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21 June

Tuesday 18 June – U14 Sister n Sport Football Finals 

The U14 team travelled to Loughborough University for National Finals Day. The opening fixture was against The Grange school in what turned out to be a close match up. After a competitive first half the score was 1-1 at half time. During the second half the girls started to create more chances and were more dominant in midfield with Liv scoring 3 goals to seal a 3-1 win and a place in the final.  

Stratford awaited in the final and the team really started well, controlling the game in midfield, and creating several chances before finally going ahead after a penalty was awarded, with Megan putting the penalty away. Stratford brought the scores level in the second half and the game went to a penalty shoot-out. After going behind early in the penalty count Stratford had a chance to win it, but our keeper pulled of a great save and Claudia scored to send it to sudden death. Each team missed a couple of pens before Eloise stepped up and scored the winning pen. It was a wonderful team performance and they fully deserved to with the final and lift the trophy. 

Thursday 20th June – U13 ISFA Independent Schools U13 Girls Cup National Finals Day 

It was back to St George’s Park again, following the girls' victory in the regional qualifiers back in April. With the best schools attending the finals it was extremely competitive with the opening game against Surbiton proving just that. After going down to an early goal in the first half the girls battled back and scored a late goal to earn a draw and an opening point. We played Beechwood in the second game, and this proved to be our toughest fixture, going down 5-0. We had the better of the play against Berkhamsted before conceding a goal right at the end of play, eventually going down 1-0. Our final match against Bolton school ended 0-0. It was a great achievement to win the regional qualifiers and play in the national finals.  

Athletics

Meanwhile, our athletes did us proud at a prestigious ISA meeting at the Alexander Stadium - there were many tremendous performances and results to celebrate, with Freya in Year 7 being crowned national 800m champion with a new national schools record.

14 June

Wednesday 5 June – U18 Tennis 

Congratulations to our U18 tennis team who beat Ellesmere college in a nail-biting championship tie-break to win a spot at the National Championship Finals in Nottingham in two weeks' time. The whole squad have performed excellently in the matches leading up to this point and each one of them has played an invaluable part in the team’s success. Congratulations to the team; Holly, Ottelia, Ellie, Marina and Maddie and good luck at Nationals! 

Saturday 8 June - WSAA 

We had 15 pupils from King’s High competing at the Warwickshire Schools Athletics Track and Field Championships on Saturday. All pupils competed extremely well and excelled in their events, and a huge well done to Sorell for getting the new County record in Hammer.  

Congratulations to Annabel, Imogen, Esha and Sorell for qualifying for the Mason Trophy on Saturday 15 June. Good luck to you all. 

Monday 10 June - Regional B Athletic Finals

Our junior and inter teams competed at the English Schools Track and Field Regional B finals on Monday. Well done to all those who competed and a massive well done to our Junior team who finished in 1st place and the Inter team finishing in 3rd place. 

Monday 10 June – U14 Football Sister n Sport Quarterfinal

After a long break from not playing a fixture, it was a good opportunity for our U14 team to play a competitive game. It did not take the girls long to get on the score sheet, with the opening 3 goals coming after 10 mins. The team controlled the game in the midfield and often created chances to score. By half time it was 4-0 and the team were well in control. 

It was sustained pressure in the second half and the team converted another 5 goals with a number of our year 8 girls scoring. The final score was 9-0 and the team progress to the finals at Loughborough on Tue 18 June. 

Equestrian

Purdie competed at the 90cm, Cotswold Cup Eventing Qualifier at Solihull Riding Club.  She had a good day, jumping double clear and finishing inside the time, resulting in her placing 4th.  Well done, Purdie. 

 

Many congratulations to our King’s High equestrian team who qualified for and competed in the NSEA National Championships at Hickstead. Many congratulations to Eleanor, Tillie, Purdie, Iona, Minnie, Sarra and Francesca (Warwick Prep). Eleanor came first in Novice Dressage, with Tillie placed second in Advanced Showjumping.

7 June

Cricket

The U13 team were up bright and early on Tuesday for the long journey to Gosfield in Essex for the ISA Tournament. The day consisted of 4 matches and was a great learning experience for the team consisting of both Year 7s and Year 8s. We were up against tough competition in our first game; the team held their own but despite 2 excellent wickets from Georgia and Xanthe and confident fielding, the game ended in a loss - 72 for 4 against 98 for 2. Our second match was again tough competition; some efficient fielding resulted in our first wicket, but this unfortunately wasn’t enough to win the game. During the final game, the team fielded well together and with a catch from Sally and an excellent innings from Remy and Elektra, the team won the match by 20 runs. The team finished in 3rd place - well done everyone! 

Skiing

Congratulations to Kitty who has been offered a place in the National Schools Alpine Ski Squad 2024-2025 following her successes throughout this season at National events. 

Two of our senior skiers, Kitty and Alya were fortunate to attend a training camp over the half term break to work on their racing skills. The camp took place at SnowWorld Landgraaf which has the longest indoor ski slope in Europe. We look forward to hearing how they get on when they combine with the other members of the King’s High ski race teams at both the ESSkiA and the British Schools Indoor Championships in June and July. 

Badminton

Congratulations to Isabel (Year 7) who has been offered a place in the Warwickshire Schools Badminton Squad.  We looking forward to hearing how you get on. 

Equestrian

Congratulations to Ellie & Cally who won the NSEA Novice Dressage Championship competition at Hickstead.  An incredible achievement with a fantastic score of 70.71%, way ahead of their nearest rivals who finished on 65%.  They also jumped a super clear round in the 90cm Eventer Challenge, with a strong finish well inside the top half, in a field of 80 competitors. 

Also congratulations to Tillie who came 2nd in a very competitive 1.10m County Showjumping Championships, Purdie came 4th in the 90cm County Show jumping Championships and Iona came 4th in the 70cm Jumping with Style Qualifier, Qualifying for the Championships later in the year.  Some incredible achievements for the girls!  




21 May

Equestrian

Tara and her pony Tiggy attended the Swalcliffe Schools Equestrian Games Eventing qualifier on Sunday 21st April.  Despite challenging ground conditions, Tara achieved a good dressage score resulting in her standing in 3rd place before the showjumping and cross-country phases.  She jumped a double clear in these phases resulting in her moving up the rankings and finishing in a very respectable 2nd place!

Tara also attended a showjumping competition at Allens Hill, placing 7th in the 70cm and 9th in the 80cm.

Tillie, Purdie, Arabella and Mila, all achieved some fabulous results at Allens Hill on the 11th May, achieving numerous qualifications for the NSEA National Championships at Addington in October.  Mila placed 3rd in the 70cm, Purdie placed 2nd in the 90cm, Arabella placed 1st and Mila placed 4th in the 1m, with all the girls qualifying for Addington.  The 1m team also placed first, picking up a team qualification.  Tillie competed in the 1.10m Hickstead Elite Qualifier, placing 1st and picking up qualification to the Hickstead Championships as well as the NSEA Championships at Addington.

17 May

Friday 10th May – U12 Tennis v Bromsgrove 

28 year 7s headed off to Bromsgrove on Friday afternoon for a block tennis fixture, many of the players representing the school for the first time in tennis. A lovely sunny afternoon was the back drop of some well played fixtures and the A, B and C teams all came away with comfortable wins.  

Monday 13th May – Y9/10 Athletics v Warwick, Princethorpe & Bablake and Wednesday 15th May – Y7/8 Athletics v Warwick Princethorpe & Solihull Arden 

The Year 7, 8, 9 and 10’s had a friendly Athletics fixture against Warwick, Princethorpe, Arden and Bablake this week. All pupils that attend Athletics club were given the opportunity to compete with many successes and wins across the board in all disciplines. Well done to all those involved.  

Wednesday 15th May – ESSA Waterpolo Nationals 

The Under 13 waterpolo team had a fabulous day in the National finals playing some very good polo. In their pool they came up against some very strong opponents who eventually went onto be placed 1st and 2nd.In their final match the played Manchester High School for Girls and won 6-0. The team spirit and camaraderie were brilliant and with majority of the King’s team being Year 7’s they did incredibly well. A big thank you to Mr Greenwood for all his hard work in getting the girls into the finals 

Wednesday 15th May – District Athletics 

A lovely afternoon at Edmondscote Athletics track for the Year 9/10 Area Trials. Well done to all those athletes who competed with a special mention to Annabel, Imogen, Ellie, Annie, Esha and Caitlin for winning their events and onto represent Warwickshire at the next round. 

10 May

Friday 3 May – U13 ISA Tennis Competition 

The U13 tennis team travelled to New Hall school in Essex in some monsoon conditions to compete in the National ISA tennis competition. They whole team performed fabulously and demonstrated amazing resilience and determination in the conditions. In the singles competition, congratulations to Jasmine who won the plate title and Ava and Harriet who shared third place in the cup competition. Jasmine and Isla then went on to win the plate doubles title and Ava and Harriet took the cup doubles trophy.  

Tuesday 7 May – Athletics ESAA Schools Cup Round 1 

A team of Junior and Inter girls competed in their first athletics competition of the season at Rugby Athletics Track. A great day had by all finishing 2nd place in the Juniors and 1st place in the Inters, seeing both teams through to the Midlands Rounds in June. Well done to all those involved.   

Swimming

Congratulations to Abigail who competed at the West Midlands Regional Swimming Championships.   After an epic 5 days of competition over the last 2 weekends, Charlie has been crowned regional champion in the following events: 200IM, 400IM, 100 free, 200 free, 400 free and 200 breast.  Amazing swimming. 

 

Equestrian

Ellie and Cally competed at Swalcliffe for the 90cm Schools Equestrian Games last Sunday, in extremely tough conditions. They had the joint best dressage score in their section, and placed 4th overall. This qualifies them for the Championships which will be held at Dauntsey in September.

 

Fencing

Our fencing team had a busy bank holiday weekend (4-6 May) where they travelled to Sheffield to fence in the ‘British Youth Championships’ ‘National Age Group Finals’ held at the ‘England Institute of Sport’. 

On Saturday Charlotta fenced in the under 14 Girls Epee. She won three and lost two in her pool seeding her 24th out of 59. She devastated her first opponent 12-1 in the first round of the eliminations, but lost 12-7 to the number 9 seed in the next round. She finished 25th 

Alice was fencing Foil in the under 16’s, where she got a victory in her pool to be seeded 44th. She went out 15-4 to the number 21 seed. She finished as seeded in 44th. 

Meanwhile Hope was competing in the highly competitive under 18 Girls Epee. Seeded 23rd after the pools she went out 15-4, to the number 10 seed, in the first round of eliminations. She finished 23rd. 

Sunday saw Charlotta and Alice returning.  This time Charlotta was fencing in the under 14 Girls Foil. Once again she won three fights in her pool to be seeded 27th. She won a very close fight in the first elimination round 12-11, before losing in the second round 12-6 to the number 6 seed. She finished as seeded in 27th. 

Alice was fencing in the under 16 Epee. She scored two good wins in her pool and was seeded 30th. Unfortunately, this drew her against another West Midlands fencer in the first round. She lost 15-8 to finish in 37th. 

Well done girls on taking part at the National Championships. Some very promising results.

3 May

Friday 26 April – U12 Cricket v Princethorpe

On a sunny Friday afternoon the U12 A, B and c travelled to Princethorpe for their first cricket game of the season. After some refreshing of the rules they performed fantastically all improving in the second innings. The A team narrowly lost but the B and C came away victorious. 

Saturday 27 April – Midlands Tennis Tournament

King’s once again hosted the Midlands Girls School tennis tournament on Saturday which was played for the 112th time. Despite the weather doing its best to ruin proceedings there was some fabulous tennis on display by all who took part. King’s did fantastically well with Ellie and Freya finishing as runners up in the second pair competition and Maddie and Holly taking the second pair title. After many years of King’s players making it to the main final but never quite getting the win, we were all delighted to see Ottelia and Marina hold the monumental trophy aloft after a convincing win 6-2 over Bromsgrove. Huge congratulations to them; the first time King’s have won this tournament since 1999.  

 

Saturday 27 April – Cricket v Bromsgrove

On a cold blustery morning the U13 and B team played away at Bromsgrove. The A team were a little rusty losing a few early wickets, but they fought back fantastically to narrowly lose by one run. The B team played superbly to comfortably win with some outstanding performances.  

Tuesday 30 April – U15 Cricket v Stowe

Tuesday proved to be the day for cricket with fabulous sunshine and performances on display. The U15 team travelled to compete in this first round match of the National T100 Cup competition. We were put in the bat first and never looked back with Bibi and Xanthe posting a 100+ partnership which was only ended on the 90th ball. With a score of 134 to defend the team took to the field. An initially stubborn opening partnership from Stowe was ended for 20 with a superb catch by Charlotte and from that point we didn’t look back. King’s eventually bowled Stowe out for a score of 55 winning by 79 runs.  

Tuesday 30 April – U13/U15 Swimming Gala

Our King’s swimmers faced King’s Worcester on Tuesday alongside Warwick School. It was an incredibly close fixture for our Year 7’s, 8’, 9’s and 10’s with both schools on equal points of 30 at the time of the last four races. Highlights include Flossie's 50m front crawl, Charlotte stepping up to support the team in the 50m backstroke and Florence's breaststroke. Our team was delighted to win this fixture, Well done girls and Warwick School.  

Wednesday 1 May – U13 Football Qualifiers

King's hosted the ISFA U13 Regional qualifier with 10 teams participating in 2 groups of 5. On a warm muggy morning the girls won two of their opening group games and and two 0-0 draws saw them finish in second place in the group. This was a great effort, keeping clean sheets in all matches with Amber making some important saves in the goal. King's played Oxford in the semi-final and a convincing 4-0 win for the girls saw them into the final.  In a close fought match the game finished 0-0 in normal and extra time.  The game would be decided on a penalty shoot-out with each team taking 3 penalties.  Repton missed their first pens and King's coolly slotted home both pens and won the final 2-0.  This was a great team performance and the girls qualified to National Final Day at St George’s Park on Thursday 20 June 24. 

Wednesday 1 May – U18 Tennis Knockout Competition v Bromsgrove

King’s took on Bromsgrove in the 3rd round of the U18 National Abardere cup on Wednesday. After a number of close matches against them recently the team knew they had to be at their best to take the win. Despite some nervous moments in the singles and players battling through adversity, the team took an 8-4 victory and proceed through to the final round of Regional stage of the competition. Well done to Ottelia, Ellie, Holly, Maddie and Marina.  

Thursday 2 May – U12 Football GSA Tournament

The U12 team participated in the GSA 7 a side tournament, which saw over 20 schools taking part. The girls played 3 games in the morning fixtures. The results determined which cup competition each progressed into the afternoon tournament.  The girls played some outstanding football to win all 3 morning fixtures and progress to the main cup competition. Another superb performance from Amber in goal allowed the team to clinch top spot. The afternoon draw saw us in a group of 3 teams. Unfortunately, we lost 3-0 to a good Berkhamsted team before beating London 2-0 and into a play off for third and fourth place. In the final match we played Channing from London. In a close fought game we went 1-0 up in the first half but conceded a penalty in the dying seconds of the game. Again, Amber pulled off a brilliant save and we held on to with the match 1-0. Overall, we finished in third position in the main cup. This was a great achievement considering the girls have not played many fixtures this season, but the team cohesion, work rate and determination was clear to see, and they deserved the third-place finish. 

 

Thursday 2 May – U15 ISA Tennis Competition

The U15 tennis team headed to New Hall school in Esseex on Thursday to take part in the ISA National Tennis tournament. The change of venue this year brought lots of new teams to the event and meant challenging competition from the King’s players who all competed in the singles and doubles events. Some fabulous play from all the team and congratulation to Ellie who finished as runner up in the singles cup competition, Matilda who was runner up in the singles plate competition and Ellie and Ava who finished in third place in the doubles, beating Daya and Macey in the play off.  

ESSkiA Alpine Squads 

Holly, Alex and Kitty have recently returned from their respective Alpine training camps in Geilo, Norway, with the English Schools Ski Association.  They were selected for the squads following their performances in the 2023 Autumn ESSkiA race series. Training took place in Slalom and Giant Slalom alongside selected skiers from around the country. Off the slopes there were fitness sessions as well as video and technical feedback from their race coaches. The girls also fine tuned their abilities in ski prep and maintenance. 

 

 


NSSA English Schools Indoor Open Ski Championships 

On 29 April, 17 Foundation skiers headed to Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre for the Indoor Open Championships. It was a very competitive day and there were some great performances from our racers. 

Out of the 16 senior girls teams competing, King's High A team (Kitty, Alex, Frankie, Holly) gained a well earned 2nd podium position with the B team ( Alya, Lydia, Carys, Hermione) placing a good 5th.  A great result for both teams! 

 

The U14s had a strong field of 33 skiers in which Holly raced into 8th place and Lydia into 9th, both gaining valuable points for their teams. 

In the U16s, Kitty and Alex skied fast into 3rd and 6th places with Kitty gaining a podium position. Alya did a great second run placing her 8th. Frankie and Carys skied good runs for their teams, as did Hermione in the U19s. 

Street Dance

Congratulations to our Street Dancers who took part in the Schools Street Dance Competition last Friday.  Results are as follows: 

KS3 Set Routine: 2nd Place for the Friday club dancers & 3rd Place for the Tuesday club dancers 

KS4 Set Routine: 2nd Place  

KS3 Solos: Millie 4th, Sally 5th, Chloe 6th, Eva 9th 

KS4 Solos: Youkaeshana 1st & Betsy 2nd 

26 April

Equestrian

Purdie attended a British Showjumping Just for Schools competition, competing in both the 90cm and the 1m class. Two fabulous rounds saw her win the 90cm and place 2nd in the 1m!

Tillie competed in one-day event at Oxtalls, placing 7th with a double clear at BE U18 100. A great result after arriving 4 hours later than planned after a tyre blowout en route, a very quick XC course walk and shortened dressage warm up in order to slot in before the section ended!

Saturday 20 April – Cricket v Princethorpe

The sun finally made an appearance during the U13s first match of the season against Princethorpe. The 13As had an extremely evenly match game, with some very consistent bowling and strong batting on show. King’s High entered the second innings only 6 runs behind, but despite both teams scoring 241 runs in the second innings, this wasn’t quite enough to secure a win. The U13B team had some tough competition but took advantage of gaining match experience and showed huge improvements throughout the game. 

A really strong performance for the U14A team away, securing a win by 68 runs. With confident performances in all elements of the game alongside excellent communication and teamwork, the U14 team have an exciting season ahead! 

Saturday 20 April – Tennis v Stamford

The U12 and U13 tennis teams had their first weekend tennis fixture against Stamford. Both year groups A and B teams played some excellent tennis putting on a very dominant display. The teams had opportunities to practise both their doubles and singles games. It was great to see so many tennis players out on the first Saturday of the season.  

Saturday 20 April – Tennis v Bromsgrove

The sun was shining for our fixtures on Saturday afternoon. We had 2 U14 and 2 U15 teams out, and the standard of tennis didn’t disappoint. The U14A match was well contested, with some fantastic rallies on show. Despite some excellent competition, King’s took the overall win dominating in a number of their matches. 

Wednesday 24 April – ESSA U13 Waterpolo

A fabulous performance from the Under 13 waterpolo squad who played some very exciting matches at Highgate School. The girls learnt so much from this tournament, all taking an active role in the matches.  Their first match against Notting Hill and Ealing High School ended in a draw 4-4. The next game against the hosts Highgate resulted in a 7-3 victory to King’s, followed by a 4-2 win against Bedford Modern and a 4-0 win against Ibstock meaning the team have qualified for the National Finals!! 

Huge congratulations go to all the girls who played with great team spirit, supporting each other throughout the day. 

Fencing

Congratulations to Cherrie who has been selected to fence for the West Midlands Senior team for the ‘Winton Cup’ inter regional adults’ event to be held at the Billesley Tennis Centre at the beginning of July.  Well done, Cherrie on this significant achievement.  Being selected for the West Midlands Senior Team is an amazing achievement given that there will only be 2 or 3 school age fencers among the 24 strong team (four fencers at each of six weapons). 

Badminton

Congratulations to our Badminton teams who played against Feathers Badminton club on Saturday winning 16-8 with some really good play from all the team.  The singles winning 6 out of 8 games and doubles 10 out of 18.

 

19 April

Trampolining

Congratulations to Grace, who competed in Trampolining at the West Midlands Regional Finals at Wolverhampton University at the weekend, after successfully qualifying at her last competition, and came 3rd in her age and level to take the Bronze.


Fencing

Charlotta fenced on Sunday in the Heart of England Foil competition held at Warwick School. She fenced in the under 14’s at this England Ranking Competition. Charlotta won 4 lost two in the first round, won 5 lost one in the second round to be seeded 5th. She beat the number 12 seed in the last 16, 15-8, before losing to the number 4 seed 12-12 on the last 8. She finished as seeded 5th,  just outside the medals. A very good result in a tough field - some of whom had travelled a very long way to compete (Winchester, Cambridge, Guilford, Epsom for example). Well done, Charlotta.

Friday 12th April – U14 Football County Final v Stratford

The U14 team travelled to Stratford Town FC to play Stratford High School in the Warwickshire FA cup final. On a breezy day and a full-size pitch, it was always going to be a tough game. The girls went 1 up following a break, with Annabel scoring from close range. Following a Stratford equaliser KHS thought back to go 2-1 in front thanks to Claudia, only for Stratford to bring the score back to 2-2 at the end of full time. There were opportunities at both ends throughout the match and either team could have won it in normal time. In the end it took a great strike that won it for Stratford in the first period of ET. It was an exceptional performance from the team showing great determination throughout and a never-give-in attitude. 

Wednesday 17th April – U13 Football Sister n Sport Round 3 v St George's Academy

Having not played for some time, it was back into action for the U13 team in the third round of the cup. KHS started well going 2 goals up in the first half, following some good build up play down both wide areas. At the start of the second half the away team pulled a goal back and the game for a short period was quite close before a great free kick by Claudia made it 3-1. KHS pushed on towards the end and made several opportunities to score before Annabel put the ball in the net from close range. A late goal for St George’s made the final score 4-2 and KHS progress to the quarter final. 

Badminton

A hard-fought match on Saturday for our U18 badminton team against some very good players from Mid Warwickshire Ladies team, the score line does not do justice to the way our team played.  The final score 5/23, 9 of the games with a scoreline of 18/21.  We are looking forward to the rematch. 

 

Football

Congratulations to our footballers Lottie and Alannah who were playing for Stratford Town U16 girls last Saturday and won the Birmingham County Cup Final Won 4-1. 

 

Hockey

Congratulations to the King’s High girls who were part of the U18 winning team at the England Hockey National Cup for Khalsa Leamington last Sunday.  The girls were amazing, coming back from 3-0 down until the last 10 minutes, where they equalised and won in a very tense and exhilarating shuffles “play off” which they won, with amazing play from Freya in scoring twice and Izzie with some very impressive goal keeping. 

 

Congratulations to Nancy and Mae who were in action in the National clubs finals last weekend representing Sutton Coldfield U16 team in the Tier 1 finals and coming away with a bronze medal.   

12 April

Tillie and Purdie both competed for the Warwickshire team at the BS Academy show in Worcestershire over Easter. Purdie came 3rd in the 90cm, helping the team to 2nd. Tillie came 4th in the 1.10m again contributing to a team 2nd.

Over the Easter weekend, Purdie won both the 90cm and 1m class at Onley. Tillie also jumped 2 clears the following day at Weston Lawns for 2nd in the 1.10m and 3rd in the 1.20m.

22 March

 

 

 

Friday 15th March – U12/U13 Netball v Dean Close 

At King’s we always enjoy hosting a new fixture, and on a sunny morning we welcomed  7 teams from Dean Close. All our teams were successful, with convincing wins, although the Year 8 A squad had to play some of their best netball to beat an undefeated Dean Close team.  

Sunday 17th March - Birmingham & Midlands Schools Ski Race 

On Sunday 17th March, teams from across Warwick Foundation schools competed in the annual Birmingham and Midlands Schools Race for the Champion School Cup. 

In the U19 team of Frankie, Kitty and Hermione, Kitty finished as 1st girl (3rd overall), with Frankie in a solid 3rd place. In the U14 team of Holly, Lydia and Meghan, Lydia took 1st place with Holly only a fraction behind in 3rd. In an extremely close competition, King's teams came in 2nd and 3rd. 

A trio of Kings High new skiers raced for their first time in the novice category impressing with some excellent times. Well done to Scarlett, Mya and Jemima who finished 1st, 3rd and 4th in their category. 

 

Tuesday 19th March – U14 Netball v Northampton

This was the final fixture of the season for our u14A squad, who have had a great season. They finished the season off with a fantastic win playing solid netball for the whole game. The B squad had a similar convincing result, with the players enjoying mixing up the positions they played.  

Wednesday 20th March – U12 Indoor Athletics Finals

Well done to the U12 Indoor Athletics team for an outstanding performance being crowned County champions and for receiving the Most Valued team award.  

 

Wednesday 20th March – U13 ISA Netball Finals

This is one of our favourite evening of fixtures of the season. King's hosts the winners of the local league who play their finals match. It is always a lovely occasion with many people turning up to spectate. Our U12 and U14 squads who play in this competition took the wins, with our U13 student narrowly missing out.  

Thursday 21st March – U12 County Tournament

U12A and B squads had one final run out on Thursday in their final matches of the netball season at the U12 county tournament. A superb display of netball by both teams. U12B won 5/7 matches finishing 3rd place and U12A winning 7/7 being crowned well deserved County champions. 

 

Thursday 21st March – U15 ESSA Waterpolo Finals

Congratulations to our Fencing team who Last week competed at the National Public Schools Competition.  First day of competition they fenced foil and Hope came 20th in the under 18s category, Charlotta came 28th and Alice came 29th out of 89 in the mount-haes.  Considering the team rarely fence foil this was an amazing achievement.  Second day the team fenced epee and Hope came 23rd out of 44 in the senior under 18s category, Alice came 10th, which is an amazing achievement and Charlotta came 39th out of 82 in the mount-haes.   The team were very proud of themselves and so are we.   Well done. 

There were some superb performances for several King’s High Students represent KLHC in the U14 and U18 England Hockey cup competitions at the weekend with both teams winning and qualifying for finals day at the end of April!  

We wish Izzy the very best of luck as she represents Wales U19 Squash team in Bucharest over the coming days!  

15 March

Equestrian

Ellie and Cally placed 3rd in the NSEA Novice Pop-Up Dressage in February. This moved them up into 4th place on the overall Leaderboard, and qualifies them for the NSEA Novice Dressage Championships at Hickstead in May.

Ellie and Cally also competed in their very first BE90 event, last weekend, at Oasby, as they set out to qualify for Badminton Grassroots. They had an incredibly strong start to their season, winning the class, inside a very fast XC time, with a fantastic Double Clear, and gaining a place at the Regional Championships, which are the qualifiers for Badminton Grassroots. In addition, Ellie was awarded the prize for Highest Placed Amateur on the day.

Congratulations, Ellie and Cally - we are looking forward to the season ahead and the upcoming Hickstead Champs.

Minnie attended Allens Hill with her pony Ebony, to compete in the unaffiliated showjumping.  She competed in the 60cm and 70cm classes, placing 1st and 3rd respectively!  What a brilliant achievement for a new partnership!

 

Friday 8th March – U12A Netball v Withington High school (School Sports Magazine Semi Final)

The U12A team had an unlucky loss against Withington High School in the Semi-Final of the Sports Magazine on Friday. The team battled all the way through to the end, with some incredible shooting and interceptions but narrowly missed out by 1.  

Friday 8th March – U12 Netball v Princethorpe

A fantastic afternoon of netball with 7 teams representing the school and showing the depth we have in the year group with 7 from 7 wins - all that hard work at training is clearly paying off.  

Saturday 9th March – Various Netball v Bloxham

14 teams represent King's on Saturday. KS3 kick started the day with a roll of fantastic results with 4/4 convincing wins. It was the turn of KS4 and 5 in the afternoon who went on to take 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. It was great to see so many students out there on a Saturday representing school and playing some fantastic netball.  

Saturday 9th March – U13 Football Festival, Repton

The U13 A team played Loughborough and Repton in a 7-a-side competition. Both matches turned out be competitive games with King's going down 2-0 in both games. A slightly different format with a 60-40 pitch and small goals.  This was good practice with the ISFA regional qualifiers coming up in May. The U13 B team won both fixtures with a comfortable 5-0 victory over Loughborough and a close 2-0 win against Repton. The players were all from year 7, so good practice and game time for the U12 team. 

Sunday 3rd March – Gymnastics

Our Year 7 and 8 gymnastics team made up of Olivia-Grace, Millie, Sophia and Stella attended the Independent Schools Gymnastics Association 5 piece competition at Haberdasher's School on Sunday. The competition comprised of a group routine, set vault and set floor, voluntary vault and voluntary floor. Stella and Sophia showcased their brand new floor routines and the team showed huge improvement in their set vaults which comprises of a handspring. Highlights include Sophia's set vault which earned her an 8.80 and Stella's which earned her a 9.00. Well done, girls! 

Monday 11th March – U15 Netball Local League Final v Southam

The U15B team faced a strong Southam side in the league final. The team played some excellent netball the get themselves into the final which continued throughout this fixture. There were some great defensive efforts and clinical through court attacks, but it wasn’t quite enough to get the win at the final whistle. It was a great display of netball to end their season on. Well done everyone.  

Monday 11th March – U18 Netball v Princethorpe

This is a fixture we always like to finish the season with, particularly as for some of our seniors it is the last school match they’ll ever play. It’s always a fun fixture enjoyed by everyone which was no different this year. We took 2 from 3 wins to finish what has been a great season for lots of our senior players.  

Monday 11th March – U12/U13 Swimming Gala v Bilton

Our Year 7 and Year 8 swimmers joined forces with Warwick School, Warwick Prep and the Junior School on Monday. This was our first swimming gala against Bilton Grange and a great success for the Foundation. Our team of Charlotte, Sasha, Scarlett, Sophia and Verity swam some great times, some of which also beat the boys school. Highlights include Scarlett’s resilience to carry on after an injury and Verity’s excellent butterfly. Well done girls and we look forward to facing Bilton Grange again in the future. 

Tuesday 12th March – U15 Hockey County Tournament

The U15 team travelled to King Edwards for their County Hockey Tournament. A tough start for their first match against a strong Solihull team ended in a loss, but the girls increased their intensity and started to link together as a team, and effective positioning led to a number of goals in quick succession and a win against King Edwards. 

A closely matched final game against Princethorpe resulted in the girls gaining 2nd place – well done everyone! 

Wednesday 13th March – U13 Hockey Midlands Finals

The U13s travelled to Rugby School to compete in the Midlands Finals. They were in a very strong group but played superbly to finish second on goal difference and move onto the semi finals. There they faced a Loughborough team and defended heroically to finish the game as draw. An epic penalty shootout commenced. Isla, Charlotte and Annie bravely volunteered, and Florence readied herself in goal. After the ninth stroke Loughborough finally won on sudden death. The girls had done fantastically well all day. 

Wednesday 13th March – U16 Rugby Northampton Saints Girls 7's Series 2024

The U16 Rugby team headed to Oundle School on Wednesday where they played in the Northampton Saints 7s tournament. The team put on a fabulous display, scoring 8 tries across the day and showing huge improvement as the games went on, demonstrating great braveness in the tackle and flair with the ball. Well done to the whole squad.  

Badminton  

Our badminton students are doing so well at the moment.  Congratulations to Arianna who was voted player of the month by the coaches at the 16-19 Young Adults Group at Mid-Warwickshire Badminton Academy.

8 March

Friday 1st March – U12 In2Hockey 

The U12 hockey team battled well but were just knocked out at the group stage of the county tournament. It was a good learning experience as many of the players only started in Year 7. 

Friday 1st March – U16 Rugby v King Henry 

Friday’s fixture against King Henry's was really successful and the team narrowly lost 20- 10.  It was amazing to see so many of the girls play a proper rugby match for the first time.  Amisha was scored an outstanding solo effort try showcasing her speed and footwork.  Kiki in her first game was outstanding making some awesome tackles and the core players such as Bethany lead the team really well, Jo played really well both sides of the ball with Cherri making some cracking runs, finally Zara leading the way with her rucking skills and ball carrying ability.   

 

Saturday 2nd March - ISA Cross Country Finals 

11 pupils travelled to Workshop to represent the school at the National Cross Country Finals. All did fantastically well but stand out performers were Freya who made the podium with an amazing third in the Year 7 race closely following by Lucia in fifth. Olivia came fourth behind some exceptional athletes in the Year 10 race.  

Tuesday 5th March – Dance show 

On Tuesday we were treated to a dance extravaganza in the form of our annual King’s and Warwick Prep Dance show. Students performed superbly in front of an audience of over 300 people. The highlight of the show was a fierce and explosive solo performance by Teigan who showed skills of the highest standards whilst performing to the song Survivor.  

Wednesday 6th March – U13/U14 Netball v Myton (Local League Semi Finals)

Two fabulous wins for the Under 13 and 14 B teams showing the fantastic strength in depth we have meaning both teams have qualified for the final. 

Wednesday 6th March – U12 Netball Emerging Schools tournament 

The U12B and U12C teams had an outstanding display of netball at the U12 Emerging schools' tournament. Both reaching the finals of their tournaments and being crowned winners. Well done to all those involved. 

Thursday 7th March – U16 ISA Netball

The Under 16 squad played some very good netball in this tournament winning all 3 matches in their pool so qualifying for the cup competition. In the semi final they came across a very strong Queen Ethelburgas team and lost, in their final game they narrowly lost but came a very credible 4th in this National finals netball competition. 

Thursday 7th March – U12 Netball Sister n Sport Semi Finals

The U12A faced a very strong Wimbledon High School in the SNS Semi-finals on Thursday. An unfortunate loss took us to another game for 3rd/4th play off. Unfortunately, after putting up a great fight with some great shooting and interceptions, we lost 18-22. A huge well done to the team to making it to the finals day and being 4th best team in the country.  

A fabulous weekend of tennis for Ottelia representing Oxfordshire U18s.  Winning on Friday and Saturday meant promotion was on the cards for this team.  Even though Ottelia and her partner dominated the doubles wining 6-1 6-0 the Oxfordshire u18s were pipped to the post 4-5 and came in as runners up in their group.  Well done to Ottelia who had four wins from six matches played.  

 

 

Congratulations to Maisie and Arianna who were awarded Mid Warwickshire Badminton Coaching Player of the Month in their respective age group by the coaches for their overall improvement and commitment. 

The polo team of Gemma, Lauren and Anna attended their first Polo tournament of the year last weekend.  It was a great day and the girls had a great time!  The girls placed 4th, against tough opposition.  It was pleased to hear from this tournament that their polo has come on leaps and bounds in the last 12months playing with much more confidence, accuracy and speed!   The team are now looking forward to defending their title at the grass tournament in June! 


