Mrs Joey Hall-Palmer

Life before Longacre

I have been lucky enough to have taught at schools in the UK, Australia and the USA. I lived and taught in Sydney for 8 years which was amazing as I was able to indulge my love of the outdoors and all sports in fantastic weather.  I moved to Longacre from Worth School where I was Head of Sport before going part-time when my second daughter was born. We live at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham where my husband is the Head of Design Technology.

Roles at School

I teach Games and PE at Longacre as well as Forest School. It is very different from teaching in a senior school and I LOVE it! My favourite part of the job is ensuring that everyone has the chance to become the best that they can be, helping them develop a lifetime love of sport and lead an active healthy lifestyle. My favourite part of Forest School is teaching the correct use of tools to all ages. I am passionate about helping children think about others and as such I run the Community Service Club at Longacre. I also run the ski trips and the Land & Wave trip for Form V (both highlights!). I love to see children achieve in different circumstances – they often amaze me.

Away from the Classroom

I am an active and able person with a passion for all sports. I have played most sports to some degree, including several to county and British Universities representative level. I play netball, tennis and touch rugby for local clubs and National League volleyball currently. I am an extremely keen skier who spends most holidays in the snow and have led many trips to various resorts in Europe, Australia and the USA. I love woods, beaches and mountains and am passionate about enabling children to access the amazing British countryside and have opportunities to develop their learning in the outdoors. I enjoy coaching sport, water sports, camping and den building with my two daughters, live music, reading and being outrun by my dog Tommy, a retired racing greyhound!

Scholarship Assessment Day

Join us for our Fairfax Scholarship Assessment Day taking place on Wednesday 25th May for Year 4 and Year 5 entry in September 2022. Applicants will be assessed for academic, sport, music and drama scholarships.

To register your interest or for further information please contact the Registrar, Mrs Lynne Crisp on 01483 893225 or via email: