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The Kingswinford School smash their way to the top and celebrate 10 Years of success and still unbeaten!

Students from The Kingswinford School Badminton Team have taken the Borough of Dudley by storm, are smashing their shuttles high as they celebrate being the only school in the Borough to win gold medals in both the KS3 and KS4 categories. The Dudley Schools Badminton finals were hosted at The Kingswinford School on the 19th January to see which top performing schools would go through to represent the District at the Black Country School Games on Thursday 11th February at Walsall Campus, University of Wolverhampton.

This high flying Dudley school are also raising their rackets high celebrating being the only school ever in getting their students to proudly represent the District not just once but for 10 consecutive years in a row!

The National Schools Championships are our largest youth badminton initiative, attracting entry from over 6,400 School Badminton teams, featuring over 35,000 players each year.


Free for every secondary, middle and independent school in England to enter, the Championships are made up of four rounds of competitive Badminton Team match-play in different age categories and split by gender:

Years 7,8, & 9 Boys
Years 7,8, & 9 Girls
Years 10 & 11 Boys
Years 10 & 11 Girls

With 1 in every 3 secondary and middle schools represented on court, the National Schools Championships are now amongst the largest school sport tournaments in Europe

The Championships culminate in a National Finals Weekend, hosted at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, where national champions will be crowned from all the team finalists


Mrs Hedley, Headteacher of The Kingswinford School, Kingswinford, said:

“ This is a very proud moment for not only all students and staff here at The Kingswinford School but also the borough of Dudley and the Black Country.”

Mrs Hedley also added:

“We’re very proud, here at The Kingswinford School, to be able to offer our expertise to schools across the Black Country and by sharing good working practices, in terms of student extended development, outstanding results can be achieved by all.”

“The school has gone from strength to strength since achieving the prestigious status of becoming an ‘ England Badminton Academy School ‘ in 2006.”

Mr Baggott, Director of Community Partnerships and also school governor, at The Kingswinford School, said:

“ To have such a high calibre of talented students, attending our school, is a great credit for us and our community.“

“ To be officially ranked as one of the most successful schools in the Country is an achievement that all Governors, staff and students here at ‘The Kingswinford School ‘, are extremely proud of. Our school prides itself on having an excellent team of dedicated staff whose continued aim is to get the very best out of every student who attends our school. “


Our KS3 and KS4 students will lead the way for the Borough and join up with other outstanding students from the Old Swinford Hospital school ………when they again go for gold at the Black Country Games on the 11th February.


February 2015

All of the below named pupils played magnificently when they attended the Black Country Schools Badminton Championships which took place at The Wolverhampton University on Thursday 5th February, 2015.

The standard of play on the day was not only extremely high but was also extremely competitive with all members of our school badminton team playing to their very best ability.

Newsflash………

For the 8th year running, our school is now officially ranked as the most successful achieving school in not only Dudley but for the whole of the Black Country in badminton!

Being ranked as the most successful school in the Black Country is an achievement that all of us here, at The Kingswinford School, should be really proud of and to have such high calibre of students attending our school is certainly a great honour. Our KS3 Boys will now go through to represent the Black Country in the Midlands Schools finals.

January 2015

Dudley Schools’ Badminton Tournament Heats:

Key Stage 3 Girls came 1st

Key Stage 3 Boys came 1st

Key Stage 4 Girls came 1st

Key Stage 4 Boys came 1st

January 2015

Dudley Schools’ Badminton Tournament Finals:

Key Stage 3 Girls came 1st

Key Stage 3 Boys came 1st

Key Stage 4 Girls came 2nd

Key Stage 4 Boys came 1st

January 2014

Dudley Schools’ Badminton Tournament Final:

Key Stage 3 Girls came 1st

Key Stage 3 Boys came 1st

Key Stage 4 Girls came 1st

Key Stage 4 Boys came 1st

February 2014

Black Country Schools Badminton Tournament Final

Key Stage 3 Girls came 1st

Key Stage 3 Boys came 2nd

Key Stage 4 Boys came 3rd

Key Stage 4 Girls came 1st

Welsh Junior Shuttle Tournament, Bridgend, South Wales:

Congratulations to Kingswinford School pupil Rhys Badger. Winner U13 Boys Singles – Welsh Junior Shuttle Tournament, Bridgend, South Wales. Six matches played, six wins!