1 March

Friday 23rd February – U14 Football v Etone College (Semi Final County Cup) 

A great team performance saw the U14 team convincingly beat Etone College by 12 goals to nil and progress into the Final.  The match was played at Racing Club Warwick on their 3G pitch. KHS quickly adapted well to the surface, confidently passing the ball around and quickly went into a 3-0 lead after 10 minutes. Constant pressure on the Etone defence allowed KHS to build an 8-0 advantage at half time.  More constant attacking in the second half brought another 4 goals, with hat-tricks for Megan and Annabel. It was good to see several year 8 students playing in the team and combining well in defence and midfield. 

Saturday 24th February – Netball v Bablake

Six teams faced Bablake on Saturday morning across U12, U13 and U18 age categories. Some great well contested games across the year groups, resulting in four wins and two losses.  

Saturday 24th February – Gymnastics

Our senior gymnastics team made up of Charly, Amelia, Izzy, Daisy, Liv and Martha attended the Independent Schools Gymnastics Association 5 piece competition at Tormead School on Sunday. The competition comprised of a group routine, set vault and set floor, voluntary vault and voluntary floor. As this was the last gymnastics competition for our Year 13 girls Charly and Amelia it seems fitting that the highlights were their voluntary floor routines. These two incredible gymnasts choreographed their routines, combined with advanced gymnastics skills and put on incredible performances. Charly was also awarded a fantastic 4th place on her set floor routine.  

Monday 26 February – U12 Sister n Sport Semi Final Netball v Birkenhead

An outstanding performance from the U12A team against Birkenhead in the SNS Semi-final. Resulting in a great win of 41-20 to see them through to the SNS National finals! 

Wednesday 27 February – British Schools and Colleges League 23/24

Our golfing team of Maisie, Bethany, Sophie and Bethany played their first British Schools & Colleges league on Wednesday against Birmingham Met College and Hartpury College in trying conditions at Cleeve Golf Club.   

Wednesday 27 February – U12 Rugby Festival

Six King’s High pupils travelled to Stoke Park School in Coventry to experience a rugby outreach day. After learning the basics, they played mini tournaments against the other schools which they found amazing. They were awarded the Teamwork Trophy. Well done all! 

Fencing

Congratulations to Charlotta and Alice (our fencing team) who competed in the West Midlands Age Group Foil Competition last weekend and have now qualified to represent the West Midlands at the British Youth Championships, National Age Group Finals in May.   

Alice was fencing in the under 16’s event and won her pool. Alice then went on to win in the last 16, 15-9 to progress to the quarter finals. Unfortunately, she then drew the number 1 seed and eventual winner, going out 15-2. Well done to Alice who finished 8th.  Charlotta had a good pool, only dropping one fight and being seeded 3rd going into the elimination rounds.  She therefore had a bye through the last 16. In the quarter final she won a convincing 15-3, before losing in the semi 15-12. She finished 3rd.   

As the top 8 qualify to represent the West Midlands at the British Youth Championships, National Age Group Finals, to be held at the England institute of Sport, Sheffield, in May, both girls have qualified. 

Rowing

Best of luck to Abi who is competing in the national junior rowing champs on Friday representing Warwick Boat Club. 

Tennis

Good luck to Ottelia (Oxfordshire), Ellie (Warwickshire) and Marina (Hereford & Worcester) who are competing in the U18 tennis County Cup this weekend taking place across the Country. 

On Monday evening King's High were awarded "School of the Year" at the Warwickshire Tennis Awards, the WALTAs, for the second year running. This award recognises both the curriculum and extra-curricular provision of tennis across the school along with the success of the teams in the last 12 months.  

23 February

Tuesday 20 February – U13B Netball v Wright Robinson College (Sister n Sport Round 5)

A really closely fought and competitive game for the quarter final of this national competition. The girls should be very proud of themselves playing A teams from other schools and even though they lost 12-16 they played some very good netball. 

Wednesday 21st February – Sports Hall Athletics

Congratulations to Grace who took part in the first Regional trampolining event of the year over half term (the West Midlands Regional 1 Qualifier) and came first, taking the gold for her age and level - and earning herself a spot in the next round in April. 

 

Congratulations to Kitty who was competing at the English Alpine Championships in Bormio, Italy over half term. This was Kitty’s first major Alpine competition, racing with alpine race club, UNIQ Snowsports.  Kitty finished 24th place (out of 66) in the slalom which we are very proud of and her club was crowned English Alpine Club Champions.  The training and race camp was a huge learning experience with best of GB age group skiers.  We look forward to hearing how Kitty goes at the English Schools National Training Squad in Norway at Easter. 

 

Congratulations to Cherrie was crowned West Midlands Under 16 Sabre Champion.  Last Sunday (18th Feb) Cherrie took part in the West Midlands Age Group Sabre Competition.  Cherrie was competing in the girls under 16 event and went undefeated in the pools (only dropping one hit). As a result she was the number one seed going into the elimination stage.   Cherrie won her semi final 15-0 and the final 15-7 to take the title West Midlands under 16 girls sabre champion.  This result once again qualifies Cherrie to fence for the West Midlands at the British Youth Championships National Age Group Finals to be held at the England Institute of Sport, Sheffield, in May and we look forward to hearing how Cherrie gets on. Well done, Cherrie. 

Equestrian

It’s been a busy and successful half term for the King’s High equestrian squad and well done to them all. 

NSEA County Championship Showjumping qualifier at Allen’s Hill, Worcs 

The 70cm team of Minnie, Sarra, Iona (King’s High) and Francesca (Warwick Prep) were the highest placed Warwickshire schools team at the NSEA Showjumping competition earning the County Champions title and all important Hickstead ticket to the nationals in May. 

At the same competition Purdie claimed the individual 90cm County Champion title and Tillie the individual 1.10m title, so a fantastic total of six King’s High pupils through to the Hickstead Championship! 

Bloxham Eventer Challenge Championship at Aston-le-Walls 

The five series Eventer Challenge which has been running on a monthly basis since October, concluded with the Championship on 18th February. King’s High had 6 riders entered. The 65cm team of Minnie, Ellie and Iona all rode well, with Ellie finishing individual 3rd and also 3rd in the Championship series. Minnie had a super clear round to finish 14th in her first Championship. 

In the 90cm class Sofia jumped a lovely round. 

In the 1.10m class Tillie Orton finished in second place to hold on to her lead throughout the series to take the Championship series win.  

Fantastic news that we've had a team and 2 individuals qualify for the National Championships!

A great start to half term with King’s High picking up 3 Hickstead tickets for the NSEA National (showjumping) County Championships in May.

The 70cm team are Warwickshire County Champions, with Purdie picking up the 90cm individual County Champion title and Tillie picking up the 110cm County Champion title.

International Results  

Isabella has had some fantastic results on the Sunshine Tour in Spain over the half term. She was clear and placed in the 1* 1.35m grand prix alongside a 2nd and a 4th in the 1* 1.25m Speed class on multiple horses. 

9 February

Friday 2 February – U12 Football v Nicholas Chamberlain (County Cup Round 2)

The U12s hosted Nicholas Chamberlain in the Warwickshire FA cup.  It was an even contest during the first 15 mins before the away team scored to go 1 nil up at the break following a long ball over the top of the defence allowed their forward to score.  King's fought well throughout the match and were unlucky not to score following some good link up play down the wings.  Nicholas Chamberlain just had the edge in this game and scored two goals towards the end of the game to seal the victory. Final score 0-3. 

Saturday 3 February – Various Netball v Solihull School 

A full afternoon of netball last weekend saw the U14C through to the U18A teams play in some highly competitive matches against Bromsgrove School. It was great to see so many pupils out playing at such a high level and thriving on the competition. The U14 and U16 age groups coming out on top of their opposition, well done to all who played. 

Monday 5 February – U15AB County Netball Tournament

The U15 County netball tournament saw some great displays of netball from both the A and B team. With both teams performing well in the group stages, the A team made it through to the semi final and then into the final, where they narrowly lost out to Rugby by 1 goal. It was a closely contested match which could have gone either way, but unfortunately we were not able to get over the line. The B team reached the 5th vs 6th play off after some solid performances in their group, where they also lost by 1 goal. Although not winning those final play off matches, both teams put out some of their best netball to date. 

Tuesday 6 February – Swimming Gala with Bedford Girls & Edgbaston High

Our U12, U14 and U16 swimmers faced Bedford Girls and Edgbaston High in an incredibly competitive swimming gala. Each event was nail biting with close calls and some incredible wins. In the end all three schools found themselves in a draw prior to the freestyle relays for all three age groups with everything to play for. Highlights include a strong battle in the backstroke between our U12’s Sasha and Scarlett, Verity’s butterfly in the U14’s and Olivia’s butterfly in the U16’s. The final result was a well deserved draw for all three schools.  

Thursday 8 February – U13 In2 Hockey

The U13 hockey team continued their successful season by winning the In2 Hockey County Tournament to progress to the Midlands Final in March. In truly horrible conditions of wind and rain the players were superb progressing comfortably through their group into the semi-final where they faced KES. After a slow start they took control and eventually won 4-0. The final was always going to be tough against a strong Solihull team but with a tweak to positions and formation the players reacted brilliantly winning 3-1 with a fantastic, disciplined performance. 

Fencing

Congratulations to our Fencing Team of Hope, Charlotta and Alice who went to the British Youth Championship Qualifiers last weekend and all successfully qualified for The British Youth Championships coming up in a few months.  Charlotta come 1st in the under 14s, Alice come 6th in the under 16 and Hope came 3rd in the under 18s.  We look forward to hearing how they get on at the national competition. 

Swimming Championships

Congratulations to Pippa who has had an amazing few weeks at the U17 age group Warwickshire county swimming championships and won gold medals and is county champion in 100m Butterfly, 200m Butterfly and 50m Free.   Plus County Champion and overall champion for the girls Open age group for 4x100m Individual Medley relay, with Pippa competing in the Butterfly leg.  Received silver medal 50m ButterFly and 100m Free and received bronze medal in 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley.

 

Our skiers are looking forward to the Birmingham & Midlands Schools races taking place on March 17th and to resuming our Sunday ski race coaching programme again in March. 

The Midland Ski Club continues its Winter Race League with the 4th race in the series this Friday. A number of King's and Foundation skiers are competing for final podium positions in the series after the final race in March. Good luck to Kitty, Alex, Holly, Frankie, Hermione and Lydia! 

Equestrian

Ellie competed in the Pop-Up Dressage in January on two ponies.  She achieved two great results in the Novice section, resulting in her placing 3rd on Cally and 6th on Chester.

Arabella competed at a British Showjumping Premier Show at Southview on 4 February, with the aim of qualifying for HIckstead in July.  With her focus on Eventing, Arabella did not expect to qualify for Hickstead, with this competition being pure Showjumping.  Despite this, Arabella rode brilliantly and won the class, qualifying for Hickstead! This is a huge achievement, and we can’t wait to hear how she gets on!

2 February

After a fabulous eventing season last year, Arabella has been selected for Tier 2 of the 2024 British Eventing Talent Academy.  The academy is dedicated to helping nurture and develop the next generation of talent in Eventing, by providing guidance and training which equips young riders with the knowledge and skills to fulfil their potential.  This is an incredible achievement and opportunity!

Friday 26 January – U14 Football v Nicholas Chamberlain (County Cup Round 2)  

In a keenly contested match, the U14 team prevailed, winning 2-1 on a penalty shoot-out after the game finished 2-2 in normal time. King's High took an early lead in the game only for the away team to score twice before a late equaliser took the game to penalties. 

Saturday 27 January – Hockey v King’s School Worcester 

On Saturday the U13BC teams and U12AB teams travelled to King’s School Worcester.   They played some great hockey and enjoyed really competitive matches where they put into action lots of what they have been working on this season.  A great morning of hockey and some fabulous goals scored by the U13 teams.  

Monday 29 January – U14 Football v Spalding High School 

The U14 team played another fixture in quick succession, in the Sister n Sport cup. This turned out to be an extremely competitive game with the away team taking a 2-goal lead. King's High kept chipping away and got a goal back and pushed for an equaliser near the end before High Spalding scored with a few minutes remaining. The game finished 3-1 to the away team.  

Tuesday 30 January – U15 Netball v Ibstock Place (ISNC Cup Round 2 Plate) 

The U15s had a closely contested fixture against Ibstock Place. The teams were very well matched across all areas of the court. There were some excellent defensive efforts and through court attacks. It was a very close game throughout, with Ibstock pulling away in the final quarter. A full team effort.  

Wednesday 31 January – U14 Hockey v St George's Weybridge (EH Tier 1 Plate Semi Final) 

The U14 hockey team travelled to St George’s College Wednesday for the semi-final of the England Hockey National plate competition with a place in the final at Lee Valley at stake. King’s came out strong, putting the opposition under immediate pressure from the off. Despite some great play, a rocket shot from the top of the D saw St George’s take the lead on their first attack.

King’s continued to press and eventually the pressure came to fruition to see them go into the break at 1-1. The second half, St George’s stepped up and played a high attacking formation. King’s continued to defend exactly with shots tipped over the bar and picked off the line to keep them in the game. Despite some excellent attacking play, the game finished 1-1 and went to a penalty shuffle competition.  5 brave players stepped up and after 5 goes they were still tying at 3-3. This meant sudden death and unfortunately some great defence by St George’s keeper put King’s out of the competition at this final stage. An excellent performance from the team through this competition and one they should all be proud of.  

Wednesday 31 January – U12/U13 Repton Netball Festival

With a combination of U12s and U13s in each team, it was a new set up for both year groups. Both teams dealt with the wind and cold very well and put in some solid performances across the day. The mixed teams both gelled well with some excellent team performances being put on display. This resulted in a first and second place finish in each group respectively. A great day of netball for all! 

Cross Country

Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for the National ISA Cross Country finals at Worksop College in March – Year 7 girls – Freya, Lucia, Sophia and Ophelia.  Year 8/9 girls – Olivia, Imogen, Nancy, Stella and Isla.  Year 10/11 girls – Annie and Ellie.  Well done on qualifying for these finals. 

Table Tennis

Congratulations to Mia who showcased her exceptional skill and determination, securing the U15 National ISA Table Tennis Champion title. Her journey through the tournament was nothing short of impressive, defeating ten opponents from five different schools. 

 

26 January

Ellie and Cally competed in the NSEA 90cm Eventer Challenge at West Wilts, on Saturday 20th January.  They had a brilliant day, coming 1st and qualifying for the NSEA Championships at Hickstead in May!

Thursday 18th January – Hockey U14 v Haileybury School, U14 Tier 1 Plate 

The U14 hockey team continued their fine form last week when they travelled to Haileybury College in the Quarter final of the England Hockey National plate competition. Shaking off the long journey the team looked sharp right from the first whistle and dominated the first half, taking the lead early on through some fabulous team build up play and top corner finishes. Despite a fight back from the opposition second half they held fast and finished 5-0 victors and secured their place in the semi-final. A fabulous performance all round! 

Saturday 20 January – Warwickshire Schools Cross Country Champs

A great set of results from a windy and cold Princethorpe. In the minor girls race Freya won (even after being sent the wrong way twice!) to become County Champion, and Lucia came second. Both have qualified to represent Warwickshire at the National Finals in March. The King’s High were crowned team winners. In the highly competitive junior schools race Imogen came runner up and Nancy 8th and Stella 9th place. The King’s High team won the team event. We await to hear the Warwickshire ESSA team selection. In the Intermediate race Annie and Ellie had to go up the hill three times on a very tough and challenging course. Annie finished 4th and Ellie 8th.  

Saturday 20 January – Hockey v Bromsgrove School

The U12 and U13 teams travelled to Bromsgrove for Hockey fixtures on Saturday. They played some great hockey and enjoyed really competitive matches where they put into action lots of what they have been working on this season.  A great morning of hockey.  

Saturday 20 January – Netball v Rugby

A great afternoon of netball where we had pupils representing the school for the first time, something they all really enjoyed. The games gave us the opportunity for players to try out some new positions, which is always fun. We took 3 out of 4 wins, so a successful afternoon all round. 

Monday 22nd January – U16 Hockey v Manchester High School for Girl (U16 Tier 1 Last 16) 

The U16 team travelled to play against Manchester High on Monday this week. This was the last 16 of the National England Hockey competition. The team started well and in the opening minutes it was a cagey affair. Manchester High soon began to grow into the game though and tested the resilience of our defending work. They took the lead midway into the first half. Not to be put off we quickly hit back with an attack down the left leading to a tap in at the far post to draw the game level. Manchester continued to be strong in attack and eventually with around 10 minutes to play took the lead. Despite the best efforts of the team the opposition went on to score and deservedly progress to the next round of this competition. Congratulations to everyone who has represented the U16A team this season. To be in the top 16 in the Country is a fantastic achievement. A special mention must go to Lucy in goal who was outstanding in this match. 

Monday 22nd January – U14B Netball Emerging Schools Tournament

A great start for the squad winning two from two games, before the tournament had to be stopped and postponed due to a pretty impressive hail/wind/rain storm. 

Tuesday 23rd January – U12 Netball v The Fitzwimarc School (School Sport Mag Quarter Finals)

A long journey to Essex for the U12’s in their Quarter Finals of the Sports Magazine. But all made worth it for another victory of 35-15, securing their spot in the Semi-Finals. Great netball played by the team showing their versatility in different combinations and positions.  

Tuesday 23rd January – U13B Netball v Louth Academy Girls (Sister n Sport Round 4)

A fantastic win for the team scoring 25 goals and a super strong defensive unit only allowing 1 goal in the whole match. A great team effort. 

Tuesday 23rd January – U18 Hockey v Rugby

The 18s travelled to Rugby to play a strong team competing at National level. They played superby well keeping the home team to 1-0 for most of the game creating multiple chances. In the end Rugby’s pressure told and they ran out 3-0 victors 

Wednesday 24th January – ISA Midlands Cross Country

The U12,U14 and U16’s embarked on a journey to Bedstone College for the ISA Midlands Cross Country Competition. A brilliant effort was displayed by all with running through streams and muddy terrain as an added bonus. The strong grit and determination had by all secured 10 of our runners a place in the national finals. A special mention must go to Freya and Olivia for winning their races as well as Lucia and Imogen for also gaining medals in their respected races. 

 

Wednesday 24th January – U18 Netball v Redmaids High (ISNC Plate Round 2)

A tough but super competitive match for our seniors. Unfortunately, Redmaids were well drilled and stronger than us, taking the win.  

Wednesday 24th January – Tennis v Rugby (LTA Schools Year 11-13 Competition League)

The U18 tennis team took part in the LTA year 11-13 competition this week for the first time where they faced Rugby school in their group. Despite the wind and slight post-mocks rustiness for some of the team they put on a solid performance to win convincingly, not dropping a set throughout the match. They now progress through to the Regional stages of the competition.  

Thursday 25th January – U14 ISA Midlands Netball

A fantastic day of netball with the squad finishing the day undefeated and ISA Midlands Champions. A great team effort with everyone contributing to the fantastic results throughout the day. 

19 January

Our students have enjoyed great success with the U14 hockey team beating Haileybury 5-2 to progress the quarter final of England Hockey’s Tier 1 Plate Competition. At the weekend our U12 A-F netball teams played against Bromsgrove and won all six fixtures.

Congratulations to Scarlett (Year 7) who has been selected to play Water Polo in the Duke of Cambridge Cup in Coventry next week as part of her England National Academy development. 

Congratulations also to Mia, who won the Warwickshire Schools 2024 U16 Girls Table Tennis Championship on Sunday and has now been invited to join the National School Individual Championships in Wolverhampton in April.   

18 January 2024

Tillie has had a successful start to 2024. She took the win in a large 1.10m showjumping class at the start of January, and went on to take 2nd place in her first 1.20m class later that week.

The girls competed in the 3rd Bloxham Schools Eventer Challenge on the 14th January.  The girls had some great results with Minnie placing a fantastic 2nd in a large 65cm class and Tillie placing 2nd in the 110cm class, extending her lead in the league.

Minnie had a very successful trip to Solihull Riding Club on the 7th September.  She competed in the 60cm class, placing 6th before competing in her first 70cm class, in which she also placed 6th.  These are fabulous results for a fairly new combination!

15 December

Swimming

Good luck to Pippa who joins Teia competing at the England national winter swimming championships this weekend.  Pippa is competing in the 50m and 100m Butterfly. 

Equestrian

Ellie and Eloise competed in the NSEA Pop Up Dressage competition in November.  Eloise competed in the Prelim section and scored a great score of 64.80%.  Ellie competed in the Novice section on two ponies, scoring a very respectable 64.10% on her first ride, and on her second ride scoring a fabulous 69.30%, and placing 6th!

Wednesday 6 December – U13 Netball v Wrekin (Sister n Sport Shield Round 3)

A great win for the under 13 b team against Wrekin A team in the shield competition of the Sister n Sports. 20-9. Some accurate shooting and great defence meant we came away with a win, Bea and Florence were players of the match. 

Wednesday 6 December – U12 Netball v Heath Mount School (School Sport Mag Round 4)

The U12A had a great game against Heath Mount School last week, with a well contested battle. The girls came out on top with some brilliant interceptions in defence and great shooting in attack to secure the win of 28-12.  

Thursday 7 December – U14 Netball v Edgbaston High (Sister n Sport Cup Round 2) 

Our U14 squad faced a strong opposition in Edgbaston who were clinical in their play. Unfortunately, although we had some excellent passages of play, we were not consistent enough and could not close the gap made in the first quarter. 

Friday 8 December – U12 Netball v Bablake  

Our first block netball fixture for our Year 7’s on Friday afternoon was against Bablake. Some incredible play from every team with new combinations, new positions and lots of fun! They secured four out of four wins. Well done to all those involved.   

Friday 8 December – U16 Hockey v Bromsgrove (Tier 1 League Game) 

The U16 team finished off the first term in style with a convincing 4-0 win over Bromsgrove school in the final round of this stage of the competition. Congratulations to all the students who have played a part in this team this term.  

Saturday 9 December – Hockey v King Edward VI High School for Girls

The U13 and U 14 A and B teams recorded 4 wins out of 4 in some competitive fixtures against King Edwards. It was a good end to a successful term's hockey. 

Monday 11 December – U14 Netball v Wrekin College (Sister n Sport Bowl)

A lovely game of netball, with King’s showing us why we have such depth of talent in this year group. Defensively, we were making numerous turnovers, however, to begin with, we weren't rewarding this with too many passing errors, allowing Wrekin to grow a lead. Once we settled, we started playing excellent netball, with our attacking circle working well to close the gap. Unfortunately, Wrekin continued to be solid and took the win by 10. 

Monday 11 December – U18 Hockey v Queens School Chester (ISHC Round 4) 

The First team had the long journey north to play Chester. They bossed the game with some flowing hockey but unfortunately succumbed to a late goal making the result a draw. It was decided on strokes, ultimately losing 3-1. 

Wednesday 13 December – U13 Football v Bablake (Sister n Sport Round 1)

The U13 team put in a convincing display and dominated the game throughout with consistent inter play from defence into the midfield, often leading to chances in front of goal. The final score ended 7-1 and into the second round. A great performance from Annabel scoring a hat-trick and Elektra grabbing 2. 

Thursday 14 December – U15 Football v St Albans High School For Girls (ISFA Trophy Round 1) 

The U15 team had a tough competitive game on a huge 3G pitch at St Albans. After going a goal down early in the match the girls did everything but score with Megan pulling the strings in midfield. By HT it was 1-0 and the game could have gone either way after the break, but a couple of late breakaway goals gave the home side a 3-0 win. It was a tough scoreline to take for the girls after giving maximum effort. 

8 December

Good luck to Teia who has qualified to compete at the swim England national winter championships next week.  Teia has qualified to compete in six races.  We look forward to hearing how Teia has got on. 

Friday 1st December – U12 Netball v Solihull School (Sister n Sport Cup)

A great game for the U12’s this week in Round 3 of the SNS Cup. Some great goals, drives and interceptions all over court they secured the win of 25-13 to take us into Round 4. 

Friday 1st December – ISA Swimming National Finals 

What a fantastic day at the ISA swimming nationals for our swimmers who took part.  Our swimmers took part in 16 races for the Midlands Team with fantastic results - 10 gold medals, 2 very close silver medals and 2 very, very close bronze medals.   4 golds each for Pippa and Teia, 2 gold plus 1 silver for Biggles, 2 golds plus a bronze for Verity and 1 of each colour for Sasha. To swim and win in relay races with girls they had never met was particularly impressive. Well done, ladies!  

Monday 4th December – U13 Hockey v Taunton Prep (ISHC Plate Round 2)

The U13 team travelled to Taunton in incredibly wet conditions. Despite this and the long journey they started the game well and quickly took control of the game through strong ball carrying down the right side of the pitch. The team created some excellent scoring opportunities with 3 1 v 1s in the first half alone but frustratingly just couldn’t get the ball to go into the goal. Such is the way with sport, one of Taunton’s only D entries in the first half resulted in a scrappy goal for them with just 10 seconds to play in the first half. Going into the second half the team were confident having dominated so far. The game was much more evenly balanced throughout the second half with both teams having chances. Sadly, we were unable to get the crucial go we needed and lost the game 1-0.  

Monday 4th December – U13/U15 Indoor Cricket League v Tudor Grange Academy  

2 wins for the U13 and U15 cricket teams in their first games in the indoor league. The U15 team played with confidence and some excellent batting and bowling performances. Batting first, King’s High scored 83-4, with Tudor Grange then all out for 53 in their innings. 

The U13 team, despite being relatively new to the indoor game, played very well with lots of potential to take forward to the next round - well done everybody! Tudor Grange started their innings first and were all out for 57, King’s High were able to score 58 and only lost 4 wickets. 

Tuesday 5th December – U15 Midlands ISA Competition  

A very cold and wet morning of hockey for the U15 team! This was a great opportunity for lots of hockey and despite having not played the 7 a-side game for while, they were linking together some strong passes and making some positive movement off the ball with many exciting 1 v 1 goal scoring opportunities. 1 win and 2 loses gave the team a final position of 3rd place.  

Tuesday 5 December – U15 Netball v St Helens & St Katharines (ISNC Plate Round 1)

It was a highly contested match with both teams matching up well against one another. A strong first quarter from both sides was followed by a heavily defensive second quarter. In the second half, KHS stepped up a level and slowly started to build a lead, capitalising on some excellent defensive efforts. In the final quarter, the lead was further extended with some good through court attacking plays, resulting in an excellent 31-22 result for the squad. A whole team effort to get the win.    

Tuesday 5 December – U14/U15 Netball v North Leamington School (Local Leagues)  

Wednesday 6 December – U14 Football v Princethorpe (County Cup Round 1) - A strong U14 team hosted Princethorpe in the first round of the Warwickshire Schools FA Cup at Racing Club Warwick. It was a dominant team performance throughout the game by the girls, quickly going 3 nil up after 10 mins. The away team very rarely had a chance in front of goal with our strong midfield and defence confidently keeping possession and stopping any threat on goal. By half time it was 5-0 and 3 quick second half goals sealed an 8-0 victory and into the second round. A great result and great debut from Elika scoring 2 goals and just missing out on a hat-trick. 

22 November

Equestrian

A number of girls competed at Aston Le Walls in the Bloxham Schools Eventer Challenge this weekend achieving some great results.  It was a first Eventer Challenge for Minnie who had a very successful round in the 65cm, finishing on just 4 faults, a massive personal achievement for her. Iona also competed in the 65cm, going clear and finishing with a fabulous result, placing 8th! Sofia competed in the 90cm finishing 9th and Tillie competed in the 1.10m, placing third and defending her lead at the top of the league table!

Friday 17th November – U14 Netball v RGS Worcester (U14 Plate Sister n Sport Round 1) 

The U14s put out a strong team performance against RGS. They won 43-17 putting them through into the next round. A great scoreline with some excellent plays throughout the game, including some brilliant defensive efforts throughout the team.  

Friday 17th November – U15 Football v Headington School (ISFA Cup Round 3) 

The U15 team travelled to Oxford for the second round of the ISFA cup. The game was competitive for the first 15 minutes before Headington took the lead and quickly established 3-0 lead by half time. The home teams strong defence didn’t allow our forward line to break through on too many occasions apart from a well taken goal from Shaan. The game was a lot closer in the second half with Headington scoring a further 2 goals to win 5-1. 

Thursday 23 November – U16 Emerging Schools Finals

Congratulations to Kitty who was racing in the NSSA UK National Schools Outdoor Championships on Sunday. This was the last schools dry slope race of the calendar year before the winter races start in the Alps. In a tight race, Kitty had a fantastic first run, which ensured a 1st place in the U16 girls category by just two hundredths of a second, and 3rd placed girl overall. 

 

Congratulations to Hannah and Emme who competed at the Feathers Badminton Club annual U13 tournament at Banbury on Sunday.  Emme just edged Hannah out to finish 1st and 2nd respectively.  

Also congratulations Alais and Krithi who completed two days training and are now level 1 Badminton England coaches. 

Good luck to both our Cross Country inter team who are running in the cross country cup final in Ipswich and our senior tennis team competing in the national finals in Bolton. 

Below is a roundup of sporting fixtures we have competed in the past two weeks: 

Thursday 23 November – ISA Badminton 

U13,15 and 17 teams travelled to Nottingham Uni for the ISA badminton. Singles in the morning saw some grit and determination to come away with lots of medals and trophies. The afternoon was a mixed tournament so pairing up with players from other schools which was great fun.  

U17 Cup winner – Holly, Cup runner up – Ingrid, Plate runner up – Alais, Trophy runner up – Krithi 
U15 Cup 3rd – Hannah, Plate 1st – Eva, Plate 2nd – El, Plate 4th – Sofia 
U13 Cup winner – Emme, Plate winner – Lydia, Plate 3rd – Charlotte, Plate 4th - Isabel  
U13 doubles Emme 2nd, U15 doubles Hannah 3rd, U17doubles Alais 3rd, U17 doubles 1st Krithi  

 

Saturday 18 November – ESSA Swimming School Champs - ESSA Swim Finals 

The Junior Team of Sasha, Abigail, Verity and Florence qualified for both the Medley and Freestyle relay finals. They had excellent swims in both relays moving up from their qualification positions. The medley was particularly impressive they finished in 10th Place nationally and only missed qualifying for the final by 1/10th of a second. They finished 13th nationally in the Freestyle relay. 

The Senior team of Amelia, Poppy, Pippa and Teia did equally as well. This is the first time the senior girls have qualified for the ESSA finals, up against many schools that offer specific swim scholarships. They moved up from qualifying in 18th place to 13th in both the Medley and Freestyle Relays. 

 

 

Friday 24 November – U18 Hockey v Bromsgrove 

King’s High 1st Team hosted Bromsgrove School in Round 3 of the England Hockey Plate. They battled well and were unfortunate to be be 3-0 down at half time. The second half saw an improved performance but they eventually were beaten 5-2. 

Saturday 25 November – U12 Netball v Bromsgrove (School Sport Mag Round 3) 

The U12’s had a superb match against Bromsgrove this week in Round 3 of the School Sport Magazine. Some great turnovers in defence to bring the ball down into attack to secure a fantastic win of 44-15. Well done to all those involved and onto Round 4 we go.  

Saturday 25 November – U12/U13 Netball v Bromsgrove 

The under 13 A team had a very competitive game against Bromsgrove. They had worked hard on the court and supported each other very well winning 25-16 player of the match was Isla H a well deserved award. The B team again played exceptionally well winning 37-1 player of the match Harriet  

Monday 27 November – U16 Hockey v Headington (Tier 1 League) 

The U16 Hockey team took to the pitch in Headington and made an impressive start peppering the opposition goal in the first 10 minutes. The game then settled and despite playing some outstanding hockey we were caught on the counter attack a few too many times! The final score was 5-4 to Headington.  

Monday 27 November – U18 Netball v Kimbolton (ISNC Plate) 

A fantastic game of netball with our squad going out hard and playing calm, controlled netball to take the lead 12-1. We sat back in the second quarter and allowed Kimbolton back into the game with them bringing our lead down to only 4 goals. We managed to gain our composure and drive to win the 3rd quarter, then the final quarter saw some excellent attack and defensive play help us to take the win by 9 goals.  

Tuesday 28 November – U12 Football v Stratford Upon Avon (County Tournament Round 1) 

The U12 team travelled to Stratford for the first round of the Warwickshire Schools Cup. The girls quickly built a 3-0 lead in the first half following some good attacking play by Shirley and finishing by Elektra. The home team came back after half time and scored 2 goals leading to a tense finish to the game, but the girls dug in and thoroughly deserved the victory. Well done to Ciara, Maisie and Ella-Mae in defence and our goalkeeper Amber. 

 

Tuesday 28 November – U16 Indoor Hockey Midlands Finals

Members of the U16 squad were again inaction at the U16 Indoor finals on Tuesday at Repton school. They started superbly in their first group game beating Malvern College 5-1 with some excellent free flowing hockey. The rest of the group games were a little less fluid from us and this cost us top position going into the knockouts. We faced Repton in the semi-final in a game that proved to be worthy of being the final. It was a tense affair, and the team played some outstanding indoor hockey. At 2-1 down King’s were dominating the game but unfortunately were hit by a break away attack by Repton and the final score remained 3-1. The team should be very proud of how they performed on the day and show great potential for next year.  

Friday 17 November – U14 Netball v RGS Worcester (U14 Plate Sister n Sport Round 1) 

The U14s put out a strong team performance against RGS. They won 43-17 putting them through into the next round. A great scoreline with some excellent plays throughout the game, including some brilliant defensive efforts throughout the team.  

Friday 17 November – U18 Hockey, Tier 3 Midlands Finals, Rugby School  

The U18 Tier 3 team competed superbly in their group at the Midlands finals. It was always going to be tough playing against tother school 1st XI teams but King’s equitted themselves well and made great progress throughout the day.  

Friday 17 November – U15 Football v Headington School (ISFA Cup Round 3)  

The U15 team travelled to Oxford for the second round of the ISFA cup. The game was competitive for the first 15 minutes before Headington took the lead and quickly established 3-0 lead by half time.  The home teams strong defence didn’t allow our forward line to break through on too many occasions apart from a well taken goal from Shaan. The game was a lot closer in the second half with Headington scoring a further 2 goals to win 5-1. 

Saturday 18 November – Hockey v Solihull School 

An excellent 2-1 win for the U15A team against Solihull. They stepped up to the challenge of only having 10 players; putting lots of pressure on the opposition and linking their passing effectively, they scored an early first goal. The team worked hard off the ball with great determination to score the final goal to win the game 2-1. Well done! 

Saturday 18 November – ESSA Swimming School Champs

 

Monday 20 November – U16 Indoor Hockey Qualifiers 

The U16 Indoor Hockey squad were simply superb at their Regional Qualifier this week. They faced Bromsgrove first and after a slower start soon exerted their dominance winning 3-1. In their second games they played RGS and once again came through as winners 3-1. The team progress to the Midlands Finals next week.  

Tuesday 21 November – U15 Hockey v Northampton 

The U15 team travelled to Northampton for a friendly hockey match. The teams were evenly matched and after a slow start, the girls improved their structure and consequently passing options to score and end the game with a 1-0 win.  

