Kings Worcester - One of Top 30 Sporting Schools in the Country

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  • 12 Mar 2024
Kings Worcester - One of Top 30 Sporting Schools in the Country

Kings Worcester- One of Top Sporting Schools in the country

King’s Worcester has been named in the top 1% of sporting schools in the country this week. This impressive ranking sees King’s sitting alongside some of the country’s top sporting independent and state schools, such as Millfield, Epsom College, and Repton School. The School has jumped 98 places in the last 12 months and this Top 30 ranking puts King’s in the top 1% as well as being the only school in Worcester to appear in the Top 165. The list, independently created by School Sport Magazine, is compiled from 20 different sports and over 120 different events. Weighting is given to success in a range of sports rather than a particular sport, and to those sports with more schools competing. To be listed, schools must have reached the later stages of at least two, three or four national competitions. Foundation Director of Sport, Jonny Mason commented, “This is fantastic news for sport at King’s. We’ve had busy and successful few years recently, and the hard work that both the Sports Department and the pupils have put in has really paid off. We are so fortunate, as a day school, to be able to offer such a wide range of sports and to compete in these at national level. Consistently playing at such a standard takes skill, resilience, and determination.” Headmaster Gareth Doodes added, “Sport has always been incredibly strong here at King’s and it’s wonderful to be recognised for this and to be up there with the best sports schools in the country. We are fortunate to have an enviable, finely honed, and impressive sports programme, with dedicated and professional experts guiding the pupils to achieve their very best and more, both collectively and individually. The opportunity for our pupils to play at national level is something that most of us could only have dreamed of as a child.” This news for King’s follows hot on the heels of their recent Top 10 national ranking for academic performance, as the School was named in the prestigious Sunday Times’ Parent Power 2024 Schools Guide as one of the Top Ten Independent Secondary Schools in the West Midlands. Ranked for their academic excellence against some of the county’s 900 secondary schools, King’s appears in seventh position, alongside King’s High Warwick, King Edward VI High School, Birmingham, and Solihull School. This is a testament to the rounded education and inclusive ethos of the King’s Foundation of Schools.