PE Fixture Match Reports

Results so far...

22/9/16 Boys A  Cup Woodside (A) W 1-0
29/9/16 Girls A  Tournament  4th  
30/9/16 Boys A League  Harris (H)  W 2-1
30/9/16 Boys B Cup Abbotts Hall (A) W 3-1
4/10/16 Boys A League St Thomas (H) W 2-0
5/10/16 Girls B Cup West Thurrock (A) L 1-0
7/10/16 Boys A Tournament Winners (see photograph below)  
10/10/16 Boys B League Thameside (H) W 6-0
11/10/16 Boys A League Stifford Clays (A) W 1-0
12/10/16 Girls A Cup Arthur Bugler (H) W 6-0
13/10/16 Boys B League Belmont Castle (H) W 5-3
1/11/16 Girls A League Thameside (H) W 5-0
4/11/16 Boys A Cup Benyon (A)  W 6-1
8/11/16 Girls A League Quarry Hill (H) W 4-0
8/11/16 Girls B League Quarry Hill (H) W 1-0
8/11/16 Boys B Cup Woodside B (A) W 4-0
9/11/16 Boys A League Tudor Court (H) D 1-1
9/11/16 Boys B League Tudor Court (H)  W 2-0
16/11/16 Boys A League Little Thurrock (H) D 3-3
16/11/16 Girls A League Little Thurrock (H) W 2-0
18/11/16 Boys A League Lansdowne (A) W 6-1
21/11/16 Boys B League St Thomas' (A) D 1-1
22/11/16 Girls A League St Thomas' (H) W 5-1
25/11/16 Girls A League Deneholm (A) W 4-0
29/11/16 Girls A Cup Quarry Hill (A) W 2-1
2/12/16 Boys A League Thameside (H) W 3-1
5/12/16 Girls B League Tudor Court (H) L 1-0

Winning well this year! #GoGPFS

Thurrock SSP Trophy 7 Oct 16

Report from:
Mr Long
Girls Cricket May 2016

The Gateway Primary Free School recently took two girls teams to the Thurrock SSP girls’ cricket tournament. Team B won two games in their group and losing one game to qualify for the 3rd and 4th playoff game, which sadly ended in a loss for this very close run match.

Team A went through the group unbeaten and scoring over 250 runs in each game before heading to the final against a strong Warren Primary School team, the same team who beat the Free School’s B team earlier in the tournament.

With some fine straight bowling and some big hitting, this ensured that the A team once again took home the honour of being Thurrock SSP girls’ cricket winners! The A team have again qualified for the girls Essex Cricket finals for a second successive year!

Team Coach, Mr Rob Long, said “All the teams played really well and worked hard to graft out some good performances.”

GPFS Girls Cricket

Report from:
Mr Long
Sporting round-up for 2014-15

This has been a successful year for the Gateway Primary Free School as we have participated in some events for the first time and have been able to fill the quota of a full team.  Not only have we done this but we have also competed at the highest level.


The boys football team had a good season by finishing 3rd in the league and narrowly missing out on a playoff spot by 1 point. They reached the Thurrock cup ¼ final and finished 4th in the Thurrock SSP tournament.

The girls football team enjoyed a very successful season by finishing 2nd in the league, 2nd in the Thurrock SSP tournament and finishing runners up in the Thurrock Cup final.  The girls season ended on a high note after they won the LTD Tournament. The girls team also managed to beat the best girl’s school football team in Essex twice.

Cross Country

This is the first year that the Free School have had the opportunity to field a team for every year group and category.  Each child that attended gave everything they had and did really well.  The Free School managed to achieve a top 8 finish overall with the Year 6 boys finishing joint top in their category.

Following on from this success, for the first time in the Free Schools history we were able to compete at the Essex Cross Country Finals.

Quad Kids

Again this is the first year that the Free School has fielded a team for each category.  The Free School sent a Key Stage 1 team, a Lower Key Stage 2 team and an Upper Key Stage 2 team.

All the teams worked extremely hard against 10 other schools in the district in four different events which were; Sprints, Long Distance, Standing Long Jump and Vortex Howler throw.

  • Key Stage 1 finished in 4th place, only 26 points off of a bronze medal spot.
  • Upper Key Stage 2 finished in 3rd place and took bronze with an individual gold medal for best all round individual performance.
  • Lower Key Stage 2 finished in 1st place by over 150 points and took the gold medals.

The Lower Key Stage 2 team then went on to represent the Free School at the Essex games where they faced the best 11 schools from their respective districts.  They worked hard and had an enjoyable day showing off their talents and finished 4th in the county.

Borough Olympics/District Sports

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 went to Blackshots to represent the school against the top 9 schools for athletics in Thurrock. The children competed in sports such as: Sprints, 600m, Relay, Tennis ball throw, Long Jump, Javelin, Shot Put and Rounders ball throw. The Gateway Primary Free School came away with 6 gold medals, 9 silver medals, 3 bronze medals and ten 4th place finishes. Overall the Gateway Primary Free School finished 3rd.

Great result!


The boys cricket team this year had a decent season reaching the 1/4 of the cup and finishing 3rd in the league.  Throughout the season the boys improved and showed some excellent cricket and learning new skills. The girls enjoyed a lot of success this season in winning the league, winning the Thurrock SSP tournament and being the cup runners up. Along with this, the girls went on to represent the Free School at the Essex finals where they finished 3rd in the county.