Tuesday 21 November – U18 Netball v Bablake

A fantastically contested match against Bablake. We played some great netball, particularly when we were happy to release the ball and play with freedom. Unfortunately, Bablake scraped the win, but a great team  performance by with senior squad.  

 

Congratulations to Kitty who was racing in the NSSA UK National Schools Outdoor Championships on Sunday. This was the last schools dry slope race of the calendar year before the winter races start in the Alps. In a tight race, Kitty had a fantastic first run, which ensured a 1st place in the U16 girls category by just two hundredths of a second, and 3rd placed girl overall. 

 

 

Congratulations to Hannah and Emme who competed at the Feathers Badminton Club annual U13 tournament at Banbury on Sunday.  Emme just edged Hannah out to finish 1st and 2nd respectively.  

Also congratulations Alais and Krithi who completed two days training and are now level 1 Badminton England coaches. 

17 November

Monday 13 November – U16 Hockey v Bedford (Tier 1 League Game)

The U16 team played some superb hockey in a thrilling match against Bedford school. With 7 goals shared between the teams we are delighted to say King’s ran out 4-3 winners in the end. 

Monday 13 November – U15/U14 Netball v Southam College (Local Leagues) 

The U14C’s played Southam in somewhat windy conditions. At half time the game was close, with both teams taking a while to get a goal due to great defending. In the 2nd half Kings pulled away, having shortened their passing to allow for the weather. Continuing fabulous defence with Shaan, Zara and Esha turning over lots of balls and the team working together to get to goal. 

On the next court we also had the U15B with a well contested game against Southam. It was back and forth with great play and interceptions all over court. Unfortunately, they just fell short in the last quarter losing by 2. Well done to all those involved. 

Tuesday 14 November -  U16B Hockey v Tudor Hall 

The U16B team travelled to Tudor Hall in their latest cup game and put on an excellent display against an A team. We took the lead early in the game but despite so superb defending were unable to hold on and eventually lost 3-1. It was a pleasing performance by everyone involved though.  

Tuesday 14 November – U14 Hockey MIdlands Qualifiers  

The U14B team travelled to Ratcliffe college to participate in the Midland zone round having previously won their county stages. Playing against both schools A team the team performed excellently and held the first game against Toot Hill to a 1-1 draw. The second match vs Ratcliffe College they defended excellently and despite losing 0-2 this was enough to see them qualify in second place and progress through to Midlands Finals.  

Wednesday 15th November – U16 Triangular County Tournament

The girls played some great netball in a very tight and competitive competition. 2 wins and 3 losses meant we came 4th. 

Wednesday 15th November – U15 Emerging Schools Tournament

After a slow start in the cold weather, the team played some excellent netball winning 5 out of 6 matches and coming second overall at the tournament. Lots of improvements were made which resulted in some clinical, efficient netball being played.  

Thursday 16th November – U15 ISA Hockey Tournament 

The U15 Hockey team travelled to Lee Valley Stadium in London to take part in the ISA Hockey Tournament. After 4 wins in their group stages, they qualified for the Cup in the afternoon. A confident performance in the semi-final led to a final against Lingfield College. The girls stepped up to the pressure and excellent passing and positioning led to 2 brilliant goals. Lingfield fought back and managed to score 2 goals just before the final whistle. After nail biting penalty strokes scored by Jenna and Laura, and fantastic saves by Annie, the team were crowned champions! 

Thursday 16th November – U14 Hockey v Stowe School (EH U14 Plate Round 1)

The U14A performed excellently against Stowe school on Thursday evening in the England Hockey plate competition. A 5-0 win was a great reflection of the way the team played with some excellent flowing, passing play. 

Thursday 16th November – U12 Netball v Kenilworth School and Sports College (Local Leagues)

13-11 win for the U12B team in the local league. The girls made strong drives and clean intercepts and were patient with their passing, always backing each other up. Super shooting, with POM going to Lucia who was dominant in attack and also turned over a lot of ball. Well done, girls. 

Skiing 

As a result of some very strong performances across the Foundation schools both at this event and others, 7 skiers have been selected to join the prestigious ESSKIA national training squads for the first time, with a further 8 skiers selected to attend as reserves due to the small margins in racing times this year! This is an amazing achievement for these skiers who have all trained so hard over the last few years and we hope these students are able take up this opportunity to attend the training camps in Norway in 2024. 

We would like to recognise the following King’s High skiers selected: 

Kings High Cat 2: Holly & Lydia (reserves) 

Kings High Cat 3: Alex & Kitty (squad), Alya, Frankie & Carys (reserves) 

Fencing

Over the half term break our fencing team (Rebekah and Hope) took part in a foil competition at Warwick school. Well done to Rebekah who came in 4th place and Hope came in 7th in the under 19s category.   Congratulations.     

Last weekend Charlotta and Alice competed in the epee.  Congratulations to Alice who came 2nd and Charlotta who came 3rd in the under 14 category. 

 

Congratulations to our King’s High badminton team with Eva winning gold and Hannah winning silver in the U15 Warwickshire Schools Badminton Tournament on Saturday.  Isabel won Bronze medal in the U13 Badminton Tournament and Sofia won silver in U17 Badminton Tournament. 

Also good luck to Krithi and Alais who are taking their Badminton England Foundation Coach Award this coming weekend.  We know you will both be brilliant. 

 

 

 

6 November

Equestrian

Ellie competed in the NSEA Eventer Challenge at Rectory Farm on 27 October.  She had a very successful day coming 1st in the 80cm and 3rd in the 70cm.  Both results qualify her for the NSEA Eventer Challenge Championships at Hickstead in May!

Monday 6th November – U18 Hockey v Leeds Grammar (Round 3 ISHC)

Monday saw Leeds Grammar travel down to King’s for the third round of the ISHC National tournament. We played some really strong hockey and dominated the game only to be pegged back against the run of play to make the final score 2-2. The game went to penalty strokes. Izzie in goal made two fantastic saves backed up by a strong finish from Amisha taking our final stroke and sealing victory.  

Monday 6th November – U15 Hockey v King’s School, Worcester (Round 1 ISHC Plate) 

A welcome break from the rain for the U15s in the first round of the ISHC Plate. A bit of a slow start on the first day back after half term, but the girls started to support one another and increase their intensity off the ball to come away with a 5-1 and lots to take forward to the next round. 

Monday 6th November – U13 Netball v King’s School, Worcester (School Sport Magazine Round 2) 

A great game for the under 13’s after their tour to Jersey over half term. The girls worked really hard to implement the skill developed on tour into their match play. All girls played a role in the win 29-20 win over Kings Worcester and will move onto the next round of the competition. 

Tuesday 7th November – U13/U15 ESAA Cross Country Cup

The Junior and Inter cross country teams competed on the Regional Round on Tuesday which included teams from Cheshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the West Midlands. The Junior team finished in 4th place out of 14 teams, missing out on a National Final place by the narrowest of margins (one point). Congratulations to Freya and Stella who achieved top 10 finishes. 

The Intermediate team consisted of Olivia, Imogen, Nancy, Annie, Ellie and Emma. The whole team ran exceptionally well and for the third year running this team have qualified for the National Cross-Country Finals. A special mention should go to Olivia who finished 4th overall. 

he Inter area cross country took place on the last Saturday of half term. Well Done to Lucia who won the year 7 race, and Imogen who finished runner up in the Junior Race. The following girls have been selected to run for Warwickshire Schools Cross-Country Team at the inter Counties fixture later in November: Freya, Lucia, Imogen, Nancy. Olivia, and Annie.  

Tuesday 7th November - Oundle School (ISGA plate) 

On Tuesday our Golf team comprising of Sophie and Georgina made the trip to Oundle School to play in the first round of the ISGA plate against Oundle School.  Upon arriving we discovered that they were competing against 6th form boys.  Both Sophie and Georgina had a brilliant day on a challenging and hilly 18 hole golf course.     

Tuesday 7th November – U13 Hockey v Nottingham High School (ISHC Plate Round 1)

The U13 team started their week with a cup game against Nottingham High. After a slow start the teams were level at half time but King’s stepped up their performance and pulled into a four goal lead. We progress to the next round of this cup.  

Wednesday 8th November – U14 County Netball Tournament 

Our U14 netball squad recently demonstrated their exceptional skills and teamwork as they faced 5 other Warwickshire school teams, at the County tournament. They took the win in all their games, crowning them Warwickshire County Champions. The squad have now earned them a spot in the upcoming triangular tournament.   

Thursday 9th November – U13 ISA Nationals 

After a long ride on the coach, we arrived and played 5 teams in the group on the Olympic Hockey pitch at Lee Valley. The team played well and grew throughout the matches managing to beat all other schools in the group without conceeding a goal.  

We played Holme grange in the semi final and scored early managing to continue to dominate until the final whistle. 

We started the final very strongly against Princethorpe and won a penalty stroke in the first few minutes that was unfortunately well saved by the opposition goal keeper. Despite peppering the opposition goal we couldn’t get the ball over the line. As we were awarded a short corner the final whistle blew. We still had to play the short corner and after 3 short corners in a row Isla managed to get the ball into the back of the goal. King’s were crowned national champions without losing or conceding a goal. 

Thursday 9th November – U12/U13 League Netball Fixture v Aylesford 

In the recent local league matches, our U12 and U13 squads displayed outstanding netball skills and determination against Aylesford. Both teams secured convincing wins in their matches.  

ISA Swimming:  

The following have been selected to represent the Midlands ISA team at the National Finals in London at the beginning of December: Teia, Poppy, Pippa, Martha, Verity, Abigail and Sasha. 

 

Inter team who have qualified for the National Cross Country Final  

Over the holidays some members of the King’s Badminton academy attended a Badminton training session and masterclass with Chris Langridge.  They enjoyed some playing time, question, and answer sessions along with watching videos of Chris's various medal wins at the Commonweath and Olympic games. 

 

Over half term there were some fabulous equestrian results. A special mention must go to Ellie in Year 8 who rode superbly and has qaulifed for the Hickstead championships. 

Tillie competed in the 100cm Eventer Challenge at Dallas Burston, winning the class on Lulu (her second consecutive EC win) and also placing 4th on sister Purdie’s horse. 

 

They also took part in a British Showjumping competition at Solihull with Tillie coming 2nd in the 1m, missing the win by just 0.2 sec, and Purdie back on her own horse (photo below) placing 2nd in the 90cm and 4th in the 95cm. 

 

20 October

Both the Junior and Senior Swimming teams have qualified for the ESSA swim finals in the Medley and Freestyle events. This is a fantastic achievement and so they will be going to Sandwell Aquatics Centre in November. Congratulations to both teams.  

Saturday 14th October – U14 Badminton v King Edward VI High School for Girls

The U14 Cup team fresh from their round one victory against Bromsgrove travelled to play KEHS on Saturday for their next round of this National Cup. The team played some superb Badminton against strong opposition. Unfortunately on this occasion it wasn’t to be and KEHS won the fixture 4 –2 overall.  

Saturday 14th October – U12/U13 Hockey v Tudor Hall

The Bs and Cs squad travelled to Tudor Hall on a bright sunny morning. The games were competitive, the 13B and U12B teams beating their As 4-0 and 4-1 respectively. The U13 C team had an end to end tightly matched game against their B team ending in a 2-2 draw. 

Saturday 14th October – U14/U16 Netball v King Edward VI High School for Girls

We took our B squads over to King Edwards on what was a beautiful sunny, but cold morning. All 3 matches were well fought with the scores being close in all 3 games at half time. A few switches of positions were key in helping King’s to take 3 from 3 wins in the end. 

Tuesday 17th October – U15 Football – ISFA Round 1 v Twycross House School

The U15’s travelled to Twycross, who were playing their first game as a team. The girls had a lot of possession throughout the match, often creating goal scoring opportunities and ran out comfortable winners by 7-0. It was good to see some new players in the team combining well and settling in. Next up, an away tie at Headington. 

Tuesday 17th October – U12/U14 Netball – Local Leagues v Campion

The Under 14 team exerted their dominance in the first quarter to take a commanding 11 goal lead. They built on this throughout the rest of the game, with great link up play in the shooting circle, countless defensive turnovers and accurate passing when bringing the ball down court. A great win from a strong team: 30-3. 

Wednesday 18th October – U16 Indoor Hockey v Rugby

With storm Babet outside it was a pleasure to play some Indoor hockey this week. The U16 squad travelled to play against Rugby School’s U18 team and U16 team in a triangular fixture in preparation for the Midlands qualifiers later this term. In the first game against the U18 team we held our own and produced some excellent passages of play. The score at half time was 0-0 and whilst Rugby’s U18’s went on to win 2-0 it was an impressive start by us. Facing the Rugby U16 team we started strongly taking an early lead only to concede almost immediately. After settling in to our rhythm we once again began to play some excellent indoor hockey and eventually won the game 5-2.  

Wednesday 18th October – U13 Netball – Local Leagues v Campion

A great game for the girls who were happy to be playing indoors! Super direct balls down the court to goal and some fabulous turnovers from Amber.Final score of 16-4 with Liv getting POM from the opposition.  

 

In the 65cm our team of Iona, Eleanor and Purdie finished 2nd, with Ellie 2nd and Purdie 4th individually. We had girls successfully complete rounds at 80 and 90cm. In the 100cm, the team of Arabella, Purdie and Tilly had a win, with Purdie winning the class individually and Arabella placing 2nd. In the 110cm Tilly took the win. This was a great start to the winter season for our equestrian team and we can't wait for the year ahead!  

Arabella and Mabel did us all proud, and clinched 3rd place individually at the CCi2* pony class at Ballindenisk international horse trials. To beat the majority of the Irish competitors on their home turf was a massive achievement, the conditions were against us, a lot of rain fell, which resulted in very slippery conditions. Arabella battled in the cross-country phase to keep Mabel calm whilst trying to go fast enough to come inside the optimum time. Her GB team came 2nd out of 9 teams (one more GB team of 4 with the remainder being Irish teams).

 

 

 

In the 65cm our team of Iona, Eleanor and Purdie finished 2nd, with Ellie 2nd and Purdie 4th individually. We had girls successfully complete rounds at 80 and 90cm. In the 100cm, the team of Arabella, Purdie and Tillie had a win, with Purdie winning the class individually and Arabella placing 2nd. In the 110cm Tillie took the win. This was a great start to the winter season and we can't wait for the year ahead! 

13 October

Monday 9 October - ESAA Schools Cross Country Cup

Congratulations to the Junior and Inter teams who both won the County round and progress to the Regional Finals. The junior team of Freya M, Stella, Isla, Ophelia, and Helena all finished in the top 11, with Freya M coming second in a field of 45 runners.  

The inters team of Liv, Imogen, Nancy, Annie, Ellie and Emma all finished in the top 10, with Liv finishing second. Their team total of 17 points easily won the team competition.  

Monday 9 October - U16 Tier 3 County Tournament 

The U16 Tier 3 County tournament gave the opportunity for our U15B team to compete in a tournament against other schools A teams. It was a tough challenge given that most teams were also a year older, but one that the team fully embraced. The team worked hard in all of their matches and performances improved throughout the afternoon. The final game culminated in an impressive 2-0 win against Shipston.  

Monday 9 October – U13 Football v Countesthorpe Academy (Round 2 ESFA Cup)

The U13 team hosted Countesthorpe academy from Leicester in what turned out to be a competitive match. The away team took an early lead and eventually had a 2 goal advantage at half time. The girls came back well and pressed all the way bringing the game back to 4-3 going into the last 5 minutes, but just could not get the equaliser. Final score 4-3 to Countesthorpe. 

Monday 9 October – U15/U16 Netball v Campion (Local Leagues)

Congratulations to the U16B team for a super win in the local league. Great depth in the squad with all girls playing in more than one position during the match. POM Charlotte.  

Tuesday 10 October – U12 Football v Higham Lane School (Round 1 ESFA Cup)

The U12 team played their first match of the season against Higham Lane. This is a newly formed team following a few practices and the team competed well throughout the game despite losing 9-1. The team showed good attitude and determination and further training will only improve the team for the rest of the season. 

English Ski School Championships 

5 Warwick Foundation Skiing teams travelled to Norwich to compete ESSkiA Age Group finals and English Open Team races. Two King’s teams competed in the U16 event. The teams raced hard and put in strong performances on a difficult course. In the final standing I am delighted to report that the A team finished in second place. This is a huge achievement at this level of competition and a significant improvement on their 6th place finish last year. 

Congratulations to Amelia who has qualified for the World Triathlon Championships in October 2024 for the age group 17-20 year olds.  Amelia will represent Team GB having qualified in an Aqua Bike event earlier in September. We wish her the best of luck.  

Congratulations to Hannah proudly sporting her Bronze Medal that she won in the U16s at the Warwickshire Badminton Tournament last Saturday.  Also congratulations to Emme who won the gold Medal in the U14s at the same tournament. 

Congratulations also to Megan in Year 9, who has received some very exciting news - she has been selected to represent England Lionesses U15 in the UEFA U15 tournament, playing against Wales, Greece and Norway in November. 

6 October

Thursday 28 September – U16 Football v Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School (ESFA Round 1)

The U16 team travelled to Bishop Ullathorne hoping to reverse the loss from last year.  The girls gave everything on the pitch but unfortunately the home team was too strong on the day and finished with a 9-0 victory. 

Thursday 28 September – U14B Netball v King Edward VI High School for Girls (Sisters n Sport)

What a fantastic game the Under 14b team had against King Edwards A team. The girls played incredibly well for their first game of the season, improving every quarter and narrowly losing 24-23. Well done to all those who played. 

Friday 29 September – U12 Netball v King Henry's (Round 1 Sister n Sport Cup 

A huge well done to the U12s in their first fixture representing King’s High. An incredible win against King Henry's securing their place in Round 2 and scoring 62 goals. 

Saturday 30 September – U13 Hockey Bromsgrove Invitational Tournament 

The U13s competed well against some of the best teams in the region and the country. They gave a good account of themselves battling hard and playing some good hockey, winning 1, drawing 2 and losing 2. 

 

Congratulations to Cherrie who recently competed and finished in 9th place at the BRC A1 Cadet Sabre in London. This comes after further success for Cherrie in the summer when competing as part of the West Midlands team who defeated all other Counties to be crowned champions.  

Monday 2nd October – U14 Football v Stratford Upon Avon School (ESFA Cup Round 1)

The U14 team hosted a strong Stratford team in the first round of the cup. After going 3-0 down in the first half, King's came back into the game scoring two quick goals in the second half, but Stratford sealed victory near the end of the game and finished with a 4-2 win. It was a well contested game that could have gone either way with chances at both ends. 

Tuesday 3rd October – U13/U15 ISA Tournament

Two strong King's teams travelled to LVS Ascot for the ISA 6’s. Following previous victories in the competition it was no surprise to see both teams progress to the knockout stages following convincing displays in the group games. The U13 team progressed to the final and nearly won the game in normal time but for a great save by the keeper. A penalty shoot-out took place with King's narrowly losing out in sudden death. This again, like the previous two years, was another wonderful team performance and the girls can be proud of their achievement. 

The U15 team also had to come through the Q final with a penalty shoot-out win in a close thought game. In the semi-final the game finished in a goalless draw and again went to a penalty shoot-out. Precise finishing was required in the small sized goals and following 5 penalties each, only one was converted and unfortunately it went to Lingfield College.  

Tuesday 3rd October – U16 Hockey v Cokethorpe (EH Tier 2) 

The U16B team played some superb hockey in their first round match against Cokethorpe. Playing against their A team, King’s managed to string together some excellent moves and grew into the game. The team made real progress over the duration of the match and took the victory 3-2.  

Good luck to our ski teams who are competing at the ESSKIA National Championships Finals and Open Skiing Championships in Norfolk this weekend.  We look forward to hearing how you got on. 

29 September

Friday 22 September U14 Hockey v Solihull

The U14 hockey team travelled to Solihull on Friday for the first round of the new look U14 England Hockey Cup. King’s got off to a rather slow start and went 2-0 early on in the first half. They rallied in the second half, putting on a much better display and showing more of their potential but despite lots of possession and shots on goal the game finished 1-2.  

Friday 22 September – U13 Netball v Bilton (Round 1 School Sport Mag Cup)

A feisty match against Bilton in Round 1 in the Sports Magazine Cup. A great team performance to keep on pushing in the second half and increasing the goal difference. A well-deserved win 33-24, on to the next round we go. 

Saturday 23 September – U12/U13 Hockey Tournament 

The U13A and B hockey teams enjoyed a successful morning playing a number of matches against other local schools. The U13A team lost only one match and the B team went one better taking a clean sweep of victories with some impressive performances along the way. 

Saturday 23 September – U14A Sister n Sport Pre Season Tournament 

A fantastic opportunity for our U14 squad to play against some of the best teams in the country. We knew the standard was going to be high, so we used the tournament to look at lots of different combinations, ready for our season ahead. The girls held their own with a mixture of results. It was great to see the different units in both attack and defence begin to work well together in bringing the ball through court, and also to win the ball back. A really positive day of netball. 

Monday 25 September – ISA Skiing Competition

On Monday two of our ski teams were entered in the ISA National Indoor Champs at the Hemel Hempsted Snow Centre.   They had some brilliant results with Kitty finishing 3rd, Alya finishing 5th, Carys finishing 7th and Alex finishing 8th in the U16 category.  In the U14 category Lydia finished 3rd, Frankie finished 4th and Holly finished 5th which meant in the overall girls school’s category our U14 team finished 2nd and our U16 team finished 3rd out of 8 schools.   

Monday 25 September – U13 Football v Lordswood Girls School (ESFA Cup Round 1)

It was the first game of the season for the U13 team, and they dominated the game throughout coming away 10-0 winners. Good team play and awareness allowed the girls to get opportunities to score on numerous occasions. This was a great start to the cup and hopefully another good cup run like last year will take place. 

Tuesday 26 September – U14 Badminton v Bromsgrove (Bromsgrove (School Sport Mag Round 1)

This was a dominant performance from a quad of players with a great deal of promise.  The players were quick to exert their control over the fixture, taking a clinical 4-0 lead after the singles games.  There were some quality rallies in the doubles, both games were competitive; the teams taking one apiece. A fantastic first round victory 5-1. 

Wednesday 27 September – U13 Netball v Princethorpe (Sister n Sport Round 1)

Another cup match for the U13 against Princethorpe, with a well contested game. The team had a brilliant win of 30-12 and secured their place in the next round. 

Tennis

Our U16 tennis team won a nail-biting fixture against Bromsgrove to progress to the next round of the LTA Schools Championships.

King's High Ski Teams

22 September

Thursday 14 September – U13 Hockey v Bromsgrove School (Round 1 ISHC Cup) 

The first round against Bromsgrove was always going to be tough. The U13s battled hard always chasing the game to eventually lose 4-3. Now onto the plate competition. 

Thursday 14 September – U15 Netball v Bromsgrove School (Round 1 ISNC Cup)

A really tough first game of the season for our U15 squad. They played against an exceptionally strong team; however, they did not give up and the game allowed us to see what they needed to work on for the season. 

Monday 18 September – U15 Netball v Edgbaston High (Round 1 Sport Mag Cup)

A well matched game against a new opposition. We didn’t know what to expect from EHS, but the girls put out a super performance, using their patience to bring the ball through to a shooting opportunity and taking the win. 

Monday 18 September – U13B Netball v Ratcliffe (Round 1 Sisters in Sport Cup) 

A fantastic start to the bowl competition for the under 13 b team with a 13-8 win against Ratcliffe, some excellent team work and plenty to work on for the next round. 

Tuesday 19 September – U18 Hockey v Bablake (Round 1 EH Tier 2 Cup) 

King’s hosted Bablake in the first round of the cup. A dominant performance saw them win 3-0. With a bit more composure in front of goal it could have been more. Onto the next round!

Tuesday 19 September – U18 Netball v Oakham (Round 1 ISNC Cup)

Our senior team took the long journey to play Oakham. Unfortunately, Oakham took the win, however the game was a positive learning experience for this newly formed team where the girls began to show excellent pairings in their units, both in the attacking and defensive ends. 

Congratulations to the King’s High ski team that competed last Sunday at the Qualifying Race for ESSKIA Dry Slope Champs at Stoke.  The girls had a good day and all put in a really good performance.  Kings High A (Kitty, Alya, Alex and Frankie) have made it through to the English finals in Norwich on October 7th.  Kings High B (Carys, Hermione, Holly and  Lydia) also did well and came third. 

15 September

We always love hearing about successes outside of school and congratulations to Claudia who attended the football trials for the Gothia Cup squad and has heard that she has been selected for the Midlands Independent Schools Representative Squad team. She is very excited to be heading to Gothenburg next July to compete as part of the Midland Independent Schools squad. 

Also well done to Grace who over the summer who captained her U13 club cricket team in their national final playing at Lords. Quite an achievement. 

It was back to the hill for the King’s High ski team last weekend as the new school year began with a training day ahead of the English Schools Ski Association regional qualifying races taking place on 17 September. The team got through a lot of good work on technique and race practice. The qualifying event will be held at Stoke Ski Centre where King’s High and other Warwick Schools Foundation teams will compete against school teams from across the midland region for places in the English Finals weekend.  

During the day, the King’s High team were presented with their NSSA British Schools Indoor Championships trophy. The winning team of Frankie, Kitty, Alex and Carys fought off teams from other schools at the championships held back in June at The Chill Factore in Manchester.  

In a throw back to the end of the summer term we must congratulate members of our equestrian team. King’s High was well represented at the NSEA Elite 1.10m National Showjumping Championships at Hickstead (West Sussex) this year. Held in the main ring of this world famous venue, all three pupils who had qualified through to each take up one of just 50 places on offer nationwide, were really excited to have the opportunity to jump in this incredible arena. 
 
Isabella took the win with a speedy clear round to become national champion, followed by Tillie in 3rd and Arabella finishing 6th. King’s High had the most competitors out of any school qualified through to the finals, and it was a huge achievement for all the girls to jump super clear rounds to finish in the line up of the top 6 for prize-giving in the main arena. 

September 2023

King’s High was well represented at the NSEA Elite 1.10m National Showjumping Championships at Hickstead (West Sussex) this year. Held in the main ring of this world famous venue, all three pupils who had qualified through to each take up one of just 50 places on offer nationwide, were really excited to have the opportunity to jump in this incredible arena.

Isabella took the win with a speedy clear round to become national champion, followed by Tillie in 3rd and Arabella finishing 6th. King’s High had the most competitors out of any school qualified through to the finals, and it was a huge achievement for all the girls to jump super clear rounds to finish in the line up of the top 6 for prize-giving in the main arena.

Arabella has had a great summer competing, having come 3rd in the Bishops Burton pony trial and the only pony to have jumped a double clear inside the time. She also went to pony club nationals on both ponies and had success there. Her biggest achievement however was travelling to Blair Castle international to do the pony 2*, winning best dressed at trot up and also coming 2nd overall, and ended up the highest placed British rider. Mabel was again the only pony who managed the come inside the time, which given the hills was no mean feat!

As a result, Arabella has now been asked to go to Ballindenisk as part of a pony GB squad in September and will represent her pony club at Blenheim horse trials.

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Jess and her 4 year old horse, Chase, competed at the British Showjumping Summer Young Horse Event at Weston Lawns this weekend.

This was their first time out competing at a 4 day stay away together and they had a successful weekend.

Improvements were made every day they competed, culminating on the final day to finish 5th after an impressive double clear round in the Novice 1st round class.

This pair has a bright future together and will hopefully be able to compete for the school next year, now Jess’ training of Chase is starting to show results.

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7 July 

Tuesday 27 June - Mid Warwickshire Track & Field Championships (Yr 7/8) 

Our Year 7 and 8 Athletics team had many successes in their final Athletics competition of the season. With some great wins and many PB’s, the year 7s finished runners up and the year 8 winners overall. Well done to all those involved in what has been an incredible season. 

Congratulations to Ellie who came second at the U15 English Schools Midlands Combined Events (Pentathlon) Championship and qualified for the Schools National finals.  We are also wishing Ellie good luck for next week when she is off to Daegu (South Korea) to represent the City of Coventry at the International Children’s Games (ICG) in the 400m. 

A huge congratulations and good luck to Annie who has been selected to represent Warwickshire at the English Schools National Finals this weekend in the 1500m.   

Congratulations to Maisie who recently represented Warwickshire Ladies 1st Team in the Midlands South County Week winning two matches helping the county finish 3rd overall.  Maisie also qualified for the English Schools National Finals finishing 11th overall winning best nett.   

Well done to Livvy who has been competing in a number of aquathlons/triathlons over the last few months as part of the West Midlands Junior Triathlon Series.  She has been selected to represent the West Midlands team.  

On Monday 19 June two King’s High ski teams competed at the ESSKIA (English Schools Ski Association) Indoor Championships in Castleford. Competing with some of the top ski teams in the country, it was a tough event. The Kings High A team of Alya, Carys, Frankie and Kitty finished 4th. The King's High B team of Hermione, Holly and Lydia racing in their first senior event, finished in 5th place. Well done to all! 

The following Monday 26th June, King's High A team was back in action in Manchester at the NSSA British Schools Indoor Open Ski Championships. The team delivered some great consistent times with Kitty placing 6th in the U16s, Carys in 7th and Alex in 10th place, and in the U14s Frankie placed 8th. With four top 10 results, the girls won the team event - a fabulous achievement for the team in a national competition. 

Congratulations to Ottelia and her partner won the U18D Road to Wimbledon area finals (Oxfordshire/Berkshire) last week and as a result will be competing in the finals at Wimbledon early August. 

In fencing news congratulations to Charlotta and Amelie who travelled to the University of Hertfordshire to take part in the England Youth Championships.  Whilst the competition was tough both students should be proud of the step up they have made to this level.  

The students were back in action again on Sunday 25th to take part in the age group Epee Competition. Charlotta won all but two fights in her first round, and all but one in her second round, to finish 2nd overall.  Well done!

On Monday 26th June Charlotta and Rebekah travelled to Myton school to participate in a match against Kenilworth Fencing Club.  Charlotta and Rebekah joined with the boy's captain to form a foil team.  They took part in two matches, the first against a very strong Kenilworth team which they lost 45-16. 

In the second match they took an early lead and extended it to a solid lead by the middle of the match, however the hosts were not going to give up and started to claw back the score, closing the gap in final few fights, setting up a thrilling final fight. In the end we won 45-41.  Well done to all involved.  

30 June

Ski Team Update

Recent soaring temperatures haven’t deterred King’s High skiers from a busy training and racing schedule.

Last Sunday saw 27 skiers from the Foundation training at their Swadlincote base under the guidance of excellent race coaches from a well- known ski academy. The morning was spent working on technique with drills to develop skill and racing speed. After lunch and a cool off, the team put their skills into practice with a series of timed runs as they challenged their own best times of the day. Everyone worked incredibly hard, a fantastic effort in the searing heat.

On Monday 19 June, four teams represented the Warwick Foundation at the ESSKIA (English Schools Ski Association) Indoor Championships in Castleford. Competing with some of the top ski teams in the country, it was a tough event. The Kings High A team of Alya, Carys, Frankie and Kitty were well-placed for a podium finish of 2nd but an unfortunate fall resulted in finishing 4th. The Kings High B team of Hermione with Holly and Lydia racing in their first senior event, finished in 5th place. Well done to all!

The following Monday, Kings High A team was back in action in Manchester at the NSSA British Schools Indoor Open Ski Championships. The team delivered some great consistent times with Kitty placing 6th in the U16s, Carys in 7th and Alex in 10th place, and in the U14s Frankie placed 8th. With four top 10 results, the girls won the team event - a fabulous achievement for the team in a national competition.

Our King’s High skiers will continue to train and compete throughout the summer as the foundation teams prepare for the prestigious ESSkiA outdoor events. The foundation skiers will travel to Stoke this weekend for training with ESSkiA coaches, they will be returning here in September for the regional qualifiers. They hope to qualify for a place in the English Finals for the 3rd time.

Kitty has recently been crisscrossing the country from Llandudno to Kent to Northumbria, competing on the SnowSport England club national circuit alongside skiers from all over the country where she is gaining valuable experience ahead of the upcoming winter Alpine season.

Tuesday 27 June - Mid Warwickshire Track & Field Championships (Yr 7/8) 

Our Year 7 and 8 Athletics team had many successes in their final Athletics competition of the season. With some great wins and many PB’s, the year 7s finished runners up and the year 8 winners overall. Well done to all those involved in what has been an incredible season. 

Congratulations to Ellie who came second at the U15 English Schools Midlands Combined Events (Pentathlon) Championship and qualified for the Schools National finals.  We are also wishing Ellie good luck for next week when she is off to Daegu (South Korea) to represent the City of Coventry at the International Children’s Games (ICG) in the 400m. 


A huge congratulations and good luck to Annie who has been selected to represent Warwickshire at the English Schools National Finals this weekend in the 1500m.   

Congratulations to Maisie who recently represented Warwickshire Ladies 1st Team in the Midlands South County Week winning two matches helping the county finish 3rd overall.  Maisie also qualified for the English Schools National Finals finishing 11th overall winning best nett.   

Well done to Livvy who has been competing in a number of aquathlons/triathlons over the last few months as part of the West Midlands Junior Triathlon Series.  She has been selected to represent the West Midlands team.  

On Monday 19 June two King’s High ski teams competed at the ESSKIA (English Schools Ski Association) Indoor Championships in Castleford. Competing with some of the top ski teams in the country, it was a tough event. The Kings High A team of Alya, Carys, Frankie and Kitty finished 4th. The Kings High B team of Hermione, Holly and Lydia racing in their first senior event, finished in 5th place. Well done to all! 

The following Monday 26th June, Kings High A team was back in action in Manchester at the NSSA British Schools Indoor Open Ski Championships. The team delivered some great consistent times with Kitty placing 6th in the U16s, Carys in 7th and Alex in 10th place, and in the U14s Frankie placed 8th. With four top 10 results, the girls won the team event - a fabulous achievement for the team in a national competition. 

Congratulations to Ottelia and her partner won the U18D Road to Wimbledon area finals (Oxfordshire/Berkshire) last week and as a result will be competing in the finals at Wimbeldon early August. 

In Fencing news congratulations to Charlotta and Amelie who travelled to the University of Hertfordshire to take part in the England Youth Championships.  Whilst the competition was tough both students should be proud of the step up they have made to this level.  

The students were back in action again on Sunday 25th to take part in the age group Epee Competition.She won all but two fights in her first round, and all but one in her second round, to finish 2nd overall.  Well done Charlotta.  

On Monday 26th June Charlotta and Rebekah travelled to Myton school to participate in a match against Kenilworth fencing Club. Charlotta and Rebekah joined with the boys captain to form a foil team.  They took part in two matches, the first against a very strong Kenilworth team which they lost 45-16. 

In the second match they took an early lead and extended it to a solid lead by the middle of the match, however the hosts were not going to give up and started to claw back the score, closing the gap in final few fights, setting up an thrilling final fight. In the end we won 45-41.  Well done to all involved.  

