Summer Events 2021-2022


After a two year absence due to COVID 19, Sports Day 2022 was back with a bang! After a week of heats and finals, House Athletics finally reached its climax during 2 days of top athletics and 5 records being broken - all by Year 8 students.

New School Records

  • Madeleine Thomson (8Y) Junior Girls 1500m 5:05.28 (Previous record M O’Connell 2008 5:16.3)
  • Kwesi Otoo (8G) Junior Boys 300m 44:14 (Previous record J Coley 2018 45.34)
  • Thomas Wightman (8R) Junior Boys 800m 2:23) (Previous record A Ford 1993)
  • Michael Odidika (8R) Junior Boys High Jump 1.55m (Previous record A Saunders 2000 1.51m)
  • Victoria Esan (8G) Junior Girls Shot Put 3Kg 9.36m (Previous record L Jeavons 2018 7.88m)


Unfortunately, the British summer time weather hindered the opportunity for the whole school to spectate the track finals. However, all competitors embraced the conditions to battle it out for the podium spots and points for their respective houses. After the fierce and exciting finals and relays, all the points were added up and the Sports Day 2022 Shield was presented by Mr Ellicott to Richmond House. (Overall final standings; 1st Richmond, 2nd York, 3rd Pembroke, 4th Beaufort & 5th Gloucester).

Richmond House – Sports Day 2022 Winners

In addition to the House competition, we also awarded traditional and iconic trophies to individual winners in appreciation of their outstanding performance in specific events or collectively across both track and field events.

Individual winners:

Senior Boys 1500m Cup – George Luck (12R)

Senior Boys 400m Cup – Alex Laddle (12Y)

Mike Bailey Sprint Cup – Oshatore Khadiri (9B), Imogen Miles (7Y) & Uday Singh (7P)

Pate’s Field Events Cup – Victoria Esan (8G) & Michael Odidika (8R)


Individual winners for most overall points in sports day 2022:

Junior Boys (Years 7 & 8) – Kwesi Otoo (8G) and Olly Hale (7P)

Junior Girls (Years 7 & 8) – Holly McMahon (8Y) and Jessica Rowley (8G)

Inter Boys (Years 9 & 10) – Oliver Mitchell (10B)

Inter Girls (Years 9 & 10) – Islay Christmas (10P)

Senior Boys (Years 11, 12 & 13) (Vasser Smith Cup) – Alfie Wood (13R)

Senior Girls (Years 11, 12 & 13) – Naomi Layzell (13R)


Big thank you to the PE department and wider staff for running Sports Day 2022. It was great to see the two days of competition return to its former glory and the atmosphere amongst the houses was beyond outstanding. Best of luck in the forthcoming athletic competitions.