February 2014

Worcestershire Under 13s Badminton Championships

Congratulations to Kingswinford School pupils Rhys Badger and James Dale who competed in the Worcestershire Badminton Championships on the 27th April, 2014. Rhys Badger won all four of his matches to get to the Under 13 singles final against Matthew Robinson who is also Rhys’s double partner. The final was particularly close with Mathew eventually winning the close fought contest against Rhys 25 – 23. In the doubles tournament both Rhys and Matthew won every match being rewarded with Gold medals for their victory. James Dale also performed magnificently on the day and fought off tough competition in both in his singles and doubles games achieving two silver medals both of which were played against his fellow colleague Rhys. Pupils Rhys and James proudly displaying their medals with Mr Baggott

The Kingswinford School gets to the England Finals!


April 2013

England Schools Badminton Finals: Center Parcs Sherwood Forest.

The KS4 Girls team represented the West Midlands in the England Finals on the 21st April, 2013 and are now ranked within the top 9 schools in England!

All students, staff and parents of The Kingswinford School are extremely proud of the fantastic success all the badminton teams have achieved to date.

Students from The Kingswinford School were recognised at the annual Dudley Schools Sports awards evening which took place on Tuesday 10th December, 2013

Students from the school badminton team who successfully made it through to the England finals this year won awards for their sporting excellence.

Students from the school badminton team who successfully made it through to the England finals this year won awards for their sporting excellence.

Two other former students, Charlotte Morgan and Isabel Cross, were also given awards for their contribution to sport through volunteering, leadership and coaching who are now both studying at King Edward VI College in Stourbridge.

Students from the school badminton team who successfully made it through to the England finals this year won awards for their sporting excellence.

The awards were officially presented to the students by:

Hugh Porter MBE - Individual Pursuit World Champion

Anita Lonsbrough MBE - Olympic Champion 200m Breastroke

Pictured above are The Kingswinford School students receiving their awards with Mr Baggott, Hugh Porter MBE and Anita Lonsbrough MBE

Badminton England National School Championships | Date: March 8th, 2012

School smash way to 2nd spot!

Students from The Kingswinford School proudly represented Dudley and the Black Country when they performed at the National Badminton School Championships in Birmingham last week. The under - 14 girls badminton team had previously beaten many Black Country schools and competition at the Birmingham championships was extremely high as the very best schools battled to qualify for the England finals.

Unfortunately, The Kingswinford School missed out on getting to the England finals by a single game, when they were beaten by Higham Lane School from Nuneaton. Despite their defeat, spirit in the team remains very high. All participators had a fantastic experience.

The Kingswinford School remains being ranked as one of the top 10 badminton schools in England.

Mrs Hedley, Headteacher of The Kingswinford School, said, ?This is a very proud moment for all students and staff here at The Kingswinford School and our badminton has gone from strength to strength since becoming an ?England Badminton Academy School?in 2006.


Black Country School Games | Date: 6th July 2011

Both our girls teams performed magnificently at the Black Country School Games in Wolverhampton, all achieving gold medals and they beat off every other school within the Black Country.

Black Country Games Winners 2011


Badminton Derbyshire U13 Bronze | Date: 12th January 2011

Amy won both the Singles and Doubles Tournaments and received Gold Medals for both of the victories. Amy has now been upgraded to Silver Player Status.

The Kingswinford School are extremely proud of what Amy has achieved to date and wish her all the very best in her continued success knowing that one day we could all see her playing for the England team.

For further details on badminton please see Mr Baggott the schools very own professional badminton coach.


Badminton | Date: 17th February 2009

Congratulations to all our KS3 / KS4 Girls and Boys team who on Thursday 17th November were successful in going through to the Dudley Badminton Schools Final which are to be hosted at The Kingswinford School on the 12th January 2010.

Mr Baggott said he is so proud to have such a dedicated and talented team of pupils who perform to such a high standard in every match they play in. The school badminton team are a credit to not only every pupil and member of staff at The Kingswinford School but also a credit to themselves.

The pupils who will be representing our school at the Dudley finals are as follows:

KS3 Girls
Amy Steventon, Chloe Horne, Isabel Cross, Zoe Pearson

KS3 Boys
Tom Duckett, Josh Cram, Michael Hannaway, Marcus Keyte, Mat Davies, Corey Willets, Sean Pitman, Daniel Barker, James Millward and Adam Passmore

KS4 Girls
Olivia Rathbone, Holly Hunt, Ruth Pearson and Irene Tsang

KS4 Boys
Joe Steventon, Sam Owen, Matt Watts, Ben Murphy, Adam Thompson, Dan Smith, Leon Salmon, Ollie Turner and Adam Tatler


Table Tennis | Date: 26th November 2009

The Yr 10 school table tennis team have performed magnificently getting through to the West Midlands Schools Table Tennis final which took place at Wood Green High School in Wednesbury on the 26th November.

Our school team came 5th overall, along with Oldswinford school, out of all other secondary schools within the West Midlands.