Well done!

Report from:
Mr Long
Tuesday 5 May 2015

The Gateway Primary Free School Girls football team recently took part in the LTD Girls Football Tournament at Aveley Fireman’s Club.

They faced a tough group stage against Horndon Primary School and Stifford Clays Primary School. The girls faced Horndon first and managed a convincing 2-0 win with S. Baldwin and A. Avery scoring the goals. The second game was more closely contested against Stifford Clays with E. Williams having to make some superb saves in the Free School Goal.

However, the turning point in the game was a handball inside the penalty area by Stifford Clays which awarded the Free School a penalty. The penalty was slotted home by S. Baldwin to win the game 1-0 and in turn put the Free School girls in to the semi-final.

The Semi-final was a fiercely contested game with Woodside with chances at either end and ended 0-0 at full time. The game went to a penalty shootout. The girls collected their nerves and won 3-1 with the scorers being C. Davey, S. Baldwin and A. Avery.  The girls then went on to the final.

The final was played against St Thomas and was a very tough game and the Free School girls battled hard and kept St Thomas from scoring. The game finished 0-0. Another penalty shootout for the Free School girls. The girls won an impressive 4-3 on penalties to earn the trophy they have richly deserved.

The girls represented the school fantastically all season, their attitude towards the games and the effort they put in to help each other out was admirable.  They showed great team work and tenacity to ensure that they finally won the trophy!

Team coach, Mr Rob Long, said “The girls really deserve this trophy and the winner medals that comes with it.  I can hold no higher praise for such an incredible team of girls - well done!  The Gateway Primary Free School is proud of you all.”

GPFS Girls Football

Report from:
Mr Long
Friday 6 March 2015

Gateway Primary Free School recently played their cup semi-final at home to Woodside; a game which was sure to be close!

The game was fiercely contended in the midfield for most of the game with Gateway Primary having a breakaway chance now and then. However, it was Woodside who maintained most of the possession with the ball but found it impossible to break down the Gateway Primary defence.

This was the pattern for the majority of the match. It wasn’t until the second half when Gateway Primary started to look more dangerous going forward with Highly M, Sophie B and Amelia A forcing the Woodside goalkeeper into good saves.

As the game grew older it looked as though extra time would be needed to separate these two teams, until a corner was won by Chloe D, making its way into the net 1-0.

Two minutes later, another Woodside attack was broken down by some excellent defending by the Gateway Primary girls, which led to a counter attack. The ball was fizzed across the Woodside box to Sophie B whom tucked the ball into the top corner of the goal to surely put the game out of reach at 2-0. The game continued for a few more minutes with Gateway Primary defending solidly which resulted at the end of the match with Woodside having no shots on goal.

Full time: Gateway Primary Free School 2-0 Woodside

Team coach, Mr Rob Long, said “The girls committed themselves brilliantly to this game and did not stop running until the very end. Every ball was fought for and the desire to win was just fantastic. On to the cup final now against Arthur Bugler on 23 March at Tudor Court. You have done yourselves and the school proud. Well done girls!”

Team: Emma W, Jennifer S, Chloe D, Teigan B, Bryony S, Highly M, Sophie B and Amelia A.

Report from:
Mr Long
Wednesday 11 February 2015

Girls Football

The Gateway Primary Free School girl’s football team travelled to Deneholm Primary School for an eagerly anticipated cup quarter final. Deneholm being crowned the best team in Essex and will be heading to the southern finals were favourites for this encounter.

The first half was quiet as both teams cancelled each other out, with the Free School limiting Deneholm to long range shots which were no problem for Emma W on goal.

The Gateway Primary Free School girls were more attacking in the second half and this proved profitable when Amelia A out-muscled a couple of Deneholm defenders before sliding the ball past the keeper into the bottom corner of the net to give the Free School the lead 1-0. Five minutes later a shot from outside the box from Sophie B was well saved by the Denholm keeper.

Deneholm began to put pressure on the Free School defence but they were standing firm and did not look like conceding a goal. However a few moments later a powerful shot was deemed to have struck the arm of one of the Free School defenders and was given as a penalty by the referee.  The penalty was hit hard in to the bottom corner 1-1.

With the game entering the final minutes both teams were pressing for a winner forcing both goalkeepers into making saves. Moments from time the Free School were on the attack when a fantastic tackle denied Amelia A a shooting chance landed at the feet of Sophie B who was standing just inside the halfway line before looking up and unleashing an unstoppable shot which flew over the goalkeeper into the back of the net.  A goal which was greeted by jubilant cheers and applause from both sets of parents watching the game.  A goal worthy of winning any game 2-1.

The final seconds of the game saw the Free School girls defending solidly to deny Deneholm any chances to score an equaliser.

At the final whistle the girls could not believe that they had achieved a win against a very strong Deneholm team.

The girls now go onto the Semi-Final to face either Woodside or Harris.

The praise from parents about the game and the players was fantastic. The girls played brilliantly, battled hard, showed no fear and wanted to win the game. 

“I can hold no higher praise for the team on that performance, they worked hard as team, showed great attitude and helped each other out. A top performance by a fantastic bunch of girls. Well done, you deserve it.” Mr Long, teach coach.

Team: Emma W, Jennifer S, Chloe D, Tiegan B, Highly M, Sophie B, Amelia A & Bryony S.