cleared it on the line.

After a while, Brandon had an awful injury but wonderfully scored this made it 4-0.

The game ended St John’s – 4 Orchard way – 0.


Thursday 9th February 2017

Harris Benson Vs St. John’s    

Last week we travelled to Benson’s and Coach T gave us our line up.  Jack was in goal, Amila in the middle, Shaun on the right and Mohamed on the left.  Brandon and Josiah were in midfield and Ethan was uptop.  We started off quickly and Ethan cleverly ran past four players and shot at the end edge of the box scoring 1-0.

In the second half we had a great chance to score.  Brandon played a pass into the feet of Isaiah.  He had the shot stopped by the keeper and then the rebound blocked. The full time whistle blew.

St. John’s 1 – 0 Bensons

Match report by Nathan, Year 6


Thursday 2nd March 2017

St. John’s Vs Orchard Way

The whistle blew.  We started off strong moving the ball quickly as Coach T told us to before the game.  Then we managed to get a goal through our good play. 1-0.  We then managed to break through the Orchard defence again and score another goal.  The game went on and both sides had many opportunities but none scored, until, Ethan scored again making it 3-0.  Ethan had a hat-trick then scoring again.  Half Time.

The second half started and they managed to beat Jack three times, making it 4-3.  Isaiah then scored a hat-trick making the final score 7-3.


NETBALL – 30th January

On Friday 30th January the year 6 netball team went to Archbishops  Lanfranc for a netball festival.  We started off with some warm up games and were then divided into teams with different schools.  We learned some new netball skills with some of the school’s teachers.  At the end we played mini matches in the teams that we had been practising in.  We played all of the positions.  We all really enjoyed it and wished we could do it again … even though we were exhausted by the end.     – Rosie and Melody

SWIMMING (updated 31.01.15)

This week saw the heats for the 2015 Croydon School’s Swimming Association Gala take place.  Our heat was on Wednesday morning at South Norwood Leisure Centre.  For some of the children it was their first time at such an event and so nerves and anticipation were at a high.  This added to the atmosphere and clearly to the swimming as everyone swam fabulously.  Now we just need to await the results and see if St John’s will be attending the finals, which will be held on 12th March at Trinity School swimming pool (ticket only event).

As a one form entry school it is hard for us to be represented in every race, but despite this, we have shown great promise with our swim team.  Watch this space as we progress towards the big day.

Our ‘Improving Swimmer’s Club’ starts back next Monday 26th January.

MULTI-SPORTS – 27th January 2015

On Tuesday 27th January Tiger Class took part in a Multi-Skills session with Benson Academy at Shirley High School.  The session was well received and the children were led by the Young Leaders in Year 7.  Many of the children learned new skills, rules and aspects of games including –

Bulldog, Crust and Crumbs, Basketball, Football, Handball, Netball.

Comments from Tiger Class
I really enjoyed multi skills.  The best sport was Handball.  We threw the football into the goal.  It was really fun.  The other sports were Netball, Basketball and Football.  In Netball we were practising passes.  In Basketball we were bouncing and in Football we were kicking the ball and Rhiannon the goalkeeper was really good.  We also played warm up games.  I would recommend it to others! – Isabelle
Multi skills was fantastic.  I thought that the Coaches were brilliant and did their job very well.  I had so much fun playing games and I cannot even choose the best one.  I learnt that there are seven people on a netball pitch at once.  I really loved coming to Shirley High and learning these new skills! – Ben
We had an enjoyable morning during multi skills at Shirley High School.  Bensons also came to the skills.  The Coaches were really kind and they were also very athletic.  The ball skills were football, basketball, netball and throwing.  We also played bulldog.  My favourite ball game was basketball and we did some moving around while bouncing the ball.  We also tried shooting the ball in the net which was really fun.  I really enjoyed multi skills and I hope to go again! – Ashwiyn
We went to multi sports at Shirley High.  It was amazing and we shared with Bensons School.  For our first game we were put into partners and I was paired with one of my best friends, Hannah.  We had to find different ways to throw a ball to each other.  Then we swapped to the next activity and we played Piggy in the middle.  We then swopped groups and we played my favourite game, Bulldog and every time, no matter how hard I tried, I always got tagged.  Sadly, we needed to go back to school but we really enjoyed the day. – Rhiannon
We learnt many new skills at Shirley High School.  I would like to go there again because the leaders were really kind and helpful to us and Bensons School year 3.  The students were just in year 7.  In conclusion, they were energetic and fantastic coaches. – Adam
Multi-sports was fun and exciting.  We had a great time.  When we arrived we got into teams then we went to the first activity which was Basketball.  The activities were, netball, throwing and catching and football.  My favourite sport was the throwing and catching because the coaches were holding a hoola hoop which was moving.  Then we had to throw a bean bag into the hoop. – Lucie McHugh


Well it is Cross Country Season and St John’s children have been working hard participating in different events.  On Monday 5th October some Year 5 and Year 6 children took part in the Croydon School’s Sports Partnership Cross Country competition running 1700 metres around Lloyd Park.  Well done to Brandon, Tom, Edmund, Joshua, Ethan L, David, Kian, Josiah, Nathan, Irene, Shanti, Esther, Rachel H, Charlotte, Emma, Cem, Thomas, Ethan R, Tasha, Amelie and Skitta. All of them gave 100% and were extremely supportive towards each other and a real credit to St. John’s.  They should all be incredibly proud of themselves as the course was even more challenging in the rain.  Some of our Year 5 boys ran particularly well taking 25th (Nathan) and 26th place (Ethan).

On Thursday 15th October ,it was the turn of Year 3 & 4 to run cross country in Lloyd Park.  Well done to Sarita, Rhianna, Zoe C, Emily C, Leo U, Henry C, Sebastian, Isaiah, Noah, Joshua, George, Ethan F, Ben L, Zain, Ethan C, Caleb, Ryan, James, Ben F, Adam and Ashwiyn.The course was quite a challenge and the children did a fantastic job. All of them gave 100% and their attitude and behaviour on the day was a real credit to them as individuals as well as St John’s. Congratulations to Rhiana who placed 1st in the Year 4 girls event and Caleb who placed 2nd in the Year 4 boys event.



A first for St John’s, ten brave players tried their hardest to learn the rules of TAG Rugby so as to take part in a tournament betwenn local Croydon schools.  Having almost no experience the team managed to get through the qualifier and reach the final (along with 5 other schools) on a rather damp and drizzly afternoon.

The team played very well and had a much stronger grasp of the techniques of the game than in previous matches.  To be fair to the team, they visibly improved over the course of the tournament afternoon itself, with one observer commenting on just how much they had improved in just two weeks.

The team (made up of 5 boys and 5 girls from Year’s 5 and 6) played really well and did not let their ‘novice’ status affect their determination to try harder and learn from their opponents.  Desite the cold weather all the children enjoyed the tournament and should be proud of their achievements.


Please talk to Mr Murphy if you have any questions or suggestions in relation to the PE and sport at the school.