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Top sporting state

schools of 2017

 

Dozens of national competitions have been completed and hundreds of schools have turned in a series of remarkable sports results after months of hard work.

 

For the last four weeks, School Sport Magazine has shut its eager researchers into a dark room to work out the country’s best of the best.

 

So congratulations to winners Northampton School for Boys, who have regained their number one slot for the third time in four years.

 

Northampton reached the summit again after a superb all-round season that saw them enjoy national success in football, athletics, basketball, cross-country and golf competitions to cap another successful all-round year.

 

Well done too to second-placed Barking Abbey School, who topped their best previous ranking of sixth with accomplishments in football, basketball and netball competitions.

 

Congratulations also to Essex’ Coopers Company & Coborn School, who were knocked off their number one slot of 2016, but still enjoyed a fantastic 2017 with national athletics and gymnastic success and final stage placings in tennis and cross-country.

 

And cheers to fourth-placed Judd School, from Essex, Ivybridge Community College in fifth and Nottingham’s Ashfield School (sixth), who made the top 100 for the first time.

 

Hats off also to the other 27 teams who have made it into the top 30 of our fourth annual chart – not to mention the hundreds of others schools that haven’t made the list this year but are still providing excellent competitive opportunities for their pupils.

 

An indication of just how difficult it is to reach the list can be seen when you realise that reaching the top 30 means you are in the top 1% of sporting schools in the country while the top 100 represents the top 3%.

 

Our top sporting state schools of the year reflects competitive achievement in a range of sports throughout 2017 and honours those schools that take competitive sport especially seriously.

 

Based on 20 different sports and more than 120 different national competitions, more weighting is given to success in a range of sports rather than single sports – not to mention competitions with more teams competing - and all results are inputted into a special computer programme.

 

1 (2) Northampton School for Boys

2 (28) Barking Abbey School

3 (1) Coopers Company & Coborn School

4 (-) Judd School

5 (50) Ivybridge Community College

6 (-) Ashfield School, Nottingham

7 (32) Hartpury College

8 (11) Thomas Telford School

9 (99) Beaconsfield High School

10 (3) South Hunsley School

11 (4) Aylesbury GS

12 (7) Altrincham GS for Boys

13 (10) Southend HS for Girls

14 (25) Hitchin Boys School

15 (36) Reddish Vale School

16 (-) Windsor Boys School

17 (43) Farnborough Sixth Form College

18 (83) John Madejski Academy

19 (94) St Mary’s College, Hull

20 (-) SGS College Bristol

21 (66) Bishop Wordsworth School

22 (24) Canon Slade School, Bolton

23 (-) Parrenthorn High School

24 (31) Gosforth Academy

25 (13) Harefield Academy

26 (-) Charters School, Ascot

27 (-) Truro College

28 (9) Westgate School, Winchester

29 (56) St Aidan’s CE HS, Harrogate

30 (37) Southend HS for Boys

31 (-) Chelmsford County HS

32 (67) King John School

33 (30) Wycombe HS

34 (-) John Hampden GS

35 (59) Oxford Academy

36 (19) Dr Challoner’s GS

37 (-) Wright Robinson College

38 (-) Wimbledon College

39 (75) St Bonaventure’s School

40 (-) Dartford GS for Boys

41 (-) Loreto HS, Manchester

42 (21) St Peter’s Catholic HS, Wigan

43 (73) St Ivo School

44 (5) Arden Academy, Solihull

45 (70) Castleford Academy

46 (-) Notre Dame HS, Sheffield

47 (77) Outwood Grange Academy

48 (-) Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull

49 (-) Beth’s GS

50 (-) Chesterfield HS

51 (84) Reading School

52 (74) Greig City Academy

53 (-) Wood Green Academy

54 (-) Glantaf, Cardiff

55 (-) Myerscough College

56 (-) Sandwell Academy

57 (-) St Francis Xavier College

58 (95) Leighton Middle School

59 (-) St Bede’s Catholic Middle School

60 (-) Gateshead College

61 (-) Ysgol Dyffryn Amman

62 (12) Bishop’s Stortford HS

63 (-) Worthing College

64 (-) Blackpool Sixth Form College

65 (49) Peter Symond’s College, Winchester

66 (57) St Peter’s Catholic HS, Gloucester

67 (-) Range HS

68 (15) Shenfield HS

69 (-) Colston’s School

70 (-) Cherwell School

71 (-) Calday Grange GS

72 (-) Raven’s Wood School

73 (-) Loreto GS, Altrincham

74 (-) St John Fisher Catholic HS, Wigan

75 (6) Wilmslow HS

76 (-) Tonbridge GS

77 (71) St Peter’s Catholic HS, Manchester

78 (-) Monksheaton HS

79 (-) Burlington Danes Academy

80 (-) Tapton School

81 (79) Nottingham Academy

82 (-) Horsforth School

83 (81) Charnwood College

84 (-) Raines Foundation School

85 (-) Woking HS

86 (-) Heathside School

87 (41) Malet Lambert School

88 (-) All Hallows Catholic School

89 (-) Cardinal Newman Catholic School

90 (-) Rossett School

91 (-) Mirfield Free GS

92 (-) Ernest Bevin College

93 (-) Riddlesdown Collegiate

94 (-) Little Heath School

95 (-) Okehampton Community College

96 (-) Cardinal Hume Catholic School

97 (-) Nene Park Academy

98 (-) Durham Sixth Form Centre

99 (-) York College

100 (35) Ysgol Glantaf