20 June

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Isabella recently competed in the 1.10m Hickstead Elite qualifier on a different horse, having qualified previously on a new horse.  She jumped a great round and qualified, so will be attending the Hickstead Championships at the end of June.

Isabella also had a fabulous half term competing in St Tropez.  She placed every day in the 2* international small tour and ending up getting the second-place rider overall in the small tour, which is a great result!"

Liv has had a difficult 12-18months with her horses being injured and requiring long rehabilitation programmes. This is has been extremely tough emotionally and mentally however, Liv’s resilience paid off this weekend (16-18th June).

Liv travelled to Wales with her horse Channing, for their first show since his injury.  They came 7th in the accumulator class on Saturday and on Sunday they came 3rd in the 1.10m championship final.  These are fabulous results, and we look forward to seeing Liv progress back up the heights to the level she was previously competing at prior to Channing’s injury.

King's High had two teams travel to Kirtlington Polo Club in Oxfordshire on Sunday to compete in the School's first Grass Arena Polo Tournament.  In order to have enough team members for two teams, the teams comprised players from King’s High and other schools. 

Team 1 comprised Gemma, Anna and Lauren, together with a player from Stoke School and Team 2 comprised Gabrielle and Jess, together with with two players from Heathfield School. For Team 1 this was only their second competitive event and for Team 2 only their first competitive event.

The morning began with both Team 1 and Team 2 playing each other, which was a competitive match ending in a 0-0 draw.  Team 1’s second match was against Edinburgh Schools, another competitive match, which Team 1 won 1-0.  Going into their final chukka, Team 1 were in a leading position, so were a little disappointed with a 1-1 draw.  This left them awaiting the results of the final two chukkas, played by other competing schools, to see if they would lift the trophy!

Despite a great effort, Team 2 lost their second match against St Mary’s, the reigning champions, and with some great play drew their final match against Edinburgh Schools.

The outcome of the final few chukkas gave Team 1 the win in their section making them the current Novice section champions! This was a fabulous result and an improvement on their 3rd place finish in the previous arena tournament.

Team 2 finished 4th, after integrating with the other school fabulously and playing some great polo.

The King's High players have worked hard at Friday afternoon Polo this year and have put in extra practice by attending evening chukkas. It was great to see the Team’s competitiveness at only their first or second event competing in SUPA events.

We are very much looking forward to the next tournament where King's High can defend their title and play some more great polo!"




Monday 19th June – ISA National Athletics Competition

Well done to all those who competed at the ISA National Finals at Alexander Stadium on Monday. What a great experience for those competing at the Commonwealth games athletics track with some great results. A huge congratulations to Olivia taking gold in the Y10/11 Javelin and Caitlin and Ellie for receiving a gold medal being part of the Year 8/9 relay team. Well done all! 

Wednesday 21st June - ISGA Junior National Finals, Radley College

This week Bethany and Sophie travelled to Radley College to compete in the Junior National Finals organised by the Independent Schools Golf Association. It was the first time competing in this event but they both took the occasion in their stride. They performed well on the day and we await to hear their final placings.  

 

12 June

Saturday 10 June 

20 pupils from the Year 7 A, B and C tennis teams visited Dragon school in Oxford on Saturday where they played some fantastic tennis in a host of competitive matches. For many of the players it was their first tennis match at King’s and they equipped themselves really well, managing in the hot conditions and coming out on top in all 3 fixtures.  

Monday 12 June - Athletics ESAA Schools Cup Round 2

A great start to the week for our Junior and Inter teams competing at the Midlands Finals of the English Schools Athletic Track and Field competition on Monday. Our junior girls had some great results finishing the day on 364 points.

Tuesday 13 June – Golf - ISGA Junior League v Cothill House 

On Tuesday, Sophie and Bethany took part in the IGSA Junior Golf League against a strong Cothill House School. The sun shone as they played 9 holes around Cothill’s home golf course. Both Bethany and Sophie played very impressive rounds, both finishing 7 over par which was a brilliant achievement on a course they had never played on before. After 9 holes Bethany had won her round and Sophie displayed a huge amount of talent but unfortunately losing out to a very good player from Cothill. Both players progress to the second round next Wednesday.  

Thursday 15 June – U13/U15 Tennis v Princethorpe

Congratulations to Ottelia who was accepted onto a Women’s British Tour Grade 1 tennis event in Worthing (the highest-level tennis tournament in the UK before competing internationally) last weekend and won her first round match in qualifying.  This is a fantastic achievement and experience for Ottelia as she continues her tennis journey. 

Good luck to the Ski team of Alya, Hermione, Lydia, Kitty, Alex, Holly, Frankie and Carys who are representing King’s High at the ESSKIA Indoor UK Championships on Monday. 

Congratulations to Martina (pictured below) who won the shot put competition, Ellie who won the 800m and Carly who won the 300m at the Warwickshire School championships. All were selected to represent the county team at the Mason Trophy. 

 

Equestrian

It’s been a successful year for King’s High at the National Schools Equestrian Association Eventer Challenge Finals at the international All England show ground, Hickstead 2023. On Saturday 27 May, King's had 1 team, and 2 individuals compete in the Mini class (70/75cm), and 1 individual in the Open class (100/105cm). 

The 70/75cm team was made up of Lily, Eleanor, Sarra and Mila (from Warwick Prep), with Mila and Ellie also representing the school as individuals.  Every team at the finals had to win or come second in the qualifiers over the winter so the standard was high. Each member of the team put in good rounds, with Lily and Ellie going clear, Mila having an unlucky fence down (4faults) and Sarra finishing on 8 faults. This led to the team placing 13th out of 34 teams on a score of 4,  an amazing achievement which all the girls were thrilled with. Ellie also placed 31st out of 75 individuals. It was Ellie, Sarra and Mila’s first year at this prestigious final, so for the team to finish in the top 40% was a huge achievement. 

Purdie was our only rider as an individual in the 100/105cm Open class, at the highest level of schools' competition in the final. She had an unlucky pole down in the showjumping phase but placed 16th out of 53 individual competitors, of whom she was among the youngest. 

We also had girls compete in the showjumping qualifiers on the Friday evening. Mila and Lily did the 70cm class, both going clear with Mila finishing 15th and Lily finishing 26th in a massive class of 68 riders. Purdie did the 90cm class, placing 5th and qualifying for the NSEA showjumping plate championships at Addington in October. 

Arabella had a brilliant day coming 3rd in the Under18 BE100 Class at the Berkshire College of Agriculture on Sunday 11 June.  This was a fantastic achievement in such a large class of over 30 competitors.

5 June

Monday 5th June – Year 9/10 Athletics Competition v Princethorpe

What a great way to kick start the second half of the summer term with a local Athletics fixture. Taking place at Edmondscote Athletics track with Princethorpe and Warwick School. All Year 9 and 10’s put in a huge amount of effort and it was great to see pupils a variety of pupils representing the school Athletics team. Both the Year 9 and Year 10 teams finished first overall.  

Tuesday 6th June – Warwick Group Athletics Competition

A great day for our Year 7,8,9 and 10 Athletics team. A brilliant display by all the athletes in each discipline which is reflected in the final results of coming 1st in each age category. Well done to all those involved.   

Wednesday 7th June – Year 7/8 Athletics Competition v Princethorpe

This week has been a busy one for Athletics to start the term off. The girls have displayed some incredible performances this week and particularly tonight on the track without Year 7 and 8’s against Princethorpe and Warwick. 

Thursday 8th June – U15 T20 Cricket Cup Game v The King’s School, Worcester 

Congratulations to Jessica who was awarded the goalkeeper of the tournament for the girls at the Derby Indoor Grand Slam last Sunday.   Jessica played for UK Lions U14 girls, and the team won the tournament.  

Equestrian

It’s been a successful year for King’s High at the National Schools Equestrian Association Eventer Challenge Finals at the international All England show ground, Hickstead 2023. Last Saturday Purdie competed as an individual in the Open class (100/105cm).   Purdie was our only rider as an individual in the 100/105cm Open class, at the highest level of schools' competition in the final. She had an unlucky pole down in the showjumping phase but placed 16th out of 53 individual competitors, of whom she was amongst the youngest.  Purdie also competed in the 90cm class on Friday evening, placing 5th and qualifying for the NSEA showjumping plate championships at Addington in October.   

Fencing

Congratulations also go to Cherrie who has been selected to fence for the West Midlands (Senior Women’s Sabre) Team at the Winton Cup, on the 8th-9th July. 

26 May

Friday 19th May – U15 Football v County High School Leftwich 

The U15 team played the final fixture for this season in the semi-final of the Sister n Sport cup against Leftwich. In yet another close thought game played in warm conditions the team put in an impressive performance, creating several chances but unfortunately the ball would not go in the net. On another day I am sure we would have won but, on this occasion, we lost, losing 1-0. 

Saturday 20th May – Cricket v Bablake

King’s U15 hardball team and U13 softball team travelled to Bablake on a glorious sunny morning. The hardball team excelled limiting Bablake to 70 and then knocking off the runs comfortably. The 13s had a closer game and after a wobble a superb second innings performance saw them win in a dramatic finish. 

Our U12 and U14 cricket squads had a wonderful morning of pairs cricket in the sunshine. The U12’s showed both great batting and fielding skills to take the win, however even with some excellent batting unfortunately our U14ms had a narrow loss. 

Saturday 20th May – Tennis v Bloxham

Saturday saw us welcome tennis players from Bloxham to a gloriously sunny site. The U13 pairs and U12 pairs all recorded strong victories with the U12A pairs winning all 9 of their matches without conceding a game!

19 May

Saturday 15th May - National Girls Schools Tennis Tournament, Queenswood School

On Saturday the U14, U16 and U18 tennis teams travelled to Queenswood School, Hertfordshire to compete in the National Girls’ Schools Tennis championships for the first time. The teams equipment themselves really well, enjoying playing against a different variety of school and the both U16 pairs progressed through to the cup competition. Maddie and Marina just lost out on a place in the final after a well-fought semi-final match. Holly and Ottelia progressed to the final, despite an injury in the 2nd round, and played some super tennis but just missed out on the win, finishing as runners-up. A great team spirit was formed between all of the teams and some fabulous minibus karaoke topped off a splendid day! 

Monday 15th May – U15 Football v Rossall School (ISFA U15 Girls Trophy Round 1)

The U15 team were in action again against Rossall School from Lancaster. There was not much to choose between both teams in what turned out to be an even game. Rossall took advantage of their chances going 2-0 up before KHS scored in the second half and almost equalised towards the end of the game only for last ditch defending and several fine saves from the keeper. The away team sealed victory at the end to run out 3-1 winners.  

Tuesday 16th May – ESAA Schools Cup Round 1

Our Junior and Inter team demonstrated some incredible performances in the first round of the ESAA Schools Cup. A huge congratulations to the Junior team finishing first and securing their place at the ESAA Round 2 in June, and a big well done to our Inter team finishing third and narrowly missing out.  

12 May

Friday 5 of May saw the first cricket fixture for the Year 7s this year against RGS Worcester. It was a fantastic afternoon with 60 pupils taking part in fixtures across 6 teams. Luckily the rain stayed away, and the pupils were able to enjoy competitive and well-matched matches.  

On Friday the Senior tennis teams managed to dodge the rain at Bromsgrove school to take part in some great competitive tennis matches. All of the age groups were well contested and King’s took a win at 1st and U15s and narrowly lost in the 2nd team and U14 matches. It was particularly great to see teams of sixth formers enjoying playing competitive tennis.  

On Wednesday King's headed to Rugby school for the ISA National Tennis competition. After the group stages everyone one of the 10 players from King’s finished top or second of their group and proceeded through to the Cup knock-out rounds of the singles. After some excellent tennis Ellie was crowned Singles Champion of the U13 competition for the second year running and in the U15s Lucy finished fourth, Marina second and Maddie in first place! In doubles competitions all the girls played excellent tennis, and both age group finals were a King’s vs King’s match up. The U13 competition saw Claudia and Saran finish in second place Ellie and Annie in first. In the U15 age group Paige and Tilly finished third, Maddie and Martina second and Marina and Lucy in first, everyone one of the 10 strong team finishing in a medal position. A fabulous achievement from the team and a true reflection of the strength in depth in these age groups.  

Many congratulations to our U13 hockey team who, having won their regional championship last term, played in the national finals on Saturday. They performed brilliantly in some tight matches and, after coming second in their group, came in fourth place overall – a tremendous achievement.

5 May

Wednesday 3rd May – ISA Midland Athletics Competition

First Athletics competition of the season was a successful one. Well done to all those competing and a special mention to those names below that have qualified for National finals: Isla in the 800m, Nancy in the 1500m, Mae in the 800m, Amisha in the 1500m, Olivia in Javelin, Carly in the 300m. 

Wednesday 3rd May – Solihull School Athletics Competition

A wonderful evening at Solihull for our Athletics team competing for the first time this season. It was great to see so many new faces taking part to finish in 1st place overall as the Juniors and Inters team. 

Wednesday 3rd May - Smith Construction ISFA U13 Girls National Cup

Congratulations to the U13 Football team finishing runners-up in the Midlands Regional qualifying tournament at Wolverhampton Grammar School. They will now go on to play at St George’s Park on Finals Day! 

It was a tough start to the league format which seen the girls lose the first game 1-0 to Repton and a 0-0 draw against St Helen & St Katherines. Both games were keenly contested with only the opposing team goalkeepers making a string of fine saves. The next 3 games went according to plan with 6-0 and two 4-0 wins giving us a far superior goal difference and it proved to be the deciding factor with KHS finishing second and just nudging out St Helen & St Katherines. 

Overall, it was a great team performance, and the girls will have a great chance on Finals Day. 

The bank holiday weekend was a busy weekend for our King’s students.  Congratulations to our fencers who competed in the National Finals this weekend. All of the fencers competed superbly but a special mention must go to Anne,  who managed to beat off several opponents to take her place in the quarter finals. This placed Anne in the top 8 in the country which is a superb achievement. 

 

Our swimmers were busy this weekend at the West Midland Swimming Championships.  Pippa raced in three races, getting PBs and reaching the finals in all three.  She gained two Bronze medals and a 6th overall position in the 16yr old category.  

Congratulations to Martha who also competed.  On Saturday Martha completed the 100m Butterfly where she got a pb in the heats of 1:10.64 finishing 6th in her age group to get into the finals.  In the finals, she got another PB of 1:09.99 finishing 6th.  On Sunday Martha competed in the 50m butterfly and finished 1st in her age group in the heats.  The final was very close but she just managed to hold first place, becoming this year’s West Midlands Champion for 50m Butterfly.  (See photo below).  

Congratulations to Maddie, Nancy and Annabelle who made the final squad for U13 County hockey and played in the Midlands U13 tournament last weekend.   Warwickshire came second overall.  

The Warwickshire U15 Girls became the undefeated Midlands Champions at the weekend, without conceding any goals.  A fantastic performance from Amisha, Kerenza, Lucy, Bella and Maddie. 

 

28 April

The U15 team competed in the Smith Construction ISFA cup at home against Langley School for a place in the quarter final. The home team made a good start scoring the first goal with Alannah scoring from close range following a good passage of play. The away team soon replied with the equaliser and never looked back scoring a further 6 goals with some good play through the midfield area. A consolation goal towards the end of the game kept the final score to 7-2 with the away team producing some good play and fully deserved the victory.  

It was good to see King’s never giving up and they had their moments in the match but for some fine saves from the keeper. 

The U18 tennis team faced Thomas-Telford in the second round of the National Cup this week. A fine performance from the team saw them win 6-0 overall dropping only 10 games over the 12 sets. They now face Repton in the third round, well done to Ottelia, Maddie, Holly and Marina. 

Tuesday 25 of April saw the U15 Cricket team create history for King’s High School. They are the first team to play in a competitive hardball cup match and they came away victorious against a strong Rugby School team. Bowling first the team delivered a very strong and disciplined performance restricting Rugby School to 97 runs off their 20 overs. In response to this our opening batters Alannah and Laura gave the team a great platform with Alannah scoring 42, followed by Sabrina adding another 29 to the total. The U15’s crossed the line in the 16th over. A fantastic display of cricket and a very positive start to new era for King’s High School.  

It is a busy period for the U15 team with another game in a week against Priory Ruskin in the Sisters n Sport cup quarter final at home. It was great to have Lottie and Mae available after injury and they both had a positive influence on the match with Lottie assisting and scoring from the left wing. Further goals form Alannah and Tilly sealed the win and King’s run out 4-0 winners and now progress to the semi-final with a home tie against the County High School Leftwich. 

It was great to see the girls win this match after an earlier defeat in the week and they deserved the victory after contesting well in midfield and defending deep at times to keep away team out.  

The team can now have a rest and look forward to the semi-final in May. 

As the days get a little longer so the summer ski races kicks into life. Kitty, Alya, Alex and Isabella were in action recently at the Gloucester Summer Race League where they came 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th respectively in the girls U16 category. Well done girls, a great start to the summer season. 
 
On Monday, Kitty was back in action on the snow representing King's High at the NSSA English Schools Indoor Open Championships. 


Raced over two runs of a slalom course Kitty had a steady first run, putting her in the lead and allowing her to push hard on her second run where she improved her time and finished 1st in the girls U16 category.

21 April

On Wednesday the U15 Indoor Cricket team travelled to Edgbaston Cricket Ground to participate in the Warwickshire County competition. The pupils played 3 games in which they won all three, there was a lot of talent on show and the pupils really came together as a team to progress on to the regional round in May. 

Our Year 7 team made it to the Indoor County Athletics Finals on Wednesday, where they displayed an incredible performance in all disciplines. A huge well done to all involved, finishing the afternoon off with coming second place. We now look forward to the outdoor Athletics season starting this term! 

On Thursday the U13 Indoor Cricket team played in the Midland regional competition at Edgbaston Cricket Ground having won the Warwickshire County competition in March. After a close first match with the pupils losing by 1 run the pupils fought back to put on some very strong performances in the next 2 games leading to qualification for the semi-finals. Playing a very strong team in the semi-finals the U13’s finished the competition in third place. A fantastic achievement. 

King's High hosted the GSA ISFA Football tournament with over 20 teams participating. The girls played 5 group games and beat all the teams with convincing victories and not conceding a goal.  

We then progressed to the main cup competition with 2 mini leagues of 3 teams with games against the Abbey and St Helen & Catherines. The girls dominated both games, finishing each game as 1-0 winners and finishing top of the league to progress to the final. 

In a close fought match, the Notre Dame keeper pulled of some great saves but eventually the constant attacking paid off with Claudia scoring the winning goal.  

This was a fantastic performance by the team, displaying great teamwork and attitude to win every game and not concede a goal throughout the tournament. 

 

24 March

Purdie and Ebs had a fabulous day representing King's High at the Bloxham Eventer Challenge at Aston Le Walls.  They came 3rd on the day and placed 6th overall in the Season League Championship!  What a fabulous result! 

Arabella and Mabel competed in their first 'observational trial (formerly known as a pony trial)' which is where selection for GB teams start. Arabella rode her socks off in the dressage showing off how her hard work over the winter has paid off, and she sat mid section.

They went onto the jumping phase and showed their class in the showjumping phase where other people started to crash and have issues. Onto the cross country phase to tackle the enormous fences - the biggest and most technical course they ever have faced together. The pair accrued a few time penalties which put them out of 8th into 12th out of 32 combinations many of which have competed as part of the GB team previously.

 

 

 

Friday 17 March – U12 Netball v Princethorpe 

A glorious afternoon of sunshine for our final Year 7 fixture of the year. We had over 65 Year 7’s involved in this fixture against Princethorpe and all seven teams came out with the win. What an incredible season they have had with high attendance, great commitment and all progressed their overall netball skills. Well done to all those involved! 

Saturday 18 March – Netball v Ratcliffe College

A miserable morning of weather was made a lot better by some fantastic displays of netball by Kings. The first round saw our U14 squads play some solid netball bringing the ball through court with great confidence leading to two great wins. The senior B team had a well fought game coming up short by only two goals. In the second round the U12’s were eager to get out on court. The A team played steady and consistent attacking netball, with the B team using their speed and determination on court. Both teams had 2 great convincing wins. 

Monday 20 March – U13 Midlands Hockey Finals

King’s High U13s produced some fantastic hockey to progress to the National Finals in May.  

For King’s High a day school this is an amazing achievement as we came up against some unbelievably strong opposition in the region. The players equipped themselves superbly with their team spirit and desire. Their work rate out of possession of the ball was second to none. 

 They didn’t lose a game all day competing and beating the likes of Bromsgrove, Trent Nottingham, Kings Worcester and eventually beating Repton in the final. King’s were fantastic in the Final against a School that has dominated the region with multiple years. They were disciplined and played some brilliant hockey to eventually win 3-0. The coaches and travelling support were immensely proud of the efforts of the players. They go on to the Finals in May on Coronation Day. 

Monday 20 March – Netball v Princethorpe 

This is always a fun and momentous fixture of the netball season as for some it is their last ever match representing school. This year was no exception with all 3 teams playing some fantastic netball, even in positions they have not played all season!!! Kings took 3 from 3 wins, but this fixture was not too much about the result, more about celebrating the player’s time playing netball at Kings. We wish them all the best of luck with their sport in the future and hope you continue to enjoy playing. 

Tuesday 21 March – U15 Football v Repton (Round 2 ISFA Cup)

The U15 team travelled to Repton in round 2 of the ISFA Smith Construction cup. On an energy sapping pitch, the girls put in a wonderful team performance coming out 6-1 winners. The scoreline could have being much closer but a great individual performance from Lucy in goal kept the home team out. The game was well contested in midfield with our girls finishing their chances when the opportunities came along. Notable performances from Lottie, Alannah and Mae for working hard in midfield. The girls now progress to round 3 with a home game against Langley. 

13 March

Isabella and Tillie competed in the Hickstead Elite 1.10m Qualifier at Southview on Sunday 12th.  Both girls qualified for the Hickstead Championships as a result of Isabella winning the class and Tillie coming second!

Saturday 11th March – Netball teams v Bloxham

A great afternoon of netball with 10 teams taking to court. It was fabulous to see so many pupils representing King’s High, for some it was their first time. Lots of fantastic netball being played across the courts, with King’s taking 9 from 10 wins.  

Sunday 12th March - Birmingham & Midlands Schools Ski Race

After a fantastic morning of ski racing last weekend we are delighted to report that the King’s High and Warwick Prep ski squad were crowned Birmingham and Midlands School Skiing Champions 2023. 

Tuesday 14th March – U13 Football Sister n Sport Cup Game (Round 2) v The Priory Ruskin Academy 

The U13 Football team entertained Priory Ruskin Academy in what turned out to be a competitive match, with the visitors running out 3-2 winners. KHS started well, taking the lead twice before the away team scored 2 late goals to win it. There were good competitive battles in midfield throughout the game, which was played in good spirit. The game could have gone either way with KHS have several chances in front of goal, but unfortunately it was not to be. 

Tuesday 14th March – U15 County Hockey

The U15 Hockey team had an amazing end to their 2022/2023 season by winning the County tournament. With wins against King Henries, Bablake, Solihull and Princethrope the U15’s demonstrated the huge amount of progress and teamwork developed over this season. They also won the tournament without conceding a goal, a fantastic achievement.  

Tuesday 14th March - ISA U18 Netball (University of Nottingham) 

For some of our seniors this was their last eve school tournament, so they were determined to go out on a good note! With 3 group games to begin with, it was important they started well to get into the main cup competition in the afternoon. 2 wins and a draw in the morning secured their place. In the afternoon they played QE and sticking to their game plan secured the win to take them to the finals. The final was against Alderley Edge who they drew to in the morning, so the squad knew they would have to play some solid netball, scoring off their turnovers and centre passes. The squad put out a fantastic performance working hard for each other, taking the win by 6 goals making them U18 champs! So well deserved and what a way to go out!  

Wednesday 15th March – Schools Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition



 

A great team performance by KHS Clay Pigeon Shooting team! 

On a wet and windy day KHS entered the Schools Challenge event at Oxford Gun Club near Aylesbury. 

With 2 relatively novice shooters and 3 seasoned campaigners the girls really pulled together and produced a fine display of shooting to claim the first prize. 

The team won a Yildiz shotgun, medals, caps and ear defenders. 

Wednesday 15th March - Midlands Schools Under 12 Girls In2hockey finals

The U12s exceeded expectations at the Midlands tournament playing some of their best hockey of the season to just miss out on a semi final spot. They played fantastically well. 

Wednesday 15th March – U13s Netball ISA National Finals



 

The under 13’s had a fabulous day at the ISA National netball finals. They had 4 pool matches to play and managed 4 very good wins placing them in the cup competition in the afternoon. In this round the winners from each section played for the cup. The girls played some of their best netball of the day winning the first round convincingly and they then had to place Thomas Batersbea. We didn’t start the final well going behind but with huge improvement in the second half they brought the scores much closer however the final whistle came too soon and we lost 10-11. The girls should be extremely proud of their achievements, 2nd in this national competition is a huge accomplishment   

Thursday 16th March - U13 XI County Tournament

King's travelled to Warwick University to face off in the county tournament. It was many of the pupils first 11 a side game so a bit of adjustment was needed. They adapted well eventually becoming runners up but the future looks bright. 

Thursday 16th March - ISA U16 Netball (University of Nottingham)

The under 16 netball squad took the trip to Nottingham University on Thursday and they played some great netball in their pool matches winning all 3 games with the squad rotating and all playing a big part in the success. This then placed them in the cup competition which the winners of all 4 pools played in. Here they came up against strong and physical opposition and this was just a step too far for them in their semi final losing to a very good Scarisbrook team. In the 3rd/4th place play off the girls played some great defensive netball but lost out by 3 goals so ending their national final placing 4th in the country. An amazing achievement and one they should all be very proud of.  

Congratulations to King’s High who have won the ‘Graham Langton Cup’ (Most improved Girls School) at the 2023 Public Schools Fencing Championships. 

The U13 cricket team are also Warwickshire County Indoor Cricket champions - congratulations!

 

10 March

On Sunday 5th March a group of King’s girls travelled to Ruyton XI Towns, in Shropshire, to fence in the West Midlands Age Groupe Epee Championships being held at Packwood Hough School.  School Captain Anne was fencing in the under 18 Girls Epee where, despite feeling she wasn’t fencing at her best, managed to win 6 out of 8 fights in her pool, and won her quarter final 15-11 before losing her semi 15-13 to finish 3rd.  Hope was fencing in the under 16 Girls Epee where she finished 9th.   Alice and Charlotta were fencing in the under 14’s Girls Epee and finished in 5th and 6th places respectively.   As a result, Anne, Alice and Charlotta all qualify for the 'British Youth Championships National Final's' to be held at the ‘England Institute of Sport’ in Sheffield, over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. 

Congratulations to Mia who competed in the County Cadet Tournament for Warwickshire at the weekend and finished runner-up after two full days of competition.  

Good luck to our ski team who are competing at Birmingham & Midlands schools ski race on Sunday. 

The Under 12s were represented by two teams at the County Tournament last Friday. During the group games they both played superbly well playing some great hockey to both manage to make the semi finals where they were to face each other. In a tight, fun and respectful game between the team mates the A team just edged it 1-0 which showed the strength and depth the squad has. In the Final V Solihull the A team played very well dominated larger portions of the game. The luck didn’t quite go their way eventually losing. They still go on to Midlands Finals next week. 

King’s equestrian girls had a great weekend travelling to both the Eventer's Challenge Teams and the Polo Team. 

King's High were represented in 70cm, 80cm, 90cm and 1m Eventer Challenge Championship Qualifiers at Allens Hill on Sunday 5th March.  The day started brilliantly with the 70cm team, made up of Purdie, Ellie, Lily and Mila, winning the class and qualifying for the Championships at Hickstead with individual placings for Mila who came 2nd and Ellie who came 6th.  In the 80cm Mila jumped a great round to place 5th, just missing out on an individual qualifying place and although not qualifying the team jumped some great rounds." 

In the 1m, Arabella jumped a great round to place 4th and qualify for the Championships at Hickstead as an individual."

The Polo Tournament was also great day, with the girls being there from 10:00 till 4:30.  Despite nerves the girls absolutely smashed it by coming 3rd!  The girls played 4 “chukkas” against different girls schools.  In their first chukka (against last year's winners in their section) they lost 2-1, however this result did not represent how they played as unfortunately nerves resulted in 2 own goals! In the second and the third chukka, the girls won 3-0  by playing some of the best polo I have seen them play.  In the fourth chukka they lost 3-2 in more competitive but very closely contested game. 

Overall it was a very successful weekend.  There are plans for the 80cm Eventer’s Challenge Team to try to qualify for Hickstead and for the Polo Team to compete at the next tournament in June. 

Sara Copley, our Equestrian Coordinator, also reports that it was: "A first for King's High this weekend with girls representing the school in their first ever SUPA Polo Tournament.  The Polo Team, made up of Gemma, Lauren and Anna, had a very long but successful day at Rugby Polo Club coming 3rd in their section! 

In their first "chukka" against last year's champions, the team played a competitive match, losing 2-1. The girls then played some of their best polo winning both the second and third chukkas 3-0!  The final chukka was a harder and more competitive match, with the girls losing 3-2.

Overall, the team played some great polo and we are very much looking forward to the next one!"

3 March

The U15 team entertained Bromsgrove on a cold afternoon in the second round of the SnS cup. Following a convincing victory in the last round against Alcester, the girls were dominant throughout the match and again produced a convincing display to run out 13-0 winners. 

This was another encouraging team display allowing inexperienced players to gain valuable game time, allow the team to gel, and improve on the previous game. 

It was good to see Lottie back in action following a recent injury and she played well setting up several chances and scoring 5 goals. Laura and Alannah also contributed, each scoring 3 goals. 

The team will now play Welland Park Academy in the next round. 

The under 13 netballers had a fabulous round robin tournament on a cold and wet Wednesday night this week. The girls all threw themselves into the spirit of the tournament and played some high quality netball in difficult circumstances. The B team impressively won 6 matches against other teams a and b teams such as Stratford Grammar, Alcester Grammar, Princethorpe, Kingsley and Bilton Grange B team. They narrowly lost to Bilton Grange A team by 1 goal and finished third in the tournament. The A team worked very well as a squad on the night with all girls playing a part in the games. They won all of their matches and were awarded the title of County Under 13 netball champions and were presented with a shield.  
 

On Sunday 26 February some of our girls were in action as they travelled to Tudor Grange, Solihull to take part in the West Midlands Age Group Foil Championships.  Charlotta and Alice both fenced in the under 14 girls Foil, and finished 6th and 8th respectively.  Meanwhile, Amelie finished 3rd in the under 16 event.  All three are qualifying results, earning them places in the ‘2023 British Youth Championships National Age Group Finals’ to be held at the England Institute of Sport in Sheffield over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.  Congratulations, Charlotta, Alice & Amelie.   

Good luck to Ottelia who we are delighted to say has been selected to play for the Oxfordshire U18 Tennis Team in the annual U18 County Cup this weekend. The team are playing in Ellesmere against Shropshire and Cornwall. 

Congratulations to Bethany and Scarlet who were in County colours on Sunday 19th February for the first inter-County rugby festival of the season.  

 

On 4 February, our U16 skiing team of Alex, Carys, Kitty and Alya were very excited to head off to Bormio in Italy to train with Kandahar Racing at a ski race camp. They were joined by the Warwick School U16 squad who also took up this opportunity after competing at the British School Ski Championships.  These camps provide a professional training environment which allows skiers to focus on their athletic development, while encouraging independence and personal responsibilities. Bormio offers a fantastic training location used by several well respected ski race academies, where our teams were trained by professional race coaches to improve their slalom and giant slalom racing skills. Early starts each day saw our foundation skiers in the racing lanes by 8am in sub-zero temperatures, -15 at its coldest!  After a full day on the slopes, early evenings were spent catching up on school work. The skiers then had to prepare skis and kit for the following day, as well as attend tutorials, where video analysis of professional racers enabled them to learn more techniques which could be put into practice the following day. Our skiers returned safely after a brilliant week, they look forward to receiving their athlete reports and putting their improved race skills into practice on the dry slopes! 

We are looking at future opportunities both on snow and the dry slopes for all of our skiers as the Foundations’ Ski Race programme evolves. In the meantime, there is the opportunity to enter the next Midlands Schools Race on March 12th and we start training hard and planning for the next English Schools Ski Association event in September, as well as future National Schools Ski Association races. Many of the skiers will also attend events with the Midland Ski Club which gives them further race opportunities. 

 

With her horse currently sidelined, Purdie took her evergreen pony Ebony (aged 28) for a spin round the Bloxham Schools Eventer Challenge at Aston le Walls, Northants, jumping a lovely clear for 5th place and qualification for the Bloxham Schools Final in March.

Tillie competed in the top class of the day to take the win in the 110cm Eventer Challenge with the only clear round.

17 February

Congratulations to Tillie who had a great weekend at the PC Spring Festival at Arena UK, Lincs, with a podium finish in the top class of the championship, the Open Grand Prix showjumping (starting height 1.10m). It was a thrilling finish with 9 through to the third round jump-off against the clock. Tillie’s horse jumped three fabulous clear rounds for 3rd place, just 0.2 seconds behind 2nd place.

Ellie and her pony, Chester, represented Pony Club Area 9 and the North Cotswold Branch, this weekend, at the Pony Club Spring Festival. This is a National level Championship and they placed 3rd in the 70cm Arena Eventing National Finals, out of a field of 50 competitors. This is a massive achievement and we are very proud of them both, for their performance and impeccable turn-out on the day. 

What an incredible afternoon having 74 Year 7’s playing Netball on Friday 10th against Solihull School.  8 teams played some great netball which resulted in 5 out of 8 wins and a lovely afternoon had by all. It was particularly exciting for some of our Year 7’s with it being their first ever time representing the school! 

On Saturday 11th February Cherrie travelled to Stratford to take part in the West Midlands Age Group Sabre Championships, held at KES Stratford.  She fenced in the under 16 Girls event where she went undefeated all day, winning her semi final 15-0 and her final 15-7.  Congratulations, Cherrie.  This competition also serves as the qualifying event for the ‘2023 British Youth Championships National Finals’ to be held at the England Institute of Sport, in Sheffield, in May. As winner and West Midlands Champion, Cherrie has obviously qualified for the national finals. 

On Sunday 12th February, a group of King’s girls travelled to King Edward’s School, Birmingham, to take part in the Foil/Epee event held there.  Alice finished 12th in the Mixed Junior Foil event, with Charlotta finishing in 21st (with a medal for best in pool), Rebekah in 22nd and Anna in 29th. 

Alice also fenced in the Mixed Junior Epee event, finishing in the top pool, 5th overall, she was joined by Amelie who finished 10th, Charlotta in 20th, Anna in 23rd, Rebekah in 25th (also with a medal for best in pool). 

Meanwhile in the seniors, Anne finished 12th (with a best in pool medal) in the Mixed Epee, and Hope finished 20th.    

Anne also fenced in the senior Mixed Foil, again finishing 12th. 

Great to see so many of our girls competing. 

