Ailesbury High School is now officially the U.K.’s best sporting state school according to an article at the Bucksherald.
School Sport magazine just awarded the accolade to the school. Ailesbury High School stood out among the rest of schooling institutions in the UK.
To begin with, four of the school’s sports teams are current national champions in cross country, badminton, basketball and netball. But that is not all! Ailesbury high school has several other sport teams that have reached national finals.
The head of physical education at Ailesbury High School, Ali Arber to the press: “We have some very strong individuals in a range of sports, but it is not enough to just put talented players together; our team spirit shines through in every sport and our teams regularly receive praise for the considerate and friendly way in which they approach competition, while still having the hunger to win.’ Headteacher Alan Rosen, who himself competes at national level in orienteering, believes that sport is an essential part of the curriculum. Enjoyable, well-taught sport brings real benefits both to individuals and to the whole school.”
The award was given after the magazine examined UK schools based on their rating among 20 different sports across more than 120 different disciplines.