Two Aylesbury schools in top ten for sports in the UK

Two Aylesbury secondary schools have been named in the top ten for providing sports in the country.

Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 1:48 pm
Updated Friday, 16th November 2018, 8:31 am
Aylesbury High School's badminton team were national champions at the Key Stage Four age group

School Sport Magazine, a publication dedicated to celebrating sport in schools, compiled the findings by pouring over results from various competitions.

They placed Aylesbury High School in third place and Aylesbury Grammar School in tenth place.

The High retains its third place rating from last year while the Grammar moves up a place from 11th into the top ten.

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The results are determined by progress in 20 different sports and more than 120 national competitions.

The article noted the High's progress in various sports including badminton, basketball, tennis and cross-country.

Reacting to the news high school headteacher Alan Rosen said: "We are thrilled to be ranked third in the country (out of around 3000 secondary schools) following a really successful sporting year which saw us reach national finals in an amazing six sports - basketball (two teams), badminton, cross country, handball, swimming and tennis.

"We have also done well in regional and local competitions in other sports such as football, hockey and athletics, so the breadth and depth of sport at AHS is brilliant.

"I must praise and thank both the talented, committed students and the dedicated staff who put so much time and effort into their sport - all of that perspiration and inspiration has really paid off!"