10 February

Congratulations to Pippa, Serena and Bella who were part of the winning team for the U18 Inter-Regional water polo tournament held at Northampton boys school last weekend.  

The Under 13 girls played some exceptional netball at the Midlands ISA tournament on Friday 3rd February. They had 5 group matches which they won convincingly with all girls playing an integral part in the games. In the semi finals they beat Twycross School and in the final they played Princethorpe and came out as 10-5 winners. The girls now go on to represent the Midlands in the national finals! A fantastic achievement. 

A sunny Friday afternoon saw half of Year 7 take part in a fixture against RGS Worcester. It was a fantastic opportunity for the girls who all attend club to represent the school and demonstrate what skills they have been working on. All their hard work clearly paid off with us taking 6/6 wins. A huge well done to every single player who took part and remember anyone is still welcome to join afterschool club. 

A lovely Saturday morning had by our U13, U14, U15 and U16 teams against RGS Worcester. 5/5 wins with some great play all over court and some excellent shooting and defensive displays.  

On Sunday 5th February our U14 netball squad represented Warwickshire at the Regional Finals. We knew the competition was going to be tough, but with great preparation beforehand and turning up with the correct mindset the girls performed fantastically winning 5 out of their 6 section games, only losing to the eventual winners Bromsgrove. The girls firmly secured themselves a place in the semi-finals against King’s Worcester. King's Worcester settled quicker than us, taking an early lead, however with our defence making numerous turnovers and giving our attackers many shooting opportunities, we fought back. Unfortunately, time wasn’t on our side and King’s Worcester took the win to secure their place at the National Finals. The girls came so close, but the way they conducted themselves both on and off the court is something the school would have been proud of. 

Congratulations to Eva and Sophia who have continued to impress at Mid Warwickshire Badminton Club. Player of the month awards for them both for their respective training squads!

On Saturday 11 February we had a great morning of netball with our B and C teams representing the school at U12-U15 age group against King Henry's. This was a fantastic opportunity for some pupils to represent the school for the first time. It was an extremely successful morning with King’s taking 8 from 8 wins, with a special mention to the U13B team who were down 6 goals but listened and took on board the coaching points given to them to take the win by 5.  

The U15’s football team played away to Alcester Grammar School in Round 1 of the Sister n Sport cup and produced a fine display running out 5-3 winners.  Having not played a competitive match for some time the team adapted well to the tricky pitch conditions. Leading 5-1 going into the last 10 mins the team eased of and let the home team score 2 late goals. 

New players Molly and Evie made good starts for the team. 

 A good confident victory, back from a break.  

 

It was another fine team display from our U15 football team by beating Shrewsbury 12-1 in the 1st round of the Smith Construction ISFA cup. On a bright sunny day, the team dominated possession and were deserved winners.  

A big mention to our Captain Alannah scoring 8 goals! 

Notable performances from Evie, Bella and player of the match Alannah. 

They now move into round 2 with an away trip to Repton. 

 

On Wednesday the Cricket season started with a very well-matched indoor cricket match against Bromsgrove school. There was a great display of bowling and some powerful hitting which resulted in 1 win and 1 loss. The pupils were able to take a lot learning away from the fixture.  

On Wednesday 15th February the Under 13 netballers had a thrilling match against Myton with the ball going from end to end. The final score of 11-10 means that the girls a through to the final of the Central Warwickshire League competition.

On Thursday the U13’s continued the start of the Cricket season against Bromsgrove in an indoor fixture. It was a great experience for the pupils of Year 7 and 8 to work together, they demonstrated some great skill and team work resulting in 1 win and 1 loss.   

Congratulations to Pippa, Serena and Bella who were part of the winning team for the U18 Inter-Regional water polo tournament held at Northampton boys school last weekend.  

The Under 13 girls played some exceptional netball at the Midlands ISA tournament on Friday 3rd February. They had 5 group matches which they won convincingly with all girls playing an integral part in the games. In the semi finals they beat Twycross School and in the final they played Princethorpe and came out as 10-5 winners. The girls now go on to represent the Midlands in the national finals! A fantastic achievement. 

A sunny Friday afternoon saw half of Year 7 take part in a fixture against RGS Worcester. It was a fantastic opportunity for the girls who all attend club to represent the school and demonstrate what skills they have been working on. All their hard work clearly paid off with us taking 6/6 wins. A huge well done to every single player who took part and remember anyone is still welcome to join afterschool club. 

A lovely Saturday morning had by our U13, U14, U15 and U16 teams against RGS Worcester. 5/5 wins with some great play all over court and some excellent shooting and defensive displays.  

On Sunday 5th February our U14 netball squad represented Warwickshire at the Regional Finals. We knew the competition was going to be tough, but with great preparation beforehand and turning up with the correct mindset the girls performed fantastically winning 5 out of their 6 section games, only losing to the eventual winners Bromsgrove. The girls firmly secured themselves a place in the semi-finals against King’s Worcester. King's Worcester settled quicker than us, taking an early lead, however with our defence making numerous turnovers and giving our attackers many shooting opportunities, we fought back. Unfortunately, time wasn’t on our side and King’s Worcester took the win to secure their place at the National Finals. The girls came so close, but the way they conducted themselves both on and off the court is something the school would have been proud of. 

Our U15’s put on a brilliant display on Monday 6th February night in the U15 County Netball Tournament. Winning 6/7 games and narrowly losing to SGGS by 1 goal. Well done on some great Netball played and a great achievement coming runners up.  

3 February

Congratulations to Mia who was crowned the ISA National table tennis championship at Nottingham University on 27th January, 2023 following being crowned ISA Midland champion on 17th January.  Mia spent the day representing King's High School in the under-15 girls' tournament, scored 3-0 against opponents from St. Dominic's Priory School (Staffordshire) and North Bridge House (London) in the Semi-final and Final. This is second year in a row that Mia has become ISA national table tennis champion. 

The last two weeks have been very successful for the Kings High Cross-Country Runners.   First up was the Warwickshire Schools Cross Country Championships.   In the minor girls race (Year 7) Congratulations to Stella who had an excellent run to finish First and become County Champion. Also finishing in the top 10 were Helena, Isla and Sophie. This ensured King’s High also took the team win. These 4 girls will now represent Warwickshire at the National Final in March.  

In the junior girl’s race, we had 5 runners in top 10, and took both first and second place in the team competition. Following this Imogen, Nancy, Olivia and Annie have been selected to represent the Warwickshire team at the English Schools Cross Country finals to be held in Nottingham in March.  

Last week was the ISA Regional Cross-country Championships.  Strong runs by the whole team, with a course that crossed a stream and had over 80 starters. Stella, Ilsa and Helena finished in the top 10 and will represent the Midlands region in the ISA National Finals.   

In the year 8/9 race King’s High dominated! The first 6 finisher were all wearing King's High kit! Well done to Olivia for her great win and Imogen and Nancy for their podium finishes. Annie, Ellie and Annabel all finished in the top 8 and so not only were we team champions we will make up the majority of the regional team at the finals at Worksop College,  

In the Year 10/11 race, Mae had a great run to finish 3rd overall and claim her place in the National Finals.  

So, in March we will have 18 runners at 3 National Finals: Many Congratulations to the following  

ISA National Finals   
Yr 7- Stella, Isla, Helena 
Yr 8/9: Olivia, Imogen, Nancy, Annie, Ellie , Annie W 
Yr 10/11: Mae  

Year 7 National Cross Country Finals:   
Stella, Helena, Isla, Sophie  

English Schools Cross Country Finals:  
Juniors: Imogen, Nancy, Olivia, Annie (res: Ellie)  

U13 Hockey v Bromsgrove (quarterfinals)

The U13 team progressed to the National semi-finals in London after an exciting fixture V Bromsgrove. A tight game saw the team 3-1 down with five minutes to go. They showed tremendous spirit to battle back to draw at full-time. They then held their nerve to win the shootout scoring all off their shots. 

U14 ISA Midlands Netball Finals 

On Friday 27th January our U14 team hit the ground running at the ISA Midlands Netball Tournament from the first whistle playing controlled, steady netball scoring off their turnovers and centre passes and securing their first win. They then continued to win all their games in their section taking them to the semi-finals against Stafford. We had already played Stafford earlier in the rounds and they had clearly settled into the tournament making us have to work extremely hard to bring the ball to a shooting opportunity. King’s hard work paid off and they secured their position in the final against Princethorpe School. King’s High made a great start taking a 6-1 lead, however Princethorpe did not give up and brought the score line to within 2. King’s maintained their composure to take the win 11-9, crowning them ISA Midland’s Champions. 

On Saturday 28th January the U14 Hockey team played a very competitive fixture against King’s Worcester, the game was end to end giving lots of opportunities to demonstrate their attacking link up play as well as some solid defending. The U15’s had a convincing win against King’s Worcester, they also gave a great display of attacking and flowing hockey, leading to 3 great team goals.  

The U14 Football team played on Tuesday against Stratford in the SNS National Cup. Despite their best efforts and some valiant defensive work it wasn’t to be on this occasion for the team as they came up against a very strong opposition.  

With lots of other U14 sport going on, this was a great opportunity for some players to step up into squads they had not played in before, and in some new positions also. Solihull brought 2 strong squads, so it was great for our girls to have their netball game tested and learn from playing against some excellent players. Solihull took the wins, but it was a great learning experience for the teams. 

Skiing 

We wish Alex, Carys, Kitty & Alya well as they depart this Saturday to Bormio in Italy to train with Kandahar Racing at their ski camp. They will be joined by the Warwick School U16 squad who were also offered this opportunity on the back of successes at the British School Ski Championships. 

Wednesday 1st February – U13 Netball v Bilton Grange

The under 13's had a block fixture against Bilton Grange with some fantastic netball being played with all 5 teams winning their matches.

U13 Hockey County Tournament

The U13s played superbly to win the County Tournament against some strong opposition winning all of their games. They started slowly but then got into their stride and played some fantastic hockey throughout the tournament. They now progress to the Midlands Finals in March full of confidence.    

Equestrian

Huge congratulations to Arabella, who competed at Aintree in the Big Pony Prem show. 

It was Arabella's and Mabel's first attempt at the JC/JD class which is a qualifier for royal Hickstead, unfortunately they had a pole in each of the classes but jumped some super rounds in great company.

They did however win the Coral qualifier on the Sunday qualifying the for the blue chip final in March at Hartpury college. 

Arabella and her pony Phantom went out for a casual outing to prepare for the upcoming season and picked up a 3rd place and qualified for arena eventing championships in April. 

 
The Polo Team attended "chukkas" at Rugby Polo Club.
 
"We are very excited to be putting forward a team for the SUPA polo tournament on 5th March.  In order to help prepare and challenge the team, they attended "chukkas" (practice polo matches) at Rugby Polo Club on 1st February, in which they were put in teams with professional players.  Despite considerable nerves at the beginning, the girls did a brilliant job and really grew in confidence over the sessions and showed increased skill and ability.  We are looking forward to the next session on the 1st March and also organising more of these sessions in the future."

27 January

Last Friday a young team travelled to Grantham to take part in the ESSA U18 Regional Waterpolo Finals. Despite being 3 years younger in some cases, the team performed well and, although they did not progress, were able to get some valuable match practice before the U15 round.  

In further Waterpolo news we wish Bella well as she attends an U17 GB Waterpolo training camp in Holland. We also congratulate Pippa who has been selected into the U16 England Waterpolo Talent Centre and her sister Maddie who has been selected in to the U14 England Waterpolo Talent Centre.  

The cross country teams were in action on Wednesday at Bedstone College competing in the Regional ISA Finals. It was an impressive display from all who competed. 11 of the King’s students secured places at the National Finals by finishing in the top 10 in their age groups. A special mention must go to the Year 8 and 9 team who were outstanding securing places 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 in the top 10. Well done to Livvy, Imogen, Nancy and Mae who were individual medalists.  

Also on Wednesday our netball teams were in action at home. A cold and wet night did not put our girls off in the exceptional netball played by our U13, U14, U15 and U16 teams. All playing Southam College and securing three out of four wins, with some excellent teamwork and grit showed by all.  

20 January

What a start to the year with our U12’s visiting Bromsgrove in a Netball fixture last Friday 13th January. Five out of the six teams bringing home a win with the overall performances being exceptional. Some incredible high scoring games, excellent defending skills and lots of girls enjoying themselves playing in their first ever fixture for King’s High. We look forward to the Netball term continuing and all the upcoming fixtures! 

On Saturday 14 January our U13 girls travelled to the Repton Prep girls football festival.  It was a good overall team performance, winning every game and not conceding a goal.  We beat Repton 2-0, Wolverhampton 2-0 and Loughborough 2-0.  Special mentions to Isla, Maddy, Nina and Ember.   

 

The first Saturday morning fixture of the New year saw 12 teams from across KS3 and 4 take to court against Solihull School. It was great to blow those Christmas cobwebs away with our U12 and U13 teams winning all but one of their matches. Our U14 and U15 A teams played against 2 very strong Solihull teams, however although they didn’t take the win, they held their own and learnt a lot. It was fantastic to see new pupils making their debut for school, well done to all those players. 

Congratulations to Mia who represented King’s High at the ISA Midland Table Tennis tournament on Tuesday and won the tournament.   

 

12 January

Following the Pony Club Area 7 competition at the weekend, sisters Tillie and Purdie have both qualified for the Spring Festival National Championships in Lincolnshire next month. Purdie has qualified for the showjumping classes at both 85cm and 95cm at only her third competition on this horse. Tillie has qualified at 1.10m for the second consecutive year.

It has been a busy week for our football teams with the U12 team taking on Thomas Telford in Round 4 of the ESFA Cup on Tuesday and the U13 team travelling to Repton to play in the Sister n Sport National cup on Wednesday.  Both teams produced fine performances against strong opposition. For the U12 team it was a cagey first half and on the stroke of half time we conceded a goal from a corner. Despite throwing absolutely everything at the Thomas Telford goal in the second half we could not overcome the deficit and sadly went out of this cup. I am delighted to say that Wednesday produced a different result. Turning up to see ducks on the pitch was rather fitting given the torrential rain at the beginning of the match. The team soon settled into their rhythm though and proved themselves to be too strong for Repton winning 6-1. 

Congratulations to Maddie who won the final 14U Grade 3 tennis tournament of 2022.

6 January 2023

Leafy competed in the NSEA Pop-Up Dressage series for November 2022 with her horse Red Sonia.  They achieved a score of 67%, resulting in a 6th place finish.  This is a fabulous result, and we can't wait to see how Leafy does in the new year! 

Liv competed at a training show with her young horse Gambi, on 3/12/22 at Addington Equestrian.  In this competition Liv and Gambi stepped up to a bigger course, jumping a double clear in their first 1.20m class together.  This is a fabulous achievement for them both.

 

Despite the challenging training conditions over the festive period, Tillie had a successful holiday showjumping, winning her 3rd consecutive 1m class  just after Christmas and then going on to secure 4th place in a strongly contested 1.15m at Onley Grounds Winter Classic show on Monday, where she was the youngest competitor!

Jessica was awarded the Goalkeeper of the tournament for Girls at the Indoor Copperbox Arena London on 28/12/22 for UK Lions Girls team. We are very proud indeed!

Some fabulous fencing!

9 December

On Thursday 1 December the U12 Football team produced an excellent team performance to win away at Stratford-upon-Avon in the 3rd round of the English Schools FA Cup by 4 goals to nil.  On a full-size heavy winter pitch the team passed the ball around well and never really gave the home team a chance to score.  Claudia scored a hat-trick and one from Annabel sealed a convincing win.  This was an improved team display following earlier rounds and they now look forward to a home tie in the last 16.  

The girls came up against some extremely stiff competition from Withington Girls School last Thursday and although they never gave up they sadly lost but took a lot out of the game and have plenty to work on before our next cup game against Bedford Girls School.  

Last week the U13s battled to a fantastic cup victory against a strong Dauntsey School from Devizes. After going a goal down they turned it around with a spirited second half performance to eventually win 2-1. A great team performance. 

A great U18 fixture against Bablake to look at lots of different combinations in both the A and B squads, and to also give the opportunity to some players who had not represented the school yet.  

Having prepared exceptionally well for their triangular tournament, our netball seniors were ready and raring to go on Wednesday 30 November. The girls knew it would be tough, but also knew what they had to do to put themselves in a position to compete for one of the top 2 spots. With 5 games to play the girls won 4 of their matches playing excellent netball, but a nasty injury to Mia knocked the girls' flow a bit and unfortunately, we lost 1 game meaning we narrowly missed out on qualifying for the next round. We couldn’t have asked for anything else from this group of girls, sometimes it’s just not your night.  

The U18 As and Bs hockey team travelled to Kings Worcester on a cold Saturday morning. The hockey was really competitive. The A team narrowly losing 1-0 to a very strong team which showed how well they have progressed this year and the Bs drawing 1-1 in a game where they created multiple chances but just couldn’t finish their chances. 

A great team performance saw the U18B team defeat Princethorpe 2-0 on Tuesday. There was some great flowing hockey on show and a superb team spirit. 

Congratulations to Marina who was awarded Junior Player of the year 2022 from the Coventry and District Tennis League. 

 

Congratulations to Martha who was part of the 200m Freestyle Midlands ISA relay team that competed at the ISA Nationals last Saturday that got bronze.  Martha also swam butterfly in the medley relay and got a silver medal and also swam an individual 50m butterfly in which she got a gold medal and got a personal best of 30.54s (converted to SC = 29.90).   

 

2 December

Last Thursday, 24 November, we hosted the Warwick 100s Swimming Gala with over 300 swimmers from 15 schools in individual and relay races. Some great swims with Martha, Poppy, Pippa and Imogen achieving individual podiums. The Under 18s came second overall in their team competition. The under 16s won their team competition.  Overall, we came second, narrowly missing out to a very strong Bedford Girls team.  

On Friday the U14 Hockey team played at the Regional Finals having progressed through their County and Zone rounds. A dominant performance in the first game saw them defeat Oakham 1-0 and then a great display of hockey against Repton, despite losing 2-3, was enough to see them through to the semi-final. Here the team faced Bromsgrove school and again King’s were dominant but just couldn’t put the ball away so the game finished 0-0 and the teams competed in a penalty shuffle shoot-out. With Jenna, Annie and Nancy all keeping a cool head to score and a fantastic display from Annie in goal saving 3 shots King’s went through to the final. Here they once again faced Repton and despite throwing everything on the line they narrowly lost 1-0, just missing out on a place at National Finals. Finishing as Regional Runners-up in a competition dominated by boarding schools is a huge achievement and a reflection on all the team’s hard work. Congratulations to the whole squad. 

 


Congratulations to Ottelia who represented Oxfordshire in the Ladies County Cup at the weekend.  Very pleased to win 2 of her 3 singles matches (one of which was 2hs 40mins long). Oxfordshire finished 2nd in their group. As the only junior (U18) in the team it was a real experience for Ottelia. 

 


The U14 B hockey team travelled to BKHS for a fixture on Thursday 24 November and played some fantastic hockey. Playing against the oppositions A team the whole team worked hard and had a great match.  

The U14 team had a great fixture on Saturday morning, with different players rotating into the squad it was lovely to see them all working together as a team in an end-to-end match where both attackers and defenders were tested with King’s team coming out on top with a 1-0 win.  

U12 Netball had a lovely morning of Netball against King Edward VI High School last Saturday. Our three teams all had impressive wins with some great attacking and defensive displays.  

On Sunday 27 November, the Ski team of Carys, Alex, Alya and Kitty represented King's High in the British Schools Finals held at Stoke Ski Centre having qualified for this event at the English Ski Schools Open Championships at Norwich in October.  This was a fantastic achievement in itself. 

The girls put in a very strong performance in what proved to be a tough competition, finishing 14th out of the 18 teams racing overall in GB. As our head race coach at the Midland Ski Club commented, "to be in this position after just over a year of the Warwick Foundation Ski Programme is a great achievement”. This was a great success for all, the event represents a very high level of GB school skiing, with our two Foundation teams from Year 8 to Year 10 competing against teams of skiers up to Year 13.  

On the same weekend, a number of students from across the foundation were training at Swadlincote Ski Centre, with the next goal being the Midland and Birmingham Schools Championships in March. We look forward to welcoming new Year 7 Foundation skiers to the coaching programme early in the New Year. 

In further great news, after competing in the National Schools Snowsports Association outdoor championships on November 20th, Kitty has qualified for selection to the National Schools Alpine Squad for 2023. Kitty will now have the opportunity to train and race in Pila, Italy during the coming winter season. Congratulations to Kitty, a very well-earned success.  

Well done to the teams, the months of consistent training are bringing early success, we look forward to seeing what our Foundation skiers can achieve next year! 

 


What an exciting game for the under 16 team in the third round of the Sister n Sport cup on Monday against Rushcliffe School. The girls played with great passion throughout the game and were behind at the end of the first quarter by 1 goal. The netball was end to end and very close with Rushcliffe being ahead by 3 goals going into the final quarter. The girls however dug deep and managed to win by 2 goals 29-27 taking them through to the 4th round of the competition. Player of the match went to Mollie.  

Good luck to both our Cross Country runners who are competing at the ESAA Cross Country Cup Final in Leeds on Saturday and our Swimmers who are competing at the ISA National Swimming Finals in London on Saturday. 

25 November

Congratulations to Isabella who is through to the next stages of the U17 GB waterpolo. 

The under 13’s played Bilton Grange in the third round of the Sisters n Sports netball cup competition last Friday afternoon. It was a very well fought contest with girls playing some of their best netball this season. They worked extremely hard in defence and attack and brought the ball well through the court. They deservedly won the match 34-20. Players of the match went to Martha and Tilly. 

As two of our senior teams look forward to representing England at the British Schools’ Ski Championships in Stoke on 27 November, the Foundation ski team have been out racing over the last two weekends with lots of success and medals to show for it. 

Midland Ski Club Championships  - A special mention to Lydia who made her racing debut with a fantastic 5th place in the U12 race.  Meanwhile the trio of Kitty, Alex and Alya maintained their recent good form with 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in the U14 Girls. 

Winter Race League - With the arrival of the colder winter nights, last Friday was the first round of the Winter Race League.  Raced over a short 9-gate slalom course, this five round series offers fast and exciting racing under the floodlights. Fun and informal, it is still very competitive and our strong team came away with 8 medals across junior and senior age groups.  

Racing hard against some very strong opponents, the senior teams were amongst the medals with a number of top 5 finishes showing a depth of strength that has developed amongst the teams, borne out of hard work and commitment over the last 12 months.  Lydia backed up last week’s debut success with a terrific 3rd place in the U12 girls.  In the U14 Girls, Kitty and Frankie raced to 2nd and 3rd respectively followed by Alex (4th), Carys (5th) and Alya (6th) with less than 2 seconds covering all 5 of the girls. 

NSSA UK National Schools Open - Kitty was our sole entrant for the UK National Schools Outdoor Open Championships on Sunday. A cold day under grey skies and a difficult course saw Kitty battle to another 2nd place in the U14 Girls category - hopefully a trip to the top step will happen soon!! 

Well done to all our skiers and good luck to the teams from King's High and Warwick School at the British Schools Ski Championships on Sunday 27 November. 

Our U12B netball team were impressive in only their second game of the year against Myton. Winning with a high score of 17-0 and demonstrating great versatility in different positions, with great attack and defence and discipline throughout.  

The U12C, D, and E teams played a tournament style fixture against Princethorpe on Friday and it was fabulous to see so many King’s girls out playing. They all had the opportunity to play 4 matches and produced some fine hockey and demonstrated great team-work.  

A total of 8 girls represented Warwickshire Schools Cross Country at the Inter Counties fixture. For the very first time Warwickshire won the overall event and now are proud holders of the Dave Sunderland Trophy.  

The U18 A and B teams, along with the U13 and U12 A and B teams, travelled to Bablake on Saturday morning. Both senior games were very competitive, with King’s winning both. It provided a great opportunity for a number of pupils to play. The junior matches saw some great performances from the King’s teams and all 4 were comfortably victorious.  

It was fantastic to play our first Saturday morning netball fixtures for this season on what was a lovely sunny morning. Our U15 and U14A teams both played in well contested matches, both narrowly missing out on the win and our B teams looked strong putting into practice what they have been working on in training to take 2 convincing wins. 

The U16 Hockey team were on impressive form at the start of this week when they faced Stowe in their latest cup knock out fixture. After both teams exchanged initial blows the game settled down and we took more control of possession. Strong outlet work from the defence and midfield saw us take the lead mid way into the first half. Just before half time the lead was doubled and this proved to be decisive. Whilst Stowe came back strongly in the second half our defence stood strong only conceding in the final two minutes. The final score was 2-1 to King’s. Congratulations to the team who progress to the next round.  

The U18 A team battled superbly against a strong Loughborough team eventually losing 3-1. Their play and spirit is a testament to how far they have progressed in the season. 

The U13s beat all comers at the ISA Nationals not conceding a goal and playing some excellent hockey to become champions. They were a credit to the school on and off the pitch led fantastically be captain Megan Shirley. 

Another Wednesday evening of netball where the weather wasn’t being kind to us, but after a bit of a shaky start, the squad settled and battled through the storm to win and draw their next 3 games. Our final match against Bablake was a crucial one if we were to stand a chance of going through to regionals. Having lost to them on the weekend we had to remain composed and put our shots away. Thankfully the squad put out an outstanding performance to secure their place at the Regionals which will be held in January. 

Following the development of the King’s High Badminton Academy run by George and Jane Tarver, 12 pupils travelled to Nottingham University on Thursday this week to compete in the ISA Badminton finals. It was a pleasure to see the progress they have made over the course of this year and I am delighted to report that Eva finished 3rd and Isla 4th in the U13 Cup; El finished 2nd and Harriet 1st in the U13 Plate; Maddie finished 3rd and Ingrid 2nd in the U15 Cup; Abinash finished 2nd and Marina 1st in the U15 Plate;  Holly finished 2nd and Alais 4th in the U17 Cup and finally Krithi finished 1st with Izzy 2nd in the U17 Plate competition. When mixed in with pupils from other school in the afternoons King’s also managed to come away with a 3rd place finish in the U13 and U17 double and an U15 Doubles champions title.  

18 November

ISA Swimming: Following the ISA gala prior to half term the following swimmers have been selected to represent the ISA Midlands swim team at the Finals at the Olympic Pool: Verity, Jasmine, Martha, Poppy, Pippa. 

Our senior Clay Pigeon shooting team travelled to Millfield for the first Invitation shoot of the season.  In wet and windy conditions, the shoot proved to be tough going but the team of 3 girls shot consistently to finish a creditable 3rd position.  The team were just pipped by Millfield in the Flush shoot by 4 shots to finish 2nd.  Scores: Maya 24, Abbey-Rose 25 and Hannah 28. 

Last Friday our U12 A, B C and D hockey teams enjoyed fixtures against Leicester Grammar School and all played some excellent fluid hockey. King’s strength in depth was impressive to see with all 4 teams taking a win.  

Fantastic running by both the junior and inter cross country teams at the Cross Country schools regional round held last Saturday 12th November. The junior team had 3 runners in the top 10 with Immie taking second place. The team of Immie, Nancy, Olivia B, Annabel, Emma and Isla won the regional team competition and have qualified for the National Finals. 

Not to be outdone the Inter team ran really well, with 2 runners in the top 10 and all 5 King’s High runners in the top 15. The team finished second of 11 teams and have also secured their place at the National Cross Country Finals.  

 

A fantastic set of fixtures across the board from the U12 to the U15 team last weekend, all competitive matches enabling pupils to challenge themselves. 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.  

Congratulations to the U13 Football team beating Abbeyfield School 6-1 at home in the 3rd round of the English Schools cup.  Although conceding an early goal, team captain Megan soon got the team back on track with 2 goals in quick succession.  The away team goalkeeper made a number of fine saves but couldn’t stop the relentless attack and King’s run out deserved winners.  Our year 7 and 8 players now face an away tie in the 4th round.  

The U16 Indoor Hockey team were on fine form as they travelled to RGS Worcester to compete in the Midlands Zones Finals on Monday 14th. They produced some excelling moments of true indoor hockey and justly earned a win in their first game against King’s Worcester. After taking the lead early again RGS frustratingly we conceded a sloppy goal and despite the team’s best effort could not score another to take the victory. The decision as to who would go through to Midlands Finals as champions therefore went down to a penalty stroke competition. With ultimate calmness Ottelia, Bella and Mae all slotted theirs in to secure victory and see the U16 Indoor Hockey team crowned Midlands Zones champions.  

Another incredibly wet day on Tuesday where King’s hosted an U14 Midlands Zone tournament. King’s made a great start to the day and were the much stronger team against King’s Worcester but the conditions made it difficult and they couldn't quite put the ball away leaving them with a 0-0 draw. Their second game against Trent college, again the strong of the 2 teams but Trent nicked a goal back with minutes to spare to make it 1-1 but this was enough for the team to finish in second place and progress through to the Midland’s Finals next week where they compete as one of the top 6 teams in the Region.  

The U13 C and D Hockey teams travelled to play Henries A and B teams on Wednesday evening and despite the wind and rain performed well. They were unable to win the match but improved throughout the games and show real determination and grit playing again A and B teams.  

The Under 16 netball squad took part in the Triangular netball tournament on Wednesday where the top 2 schools from Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry. The weather was extremely wet, but all played in great spirits. We had 5 games winning 3 and losing 2 so narrowly missed out on going to regional finals as we came third overall. 

 

Congratulations to Megan and Lottie who played for Warwickshire U14 football team at the weekend.  Warwickshire 4 - Oxfordshire 0.  Megan captained, great result and on to the next round.  

In Fencing news, congratulations to Anne who has been selected to fence Women’s Epee for the ‘West Midlands’ at the ‘2022 Cadet Winton Cup’. The Cadet Winton Cup is a two day, inter-regional, under 18, team competition held at Millfield School, Street in December.  The West Midlands sends a team of four at each weapon and sex (Womens Epee, Mens Epee, Womens Foil, Mens Foil, Womens Sabre, Mens Sabre) making a squad of 24 in total, but only four doing Womens Epee.  Well done Anne for being selected for this Regional under 18 team. 

7 November

Congratulations to Martha for achieving a personal best in her 50m butterfly, which currently puts her 3rd fastest time in Britain for 13 year olds this year. 

Last Saturday our U12 and U13 hockey teams travelled to Trent College for a competitive set of fixtures.  All the pupils involved played with determination and flair, the U12 As winning 6-1, a 2-2 draw for the B team and a win and a loss for the U13 teams.  

It was lovely to see so many King’s runners taking part in the Warwickshire Inter area cross country race on Saturday.  18 runners competed in the Inter girls cross country with Sophie finishing 12th in a time of 16.05.  37 runners took part in the junior race.  Well done to Imogen, Nancy, Olivia B and Ellie B who finished 2nd 5th and 11th and have been selected to run for Warwickshire Schools Cross country.   38 runners took part in the minor girls race.  Well Done to Isla, Stella and Ilsa for achieving a top 8 finish and being selected for the Warwickshire Schools Cross Country team.  Helena G also selected. 

The U12 Football team welcomed The Cherwell School in the 2nd round of the English Schools FA Cup on Tuesday.  In wet and windy conditions KHS played out a competitive 0-0 draw in normal time.  The game went straight to a penalty shoot-out with KHS winning 4-3 and progressing to the 3rd round. 

Our fencing girls competed last Sunday at Warwick School for a Foil event.  Well done to Rebekah who finished 5th in the under 14 girls with Charlotta just behind her in 6th place.   

Our U15B netball team had a lovely fixture against Kingsley on Monday night securing the win of 23-16.  A well contested match throughout even in the rain and the cold!  

The U15 Hockey team travelled to London on Wednesday this week, the first of our age groups to play in the ISA National Finals on the Olympic Hockey pitches at Lee Valley Hockey and tennis centre. The team were simply outstanding playing expansive and impressive hockey to win all four of their group games without conceding a goal. In the semi-final they play a team from Yorkshire, Cundle Mannor, and produced another impressive display to win 2-0. In a bizarre geographical twist the final was played out against Princethorpe College. It was impressive to see the team step up their performance to another level again and take the National title comfortably 4-1. Congratulation to the whole squad.  

U14 County Netball Tournament. King's started the tournament with an excellent win against Shottery, followed by another 2 wins against Kingsley and Princethorpe. The girls had a close match against Rugby with Rugby taking the win. The girls however will move forward to the Triangular Tournament representing Warwickshire as runners up. Well done to all of those involved. 


U14 SnS V Bromsgrove.  A tough game against an extremely strong Bromsgrove team. The girls continued to work hard until the end, even with a strong defensive unit from Bromsgrove. The girls all learnt a lot about their game and will take this into their next fixture. 


U13 ISNC V Norwich - A fantastically fought game of netball with King' s taking the win 18-13. Consistent play in attack in the last quarter turned the game in our favour. A great win and we're looking forward to the next round. 

The U16 Indoor Hockey team enjoyed a training game against Rugby U18 team before playing Rugby U16 team to determine who would be the county champions 2022. The team produced some impressive hockey considering this was the first time some had played Indoor Hockey and we congratulated them for taking to Warwickshire title.  

The U13 hockey team travelled to RGS Worcester in the next round of the Independents Schools National Cup. After a tight first period they produced a greatly improved second half performance to win the tie 4-2. The next round could see us drawn against Millfield Prep or Dauntsey School from Devizes. 

4 November

On the Thursday before half term our U12, U13, U15 and U18 swimming teams competed at the Senior ISA Midlands Swimming championships, and we have just heard that we won the overall results for the girls competition, well done to all those who took part.

On the Friday before half term the U14 hockey team were crowed as county champions after an outstanding performance at the tournament. They were in fine form for their first game, defeating Solihull School 5-0 and a draw against Rugby would be enough to take the title. 1-0 up at half time with a squad reduced through illness  and injury the team clung on to see the game finish at 1-1. The team now progress through to the Midland Zone round. 

Our U13 footballers played their round 2 cup game against Finham Park on Monday and it was a convincing win for them.  

The U18s had two hard cup games this week unfortunately bowing out of both competitions.  On Monday they lost to a good Princethorpe team in the England hockey cup. 

On Wednesday our U16 tennis team played Repton school in the final knock-out round of the LTA Team Tennis tournament. Despite a fantastic performance from the squad they were defeated 2-4 by an exceptional team. The team should be so proud of the level of tennis they are now all playing and are a real credit to the school. 

The U18 Hockey team also travelled to Repton on Wednesday to compete in the latest round of their National Cup competition. Despite some fantastic and stubborn defending this proved to be the end of the competition for our team as they were beaten by a strong Repton side. 

The U16 Hockey team were determined to go one better in their England Hockey cup round and after a cagey opening half against Solihull pulled clear to win the match 3-1. 

We love hearing about our girls competing outside of school and it’s been a busy half term for some of them.

Bella was in Budapest with the U17 England ESSA Water Polo team where she trained and played for the week.