Mr Baggott would like to congratulate the following pupils for playing exceptionally well and by putting the Kingswinford School as one of the top performing schools at Table Tennis in the West Midlands.

Well done to our students who are pictured below with their medals.

Table Tennis


After School Football League Final

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AC Milan The Pensioners All of the Teams

RESULTS

1st : AC Millan
2nd : The Pensioners
3rd : The Curry Munchers
4th : The Ketchup Kids
5th : Golden Eyes
6th : Scream United
7th : Cheesy Wotsits
8th : Skill School
9th : Green Army
10th : The Killers
11th : Kingswinford Wanderers

Mr Baggott would like to congratulate all teams who took part and a special thank you to all the following pupils for helping out on the day of the final:

Paul Carpenter (Yr 10), Anastasia Psaras (Yr 11) ,Ben Murphy (Yr 11), Leon Salmon (Yr 10) and Alexander Gullian (Yr 9).


Judo Champion

Hollie Haynes 11 (MDa) recently competed for Great Britain in Malaga, Spain and won her 70kg weight category competition. Later this month she travels to Czechoslovakia for her next international competition and she is hoping that success there will secure her a place in Team GB to compete in the Olympic Youth Games later this year in Tampere, Finland.


Midland Regional Badminton Championships | Date: 23rd February 2009

As you are all probably aware today our KS3 and KS4 Boys represented our school at the Midlands regional badminton championships in Stoke.

Badminton Players

The standard this year was certainly very high indeed with a few of the other Midland schools having England youth players within their teams however our boys still all performed magnificently.

Our KS3 boys came 4th and our KS4 boys were 3rd overall out of all the other Midland schools and so this is still a fantastic achievement for our school making us still one of the top schools in England for badminton. The KS4 boys were only just beaten by Solihull High School and also King Edwards VI School with the majority of games being lost by just 1 point.

Overall, I would say the competitive standard of all students, attending the event, has certainly increased which I believe is a good thing for sport as a whole in that more students are being offered better opportunities to play and compete in tournaments. The Wolverhampton Girls High School were also unfortunately beaten by King Edwards School this year as last year they along with ourselves went through as one of the top 7 schools in England for Badminton. The reason why I mention the Girls High School is that 2 of their girls train here in the evening at the Badminton Academy.

We congratulate them on their excellent performance and let’s hope that next year we will continue to see our students perform to this high level.

KS3 Boys KS4 Boys

Tom Duckett
Leon Salmon
Josh Cram
Dan Smith

Joe Steventon
Sam Owen
Adam Dukes
Matt Watts
Ben Murphy

Also, a special thank you needs to go to Mrs Homer for her help on the day and also for her continued commitment in helping developing the badminton after school club.


Dudley Borough Badminton Championships | Date: 2nd February 2009

Our KS3/KS4 girls and boys all performed outstandingly and as a result of their excellent performance the KS3 girls and boys along with the KS4 boys beat all other schools within the borough and are now through to represent Dudley in the Black Country.

Below is a list of schools that played in the Dudley finals along with a list of all pupils who played and did a magnificent job in representing our school.

KS3 Girls

KS4 Girls

KS3 Boys

KS4 Boys

Dormston

Bishop Milner 1

Bishop Milner 1

Bishop Milner 2

High Arcal

Bishop Milner 2

Bishop Milner 2

Hillcrest

Kingswinford

Kingswinford

Kingswinford

Kingswinford

Pensnett

Pensnett

Ellowes

Pensnett

Redhill

Ridgewood 1

Oldswinford 1

Redhill 1

Windsor

Redhill 1

Oldswinford 2

Redhill 2

KS3 Girls

KS4 Girls

Ruth Pearson
Beth Hendy
Elizabeth Gooda
Zoe Pearson

Olivia Rathbone
Helen Thompson
Holly Hunt
Irene Tsang

KS3 Boys

KS4 Boys

Tom Duckett
Leon Salmon
Josh Cram
Dan Smith

Joe Steventon
Sam Owen
Adam Dukes
Matt Watts
Ben Murphy

Well done to all of the above students and also a big thanks to Jill Edgington for helping out on the day.

Mr Baggott


Sports News

The following year 10 students have been selected by their peers to be School Sports Ambassadors: Matthew Bailey, Elliot Turner, Anna Holyoake and Olivia Rathbone they will attend a Leadership Academy Conference later this term and will become heavily involved in promoting sport to young people across the borough.

Samantha Meese 9GS has been selected to train with the U16 England Golf squad. Samantha currently plays off a handicap of 12 and is looking to reduce this significantly in the near future. During the summer, Samantha competed in the U13’s English Golf Championship and from more than 100 competitors, finished an admirable 22nd. This ranks Samantha one of the top 25 players for her age group in the country.

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