Sports Roundup – Summer Term

8 July 2024


The summer term has been a whirlwind of activity, filled with excitement and engagement. Last week’s PE week was a highlight, providing numerous opportunities for students to get involved in various physical activities.

Another highlight was our Sports Celebration Evening. The event saw a strong turnout and featured an inspiring address by former England Cricket Captain, Charlotte Edwards, encouraging everyone to strive for personal improvement.

As part of our ongoing commitment to sports, we introduced cricket this term. The installation of the cricket crease was completed, and the inaugural match last week saw NLCS triumph over Pinner High. The cricket nets are nearing completion, and Mr. Davies is eager to commence net sessions soon.


The tennis season has been nothing short of remarkable, with our players achieving success at every level. Our friendly match squads have shown incredible skill and teamwork, winning all but one of their matches this term.

Our league squads have also demonstrated outstanding performance in the National Schools competition. Our Division 1 teams secured an impressive 3rd place overall in the county. The Year 7/8 Division 2 team reached the County semi-finals, showcasing their dedication and talent. Most notably, our Year 9/10 Division 2 team emerged victorious, winning the entire competition!

In addition to these achievements, our U14A pair, Maia and Nika, shone brightly in the National Schoolgirls Doubles competition held earlier this term. Their exceptional performance led them to the final of this prestigious event, highlighting their remarkable skills and determination.


The Summer term has been exceptionally busy and successful in the pool. Our Year 7 & 8 swim teams showcased their talent by qualifying for the London League Grand Finals for the second consecutive year. Despite a narrow qualification in 8th place, their determination and record-breaking personal bests propelled them to a fantastic 6th place finish, making them the top-performing all-girl team.

This term, we also hosted the Harrow Borough Swim Championships at Canons. Our Year 7, 8, 9, and 10 swim teams all competed with remarkable spirit. The Year 10 team swam strongly but missed the top spot by just one point, finishing a commendable 2nd place. However, the Year 7, 8, and 9 teams were unstoppable, winning every race of the day and proudly emerging as Harrow Borough Champions!


Another outstanding term for cricket, with students not only showcasing their impressive skills but also embracing the sport with newfound enthusiasm. The numerous fixtures against other schools have provided invaluable experience, fostering growth and teamwork among our players.

The Year 7 and 8 inter-house competitions have been a highlight, filled with competitive spirit and vibrant enthusiasm.

Adding to the excitement, the new pitch and nets have been a game-changer, offering a top-notch facility that promises to elevate our cricket program even further. This solid foundation sets the stage for more thrilling cricket developments and successes in the coming years.


Our athletes have had an exceptional season this year. Practices were consistently well-attended, with personal bests achieved on a weekly basis, showcasing their dedication and hard work.

Both the Inter and Junior athletics teams qualified for the A team track and field finals, a remarkable achievement in itself. The competition featured some incredible performances against the toughest opponents.

Building on their successes at the Harrow Athletics Championships, several students from each year group were selected to represent Harrow at the Middlesex Championships. There were standout performances across a variety of events, demonstrating the breadth of talent within our teams.

The season culminated with Sports Day, where Gibbons were crowned the overall champions. We also celebrated four new sports day records: congratulations to Elle, who broke her own shot put record; Eva, who set a new Year 7 hurdle record; Emma, who smashed the 80m hurdle record; and Nilou, who set a new 800m record. Additionally, we applaud those who participated in the four-minute mile attempt, achieving it for the first time in eight years.

Sports Day 2024

Geraldine Castle, Director of Sport