Sports Day was a fabulous event again in 2019, building on the addition of more sports from 2018, mixed netball and rounders were new to the 2019 programme.

The full programme of track and field athletics, alternative track and field events and the team sports meant that pupil were actively engaged in much of the day. The tug o’ war competition proved to be a very popular event once again with Latter taking the win.

Pupils are encouraged to give their all on Sports Day and this year saw the introduction of the “Spirit of Sports Day” award, where those who really engaged in the day and supported their house were recognised.

We had over 20 nominations from staff for this award, with the final 4 winners being named as:

Monty Rothwell

Evie Kell

Theo Dalloz

Matt Houlberg

Other awards given on the day were:

Middle School Athlete: Jointly awarded to Fola Odofin and Rufus Gilbert

Upper School Athlete: Jointly awarded to Lewis Bevan and Charlotte Despard

Relay Cup: Grant

Middle School Cup Winners: Barton

Upper School Cup winners: Latter

Overall winners: Grant

It was a fantastic day with a real buzz around the activities. Many thanks to all the staff who worked so hard to make the day a success.


The 2019 season for athletics has seen a full programme with pupils competing in friendly matches, County competitions and Regional events. There have been many excellent performances this year with lots of athletes setting new personal bests.

There have been some very extra special performances, including three School records being set:

Naddi Vasanthan: 11.4 seconds Year 9 boys 100m

Eni Odofin 11.7 seconds Year 10 Boys 100m

Fola Odofin 10.8 seconds Year 7 Girls 80m

There have been some very good team performances with the Year 7 Girls, Year 8/9 Girls and Year 8/9 Boys reaching the final of the Hampshire Track Knock out, where the boys finished in bronze position.

This year’s Hampshire Schools Championships saw some very good individual performances:

Rosie Sambles: 2nd, Discus

Naddi Vasanthan: 3rd, 100m

Poppy Herbert 3rd: 300m; 1st, Pole Vault

Charlotte Despard: 3rd, 800m

Izzy Wiles: 3rd, Hurdles

It was a very enjoyable season which has seen many pupils enjoy athletics, some being in their first season competing. Well done to all those who have enjoyed training and competing this year.