On Sunday 16 October a group of our girls attended the Fencing Warwick Age Group Epee held in Warwick School.  All of our girls were taking part in the largest of the events, the under 14 girls Epee.  Charlotta finished 6th, Amelie finished 8th, Harriet finished 10th, Alice finished 11th and Rebekah Kemp in 13th.  Congratulations to all the girls.

 

14 October

Congratulations to Lottie and Megan who have successfully been selected for the Warwickshire Schools FA U14s girls county football squad for season 2022/23. Congratulations also to Xanthe who was awarded Gloucestershire County Cricket Performance Academy Player of the Year 2022. 

Just over a year after the Warwick Schools Ski Racing Programme started, we are delighted we are moving ever forward. This year, we greatly improved on the number of teams qualifying for the English Schools Ski Finals at Norwich. In 2021, 2 teams from the foundation qualified, this year 5 teams were successful. A great performance from all skiers! 

Congratulations to our U16 girls team of Alya, Alex, Carys and Kitty, who placed 6th in their category at the ESSKIA Finals. The four girls displayed a very solid performance in another strong category, with only 0.03 of a second separating some members of the team after training together on a very regular basis.  The standard at the top end of this event comprises skiers who race very regularly at Club National level, and the skill level is very high and so all our skiers should be extremely proud of these performances. 

After the Age Group races on Sunday was the ESSKIA ‘Open’ race, where each school enters its best composite teams of U.14-U.19 skiers.  Our team came home in 13th! These steady finishes competing against many other teams, resulted in them qualifying to race in the British Schools Championships at Stoke Ski Centre on 27 November.   

All in all, a fantastic weekend of racing, congratulation to all those taking part - well done! 

On Monday the U15's played a very competitively matched game against Solihull. Scoring first, King's High created some excellent chances. There was lots to take away from the match, to ensure the team keeps developing their hockey for upcoming fixtures.  

On Wednesday the U16B team played in the county tournament in Birmingham, and it was a lovely afternoon enjoyed by all. 

Last weekend we enjoyed Hockey fixtures against Northampton High School. With 7 matches played King’s teams scored over 55 goals collectively and conceded only 1!  

The U16B netball team travelled to playing in the local Emerging Schools tournament. Despite playing against many A teams from other schools the team produced some excellent performances and came away as the runners up.  

Our U18 Netball team manage to go one better than the U16s when competing in their County tournament this week. Impressive and professional performances on the night ensured that they won all of their matches. They were crowned champions and now progress to the triangulars next half term.  

On Thursday the U12A netball team travelled to Bromsgrove to play in a cup game. In a repeat of the fixture from last week the team really stepped up their game and came away as comfortable winners. We wait to see who they will be playing in the next round.  

The U15B and U14B netball teams enjoyed fixtures against Myton School as part of the local league fixtures. Both teams played strong netball with fluid movement and came away victorious.  

Cross Country Cup - Both the junior and intermediate team have qualified for the Regional Cross Country finals following the team performances at Princethorpe on Monday. In the Junior race Imogen finished first, Nancy second and Oliva  third out of a 42 runners. In the intermediate age group  (yer 9 ann 10) all four of our runners finished in the top 10 to take the overall team win. 

Swimming – ISA - A great day at Walsall baths and some strong swims, especially the relays where we won 6 out of the 8 relays. We await to hear if any of our swimmers have been selected to represent the Midlands region at the ISA finals. 

7 October

The U15A hockey team had a very competitive game at Princethorpe on Saturday. They worked hard to play with good principles and enthusiasm, resulting in lots of learning and development taking place. The U14A and the U12A and B teams also played Hockey against Princethorpe on Saturday, all recording victories.  

Fantastic performance from the U13A hockey team again winning the Bromsgrove tournament. The star of the day was goalie Charlotte performing heroics in the semi final penalty shootout against Repton. They went on to beat Solihull in the final.  

The U14A hockey team battled well against a strong Solihull team eventually losing 2-0. There were lots of positives and we look forward to the next few games. 

Our U14B Hockey team competed in the Tier 2 England Hockey County Tournament against predominantly A team opposition. The team performed fantastically making huge progress throughout the tournament with a commendable level of effort and work rate. They finished third.  

This week we had our first county netball tournament of the season. A lovely September evening saw 6 schools from the area compete at a high level with some great netball on show. Our U16 team won all their games apart from one, securing their place to represent Warwickshire at the next round which will be held in November. A huge congratulations to the girls and good luck in the next round. 

The U15 and U13 football squads travelled to Ascot on Tuesday to compete in the ISA National Football Festival. Both teams were superb on the day and progressed through their group rounds to the knock outs. Further strong performances ensured that both the U15 and U13 teams reached the final in their respective competitions. It wasn’t to be for our U15 team who missed out by the narrowest of margins losing on a penalty shoot out. The U13’s were superb from start to finish on the day, they did not concede a goal through the entire tournament and we are delighted to congratulate them after being crowned champions!  

On Tuesday the King’s High, Warwick Prep, Warwick Junior and Warwick School travelled to Bromsgrove for a swimming gala.  Our combined team won 136 to 107.  Lovely swimming by the King’s High team. 

Our skiing teams take to the slopes of Norwich at the weekend to compete in the ESSKIA National finals. We wish them the very best of luck!  

29 September

Last Saturday saw 4 of our U15 and U16 teams take to court against Bablake, King Henries and RGS. This was a great opportunity to blow the summer cobwebs away and be ready for the season. Some great netball played throughout with the U16 A’s and U15 b’s undefeated in their matches.   

On Monday our U18 netball team played a Sister n Sport Netball Cup Round 1 game against Rugby. A fantastic game of netball with two very closely matched teams. There were some beginning of season nerves but in the end, King’s held their cool and took what was a great win! 

On Monday our Skiing squad were also in action at the ISA National Finals and they were in fine form again. Carys took an individual Bronze medal and the U14 team were crowned ISA National Champions. We wish them all good luck this weekend at the ESSKIA National Finals in Norwich.  

On Tuesday our U14 netball team played their local league game against Campion School and Community College.   A great win for our U14 B team with a super strong defensive unit only allowing 4 goals in for the entire match.  

The U18s fought to a fantastic cup win against a strong Rugby team on Wednesday night. Eventually winning 1-0. They dominated a lot of the game with some fantastic hockey, but a special mention must go to Isla who made some terrific saves in goal. 

There were hard fought games played by our U15 Netball team against Rugby and our U16 Hockey team against Bromsgrove. Both teams suffered narrow defeats but put in some encouraging performances for the rest of the season.  

The U13 Football team played in their first round cup game against Myton and proved too strong on this occasion. The final score was 6-0 to King’s and we look forward to seeing who they draw in the next round.  

The U13 Netball team were also busy in action this week travelling to RGS Worcester to play in the first round of the ISNC National Cup. There was some slick attacking play and tight defending on display and the team won 26-5.  

23 September

On Saturday Eleanor was placed 2nd in the 60cm class at the Cheltenham Ladies College Showjumping Grassroots Qualifiers Competition.  This result has qualified her to represent King’s High in Show jumping at the NSEA Grassroots Festival which will be held at Hickstead (West Sussex) next year! A brilliant achievement!  

Our U13 Hockey team had a fantastic weekend being crowned Repton invitational tournament winners. Five other hockey teams were also in action over the weekend all recording strong victories. The U15B team beat Ratcliffe 2-1, The U13B and C teams beat Bloxham 2-1 and 6-3 and the U12A and B teams also beat Bloxham 21-0 and 12-0. Congratulation to all the students who made their debuts this weekend for King’s. 

Both our U13B and U15B netballers had fantastic wins against North Leamington 22-9 and 28-1 in the local league fixture this week.   

Our 16B team came 3rd in their section in the Midlands ISA netball tournament narrowly missing the semi-finals losing only one game to the eventual winners. 

Our U14’s took on King Edward’s in the first round of the SnS cup. The girls showed great composure throughout to take the win 26-9. 

The U15's hockey team played their second cup match against Rugby on Wednesday. It was a fast paced game where the pupils demonstrated skill, determination and team work. The game finished in a 2-0 win to King's High who now move onto the next round of the cup.  

The U14 Tennis team defeated Northampton High 5-1 in the next round of their Regional knockout competition. We look forward to seeing how they get on against their next opponents. 

The last cup fixture of the week saw our 1st XI Hockey squad take on Ratcliffe again but this time in the ISHC competition. Keen to rectify their previous defeat the team put on an impressive display to win 2-0 and progress to the next round.  

Finally a huge congratulations to the U16 skiing team of Kitty, Alex, Carys and Ayla who have qualified for the ESSkiA National Schools Championships Finals to be held on 8th October in Norwich. They will travel over to compete with 4 other teams from Warwick Prep, Warwick Juniors and Warwick School. 


16 September

King’s High enjoyed a fantastic competitive round of fixtures against Bedford. Winning some and losing some, the pupils enjoyed getting back on the pitch together, even if some had to meet at 7am! 

A new look 1st Xl travelled to Radcliffe to compete in the first round of the England Hockey Cup competition on Monday.  After being 1- 0 down at half time they produced a tremendous second half comeback dominating the game just without finding that vital goal to equalise. The game finished 2 - 0 to the opponents but a fantastic effort. 

What a brilliant start for the U15's in the ISNC Cup match on Tuesday against  The Grange School.  Despite the result, the girls showcased a fantastic game full of energy, enthusiasm, interceptions and fought all the way to the end!  We look forward to the rest of the season. 

The U15 ISHC cup campaign against King’s School Worcester.  A superb team performance resulting in a convincing win and sees the U15s progress to the next round of the cup scoring 6 goals in the process and their first clean sheet.  

On Thursday evening it was fantastic to see our Senior 2nd VII playing in the ‘SNS’ National Netball Plate competition. They were defeated by a strong Ratcliffe team but there were some promising moments for this newly formed team and we look forward to the rest of their season and future results.  

The week has been finished off in style by the U13 Hockey team who, like many other teams this week, kicked off their cup campaign with a first round match against Princethorpe. It was an impressive performance from the squad winning 8-0.  

With sport now back in full flow at King’s we are excited to see what this season has in store for the students, both those who are playing in the school teams and those learning new sports such as Rugby, Football and Boxercise.  

8 September 2022

Last Saturday we welcomed our hockey and netball players into school for preseason training.   

A fantastic morning and afternoon of netball with over 60 pupils attending for both sessions.  They were all raring to blow those cobwebs away and get ready for the next season.  We began by learning the new King's High warm up before moving onto a 4-way rotation working on various different skill elements of their game.  A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all of those who came along, it was great to be back and we are hoping for a successful year for all with a full fixture schedule. 

We are looking forward to our first sporting fixtures of the year against Bedford Girls School this weekend.   

26 June - 30 June

On the evening of Monday, 27th June, five of our fencers travelled with Warwick School to Myton School to take part in a series of matches against Kenilworth Swords Fencing Club. 

Our team of Muneet, Alice and Charlotta had a similar experience to Warwick School losing their first match by one hit, 27-26, before being beaten 30-19 by smaller more competitively experienced opponents. 

Our mixed team of Amelie, Harriet and Wilf faired better winning the first of their matches, a marathon that seemed to go on for ever, 30-23, despite their opponents being both bigger and older. They then lost the second match 18-7. 

Overall, we lost 5-1, but for two hits it could have been 3-3! 

Well done to all who took part. It was a good friendly but competitive experience that we hope we will repeat soon. 

A massive well done to the Year 7 and Year 8 team competing at the Warwickshire District Champs on Tuesday.  Our Year 7 team won the overall team event with 103 points. Well done to Annabel winning the 200m, Martha winning 70m Hurdles, Imogen winning and breaking the county record in 800m and coming second in Javelin, Nancy for winning 1500m, Eloise second place in High Jump, Olivia winning Long Jump, Shaan third place in Shot, Megan winning Discus and the Relay team finishing 1st place. Our Year 8 team also won the overall team event with 109 points. Well done to Lottie winning the 100m and High Jump, Caitlin winning the 300m and second in the 200m, Annie second in the 75m Hurdles, first in 800m and second in Long Jump, Tiggy second in the 1500m, Maisie first in Shot and the Relay team finishing 1st place. A great way to finish our final Athletics competition of the year. 

Congratulations to Ottelia who finished off a very successful weekend at the U16 G2 Nationals in Edinburgh by getting to the Semi Finals of the Doubles with her partner Bella. We are so proud of her achievements and the progress she is showing with her tennis.  

 

19 June - 24 June

Congratulations to Catherine who competed in the Midlands Championships last weekend (in 400m) and won a bronze medal.   Even more pleasing is that Catherine has been selected for the 400m at the English Schools Finals on 7-9 July.  Well done, Catherine and good luck for the England Schools finals. 

A huge well done to our Year 7 and 8 Athletics team who were involved in the English Schools Track and Field Midlands finals. The girls performed incredibly well with some amazing individual results. Unfortunately falling slightly short of points resulting in 2nd place for the team and narrowly missing out on qualifying for the National finals. But a big well done on the amazing performances you have all been demonstrating this year: Caitlin, Sabrina, Lottie, Tiggy, Ellie, Annie, Maisie, Florence, Georgia, Imogen, Annabel, Megan, Nancy, Esha, Emma and Shaan. 

Congratulations to our U15B and U13B tennis teams who, after defeating Princethorpe A teams last night, were both crowned County Division 2 Champions. They progress through to the Midlands Finals which will be played next year. Well done to all the girls involved.  

Good luck to Ottelia in year 9 who is heading to Edinburgh this weekend as she has qualified to play in the U16 Grade 2 National Tennis competition, a fantastic achievement. 

On Sunday 12 June, five of our girls travelled to Bromsgrove Prep school to take part in an age group Epee competition.  All of our girls were fencing in the mixed year 7 and 8 event. 

Anne attending her first fencing competition, having only started in January, finished 17th. 

All four of the other girls ended up in the top pool in the second round with Harriet finishing 5th, Amelie taking third place, Alice taking second and Charlotta taking the number one spot. 

First, second, and third, what a performance in this mixed competition of 22 fencers. 

13 June - 16 June

On Monday our Athletics team travelled to Manchester for the ISA National Finals. Well done to: 

  • Imogen 1st place in Javelin and 2nd in the 800m 

  • Nancy finishing in 1st place in the 1500m 

  • Annabel 1st place in the 200m 

  • Caitlin 2nd place in the 300m 

  • Ellie 5th place in the 800m 

  • Carly 5th place in the 300m 

  • Maddie 1st place in the 800m 

  • And another gold medal for Imogen, Nancy and Annabel for winning the Year 7 Relay.  

Good luck to our Year 7 and 8 Athletics Team who have made it to the ESSA Track and Field Finals next Monday. 

After the successes of the ISA National Finals for our athletes came the euphoria of our first sports day with six houses! It was a wonderful day of cricket, tennis and athletics with true house spirit on show along side some outstanding sporting performances. The results of the competition will be announced in our final assembly this term.  

On Thursday our U13 football team travelled to St George's Park to compete in the ISFA National Finals. The term played superbly in very hot conditions managing to win their opening two games. Some unfortunate losses later in the group meant they did not qualify for the semi-finals but it is still an excellent achievement to be at the National Finals.  

6 June - 10 June

Congratulations to the following students who achieved some outstanding sporting successes over the half term break. Mollie received player of the match in WASPs Netball U17 victory over Celtic Dragons; Imogen   coxed her Stratford-upon-Avon Boat Club J16 4+ (Girls) crew to a Silver medal at the National Schools’ Regatta; finally congratulations to Isabella and Evie who have both been selected as part of the ESSA Duke of Cambridge Cup team, a prestigious waterpolo squad.  

King's High hosted a Play Your Way to Wimbledon tournament which is part of a National Competition. 28 students from across years 7 to 9 entered and it was a fabulous event and lovely to see so many girls out playing competitive tennis.  Congratulations to the winner, Maddie, who progresses through to the County Finals and the runner up, Ellie.

This week our Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Athletics team competed against Princethorpe in a friendly local fixture. Well done to all those involved, many individuals won their event and it was a great start to the term.  

Good luck to our girls who have made it to the finals of the WSAA T&F Champs that are taking place on Saturday. And another huge good luck to Imogen, Nancy, Annabel, Carly, Ellie and Maddie for competing in the ISA Athletics National Final on Monday in Manchester. 

21 May - 27 May

In Sport, our U12s had a great set of fixtures against RGS Worcester, coming away with four wins in very competitive matches. On Saturday it was the turn of the U13BC and U14BC teams to take on RGS at King's High, there was lots of fun and enjoyment all round, and it was a wonderful start to the weekend.

Many congratulations to Pippa who has qualified for the National Swimming Championships in the 100m Butterfly and to Izzie who received her first international cap for Squash representing Wales against Germany. Very well done also to Maisie who won the Warwickshire Schools Golf Championships and progresses to the Midlands tournament in the summer. 

14 May - 19 May

There were cricket fixtures for the U15A, U14AB and U12AB Cricket teams on Saturday against Princethorpe.  The sun was shining, and the girls had a fabulous morning playing competitive but very friendly fixtures, with King's High winning 4 out of the 5 matches. Well done to all involved! 

On Saturday, King's hosted the 110th Annual Midlands Girls' School tennis tournament. It was a fabulous day and the standard of tennis was just exceptional this year. Congratulations to Bella and Holly who finished in 3rd place and to Ottelia and Maddy who won the Second pair competition.  

On Tuesday, our Year 7, 8, 9 and 10’s competed in the WSAA Track & Field Combined event at Rugby Athletics Track. The girls performed exceptionally well, particularly Ellie coming 1st and Nancy coming 2nd in the Junior 800m. Maddie came 1st in the Inter 800m, Imogen 2nd and Tiggy 3rd in the Junior 1500m, Caitilin was 1st in the Junior 300m. Our Junior girls finished on 354 points in 2nd place as a team, hopefully securing a place in the ESAA Track & Field Regional rounds which we are yet to hear about. And our Inter girls finished fifth on 296 points.  

King's once again are hosting their own first round competition of the LTA tournament, Play Your Way to Wimbledon. There were almost 30 girls from year 7, 8 and 9 who entered and well done to Lucy, Ellie, Laura, Saran and Annie who won their preliminary groups and will play off for top spot to see who progresses through to the County Finals after half-term.  

On Thursday, our Year 7, 8, 9 and 10s competed in the ISA Schools Athletics competition at Tudor Grange. Another impressive performance by the girls, securing a place in the National finals in June for: Annabel in the 200m; Caitlin and Carly in the 300m; Imogen, Ellie and Maddie in the 800m; Nancy in the 1500m; and the Year 7 Relay team. Congratulations to all those who competed and successful achieved PB’s as well as those all reaching the Nationals!  

9 May - 12 May

Last Thursday our U13 waterpolo went to the ESSA Championships being held at Bedford Modern where they played teams from Highgate, Ealing and Bedford.  

Last weekend our Year 7/8 Gymnastics team were invited to attend the ISI National Gymnastics Championships at Adcote School. The girls competed in 4 events comprised of two floor routines and two vaults, the girls performed brilliantly and finished in the following positions: Ellie in 4th, Amber in 6th, Jess and Lucy finished in joint 7th and Charlotte received a 9.2 in one of her vaults. Well done, girls!   

 

On Wednesday this week the U13 and U15 tennis teams took part in the ISA National Tennis Championships and Ellie was crowned U13 singles champion and Ellie and Saran won the doubles competition.  

In the U15 competition Holly won the singles competition and Marina and Maddie won the doubles competition.  

Of the 14 girls we took to the competition, 13 of them finished in a medal position in an event, a marvellous achievement and reflective of the hard work they have all been putting into their tennis.  

Also busy on Wednesday were our U17 Athletes at the Warwickshire combined events. This was the start of a two day Heptathlon event for Maddie and Freya. At the end of day one they were sat in second and 4th position with strong events to come on day two. Thursday saw a return to the track but this time accompanied by minor and junior girls teams. It was a excellent day for King’s Athletics with Maddie and Freya continuing their fine form. Maddie was eventually crowned District champion over the 7 disciplines and Freya took the bronze medal. The Junior girls were also impressive in their 5 event version of this competition, our highest finishing performer, Ellie came in in fourth place competing against many girls a year older than her. The minor girls' team of Megan, Anabelle and Imogen finished the day off in style. Anabelle took third place in the individual event and, with a 5th and 6th place finish for Megan and Imogen, King’s High were crowned Minor team champions. Congratulations, girls. 

3 May - 6 May

 

On Wednesday 4 May our footballers played in the ISFA U11 & U13 Girls Cup Midlands Regional Qualifier.  A good day all round with U11 (Warwick Prep) winning the Final and U13 (King’s High) finishing runners up (on goal difference) in their League format.  They won 3 and had 2 draws.  Both go onto St George’s Park to play in the Finals in June. 

Also on Wednesday May 4 (Star Wars Day!) the U14, U16 and U18 swimmers travelled to Abingdon with Warwick School to compete against Abingdon, St Helens, Cokethorpe, Stowe, King Alfreds and Radley in a mixed team gala.  Great swims by the team resulted in a an overall win for the joint King's High/Warwick Team by over 40 points.  

It was lovely to have the first cricket fixture of the season with the U15s on Tuesday 3rd May.  We are looking forward to the training session this weekend and more matches next week. 

 

After an Easter break to recharge and reset, the Foundation Ski Race group were back training at Swadlincote on Sunday 1 May under the watchful eyes of coaches Emma and Brian from Midland Ski Club.  

It was a great day with 15 skiers from the Warwick Foundation including 5 girls from Kings attending and lots of improvement among those participating. The morning consisted of technical work to improve each skiers’ base level and then after some individual training runs the afternoon was spent mainly competing in head-to-head and team Dual Slaloms. This really bought out the competitive side with some really close races resulting.  

26 April - 29 April

The start of the summer term began in earnest as the school, bathed in sunshine, watched the U14 Football team compete at lunchtime in the SNS National Cup Competition. It was a dominant performance and King's ran out winners with a 13-0 score line! The team now progress into the National Finals and will travel to Manchester to compete in the next round. 

It was a particularly impressive day on Thursday to reflect on the opportunities in sport that have occurred this year. Team sports photos took place in the Quad and, with over 370 different pupils involved in one of more photos, it was a wonderful, if not busy, day. 

We look forward to the first tennis, cricket and athletics fixture next week and well as the U13 Football team playing to secure their place at the National Finals. 

 

Over the Bank holiday weekend our fencers travelled to the ‘England Institute of Sport’ in Sheffield to take part in the ‘British Youth Championships’ National Age group Finals. This event which has not been held for the last two years due to covid is fought at three weapons, two sexes, and 4 age groups, giving a total of 24 events ranging in size between 29 and 82 fencers, who all have to pre-qualify in regional competitions. 

 We had four girls competing, one at each age group, two at foil and two at Epee. 

 On Sunday Hope, Amelie and Charlotta, were fencing, Hope in the under 16 Epee Amelie in the under 14 Foil and Charlotta in the under 12 Foil. 

Hope put up a good fight in her elimination fight only just being beaten 13-15 and finished the day in 40th place. 

 Amelie only started fencing in September therefore has little competition experience, none the less she won a fight in her pool which seeded her 39th, unfortunately this put her up against the number 26th seed in the first round of eliminations, this was a tough fight and Amelie did well to score 8 hits. Amelie finished 40th. 

Charlotta, another September starter, also very competitively inexperienced, had the advantage of being in a younger age group where all of the fencers were somewhat less experienced. None the less she still found it to be tough. She continued to learn and develop through the pool stage of the event and then used what she had learned to win an excellent first elimination fight 10-5 against seeding, to get into the last 32, where she was rewarded by drawing the number 1 seed. However fast she was learning it was not going to fast enough to win this fight. She finished 31st.  

 Monday was the turn of Anne. Anne has considerably more competition experience and was fencing in the under 18 Epee. Anne fenced well in her pool winning three out of five fights. She was seeded 17th and was given a bye through the first round of eliminations. She had an exceptionally close fight in the last 32, going all the way to extra time (14-14 at the end of normal time, nine minutes), there were then a further three doble hits before Anne found the clean one that gave her the victory and her place in the last 16. Her last 16 fight was against the number 1 seed and Anne gave her a good run for her money, scoring 8 excellent hits but just couldn’t find the distance to put her under sufficient pressure to gain the win. Anne finished 13th out of 42. 

Well done girls to all of the girls qualifying and trying so hard. 

1 April - 4 April

Butterfly School Championships - National, Individual and Team Finals 2022

Mia represented King's High in a prestigious national competition with over 300 county players.

On April 2, Mia competed in the above U13 Girls tournament in Wolverhampton. Six groups of 31 girls competed in the U13 National Championship. Mia earned a perfect 5/6 in the first round and defeated the England number six U13 girl 5-11, 2-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-5. Mia fought her way from 0-2 to 3-2, demonstrating King's resilience. Mia faced the England number seven U15 girl in the Quarter-Finals and lost her opportunity to advance to the Semi-Finals.

Mia's match was extensively watched by top officials from Table Tennis England, as quoted on the organisation's website: An eye-catching result in the first round saw Mia recover from 2-0 down to defeat her opponent 3-2 (5-11, 2-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-5). Further information at tabletennisengland.co.uk

Mia will improve her top 10 position in the U13 Girls rankings after this National tournament. She is thriving in the competitive environment, and hopes to leverage her experience at King's to assist others in overcoming challenges in life.

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We are also delighted to report that Hope gained her full blue belt in Tai Jujutsu Kai at the weekend. A tricky grading with considerable content tested!

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26 March - 31 March 

Last Friday our U12s had an incredible afternoon of playing Netball against Solihull. We had over 80 girls with 8 teams which resulted in 7 wins and 1 loss. A lovely afternoon in the sunshine had by all to finish off the fixture calendar. 

On Saturday 26 March our U12 teams finished their first season at King's against KES in style scoring a whopping 16 goals across the 2 games. They played some fantastic hockey and showed great teamwork and determination.  

Our U13 girls' teams also travelled to KES Birmingham, where we saw some fantastic hockey played by all teams.   It ended what has been a successful year for both squads.

Last weekend four of the Year 7s were selected to represent Warwickshire at the National Cross Country Finals.  A fantastic performance by all of the runners.  From a mass start of 130 runners, the girls had a really strong run.  Imogen finished 6th and Nancy was not far behind in 11th place.  Both Annabel and Emma were also counters for the Warwickshire team who finished 5th overall.  This rounded off a fantastic performance for the Year 7 cross country runners. 

 

The U18 tennis team travelled to Trent College last week for the first round of the Abadere Cup.  Despite a great display, including the second pair of Ottelia and Marina fighting back from a set down to win their doubles tie, the girls lost out to a very talented team.  

The U12C netball team took part in the local Emerging school tournament on Wednesday night this week. Playing against A teams from five other schools the team put on an impressive display. They won all their matches and were crowned the U12 Emerging Schools Champions. Congratulations, girls. 

The Warwick Foundation Ski Racing programme has been training hard during the term, perfecting their techniques and recently, with some of the newer skiers making their debut too.  The students raced in the Birmingham and Midlands Schools Championships at Ackers Adventure in Birmingham on Sunday 27th March.  

There were several notable team and individual placings with the U16 girls winning the whole ‘senior girls’ section of the race with a team of Isabella, Alya and Alex.  In the individual section Kitty was 2nd in U14, with Alya 3rd in U14 and with Isabella 1st U16.   

The term has produced some great breakthroughs for all the skiers, backed up by these recent results. We aim to start again after the Easter break with our regular training with the Midland Ski Club coaches at Swadlincote Dry slope.  

 

 

19 March - 24 March

We had some great success at the recent Midland Ski Club Winter Race League held at Ackers Trust. At the end of a series of 5 races held from October 2021 to March 2022, our girls picked up 3 medals in the final and overall results are U12 female Frankie came 3rd.  U14 female Carys came 2nd and Alex M came 3rd.    

Good luck to those Skiers who are representing King's High at the Birmingham & Midlands Schools' Ski Race on Sunday 27 March.  We know you will do the school proud. 

Hope and Anne attended the Public Schools' Fencing Competition in London on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 March where they encountered very strong competition in the Fenced Foil. Hope finished 41st in Girls Junior Foil and Anne finished in 32nd place in Girls Senior Foil.   The second day was épée, and Hope did well finishing in 32nd place.  Anne finished in 10th place.  Both girls enjoyed the experience and have come away with a better idea of what they need to work on in order to improve their different fencing styles.  Well done! 

On Saturday 19 March we hosted two rounds of netball fixtures against Ratcliffe winning 4 out of the 6 games. All were well contested matches and were well-supported by parents in the sunshine. There were wins for the U15a&b teams and the U 14a&b teams and narrow losses for the U18's &16's. A further four teams travelled to Ratcliffe with three securing impressive victories. Congratulations to all the girls.  

Congratulations to the cross-country runners for their performances last weekend.  At the ISA National Cross Country Finals there were top 10 finishes for Tiggy and Mae in the Inters Race, and they secured a second place for the Midlands in the team competition.  In the Year 7 event, Annabel finished 7th and in 3rd place winning the bronze medal was Nancy (Bronze medal), and ISA National Champion was Imogen (Gold medal). Overall the Midlands' team took first place.   

In the English schools Cross-country Amisha, Emma D and Maddie L were representing Warwickshire against the top 350 athletes from England. Maddie L achieved a top 200 finish.   

 This weekend sees the final Cross-country event of the school year with four of the Year 7s running in the National Schools event. We wish them luck!  

On Saturday 20 March gymnastics teams from both King's High and Warwick Prep attended the 4 piece ISGA (Independent Schools Gymnastics Association) Championships. This competition involves four events made up for two floor routines and 2 vaults. Our girls were incredible against tough competition. Our U13 team finished 6th overall. Amber placed 15th, Ellie placed 17th, Jessica placed 19th, Lucy placed 24th and Charlotte (only competing vault) finished 33rd out of 37 girls.  

On Tuesday 22 March King’s hosted Netball Finals Night.  We definitely made the right decision to move the Local League Finals night from a very soggy night last week to this Tuesday.  A sunny evening welcomed the winners and runners-up of the local league to play in a cup and plate competition. King’s came away with the U12, U13 and U15 cups, a brilliant achievement for everyone involved. It was great to see so many spectators at King's enjoying the lovely sunshine and fabulous netball.  

The U15 Waterpolo team travelled to Northampton on Wednesday to compete in the National Finals having qualified as runners-up from the Midlands region. The girls had a slow start to the competition against two very strong opposition teams but finished their tournament off in style, cruising to victory again Alleyn's School to take 5th place in the Country. 

12 March - 17 March

Congratulations to Maddi N, representing the Midlands at The ESSA swimming divisional finals. They came 4th overall. Maddi also got her British national time for 50 free with a time of 27:72.  The 6x50 relay team which Maddi was a part of came 3rd.  Well done, Maddi!

Last Friday King's High travelled to The Olympic Pool in London for the Bath & Otter Cup. This event has been run since 1910 for boys from Public Schools. The event has grown and, since 1995, has allowed girls' events. 

This year there were over 70 girls' teams. The young team of Pippa, Poppy, Amelia and Molly finished 21st in the Freestyle relay. A fantastic performance in the medley relay saw them just miss out on qualifying for the finals, swimming a year PB of 2.15.10 and 12th place out of 70 teams. 

 

What an amazing day the Under 16 netball squad had at Oundle on Saturday 12 March. The girls played exceptionally well and to reach that point meant they are in the top 16 schools in the country. They achieved 3 wins and scored 4 more points by losing but scoring more than half of the winning teams goals, finishing on 19 points placing them 5th in their section and equal 9th in the country. We are so proud of the whole squad and what they have accomplished this year. 

On Tuesday our U15 hockey team played in the County tournament beating KEHS and Princethorpe to see them top the group. They progressed to the semi final against Solihull; after a thrilling finish to the match, which ended with penalty flicks and they earned their place in the final against Bablake. Both teams fought hard in the final but King’s proved to be too strong for the competition on the day and won 2-1 to be crowned U15 county champions!   

This week sees the return of cross-country with 3 girls being chosen to represent Warwickshire at the English Schools Cross-country Finals in Kent (Emma D, Maddie L, and Amisha). A further 9 girls are travelling to Worksop College to run in the ISA National Cross-country Finals.  

It was wonderful to see have King’s High Badminton Academy playing their first competitive fixture against a local club. There were fiercely competitive singles and double matches played and whilst overall we suffered a narrow defeat, the Academy squad are confident they can push for the win next time. 

After their comprehensive win at the County tournament the U12 Hockey team travelled to Wolverhampton on Wednesday to play in the Midlands' Finals. A positive start with a 7-0 win over Wrekin College and the girls carried on with wins over Denstone, RGS Worcester and Trent College. They progressed to the semi-finals where they defeated Solihull 1-0 and earnt their place in the final. They once again faced Denstone College where they battled to come back from being behind twice to finish 2-2 and the title was to be decided by penalty flicks. With all girls hitting the target each time, one fantastic save from the opposition goal keeper meant the King's team finished in second place, a fantastic achievement for the team. 

5 March - 10 March 

Last Friday the U12 hockey team took part in the County Tournament hosted at Warwick University. The girls got off to a flying start with a 7-0 victory over KEHS Birmingham. They followed this up with a 3-1 win over Solihull and another 7-0 against Princethorpe. The girls played some exceptional hockey, linking together well as a team, working hard defensively and making some excellent saves. Well done to our County Champions and good luck at the Midlands Finals next week.  

Last Saturday morning the U12 and U13 hockey teams travelled to Loughborough.  The 12s put in strong performances winning both their games comfortably.  The 13As came up against a strong team finally being beaten. The 13Bs won comfortably with an excellent performance.  Big mention to our goalies, Abi and Emily who represented the opposition for a half and performed outstandingly.  

Also on Saturday we played netball against Loughborough - A lovely sunny morning of netball with both our U14 squads taking convincing wins. It was a great opportunity to try lots of different combinations out on court and every single person stood up and did their jobs fantastically well. The U16 squad had a much tighter game scraping the win by 4 goals. The girls did well to come back as they were down at half time.  

On Tuesday our Under 16’s played some great netball in the ISA national finals winning their group comfortably.  In the semi-final they were beaten by Farnborough school after a slow start.  In the third/fourth play off they came fast out of the blocks and beat Alton to end up third.  

On Wednesday our Under 13’s had a great day out playing 5 pool matches winning 4 losing one to Finborough which meant we went into the plate competition. We then beat Westburton convincingly and then in the semi final beating Leighton Park. In the final we came up against Princethorpe and at the end of full time it was 6-6. Golden goal came into play. Princethorpe won the toss and scored from their centre pass meaning we came runners up. Some lovely netball played with a huge improvement by the end of the day.  

Also on Wednesday our U13b team played in the Emerging Schools tournament and were victorious against the central Warwickshire schools A team’s winning all of their games and winning the tournament overall.   

On Thursday we hosted Arnold Lodge at Netball with our U13 b team winning 25-16 and our U13 c team winning 15-9.  

We were pleased to hear about the following girls successes outside of school: 

  • Congratulations to Izzy being selected to represent Squash Wales at the U17 European Championships  

  • Ottelia who represented Oxfordshire U18 Tennis in the County Cup 

  • Megan for winning the U14 Midlands league with Aston Villa Football Club 

28 Feb - 4 March

Sport this week has been full of variety with a number of students taking part in an array of different activities. 

