We are extremely proud to have been ranked 49th in the top 200 schools for sport in the country in School Sport Magazine’s top 200 list, as well as ranking highly amongst girls schools – coming 8th in the country and 1st in Oxfordshire.
While our elite teams are some of the most successful in the country – with 50+ students currently playing for county, regional or national teams – St Helen’s retains the message that: you do not have to be ‘good at sport’ in order to take part in and enjoy physical activity. Attendance at our skill-building sessions, after-school friendlies and our March Madness netball tournament is a testament to how keen HelKats are to give sport a go.
Our achievements in netball continue to make us proud with teams excelling at regional and national levels. Our U14A netball team came runners-up in two national tournaments (England Netball National Schools and Sisters n Sport) and our U14, U16 and U19 teams have all gone through to the English Schools regional rounds after going unbeaten at their county tournaments.
Other sporting successes in the past year have included our 2nd senior lacrosse team triumphing at the National School Lacrosse Championships to win the Division 2 cup; two pairs of tennis players coming runners-up in the U13 and U15 categories of the ISTA Championship tournament; our U16A and U18A hockey teams both coming 2nd place in the indoor hockey county finals; and our U13 and U15 cricket teams both reaching the national ECB Schools Indoor Cricket finals – with St Helen’s the only school to be represented in both age groups.
Read the full top 200 list in School Sport Magazine’s issue 87.