SHS Named 6th Best State School for Sport in UK
We are absolutely delighted to report that South Hunsley School have been listed in 6th place for best sporting state school in the School Sport Magazine Top 200, and 27th place overall.
Secondary schools up and down the country battle it out each year to make it onto the exclusive top sports schools list. While independent schools dominated the top 20 with 17 out of 20 places, state schools performed admirably overall with more than 70 of them taking their place in the top 200. Of this group of state schools, South Hunsley School came in 6th place.
Throughout the year, PE departments share their fixtures and scores with School Sport Magazine which are tallied up to generate the Top 200 list. After several years of a Top 100 list, the Top 200 chart was introduced to account for 2021 where no data was collected due to the pandemic. Final scores were given across a wide range of sports such as football, rugby union, hockey, athletics and many more.
Alongside the Top 200 chart, our very own PE teacher Miss Bramhill was interviewed for a feature titled ‘Girls’ Football Takes Centre Stage’ discussing the school’s superb soccer programme and shares the secrets of its success. Speaking of the recent football achievements of our students, Miss Bramhill said:
“Last season was extremely successful for our girls’ football. Our U13’s won the EFL Utilita Cup at Wembley in April. Our U12 team got to the quarter finals of the ESFA National Cup, our U14’s got to the semi-final of the National Cup and our U13’s and U15’s both reached the final of the ESFA National Cup at the Hawthorns in May with our U13’s runners up and U15’s crowned champions. Our U12, U13 and U14’s also all won their county cups.”
We would like to extend a special thank you to the PE department and their dedication to putting South Hunsley on the sporting map. Well done and congratulations to all students who took part in any of the fixtures over the last year as well as their parents for their continued support.
Check out the School Sport Magazine issue here.