The first week back since half term has seen our U14 Netball team come home with the National ISA Plate trophy. The U15 netball team won their local league semi-final and we delighted that this mean the League Finals night will see a King’s team in every age group final. The U13 netball team played well throughout their County tournament this week but just missed out in some crucial matches and finished third.

The stand out performance of the week came from our U15 Waterpolo team and our dancers. 

On Tuesday evening we held the inaugural KHS and WPS Dance Showcase. It was a wonderful evening celebrating dance with the girls from year 5 through to year 13. The girls performed with confidence and creativity in Contemporary, Ballet and Street Dance routines in front of a sell-out audience in the Bridge House Theatre. 

This was followed up when our Street Dance performers then competed the following day in the School Games competition held in the KHS school. We are delighted to report that King’s won the Key Stage 3 Set Dance and the Solo own Choreography competition. Congratulations to all the girls who have showcased their dancing this week. 

The U15 Waterpolo travelled to Bedford Modern to compete in the Regional Finals. It was a very tight tournament where the top two teams would qualify for National Finals. With two wins and one loss King’s secured their place and will travel to Northampton at the end of the month to play in the National Finals. 

The final piece off news this week came from the U13 Hockey team who competed in their Warwickshire County Tournament on Thursday. Scoring an impressive 17 goals in just four matches we congratulated the team on finishing runners up and progressing to the Midlands Finals that will take place next week.

11 February - 17 February

Fresh from the U15 hockey team winning the ISA National plate and the U13 Hockey team winning the ISHC National Plate, we finished off last week (Friday 11 February) by welcoming touring side Stamford School for a friendly netball fixture. Our Year 7s had 3 fabulous wins and our Year 9s had a win, loss and draw. It was lovely to give everyone in Year 9 who attends netball club the opportunity to represent the school and make their debut in the blue dress!  

A sunny, but crisp morning on Saturday 12 February saw us take on 5 Kingsley netball teams. We had 5 wins on the morning, with Kingsley making our U14 work hard for the win. It was great to see the control and determination to win from our girls. 

The U15 county netball tournament took place on Tuesday evening at King's High. Conditions were cold but once the girls warmed up they took the tournament by storm, undefeated throughout with nobody taking a point from them. A fabulous achievement for what is and exceptionally strong squad - well done to everyone involved! 

Despite storm Dudley providing less than favourable weather conditions for netball on Wednesday night, (particularly for shooters), this didn’t seem to affect our U13B and U14B teams who both took the win against Aylesford School in the local League.  

We are delighted to congratulate Catherine in Year 13 who competed in English Athletics National Championship Indoor Finals in the 400m at the weekend. This is a prestigious event where she competed against the very best athletes in the Country.  

On Sunday 13 February, two King's girls travelled to Tudor Grange, taking part in the West Midlands Age Group Foil Competition. In the Under 12 Girls Foil, Charlotta, despite her relative inexperience, fenced superbly to go undefeated all day, winning the Semi 10-4, the final 10-2 and taking the title. 

Meanwhile, Amelie was fencing in the next age group up, the under 14s. Amelie won two fights and lost three in the pool stages. In the last 16 she fenced Lily from Droitwich who she beat 15-14 in a tense and exciting match.  Unfortunately, her reward was to draw the number one seed in the last eight. Unsurprisingly she lost, however she finished 7th overall. 

The West Midlands Age groups, as well as being a competition in itself, is the qualifying event for the 2022 British Youth Championships National Finals to held at the England Institute of Sport in Sheffield on the May Bank Holiday weekend.  Both girls achieved qualifying results and have a place at the National Finals.  We are very proud of you both. 

5 February - 10 February

This week has seen a fantastic range of the different sports played by the girls at King’s High. It has been wonderful to see the school represented in so many different competitions.  

The stand out performance of the week came from the U13 Hockey team who, after many hard fought battles, travelled to Chigwell to compete in the Independent Schools Hockey Cup National Plate Final against Wimbledon. The team started strongly, putting the Wimbledon defence under huge amounts of pressure in the first 10 minutes. The opposition stood strong, however, and began to grow into the game. It wasn’t until just before half time that the deadlock was broken with a great finish from Jenna surging through from centre back. Shortly after half time, Wimbledon converted on of their chances to draw level. The game remained incredibly close right to the end. Just as penalty strokes looked inevitable we clinched the winner with Jenna slotting home once again after a superb team effort. With 45 seconds left to play the girls defended solidly and thoroughly deserve their title of U13 ISHC National Plate Champions 2022. We are very proud of all members of the squad.  

In other news throughout this past week, the Warwick 50s is a strong swimming competition held in our own pool for U12 and U13 swimmers. There were some fantastic results with the U12’s winning their Medley relay and a string of other podium finishes. The combined results meant that King’s High won the U12 competition and when combined with a strong 4th place from the U13’s we finished 1st overall with Bromsgrove in second and Bedford in 3rd.  

Last weekend there were a series of impressive netball results for the teams from 1st VII down to U12 against RGS Worcester. Of the 6 matches played, King’s won 4.  

Fencing also took place at the weekend and 9 girls had the opportunity to compete at King Edward’s school.  

Tuesday was a busy day for the netball teams. The under 15 netball team played in the semi-final of the sports magazine cup against The Grange School. The girls came up against some very good opposition and we had a very evenly fought game with some great play from both teams. Unfortunately it wasn't our day and we lost 44-56 but there were lots of positives to take from the game. Player of the match was Mollie. King's hosted Campion School in the local league taking 2 from 2 wins. Year 9 netball club is extremely popular, with new pupils continuing to join. Well done to Issy, Tilly and Nellie representing the school for the first time this year! 

Under 13a&b and under 12a-c played Bilton Grange on Wednesday night. It was lovely to see so many girls play for the school and there was some excellent netball on display. We had some very close contests and came away with 4 wins and one loss.  

It was the turn of the Hockey teams to be busy on Wednesday. Following in the footsteps of the U14 and U13 Hockey squads the U15 team travelled down to the Olympic  Pitches at Lee Valley in London to compete in the ISA National Finals.  

With matches 10 minutes one way it was important to start strongly and the team did just that, recording a 1-0 win in their first group game. A draw and a loss in the other group matches meant we finished second in the group on goal difference narrowly missing out on progressing to the Championship final. The team were determined to come home with a title and trophy though and played some of their best hockey in the plate semi-final against a team from Ascot. The score line was 4-0 and the team progressed confidently to the National Plate Final. Despite having all of the ball and peppering the Claire's Court Goal it seemed as though the goal was not going to come. With one minute to go though, a swift counter attack and good movement of the ball saw Hannah slot home what turned out to be the winning goal. Congratulations to the squad who were crowned ISA National Plate Champions. 

The U18B team played Solihull. King's High worked hard to maintain the majority of possession, demonstrating some fantastic defensive work and collected and effective attacking play resulting in a goal. Unfortunately Solihull equalised in the last minute of the game ending the game in a draw. A great effort! 

29 January - 3 February

On Friday Mia competed for King's High in the ISA U13 National Table Tennis Final - she won all 9 games and has been crowned National Champion.  Congratulations, Mia!  

Anne finished 3rd in the West Midlands Age Group Epee Championships U18 age group and Hope finished 5th in the U16 age group. Both girls have qualified for the National Fencing Finals!  

Last Thursday the U13s played Cheadle Hulme in the Semi Final of the ISHC National Plate. A superb team performance saw them eventually come out 3-0 winners. They now travel to London next week to battle it out to become champions. 

The day after the success in the 7 a side National cup, the U13 11 a side team represented the school in the county tournament. They were again superb winning all their games against strong opposition in Solihull, KES Birmingham and Bablake to win the competition. 

On Saturday we hosted a fantastic U14B netball fixture against Loughborough and is was wonderful to see lots of different combinations out on court and the depth and talent we have within the year group. The girls took the win by 33 goals to 5 with Paige named as player of the match. Well done to the whole squad. 

Sunday 30th January - U16 and U19 West Midland's Regional Tournament 

U19's - We are so proud of the senior squad who won all of their 5 games in their pool to go through in the top spot. They then went on to meet an extremely strong Wrekin side in the semi-finals who were deservedly the eventual winners of the tournament. We couldn't have asked more of the girls who played excellent netball throughout the day. 

U16's - The girls started the tournament slowly, but after lunch came out a different team with determination and commitment to make the semi-finals, which they did.  They took on King's Worcester in a tough game coming from 5 down at half time to take the win 11-10, confirming their place at the National Finals! Their job was still not done as they had to play Bablake in the final, a game we always knew would be a tough one. A spectacular game where again, we came back to take the win by 1 to be crowned U16 Regional Champions. This is a huge achievement for the girls and we wish them the best of luck in the National Finals in March. 

On Wednesday our Cross Country runners had another fantastic set of results - this time at the ISA Regional Cross Country Finals. The 10 from each race at the event qualify for the ISA National Cross Country Finals later in the year. Our Year 7 team ran exceptionally well with all 5 members of the team finishing within the top 10. The race was won by Imogen, Nancy secured 2nd place, Annabel 4th, Emma 5th and Martha 9th. King's High were crowned Year 7 team Regional Champions. The Year 8 and 9 girls combined to make a team and also ran well with Mae taking home a bronze medal, Tiggy and Ellie, 7th and 9th, also qualifying for National Finals.  Martha and Florence finished off a superb team performance and we wait to hear their overall placing. The year 10 and 11 team were hit with late illness but Sophie and Amelie still performed well on the day on a tough course through the Shropshire countryside; complete with two stream crossings! Lots of soggy socks and smiling faces.  

22 January - 27 January

On Saturday we had a fantastic day of netball with over 100 girls taking part in a fixture against Bloxham.  We were pleased to take 11 from 13 wins. 

A fantastic set of results from the Warwickshire Schools Cross Country at Kineton school on Saturday.   

U12 - won the team competition 

1st (County Champion)- Imogen 
2nd Nancy
4th Annabel
10th Emma

U14 (year 8 and 9 junior race)- runners-up in the team competition (Mae, Tiggy, Amisha and Ellie) 

8th- Mae

U16 (Inters race)- 3rd in the team competition 

5th- Maddie

U18 (Seniors race) - 3rd- Emma

We await to hear who has been selected for the English Schools Cross Country Finals.  In summary, 1st, 2nd and 3rd team and 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th and 5th in individual races! 

On Monday our U13 girls football team played a league home fixture against Derby and despite the cold weather produced an emphatic performance winning 16-0. 

On Tuesday we had a great win for our senior A netball team against KES in preparation for the Regionals on Sunday.  

Good luck to Mia who is competing in the ISA Table Tennis National Open Championships today as well as the U13 Hockey team who are playing in the ISHC National Semi-Final. 

17 January - 20 January

There have been some pleasing performances from a number of teams.  Despite thick fog, six U12 teams enjoyed matches against Bromsgrove Preparatory school and all six recorded empathic victories. It was wonderful to see so many girls playing netball and representing the school. 

The U13 A and B Football team travelled to Repton on Saturday. After a tricky start the girls were able to put their minds to the task and compete against some very competitive teams. The A team had a very successful morning adding points to their league tally and the B team gained some valuable game time experience.  Lots of smiles all round! 

The 18s battled valiantly against a very strong Princethorpe team, eventually losing 4-0. Sharron was excellent in goal putting her body on the line to keep the score down. 

Our young netball squads once again performed well with wins for the U13ABC and U12ABC teams against Tudor Hall mid week.  

We are looking forward to our netball fixture against Bloxham on Saturday where we have 14 teams representing King's High.  

A special mention must also go to Serena who has just been selected as part of the Waterpolo National Academy Programme. We are very proud of her achievements.  

9 January - 14 January

Sunday 9th January – Netball – U16/U18 Rugby School Pre-Season Tournament  A beautiful sunny day where the main purpose of the tournament was to blow the Christmas cobwebs away, get lots of girls back out on court and to look at different combinations ready for the second half of the season. With West Midlands Regionals taking place at the end of the month, this was a great opportunity for the girls to show us what they can do out on court. The girls came away with 6 convincing wins, with lots of positives and things to work on.  

Tuesday 11th January – Netball – U15 Norwich School (Sports Mag Cup)  On Tuesday afternoon our U15 squad took on Norwich in the quarter finals of the Sports Magazine Cup. The nerves soon vanished, and the team settled into the game showing some excellent free-flowing netball and taking the first quarter 18-4. The team continued to increase their lead with the defence  limiting Norwich’s shooting opportunities. A big shout out to Lara who stepped up into The GK position due to a last-minute illness. Our attacking end did not sit back at any point during the game showing control, patience and great vision throughout. A huge well done to every single player who took to court, an impressive game of netball taking the team through to the semi-finals.   

The U13 Hockey team produced a strong and dominant performance to book their place in the semi-final of the Independent Schools Hockey Association National Plate Competition against a good Queens School from Chester. They now travel to Cheadle Hulme School, Cheshire in the next round. 

Well done to the U12 football team who played in an indoor tournament at Myton on Monday and congratulations on your 2nd place.   

Prior to Christmas our Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 girls took part in an Indoor Rowing virtual competition and the results are just in.  Congratulations to the Year 7/8 girls who came 2nd and Year 9/10 girls who came 1st.   They are now invited to represent Central Warwickshire at the county finals.   

The U18s led by (returning from injury) Ruby, travel to Bablake at the weekend for what is always an entertaining and competitive hockey contest. 

7 January 2022

2022 started with good numbers for many of the hockey players at King's High. 26 girls have been selected to represent Warwickshire County Hockey in the U13/U14/U15 and U17 age groups. We are delighted for them and look forward to hearing about their matches.  

This week sees a return to competitive fixtures with our netball teams busy on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend.   

We look forward to next week when our U13 Hockey team compete in the quarter finals of the Independent Schools Hockey Cup and our U15 netball team compete in the quarter finals of the Sports Magazine Cup, as well as other local league fixtures.  

4 December - 9 December

The girls pulled themselves out of their cosy beds to brave the cold and wind on Saturday morning to play a great set of competitive matches against King’s Worcester at all ages with King's High winning 4 and drawing 3 matches.   

The U12s and U13s travelled to King's Worcester on Saturday morning. The 13s were first up with the A team, putting in a strong second half performance to eventually win 4-1. The Bs, coached by the master tactician Miss Howells, won 1-0. 

The 12 As enjoyed an end to end free flowing game with the score finishing 6-6! The Bs performed well drawing 1-1, with Kiki making a number of saves. 

On Sunday our Ski Squad attended a training session.  A good day was had by all ad, despite the forecast, it was not too cold.  The girls are really improving, and the Midlands Ski coaches are pleased and impressed with not only the girls' development, but also their attitude and behaviour. 

Our Junior and Inter Cross country squads performed on the highest stage last weekend in blustery coastal conditions. The local rounds of this competition started in October, with 2199 teams from 619 schools throughout England competing against other local schools in their County and finished with the National final in a cold and windy Newquay! 

To make the national finals in 2 out of the 3 age groups is a fantastic achievement.  Both Junior and Inter team finished 13th nationally out of 27 teams.  Special mention must go to Year 7 runners Imogen and Nancy who finished 4th and 20th out of 156 runners and they will still be in the same age-group next year. 

Our sports hall hosted a thrilling and tense affair on Tuesday evening as the U16 netball team hosted a strong BKHS team in the Sisters ‘n’ Sport cup. Despite trailing at the end of each quarter by one or two goals the resilience and determination of the squad was outstanding. Every member of the team played their part with the strength in depth coming to the forefront in the very last quarter. It was a pleasure to see the girls run out eventual winners 41-39 and progress to the next round of the cup.  

Unfortunately despite their best efforts it was the end of the road for our U14 Football team and U16 Hockey team in their cup competitions. They should both be very proud of their cup runs this season though and show great promise for the future.  

27 November - 2 December

We had some fabulous netball matches against Bablake on Saturday and, despite the snow calling off the hockey, the netball went inside. The under 13 A&B teams had two well contested games and it was very pleasing to see the Under 13 A team win, having lost to Bablake earlier in the year. This showed the huge progress the squad had made since then. The Under 13 B team had a comfortable win, showing the great depth in this age group. The under 12A and B team were also victorious in their matches with great versatility from all involved. Later in the week the U13 B C teams played against Myton in the local netball league and both secured victories.  

Jasmine, Lixu, Martha, Pippa and Poppy competed in the ISA Finals last Saturday representing the West Midlands Region.  All girls swam well and were very successful and all made it to podium positions to secure the overall runners up position.    

The U15 netball team welcomed Berkhamsted in the Sports Magazine cup on Monday and put on an impressive display of netball cruising to victory 52-40. We look forward to the draw to see who they will face next. 

The U14B and 2nd XI Hockey squads both enjoyed fixtures this week against Solihull and Tudor Hall respectively. Both teams earned draws, they worked hard and played some promising hockey.  

The U14A Netball squad took centre stage on Wednesday evening competing the Netball County Triangular as runners up from Warwickshire for a place in the Regional Finals. They got of to a fantastic start beating KHVIII and Arden conceding just one goal in their first two matches. Having lost to SGGS in the County round the squad knew their third game would much tough. A strong start and some excellent shooting meant a KHS victory on this occasion. A well fought draw against Bablake and it set the final game up against Solihull to be the decider. Despite giving it their all the team narrowly lost by one goal. A tie on points in second place with Bablake meant the final placings were to be decided by Goal Average. Unfortunately on this occasion it was not to be for our U14 squad who missed out on joining the U19 and U16 squads at regional finals by 0.5 of a goal.  

Good luck to the Cross-Country team who are competing in the ESAA Cross Country final in Newquay.   

Photos below of Alya from the Girl's NSSA race on Sunday 21st November. 

22 November - 25 November 

Saturday's fixtures last week produced a pleasing set of results with tight games against Bromsgrove in the hockey and a particularly impressive win for the U14 squad. The netball courts were also busy with matches for the U13s and U12s against King’s Worcester. Three wins from four on the day and an outstanding performance by the U13b team to win without conceding a goal was the highlight! 

U16 B hockey team had a lovely time at the Midland Finals and equipped themselves really well against the A teams from other school.  Lovely team spirit from the all and a great experience.  

The U16A hockey team travelled to Beaconsfield High to play in the latest round of the England Hockey plate competition. It was a tense affair in this knock out game with Beaconsfield scoring late to leave the match tied at 1-1 on the final whistle. An outstanding performance from Izzie in goal saw us take victory 4-2 in a penalty stroke competition and progress to the next round.  

The 2nd XI were also in action on Monday playing against BKHS at home. The girls put on a strong display to win 5-0. 

The U15A hockey team played against Princethorpe on Tuesday and, whilst the result did not go their way, there were strong individual performances from Izzie and Yasmin. The U15B netball team performed well, beating Aylesford in their local league fixture.  

Our U13 Gymnastics squad travelled to Shropshire on Thursday to compete in the Midlands ISA Set Floor Gymnastics Championship. The girls performed exceptionally well, and we look forward to receiving the confirmed results which we will share with you next week.  

The Inter Swim team were in London for the ESSA swim finals which took place in The Olympic Pool. The girls swam brilliantly to swim a PB and finish 11th nationally. Congratulations to Pippa, Poppy. Sophie and Lixu. 

Our U14 football team are playing in the 4th round of the ESFA football cup this afternoon against Bilton Grange and we wish them all the very best of luck.

The latest Warwick Foundation ski racing venture was at the National Schools Snowsports Association (NSSA) Open Championships on Sunday 21 November.  In ESSkiA events the winners have the fastest times! The results were great from all the skiers, with everyone racing to their best on a chilly but sunny day at Swadlincote. With the points system format of the race, the Kings High A team were placed 3rd in the Senior girls' event.   Individually, Frankie won her Under 12 individual ‘Senior’ school categories, and with 10 of our Foundation skiers also placing in the top 10 of their age groups, which was pleasing to see. 

In the first Midlands Ski Club Winter league event on Friday 19 November, 18 skiers from across the Foundation schools participated with success again for the following King's girls: 

U12 girls 3rd Frankie

U14 girls 2nd Carys

13 November - 18 November

Our Cross Country runners were very successful at the Cross Country Cup Regional Finals last Saturday. 

Junior team (Years 7 and 8) won the team competition and qualify for the National Cross Country Cup Final.  Imogen won the race, Nancy finished 3rd and Annie also finished in the top 10 out of 60 runners.  

Inter Team (Years 9 and 10) finished 3rd in the team competition and now qualify for the national Finals in Newquay in December. Maddie finished 4th with Amisha and Mae finishing 10th and 11th out of 64 starters.  

The Senior team finished 4th in the team competition. Well done to all runners. 

Our swimmers competed at Stowe Relays this week and we were very successful winning 3 out of 4 finals.  Under 18 team won both Medley and Freestyle finals, and U16 won medley narrowly losing to Stamford by 0.15second in the Freestyle Final. 

We've had a busy week of netball with 4 teams taking on Loughborough High School on Saturday.  Our year 7s had 2 convincing wins, scoring over 60 goals and only conceding 2, some exciting future ballers! Our U15s showed their usual cool and calm composure to also take the win and our U16s lost their first game, but used the learning experience to then go and win their next game. 

Monday saw our U15B team beat Kenilwoth in the local league followed by a fixture at Stratford Grammar for our U14s on Tuesday.  It was great to see so many girls take to court, some for the first time showing some really promising netball skills.  

This Wednesday we hosted the U19 triangular tournament where the top two teams qualify for the West Midland's regional finals.  I am pleased to report that the squad were on top form playing excellent netball from start to finish joining our U16s to claim their spot at the next round in January. 

Our Junior hockey teams have been on fine form this week representing the school at a Regional and National level with great success. The U14 squad competed in the Midlands Zone finals hosted on our own pitches. They beat all other school including Oundle, Oakham and Moreton Hall to finish in top spot and qualify for the Midlands Finals next week.  

The U13 squad have performed superbly beating The King’s School Worcester 5-0 in the Independent Schools Hockey cup on Tuesday and then going on to be crowned ISA National Hockey champions after a full day of competition at Lee Valley Olympic Hockey Stadium in London. We are very proud of the squad who worked hard throughout the day. 

The U13B team played Arnold Lodge on Thursday afternoon and drew 3-3 against a very strong team.   

Good luck to all the girls taking part in the ESSA swim finals and UK National School Outdoor Ski Championships this weekend. 

6 November - 11 November

‘They saved their best for last’ 

A fantastic performance in the national final saw our U14 Hockey Team crowned the Independent Schools Association (ISA) National Hockey Champions.  

Our team travelled to Lee Valley Hockey Centre, by the Olympic Park. It was a brilliant team effort, and we are incredibly proud of them all!  

On Saturday the U15's hockey team fought hard against a strong Northampton team, they defended well and were rewarded with a goal to take the score to a 2-1 loss.  There were lots of positives to take forward.  

The U13's hockey team on Saturday created lots of opportunities to score, they showed great resilience and determination to go from 2-0 down to draw 2-2. 

The U14 football team continued their impressive run of form in when playing again Lutterworth College at the start of the week. The team worked tirelessly to create opportunities and were rewarded with 3 goals. This victory means the team progress and will play Bilton Grange in the fourth round of the FA Cup.  

On Saturday our U14's netball team played their county tournament at Rugby School. The whole squad played a massive part in helping the girls to move onto the triangular round before Regionals. A huge congratulations to our shooters who were fantastic throughout the tournament. 

Our 16A netball headed to Bromsgrove School on Monday to play the next round of the SnS cup competition. With 2 experienced teams we knew it would be a close game and would come down to the team who made the least number of errors. The girls went out knowing they needed to work well to keep possession of the ball and make sure we rewarded any turnovers, which is exactly what they did taking the win and moving onto the next round.  

 11 girls competed for the Central area at Warwickshire Inter Area cross country on Saturday. 

In the minor group (year 7) Imogen won the race, and Nancy came second, with Annabel and Emma both finishing in the top 10 to ensure the central area win. 

In the junior race (year 8/9) Amisha won, with Annie and Tiggy both finishing in top 10 to ensure the central area won.  

In the Intermediate race Maddie finished third and Sophie was scored for the central team who finished in second place. 

This weekend is the Cross Country Cup and we wish our teams luck as they aim to make the National Cross Finals. 

On Sunday 7 November we had another Ski Race training session at Swadlincote Dry Ski Slope. 38 skiers from across all the Foundation schools attended with the ‘now established’ core of skiers being kept on their toes by 15 further students attending for the first time. 

The morning was spent working on technical skiing under the watchful eyes of the coaches from Midland Ski Club and then in the afternoon the focus switched to skiing Slalom on ‘gated’ and ‘stubby’ courses.  

There was significant improvement by all skiers during the day and the next session is not far away. 

Congratulations also to those in the Ski Squad who raced in the Midland Ski Club Championships on Friday 5 November, it was a great experience with all the Foundation skiers performing well. Two of our Warwick Prep skiers gaining a medal position. Well done to Frankie, U12 and Bea, U8 who both placed second in their categories. 

1 November - 4 November

Just prior to breaking up for the October half term, our U14 team played in the County hockey tournament.  They won two games against Rugby and Bablake and drew to Solihull but finished second on goal difference.  They now progress through to the Midlands Zone round. We also enjoyed 6 Hockey fixtures against Solihull with our U12s winning 4, losing 1 and drawing one.  

The highlight of the past week was the National Biathlon Finals, held at Bath University on the first Saturday of the half term break. It is with great pleasure that we are able to congratulate the U15 team who performed superbly to finish as silver medallist and with the title of the second best team in the Country.  Maddie in Year 10 competed as part of this team but should also be congratulated for completing the sixth fastest running time on the day.  

We are delighted to congratulate Gemma and her horse Giselle who came fourth at the NSEA Dressage Championships at Keysoe, riding a Novice test. 

Sport has continued in full force with the U14 Netball squad recording an emphatic victory over Malvern College in the latest round of their SNS Cup run.  

9 October - 14 October 

With over 10 fixtures taking place this week, including 2 tournaments and 2 cup games, we’ve had over 100 students representing the school at different levels in Netball alone this week! A tough game against Bromsgrove for our U19 team at the beginning of the week was followed by them being crowned county champions on Wednesday- a fabulous achievement! Our U15’s took the win against Bablake to move into the next round of the Sports Magazine Cup. Well done to everyone who has represented school this week.  

The U16B hockey team took part in the England Hockey Tier 3 Tournament on Wednesday evening. They showed great determination and made progress throughout the tournament. A strong performance and win against SGGS meant the girls finished as runners-up in the County and now progress through to the Midlands Zone Finals in November.  

On Saturday 9th October, two teams of skiers from King's High and Warwick School represented the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation in the ESSkiA (English Schools Ski Association) National age group finals, held at the Norfolk Snowsports Club in Norwich. To have two teams from the newly formed WISF Ski Race squad invited to the finals is a great achievement, as the standard is very high. School teams from across 6 regional qualifying events are invited to participate. Notable ESSkiA alumni include Dave Ryding and Chemmy Alcott; both of whom have been ranked in the top 10 in the world in their respective disciplines. 

The boys from Warwick School competed in the U16 age group and the girls from King's High in the U14’s. All the skiers acquitted themselves well with solid performances, and they have now set a standard on which to build for the future. 

For our skiers to reach this stage, and for all of those who participate in our WISF Ski Race programme (many of whom raced in the ESSkiA qualifying event), this is a fantastic achievement. We are now planning to run further training sessions on some Friday evenings, weekends and half-term. Squad skiers may also have the opportunity to compete in the Midland Ski Club Winter Race League and Club Championships, as well as National Schools Snowsports Association races, all providing further great race experience. 

Many congratulations to Izzie in Year 10 who has been selected for the U15 England Hockey Performance Centre. We were also thrilled that, following Mrs Hinton’s appointment as Assistant Coach for Celtic Dragons, Miss Miles, also in our Sports Department, has signed to play for Loughborough Lightning.

2 October - 7 October

It has been a very busy week for sport at King’s. The U15s were once again in fine form; this time on the Hockey pitch beating Trent college in the next round of the Independent Schools Hockey cup. There were also strong wins for the senior netball teams and U16 Hockey team. On Thursday the U14 Hockey team recorded an emphatic victory over Malvern College in a very impressive display only matched by the straight sets victory by the U14 tennis team who now progress to the Regional Finals.  

We were delighted to host the ESSA qualifiers in our home pool joint with Warwick School and congratulations to all the students who took part and competed for school; some in their first swimming gala for King’s High.  Inter team of Pippa, Poppy, Sophie and Lixu achieved the quickest times in the West Midlands region.  We wait to hear if they achieved one of the 20 quickest times in the country to qualify for the finals.

At the weekend 4 hockey teams played against Princethorpe recording 3 wins, The U13 team travelled to Bromsgrove and had some excellent performances in the invitational tournament, whilst the U16 and U18 indoor teams took part in their first set of practice indoor matches before their County tournaments.  

Congratulations must go to Freya and Sharon who, at the weekend, made their National League hockey debuts representing club teams Khalsa and Leamington Hockey club. We wish both a very successful season. Maddie should also be congratulated for her performance at the London mini marathon having been selected based on her previous performances.  

This week has continued in the same manner with outstanding success. Congratulations to Hannah who yesterday was crowned Independent Schools Association U18 Slalom ski champion and took the open event title in impressive style. Our Junior, Intermediate and Senior cross-country teams were in fine form at the County Championships.

The Junior Cross-Country team recorded the most successful cross-country results of any team in King’s History in the County Championships with all runners finishing in the top 8 out of 40 runners.  King’s took all three spots on the podium and we wish the team consisting of Imogen, Nancy, Annie, Ellie and Emma the best of luck at the Regional round.    Maddie achieved a podium 3rd place in the Inters; the day after she competed in the London mini marathon. 

The U13 hockey team played superbly against strong opposition at Bromsgrove’s Tournament.  Winning 2 Drawing 2 and Losing 2.  Thank you to all the parents that braved the rain to come and support the students.

The U18b hockey team (picture below) had a fantastic afternoon at the County tournament on Wednesday. They had three challenging games with a team made up from four year groups and they performed remarkably well.

 

24 September - 30 September

The weekend a great number of students represented King’s High in both netball and Hockey. The U15A team beat all teams at our annual quadrangular and there were pleasing results for the U13a, U13b, U12b and U12c hockey teams in their matches. The U12 A Hockey team travelled away to Loughborough and were emphatic in their performances, comfortably beating both Loughborough Grammar and Bablake Henries to be crowned champions. 

The U13 Football team enjoyed their first run out in the cup against Southam College. Southam proved too strong for us on this occasion but the team are looking forward to competing in the upcoming ISA National Tournament. 

There were more cup competitions taking place this week with the U19 team losing out to a very strong Berkhamsted team and the U16 Hockey team losing out in a narrow 2-1 defeat to Stowe School. Huge congratulations go to the U15 Hockey team, however, who performed well to beat Trent College 2-0 in the Independent Schools Hockey Cup. 

19 September - 23 September

It has been a busy week for the girls with lots of sporting cup and tournament fixtures in football; hockey; netball and the skiing competition last Sunday. Congratulations goes to the U16 netball team who won the ISA Midlands Netball Competition on Tuesday, scoring over 100 goals on their way to victory!

It is a pleasure to report that our Foundation Skiing squads took to the slopes in formal competition for the first time this weekend at the ESSKIA Regional Qualifiers. Whilst we await the official results we are hopeful that the U14B Squad will progress to the Finals.

We were delighted to formally launch the King’s High Badminton Academy on Tuesday night with coaches George and Jane Tarver. We look forward to seeing this sport continue to develop in the coming months.

On Wednesday evening the King’s High U14 Football 9 aside Squad took to the field for the first time in the first round of the cup. It is fair to say they did so with a bang, running out 14-1 victors over Finham Park.

It has been a pleasure to see so many girls representing the school over the past week in so many different disciplines. There have been 14 fixtures in five different sports and many girls have had their first experiences of playing for King’s High.

This weekend we are welcoming schools to our annual netball and hockey tournaments. Good luck to all those girls playing in either our tournament and the U12s who will be travelling to Loughbrough to play in their Hockey Festival.

11 September – 16 September 

We’ve kick-started the term with a week full of netball fixtures. Our seniors move into the second round of both the SnS and ISNC cups after strong wins against Rushcliffe School and Bedford Girls.  Our U15 team followed suit on Tuesday with a win to take them into the next round of the School’s Magazine cup. The U14 squad played a strong Bablake team earlier in the week, and although they didn’t take the win, it was exciting to see the potential this squad have.  

At the weekend’s hockey fixtures we played Bedford and it was so delightful to see so many girls back playing.   

Hockey Match Reports from fixtures against Bedford:

First team - It was a great game against Bedford first team.  It was a hard match but great teamwork and communication from everyone.  Some great saves from Izzy and a strong defence keeping a clean sheet in the first half.   An unlucky loss of 2-1 with a great goal from Ellie assisted from Molly.  Well played to all the girls especially as they have not played together before.  

Second team: Great game with a 2-0 win against Bedford seconds. Great goal from Molly B with an amazing assist from Zara.  Another great goal from Emma.  Credit to the girls who played both matches. There was a fantastic team spirit from the mixtures of years playing!  Well played girls.  

U15 - After not playing for almost 2 years we were all very excited to play hockey and raring to go. We played our best with lots of opportunities to score but didn’t manage to.   We worked really well as a team.  Unfortunately we lost the match 1-0 with Bedford scoring in the last two minutes.  The early start didn’t help us but the girls did play really well and were up for the challenge.  Lucy in year 9 stepped up as our goalie and was excellent. Well done Lucy!  In the next match we fought hard but unfortunately lost 3-0 to Bedford whose team was a mix of U15’s and 16’s!  Well done to everyone, you did amazingly well! 

This weekend we are looking forward to heading to Bloxham with the U12s and U13s hockey teams. 

Good luck to our skiers competing at the ESSKIA regional qualifier at Gloucester Ski Centre on Sunday. 

Sporting Summer!

The first fixture and big events of the sporting year have already taken place with an exciting preseason camp taking place over two days at the end of the summer holiday, the Ski squad selection day on Sunday 5th and the 1st XI Hockey team winning their first game 1-0 against Bromsgrove. Congratulations to those girls who made the official 1st team debut.  

As a fresh hockey season commences, the Sixth Form first team took on Bromsgrove in a Cup Match on Tuesday evening.  The girls were excited to get back on the pitch to play the sport they love and have missed.  The first team started off with a bang, using their dynamic movements in defence to bring the ball up the pitch into our attacking third, even in the intense heat.  King's dominated the first 15 minutes and won multiple short corners and, in the 2nd quarter, Hannah scored the winning goal.  With excellent coaching from the side lines and the perseverance in the extreme heat, King’s High came out victorious. 

There was a fabulous turn out for the first senior netball session for the 2021/22 season. We had over 60 girls turn up and take part in an evening of match play. It was so great to see the girls back on court, ready to go and showing such enthusiasm.  

