Sports Hall Project

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2016-2017 has been a good year of sport at Patcham High School. We have ever increasing levels of participation and many of our students are competing at high level. Sport is so important to the physical health and general well-being of all our young people. However, our facilities don’t fully reflect the passion and ambition we havefor sport, so we continue with our determination to raise funds to pay for the planning of a new Community Sports Hall and 4G pitch.

Since October our students have embarked on a range of innovation fundraising activities. I have been extremely proud of their efforts. We have managed to raise enough money to pay for a full feasibility study and we have banked a further £5,000 to go towards payment for planning.

Our aim is to reach our target of £15,000, to cover the total cost of planning process, by the end of the summer term. This means that we need to raise another £10,000 in the next month and a half. We have planned a Sports Quiz at the school on the evening of June 16th and we will be holding a non-school uniform day in early July. However, the main reason for this page is to direct you to our Just Giving page which we are hopeful you may be able to contribute. All and any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

We are determined to do the very best for both our students and the community. It would be fantastic if you could get fully behind us with this initiative.

Thank you very much for your support.

Kind regards,

John McKee


Map of proposal


Katie Price
Television Personality and Glamour Model

I loved my sport when I was at Patcham, Running was my big thing and I was really proud to represent the school. As a mum I know how important physical exercise is for kids and I reckon the kids at Patcham High deserve the best facilities they can get. I still have friends who live in and around Patcham and I think the new sports hall and the all-weather pitches will be brilliant for them and their families and anyone else in the area who’s into sport.



Gary Wallis-Tayler & Keith Greenfield
Competitions & Education Projects Officer, Director of Sussex Cricket
Sussex Cricket Foundation

Cricket at Patcham High School and in the local community has grown significantly over the last few years thanks to the help and endeavour of the PE team at Patcham High School. These proposed new facilities are crucial to the continuing ongoing development of cricket and all other sports based in and around the school and local area. We strongly believe that these facilities will give children & adults access to quality sports provision for many years to come.


Patcham United FC

Patcham United Football Club is a grass roots, local community club.  Founded in 1992, the club continues to thrive and provides a safe fun environment for children from age 6 to age 16.  We currently have more than 200 players signed to the club.  

Locating training and playing facilities within the local area to be able to accommodate all our teams and age groups can be a real challenge.

The implementation of these new sports facilities within Patcham High School would be of great benefit in providing all weather training facilities for all the children connected with the club.

We therefore fully support the plans for the new sports hall and all weather pitch and look forward to working in partnership with the school to enable to works to be completed.


Tim Holtam
Founder Director
Brighton Table Tennis Club

Brighton Table Tennis Club has an extremely strong relationship with Patcham High School. All of our best players since we founded the club  10 years ago have all come from Patcham High and we have had some great success, locally and nationally. The under 16 boys team got to the National Schools Semi Finals in 2017 and Jodie Morris, in year 9 is the number 1 player in Sussex for her age.

A Table Tennis facility at Patcham would be transformative to both participation and excellence at the school. We already have ex students coming in to run breakfast, lunch time and after school clubs and better facilities would allow for deepening the existing partnership between the club and the school. The support from absolutely everyone at Patcham High to BTTC has been pivotal to the growth of the club since 2007.