The School won the U12, U13 and U14 age categories in the Cricket Cup, beating an array of fine opponents. Headmaster Dr Gary Savage said: “We are so proud of our dedicated young players. They are a great credit to the School.”
The cricket successes follow hot on the heels of a number of other sporting plaudits. The School has an extremely strong record of water polo success; and in the Summer term their pupils continued that run. Alleyn’s U13 and U15 girls became ESSA national champions, win the U18 girls runners-up in their category. The U13 boys/mixed team also won their national championship final, leaving the School boasting three title-winning teams.
Two Alleyn’s pupils were also in action at the U17 EU Nations water polo competition, filling in the footsteps of other Alleyn’s pupils who have been called up for national duty over recent years.
The School enjoyed fantastic Fives performances from their pupils this year, too. In the Nationals, hosted at St Paul’s Boys, Max in Year 7 finished as singles national runner-up, following up with another runner-up spot in the doubles with his partner Will. The Year 9 boys reached their final, and another pupil,Gwydion, made history by winning both the U14 and U16 age categories – an amazing achievement! In the National Girls’ Fives at Marlborough College, Alleyn’s girls win four titles.
These highlights are a testament to the School’s sporting resources, and the commitment and determination of pupils and staff alike. The year saw many other successes – the U15 Surrey Netball Championship Win, call-ups for the England Epee squad, number one positions in the national athletics Power of 10 rankings for two pupils, international diving success and much more.
The School, one of the top co-educational establishments in the country, looks forward to building on their successes in 2019, which also happens to be the 400th anniversary of the School’s foundation.
Alleyn’s offers an range of means-tested bursaries and scholarships, including sports scholarships.