Please see below a list of achievements in sport over the summer 

Sienna should be congratulated for competing as part of team GB in show jumping at a recent 5 day event.  

Freya has been selected to attend U16 England Hockey trials and we wish her the best of luck.  

Isabella has made it through to the last 18 of the England U17 Waterpolo squad and we wish her luck in her upcoming trials 

Mollie was selected to be vice captain of the U15 Wasps netball squad who competed at the School games at Loughborough University. The team finished third and we congratulate Mollie on her Bronze medal.  

Imogen  coxed the Stratford-upon-Avon Boat Club WJ15 4x+ to victory in the B Final, and placed 6th fastest out of 36 crews at the British Rowing Junior Championships 2021 at the National Watersports Centre, Nottingham. 

Annabelle  competed in the National Pony Club Dressage Championships and came 15th. 

Ottelia and Holly received tennis coaching by Tim Henman at Wimbledon, having finished as Runners-up of their respective Road to Wimbledon tournaments 

Amisha and Mae  enjoyed competing as part of the UK Lions hockey tour at the start of the summer and Amisha has been selected to be part of the U13 UK Lions squad.  

3 – 8 July 

It was fitting that the last fixture for this academic year was an U12 cricket match bathed in glorious sunshine against Solihull. The U12A and C teams both enjoyed strong victories and the U12B team played well throughout a closely fought encounter eventually losing by two runs.  

Congratulations to all the girls who have represented the school in some way be that virtual or in person throughout this year.  

We are looking forward to our preseason training camps on Tuesday 31 August and Wednesday 1 September before a full and exciting year of fixtures next year.  

25 June - 2 July

Last Friday, King's High hosted King Henry VIII School on a lovely sunny afternoon.  The U12 A, C and D cricket teams represented the school winning two and losing one of the games. Much fun was had by all. 

On Tuesday the U13 and U15 B tennis teams played their game against Princethorpe School in the LTA Team Tennis School competition. With a convincing win for both teams this means the B team now join the A team and all four are crowned County Division champions and will now proceed into the next round in September next week. Well done to all the girls involved.  

Wednesday was a festival of sport with the whole school able to enjoy Sports Day for the very first time on the same site as our main school building!! The morning saw girls competing in Tennis and Cricket for their Houses before more Tennis and traditional Athletics events in the afternoon. It was a wonderful occasion for our community to come together and compete in true King’s spirit – we even had time for some ‘fun’ events at the end of the day! We eagerly await the results being announced in our Final assembly of the year. In 2018-2019 the House Cup was ultimately decided by the results for Sports Day so the stakes are high.  

Year 7 had a wonderful time at the swimming pool on Tuesday. The whole year took part in races, including a 24 person Cannon relay. 7k were the overall victors!

19 - 24 June

Seven Kings High teams from U12 to U14 enjoyed a morning of competitive and enjoyable cricket against RGS Worcester on Saturday.  Lots of runs were made, many catches taken and huge smiles all round. 

On Monday, our Street Dancers (picture below) completed their examinations and we look forward to hearing how they got on in the coming weeks.   

It’s a weekend full of cricket and tennis fixtures and we wish all our students good luck. 

In other news, we were absolutely delighted to be ranked No.13 Best Independent Girls' Sporting School in the UK by School Sport Magazine 2020!

11 – 17 June 

Sporting Summer 

Six teams from U12, U13 and U14s faced Princethorpe College last Saturday. The sun was shining for six well matched, high spirited games of cricket resulting in lots of smiles from all!  It was fantastic to see the King’s girls playing Cricket fixtures after a rain-affected start to this term, fingers crossed for the sunshine to continue to allow for more of our pupils to get involved in Cricket fixtures. 

On Tuesday the U15 A and B teams travelled to Leicester Grammar; they enjoyed playing cricket in the sunshine and look forward to the upcoming fixture on 26 June. 

On Sunday 13 June our U13 and U15 gymnastics squads joined our Warwick Prep U9, U10 and U11s remotely to compete in the Independent Schools Gymnastics Association's National Championships. 215 girls from 12 schools across the country competed live to judges on screens. Our nine girls performed brilliantly on floor and we now await the results.  Girls were awarded commemorative medals from ISGA. Well done to all girls who performed! 

Very well done to Bella who has been selected to be part of the England National Waterpolo Residential week this summer as she aims for a place on the U17 competition squad for next season. 

Huge congratulations also to Isabella who has been selected for GB show jumping in Paris and Morocco.  

7 – 10 June 

The sun was shining on us this week quite literally and athletics was in full flow. We were delighted to invite Princethorpe and Warwick School to compete in an Athletics event with Year 9 and Year 10 on Monday and then again with Year 7 and Year 8 on Wednesday. For our Year 7 and Year 8 girls this was the first opportunity to compete in athletics for school and they were brilliant! We look forward to many more exciting athletics events in the coming years with them. 

Our U14 B team tennis players played a competitive game against Kingsley A squad, achieving a draw on the night. Congratulations to Sabrina, Laura and Alannah who had the honour of representing and winning with Warwickshire U14 County Cricket against Leicestershire this week. It is wonderful to see three King's High girls represented in this squad. We look forward to seeing the girls in their King's kit this weekend as they play in our cricket fixtures against Princethorpe.  

Over half term, our superstar Equestrian riders, Sienna and Tilly competed in the NSEA National Eventer Challenger Championship at Hickstead over the bank holiday weekend. Both girls finished in the top 20% in all National classes competed in and Sienna deserves a special mention for finishing in 5th place out of 78 competitors in the 90/96cm show jumping class. 

Finally, our newly formed ski squad had the most enjoyable day training on Sunday at Swadlincote slope. Girls were able to make great progress over the day, and it bodes well for competitions next academic year.  

Now that fixtures are becoming regularly can you please check SOCS to see if your daughter has been selected for a fixture. 

22 – 25 May 

On Friday we celebrated the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 sporting seasons in a wonderful Sports’ Awards dinner. For the leaving Upper Sixth, this took the form of a sit-down dinner complete with a beautifully decorated room and food from our catering team; the first event in school since lockdown over a year ago. For parents and girls in other year groups we were able to celebrate as a community via an online link. It was a pleasure to hear from the girls reading their memories of the year and of course to congratulate those girls who received coach's awards and of course our end of Key Stage awards.  

We also welcome girls to sign up for our pre-season training camps which will be running on Tuesday 31 August and Wednesday 1 September. These fun packed days will involve workshops in the morning on areas such as nutrition, strength and conditioning and video analysis which girls from all sports are welcome to attend. The afternoon will then be dedicated to hockey and netball specific training.  

On Sunday 23 May, seven students from King’s High School and eight students from Warwick Prep School attended a ski training day organised by The English Schools Ski Association (ESSKIA). The Gloucester slope at 255 metres is the longest in England and at first sight it can appear very intimidating. For several of the students it was their second experience of an artificial slope, having attended The ESSKIA Training Day at Swadlincote in April. These students were quickly into their stride under the expert guidance of the four ski race coaches on the slope. Newcomers were rather more tentative but having mastered the draglift they quickly adapted to a surface new to many of them. 

The first two hours were spent working on technical development of their skiing before moving onto skiing through either stubbies or gates (gates for the older girls). After a break for lunch the forecast rain in our very wet May, arrived. This did not reduce the enthusiasm of the students as they all completed two timed runs through a slalom course. Great progress was made by all and this will now be further developed in regular training sessions at Swadlincote organised by The Midland Ski Club. 

In September the school plans to enter several teams in the English Schools Qualifying races at Gloucester and we are sure that this will be the start of a very successful journey for our new ski race.

So exciting for the Year 7s to finally play their first competitive fixture since joining King's.  A lovely afternoon of tennis with 16 girls involved against Solihull with the A team winning 9-6 and the B team 9-0.  

Saturday saw King's host the 109th Midlands Girls’ Schools’ Tennis League Tournament.  The standard of tennis was excellent and all three pairs represented the school excellently.  Bella and Holly played superbly in the first pair tournament to finish second in their pool and faced an incredibly strong Bromsgrove team in the final, losing out for top spot but coming away as impressive Runners-up.  Ottelia and Maddie played in the second air tournament and also finished in second place after the group stage but managed to do one better and won a very close final 7-5 against Rugby School.  Year 8 Marina and Martina demonstrated a mature approach against some very tough opposition playing in their first Senior fixture. Congratulations to all the girls.  

On Wednesday, King’s played Bromsgrove in the 3rd round of the National Tennis Championships - the first time we have reached the third round of this highly competitive cup. Unfortunately, Bromsgrove proved to be too strong on this occasion.  Well done to Holly, Isabella, Maddie and Ottelia who played.  

Congratulations to our Equestrian team who finished as runners up at the Eventer Challenger on Sunday.  The team consisted of Sienna, Tilly and Arabella. 

Following on from the virtual swimming gala held on 8 May we are pleased to announce that the U14 girls and U16 girls’ teams were placed 1st and the Senior girls were placed 2nd.  Well done! 

We are looking forward to our Sports Awards evening this evening with guest speaker Sarah Glenn.  Sarah is an International cricketer and also plays National League hockey.  We are excited to hear all about her career so far, and of course to celebrate the many achievements of our girls. 

 

 

 

 

8 - 13 May

Whilst the weather prevented the first cricket fixtures of the season taking place last weekend, it was perfect for our swimmers.  Competing for the first time in our pool this year, swimmers from years 8-13 were able to race and record times to take part in a HMC virtual league gala against other schools.  It was an impressive display and wonderful to see the girls competing again. We look forward to hearing the results. 

The tennis squads have continued to be busy this week and, following on from their success against Leicester Grammar School, our U14, U15 and U18 squads recorded a clean sweep of victories against Bloxham School. We look forward to the rearranged Midlands Tennis tournament which is being hosted at King's High this weekend as well as our first set of U12 tennis matches. 

It was also fantastic to see the Year 13s netball team playing again in Rugby this week and wonderful for the girls to have the opportunity to play a competitive fixture again. All thoroughly enjoyed being back on court.

30 April - 6 May

This week our tennis team beat Leicester Grammar in round 2 of the National Championships 18U K/O competition with a 4-2 win with players from Year 8, 9 and 12.  It was a first-time victory for us over a dominant tennis school.   

This Saturday is going to be a busy one sporting-wise with the girls on site for our first swimming gala - good luck to everyone taking part. Sadly we have had to postpone hosting the Midlands Tennis Tournament, home cricket fixtures for U12 and U13s, and away cricket fixtures for the U14s and U15s due to the weather.

24 - 29 April

On Sunday 25 April, seven King's High pupils from Years 7 and 8 took to the artificial ski slope at Swadlincote Ski Centre in South Derbyshire. 

They were attending a training event organised by The English Schools’ Ski Association (ESSKIA). The school has recently become a member of this organisation with a view to entering teams in the Area Qualifying races for the English Schools Championship in September 2021. 

Only two of the pupils had experience of skiing on an artificial surface so, on entering the long and steep slope at 10.15am, many nerves were on display. However, under the guidance of the ESSKIA ski race instructors, they quickly found their ski legs. 

They concentrated on basic skiing technique for the first 90 minutes and then worked on their technique through either Stubbies or Gates. 

After a well-earned lunch break, the girls took to the slopes for timed runs and all athletes performed with exceptional skill. 

Happy faces left the slope at 3pm and all girls were keen to repeat the experience at the next ESSKIA training day at The Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre on Sunday 23 May. Several other pupils from both schools have already signed up for the next event. 

Very excited we had our first tennis fixture against Bromsgrove last Saturday and it was great to see the girls back in competitive play.  Some tough games and excellent tennis on show.  Next Saturday 8 May we are holding the Virtual Swimming Gala for Year 8 to Upper Sixth. Details have been sent out and if you haven’t received them please contact Mrs Riley.

 

 

20 - 24 April

We have thoroughly enjoyed being back and playing sport this week with the added bonus of a bit of sunshine. The girls have enjoyed a range of tennis, cricket and athletics practices already, and the Years 7 and 8 girls even had their first Tag Rugby session with some of the Warwick School rugby coaches. There are two areas that deserve a special mention this week: the first is to recognise that our Upper Sixth enjoyed their very last Sports lesson at King's on Tuesday. For some this will be their last lesson over a 15 year period as a member of the Warwick Schools Foundation. They have been a wonderful year group to work with and enjoyed some outstanding sporting achievements throughout their time with us. 

The second item to speak of this week is the eagerly anticipated return of inter-school fixtures. We welcome a small number of girls to King's on Saturday afternoon to compete in our first tennis fixture of the season and we can't wait!

27 - 30 March

We celebrated what we hope is the very last virtual Saturday sports session last weekend by completing scavenger hunts, challenges and a warm up dance off complete with burpees.  The girls had a brilliant morning of challenges, all whilst helping Miss Clark to complete the last day of the Challenge PE charity fundraiser.  Over the course of the morning hundreds of burpees were completed with the very last action of the day being number 3500 for the week.  Thank you to all the girls who have been involved in the fundraiser and those who have joined us online for our Saturday sessions this term. 

It has also continued to be a busy week of sport in school with the highlights being the very last netball and hockey sessions for our fantastic Upper Sixth.  We are keeping everything crossed that we will be able to have a match for them to finish off their time at King's in the Summer Term after seven years of superb dedication and sporting achievements. 

For those parents out there, who have daughters interested in skiing, we are in the process of setting up a Ski squad.  If your daughter is interested in attending regular training sessions and races, then please email Mrs Smith on Jan.smith@kingshighwarwick.co.uk for further information.  There are currently two training days planned.  The first one is Sunday 25 April at The Swadlincote Ski Centre.  Bookings can be made via the ESSKIA website (esskia.org).  The second one is Sunday 23 May at The Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre and again bookings and further information can be found on the ESSKIA website.

Last session of the year for Year 7 hockey tonight and they had their first try of an 11-a-side.

20 – 25 March

Mr and Mrs Bryce led a footwork specific online fitness session on Saturday morning.  Thank you to all involved.  Well done to all the PE department staff who completed their challenges this week as nominated by the girls.  We were all pretty impressed by Mrs Parkinson-Mills’ run to and from work - a total of 30 miles – and Mr Bryce completing his one-minute handstand.  Go over to our ‘KHS Sport’ twitter feed to see more videos and updates on how the department got on.  Today (Thursday) four of the Year 8 girls completed the English school’s virtual cross-country event and seven of the Year 7s completed the Central Warwickshire School Games Cross Country event.  All the girls ran really well.  Mrs Parkinson-Mills, Miss Clark and Mrs Riley will be leading an Easter fun competition this Saturday morning for their online fitness session.

13 - 18 March

A great session to finish our first week back at school.  Well done to all those pupils who attended Saturday sport focusing on Athletic Development.  This session allowed the pupils to improve their ability in different fundamentals of movements, as well as understanding the purpose of why we focus on the fundamentals.  It was a great morning full of energy and enthusiasm by all the girls.  It's been fantastic to see so many happy faces back on the hockey pitch during their gameplay sessions.  Look out for the amazing Bryce tag team this Saturday morning for online fitness.  It has been an exciting week for the staff of the PE department with the results of the Challenge PE charity fundraiser being collated.  I know you will all be excited to support the staff over the next two weeks as they complete their designated challenges as nominated by pupils to raise money for the charity MIND.  You can enjoy Miss Clark completing 500 burpees a day every day for a week, Mrs Parkinson-Mills running to school and back one day with a total of 30 miles, Mr Bryce holding a handstand for one minute, Miss Page completing 30 press ups and Mrs Bryce completing a 2km row, 2km bike and 2km run consecutively as fast as she can to name just a few of the challenges.  Do keep an eye on the KHS Sports twitter feed for video evidence of these challenges being completed and thank you to everyone who has supported this charity fund raiser. 

6 – 11 March

The focus for this week’s Saturday morning netball session was looking at attacking the ball and having control of your body.  Mrs Walker started off with a ladder HITT session which certainly got our heart rates up!  We went down the ladder before heading straight back up it after a small break!  Mrs Hinton then took over, starting with some ball handling skills before moving onto some footwork drills specifically working on strong forward and backwards drives when attacking the ball.  A great way to start the weekend and all the girls who turned up worked super well, listening to the feedback given to them.  It has been fantastic to hear and see the girls from all year groups back outside enjoying taking part in sports on our fantastic facilities.  From first thing on Monday morning the fitness suite, swimming pool, netball courts, tennis courts, AstroTurf and grass pitches have sprung back into life with a full complement of extra-curricular sports clubs.  As much fun as possible has been on the agenda for all clubs so far this week and girls have enjoyed taking part in the activities on offer. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported our Charity Fundraiser in support of MIND.  With challenges ranging from 500 burpees a day, and holding a one minute handstand, to running a 30 mile round trip to school and back, the challenges you’ve selected for our PE staff have been fantastic.  Do keep an eye on the KHS Sport twitter feed to see them in action.  Well done to all students who took part in the super Athletic Development session last Saturday; tomorrow it’s online fitness. 

27 February – 4 March

Miss Howells enjoyed hosting her Saturday morning live session and it was lovely to see all the girls wanting to develop their Cricket.  It was great to see some of them outside embracing the weather as well as testing their bowling and batting accuracy.  In Sport Discovery club Miss Howells was recreating iconic female sporting celebrations.  The task was to choose an iconic female sporting moment, discuss why they have chosen it and outline its impact on female sport as well as replicate the celebration of that athlete.  Miss Howells was very impressed with the videos that the girls put together.  This Saturday it will be Mrs Hinton and Mrs Walker leading a netball session looking at strong attacking movements! 

Hats off to all the PE staff who completed their challenges admirably this week, in aid of MIND, including a 30 mile run and a one minute handstand.  More news and videos available on the KHS Sport twitter channel. Very well done to our four Year 8 girls who completed the English Schools Virtual Cross Country event, and seven Year 7 girls who took part in the Central Warwickshire School Games Cross Country event. And this Saturday we look forward to an Easter fun competition in our online fitness session.

22 – 25 February

What a way to mark our first week back this half term with a live question and answer session with not one, but two Vitality Superleague netball players!  Over 100 girls from Warwick Prep and King's High joined the online talk to hear all about what it takes to follow your sporting dreams and to ask Lucy and Rosie Harris a range of questions from their favourite thing about netball to how they managed to balance their sporting careers with their academic studies through school and university.  An inspiring talk indeed and one which we hope the girls at King's and Warwick Prep will take a great deal from.  We are looking forward to our Saturday sport session again this weekend with a cricket themed workout and skills session.  Congratulations to Lucia who was awarded the Junior Player of the Year at the Warwickshire LTA Awards held this week.

6 – 11 February

Having been listed in the School Sport magazine as one of the top 150 schools for sport in the country the sports department at King's has continued with an array of clubs and lesson this week. Last Saturday we had a live cricket themed workshop where girls enjoyed/endured a HIIT session with Mrs Parkinson-Mills pretending to be fielding an imaginary cricket ball and working those quick feet in the virtual field.  With a little imagination and creativity frying pans, pairs of socks and anything in between were then utilised to practice catching and batting technique in a skills workshop with Miss Howells.  We are looking forward to the girls playing properly again very soon.  Our wonderful Sports Leaders are leading the live events for the Warwick Prep pupils all week for their award.  They love meeting each other and having fun and this week has been Wacky Sock week in games lessons.

The department is excited to share with the students shortly a charity fundraising event that will take place after half term where they can get their own back on the PE staff for all of their fitness sessions recently.  Look out for further news in the first week back after half term.

29 January – 4 February

Last Saturday’s footwork-based session working on dynamic movements, where Mr Bryce tested everyone knowing their left from their right, whilst hopping over sticks.  Followed by some tennis trick shots where girls used whatever they had at home, from a badminton racket with a pair of socks to a frying pan with a balloon. 

It was fantastic to see a number of girls attempt the weekly challenge last week. Girls were asked to virtually pair up and complete 25km running between them. Congratulations to Phoebe, Julia, Maddie, Maisie, Florence, Bella, Amisha, Emily, Lucy, Mae and of course all the parents who were also dragged out running!  Miss Clements and Miss Page did a HIIT session followed by Yoga and ended on a challenge of how long they can hold the tree pose for. 

23 – 28 January

Last week the PE department finished their Friday evening with Pilates where the girls challenged their balance, glutes and core with girls declaring “their legs feel like jelly!”.  On Saturday, the girls joined Miss Page and Miss Clements for a Barre and Pilates based workout.  The session was tough, but the girls persevered through each circuit and completed the session, finishing with some well-deserved stretching.  Well done girls; excellent work.  It was fantastic to start our week with an 8am workout on Monday morning.  Girls from Year 8 to Upper Sixth (including Mrs Didlick) joined in to wake up their bodies and get the endorphins flowing before the school day.  We look forward to welcoming even more girls next week.  This Saturday’s session is to be run by Mrs Bryce and will be a footwork and agility session suitable for anyone and then some tennis skills.

16 – 21 January

On Saturday morning Miss Howells and Mr Bryce ran a hockey specific morning workout session.  About 23 attended.  We were pleased to see our joint hockey captains, Lizzie and Millie attend.  Focus was on strength endurance to begin with followed by abs and a finisher.  Fun was had by all.  This Saturday Miss Page and Miss Clements will be running a dance themed Barre workout from 9.30 - 10.15am.  Girls have already been sent a link via their email to join.  To help the PE department with planning of the sporting clubs next week we have sent a link to a form (form link) to the girls for them to sign up.  We will be sending this out every Thursday and ask that they sign up by Sunday afternoon.  Please check with your daughter that she has signed up. 

Day 

Club 

Time 

Staff

Year groups

Monday 

Monday morning motivation 

08:00 – 8:35 

PARS

7 - 13

 

Yoga 

13:10 –13:40 

BRYK

7 - 13

 

Yoga

16:15 – 17:00

PAGC

7 - 13

Tuesday 

Pre-hub exercises  

13:10 - 13:40 

CLEH

7 - 13

 

Pre-hub exercises  

16:15 – 17:00

HINJ

7 - 13

Wednesday 

Sport Extension 

13:10 - 13:40 

HOWR

9 - 11

 

Sport Discovery Club

16:15 – 17:00

HOWR

7 - 13

Thursday 

Dance/Aerobics 

13:10 – 13:40

PAGC

7 - 13

 

Footwork and Core  

16:15 – 17:00

BRYK

7 - 13

Friday 

Challenge sport 

13:10 – 13:40

PARS

7 - 13

 

Pilates  

16:15 – 17:00

WALC

7 - 13

9 – 14 January 

On Saturday morning Mrs Walker and Mrs Hinton ran a netball specific HITT and footwork session. It was a great start to the weekend with the girls showing their usual enthusiasm and energy. Mrs Walker’s HITT session focused on strengthening our legs for all those explosive jumps we need to make in a netball match, whether it is intercepting a pass, or receiving a ball in the shooting circle. Mrs Hinton moved onto some drills working on improving our agility, speed and quick change of direction. The girls were focusing on keeping their eyes on the ball but having their hips turned in the direction they were running. 

A great session with lots of sweaty, tired faces at the end. Well done girls; it’s so important to keep practising those skills.         

This Saturday’s session with a hockey specific theme will be run by Mr Bryce and Miss Howells and the link for the girls to join has already been sent to their emails. 

Before Christmas the PE department organised three virtual sporting events (Fitness Challenges, Hockey Challenges and Swimming Gala) for all schools in the UK to take part in.  We are pleased to announce the winners of these events below.  

Winners

Advanced Fitness Challenge Team (Year 7) Winner: King's High (Team 1) - Chloe, Hermione, Sabrina, Florence

Advanced Fitness Challenge Individual (Year 7) Winner: Chloe

Intermediate Fitness Challenge Team (Year 11) Winner: King's High (Team 1) - Ione, Molly, Olivia, Julia 

Intermediate Fitness Challenge Individual (Year 11) Winner:  Ione

Hockey Challenge 2 – Keep ups (Year 8) Team Winner: King's High (Team 1) - Alannah, Mae, Madeleine, Paige, Gaia, Marina, Amisha

Hockey Challenge 2 – Keep ups (Year 9) Team Winner: King's High (Team 1) - Izzie, Yasmin, Aimee, Scarlet, Mollie, Hannah, Pippa

Hockey Challenge 3 – 5m Slalom (Year 9) Team Winner: King's High (Team 1) - Poppy, Jessica, Elisabeth, Madeleine, Krithi, Pippa, Yasmin

Hockey Challenge 3 – 5m Slalom (Year 9) Individual Winner:  Poppy

Hockey Challenge 4 – Goal Scoring (Year 9) Team Winner: King's High (Team 1) - Fliss, Laura, Isabella, Krithi, Mollie, Natalie, Edith

Hockey Challenge 6 – Goal Keeper Accuracy (Year 7) Individual Winner: Kiran

Hockey Challenge 6 – Goal Keeper Accuracy (Year 9) Individual Winner:  Izzie

Upon the girls' return to school we will be presenting certificates to all those who were awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd place.


Sarah Parkinson-Mills, Director of Sport at King’s High and Warwick Prep (and Investec Women’s Hockey League star) reports:

 
Our girls' to excel in their sporting endeavours!

The U12 netball team recently competed in the National semi-final of the SNS cup competition, finishing in the top four teams in the country. 

The U16 teams are celebrating successes in both hockey and netball, both reaching the the equivalent of the Midland’s Finals. The netball team ended in the top 8 in the region, with the the hockey team narrowly missing out on progressing to the next stage of the National England Hockey competition. 

The 1st and 2nd VII netball teams both played KES Stratford and recorded strong victories. 

The U13 VII aside hockey team competed in the In2Hockey schools County finals. They won the group and reached the final, defeating Princethorpe and Bablake on the way conceding just one goal, and ending as runners up. The team now goes through to the Midland's Finals!  

Congratulations to the U12 and U13 swimming squads who took part in the annual Warwick 50s swimming gala.  It was a fantastic event, hosted in the swimming pool with Warwick School, which saw our girls competing against 11 other schools in each age group. The U12 Medley relay team started the proceedings in impressive style winning the first event of the day. There were a number of other excellent team and individual performances, with King’s High finishing as runners up overall. 

Congratulations to Maddie, Laura, Emma and Gigi who have all be selected to represent Warwickshire at Cross Country in March.

On Fire for Autumn Term!
King’s High sportswomen have got this new season off to a flying start.  In the past few days alone they have become: U16 Netball Champions, Plate Winners at the Midlands Tennis, won 1st and 2nd VII victories over Princethorpe College, four matches won for the U12A B C and D Hockey teams against Solihull School, 1st VI indoor hockey match and finally, our swimmers are ESSA qualifiers!

 
Swimming
The Juniors (Years 7/8) were the fastest in the West Midlands region in both the medley and freestyle at the ESSA qualifiers. A fantastic achievement. The medley A team finished in a time of 2.23.07.  (Annabel/Amelia, Lizzie/Molly). In the free relay they finished in a time of 2.04.36.

The intermediates, disrupted by the late injury to Amalia,  swam brilliantly to finish second in the West Midlands region in both the freestyle and medley relays. Free A time: 1.56.96 (Maddi/Sophie G/Ione/Becca. Medley A time 2.15.92 (Sophie/Maddi/Becca/Ione).

Congratulations to Sophie (Year 11) who has been selected to be part of the England U16 Rounders team.
King's has had great success once again on the sports front, with outstanding performances across many different disciplines, and by a huge number of our girls.

The Hockey and Netball teams continue to be some of the best in the Region and, despite training and matches being hit by the ‘Beast from the East’, the girls have continued to impress. 16 girls were fortunate enough to take part in a Wasps Netball workshop at the Ricoh arena early in the term which proved to be a very useful experience for them. There have been strong performances and victories against a number of teams, including Princethorpe, Malvern St James, Bablake and King Henry VIII.  We have had 13 Hockey teams and 15 Netball teams in action over the course of the term.

The U13 and U15 Netball squads deserve a special mention. As the term has progressed they have taken on teams from all over the country and London, playing in the Independent Schools National Plate competition. We are extremely proud both squads played at a consistently high standard to make the semi-finals of this National competition. They have developed as individuals and as teams throughout and it certainly bodes well for the future of Netball at King’s to have two teams competing in the later stages of this competition. We are extremely proud of the girls, their achievements and their competitive spirit when taking part in fixtures. There have been a huge number of girls who have represented the school in a number of different sporting disciplines. Well done to you all! We look forward now to the Summer Term where the girls will have the opportunity to compete in Tennis, Athletics, Rounders, Tag Rugby and Cricket.
 
 
Netball – U13s County Champions, U12Bs Second in Emerging Schools Tournament
The U13 Netball squad most definitely used their experiences in the Plate Competition to see them take the County title at the end of the Spring Term. Competing against other local schools they comfortably topped their group with victories against Kingsley, Alcester Grammar and Bilton Grange. Coming up against Higham Lane in the semi-final was going to be tough but the girls rose to the occasion and comfortably ran out winners to book their place in the final. Once again the team faced Bilton Grange. The experiences the U13s have had through this season came to the forefront. After a cagey opening few minutes excellent composure all over the court meant a gap began to open. Super shooting under pressure from Hannah and Sophie meant King’s took the title by an impressive 5 goal margin.

In the same week the U12B team competed against a number of other local school A teams in the Emerging Schools Tournament. We are delighted to say they finished runners up, which is a superb achievement. Congratulations to all who took part.

Hockey – County Championship Successes
In the County Hockey Championships the U12 team performed superbly, in what is a fiercely competitive age group in the area. A disappointing 1-0 loss to begin with spurred the team on to victories against Bablake, Shottery and King Henry VIII. At the end of the tournament there were three teams tied on points for the gold medal. It was to be decided by goal difference, which placed us in the Bronze Medal position. Whilst the girls were extremely disappointed to have lost the title in this way it shows what great potential they have for future years at King’s.

In the U13 XI County tournament there was a nail biting finish. Building on their tour to Holland during the October half term the U13 hockey team have continued to develop and impress. A convincing win against Bablake set the tone, followed by a strong performance against Princethorpe and another convincing win against King Henry VIII. Going into the last game against Shottery the team knew a win would give them a chance of a medal. In the final moments of the game, a breakaway attack by Shottery forced a superb save from Jecca who had stepped up to play in goal, Sophie carried the ball out of defence and played it to Gabriella. With 30 seconds on the clock she passed the half way line and linked up with Sara down the right wing. Sara broke in to the attacking 25 with 10 seconds on the clock. Looking up she hit a cross to Olivia who calmly collected on her reverse stick, and slotted into the goal as the final whistle sounded. Scenes reminiscent of the Rio Olympics final followed as the girls celebrated their hard earned silver medals.
 
 
Swimming – Victorious Teams
It seems a long time ago that on the first day of term the U13 and U12 swimming squads competed in a gala against Bromsgrove. This set the tone for swimming this term with both age groups winning nearly every race.
The U18 and U15 A and B squads competed in the Bromsgrove invitational relays. It was a very successful day of racing with all squads, including the B teams, making the A team finals. The U15A team of Connie, Maddi, Evie and Ella won two silver medals in the medley relay and freestyle relay. The Warwick 100s later in the term proved to be a tense affair and one where the importance of every member of the squad really came to the forefront. The U18, U16 and U14 squad all competed on the day with a number of individual wins for our girls. The U14 squad, Sophie, Amalia, Maddi and Rebecca,  took their age group title but it came down to the last three races to decide who would win the overall title. We were level on points with Bedford, and came out victorious by just 1 point. An outstanding effort from all involved.

The swimming squad finished their season at the Otter relays. This is one of the oldest and most prestigious swimming meets in the school calendar. It is an open age group event and we took a number of young swimmers. To finish 14th out of 62 schools is an excellent achievement. Early in the term our Talented Athlete Programme swimmers were fortunate enough to take part in a breaststroke Masterclass with Mark Branch, the Junior 200m breaststroke record holder.
 
Water Polo – U15s Third at National Finals
Continuing our dominance in the pool, but this time with a ball as well, the U15 Water Polo team have been in blistering form. They qualified for the National Finals in emphatic style as Regional Champions,  knocking out the defending National Champions on the way. The team, made up of girls from Year 7 to Year 10, and captained by Issy, travelled to Northampton to compete in the finals. In their first group game they play Manchester High School. It was a cagey affair in the first half but Issy held her nerve when taking a penalty to give us a 2-1 lead at half time. A storming second half meant we ran out 6-2 winners. A great start to the competition. In the other group game against Highgate confidence was high, and we won through to the semifinal, 5-2. 

After a short break King’s played Bedford in the semi-final for a chance to compete to be crowned National Champions. Having played then in the regional round we knew it would be a tough match. Bedford took the lead in the game to be leading 2-1 at the half way stage. In the second half we scored early to draw level then almost without answer bombarded the Bedford goal. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be and the score remained 2-2 until the end. A penalty shoot out was to decide who would progress. Disappointingly it wasn’t our day and we went out 3-4.

Keen to ensure we came away with a bronze medal, the least the girls deserved, the team showed great resilience and togetherness to put on a solid performance once again against Manchester High. We dominated play to finish 3rd.

Congratulations to all the girls involved. To finish third in the country is a remarkable achievement and we are very proud of you

Claypigeon Teams: Four Times National Champions
King's Clay Pigeon teams won the British Nationals Championship title for the fourth year running.  This was an extraordinary feat, ending yet another victorious season - Champions 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 - which saw the girls regularly beating Millfield, Marlborough College, and even the Royal Agricultural University.  All congratulations to Sophie, Chloe, Cassie, Elizabeth, Lucy, Nina, Matilda, Emily, Freja and Jemma. Going For A Fourth National Championship?

Our Clay Pigeon Shooting team (National Champions 2015, 2016, 2017)  were the Team winners at the Oxford Gun Club’s Schools Challenge, beating the team from the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester, a true accomplishment. Chloe, Lower Sixth, was third in the senior Ladies and Freya, Year 9 was third Prep Lady. Our girls also won First and Second at the Warwick Schools Challenge, with Chloe the Top Scorer. Competition included Bloxham, Cheltenham College and a large cohort from Millfield.  Our brother teams from Warwick School also won their competition.
 
Cross Country – Warwickshire Schools and Nationals
Our cross country runners have enjoyed the mud perhaps more than others. Special mentions should go to Daisy who finished 9th in the U16 Warwickshire School Cross Country. In the U14 age group Gigi finished 8th out of a field of 48 in the U14 version of the same competition. In the younger years Emma finished 12th in the U13 age group and our youngest runner, Molly, ran extremely well to finish 4th place and qualified for the National Cross Country Championships. Congratulations to all our runners!
 
Badminton Teams Central Warwickshire Bronze Medallists
Following on from their success in the Level 2 competition the U16 Badminton team went on to represent Central Warwickshire in the Level 3 school games finals. They played superbly well losing only to the eventual winners. Congratulations to Emily, Faith, Grace and Olivia who finished in the Bronze Medal position.
 
Athletics: Third at School Games Indoor Athletics
It seems bizarre to say we had our first Athletics fixture of the year considering the recent weather conditions. The Year 8 team competed at the School Games Indoor Athletics competition. They finished 3rd overall with a particularly strong performance from Georgia. We look forward to the outdoor season to come.