Gabriella S, 2016

Congratulations to Gabriella in year 10 for her success in synchronised ice skating. Together, with other members of her team, representing GB, she won the French Masters (International) Championships in Lyon, France. This was their first International competition and they were competing against the French and Swiss National teams.

Well done Gabriella. What an achievement.


Congratulations to Eloise and her sailing partner (from another school), who have, as one of 9 boats, been selected for the RYA UK Junior Squad – Feva. This is the National U14 squad, which is an Olympic pathway squad. It is the highest level that sailor’s of Eloise’s age can reach and is a fantastic achievement. This is going to be an amazing opportunity for the two girls to develop their skills and to sail as part of the UK Junior Squad at the next RS Feva World Championships in July 2017 in Holland. Eloise has just finished her first coaching session as a member of the UK Junior Squad in Weymouth, this weekend. We would all like to wish her luck and look forward to hearing how she gets on. Good luck Eloise.


The devilsdale was full of happy hockey players on Wednesday after school.

An U16/U15 combined team were playing against Rishworth School from Wesr Yorkshire. With one minute to go the score was 2-2. Scarlett had offered to play centre striker, a position she does not normally play. She was in the circle with her stick on the ground when the ball came to her and she hit it hard against the back board, winning us the match 3-2. Well done Scarlett.

The year 7 teams were also busy playing against Lymm High School. The ‘A’ team won 10-0 and the ‘B’ team won 6-1. The ‘B’ team win was particularly pleasing as it was made up of girls who had not yet played on the school team.

Well done to everyone who played.


The year 8 and 9 ‘B’ teams had two competitive matches against Loreto’s ‘A’ teams on a very wet and soggy evening!!!!

The year 9’s drew 0-0 and the year 8’s lost 3-0

The girls played some excellent hockey – such is the standard of our ‘B’ teams. Well done girls

Indoor Athletics

We were invited to compete in the Manchester Schools’  Indoor Athletics competition last Friday for the first time in its 5 year history.  There was a limited number of events (800m, 300m, 200m, 60m, 60mH, HJ, LJ, shot putt and 4x200m relay) and competitors were limited to one event plus the relay. Manchester Schools are traditionally very strong in athletics but our year 10 girls gave a very good account of themselves against tough competition – most notably Lizzy 2nd place in 300m and Lizzie 3rd place in LJ. The team finished in 8th position but we were hindered slightly by being one competitor short on our team due to injuries and last minute withdrawals. Massive thanks to Lizzy, Lizzie, Georgina, Mollie, Maddie, Laura and Anna. image

Cross country

imageWell done to all the girls who ran in the second Altrincham + District cross country league race. Year 7s were out in force again with all 7 finishing in the top 20. A fabulous achievement. They are on course to win the league this season. Year 8/9 runners also performed well and are currently in 3rd place. Thanks to Ellie, Freya and Lucy for competing in the yr10+11 race.


Some excellent hockey was played against a strong hockey school on Saturday.

U16/U15X1 won 6-5

U14X1 won 2-0

U13 lost against a very strong Queen’s team 4-0 (although we did get chances to score).

Year 7 ‘A’ won 2-0

Year 7 ‘B’ lost 3-2

A big thank you must go to Mr Culshaw, Mr Henderson and Mrs Harris who helped umpire the games.

There are now no Saturday matches until after half term. The match the first Saturday back after half term is against Stockport Grammar School at home.

Have good half term. The teams have had some wonderful results so far this season. Well done to everyone who has played.

The year 9 and 10 girls also sold cakes to raise money for their Barcelona Hockey Tour next Easter. Thank you to many girls and mums who made so many cakes. We raised about £100.


Last weekend Sam Queck, who was part of the gold medal winning hockey team in Rio, paid Bowdon Hockey Club a visit.

A large number of our girls are members of the club and enjoyed being coached by Sam and some of them even got to wear her gold medal. They really enjoyed the experience and came back to school on monday really buzzing.

Netball Result v Manchester High School for Girls

Well done to the girls who played in this fixture; there was some excellent play!

Year 7a won 17-13

Year 7b lost 6-17

Year 8 won 31-5

Year 9 won 36-16

Year 10 lost 23-26

Thank you very much to Mrs Reed and Mrs Tribe for their support this morning.


The year 12 and 13 hockey players took part in the final county round of the competitions that have been held at the Devisdale over the last couple of weeks. Their goal was to finish winners or runners up to qualify for the next stages of the competition.

Their first match was against Withington Girls’ School which they won 5-1. They hen played Stockport Grammar School, the tournament favourites. They had been at National Schools’ finals for the past two years. We lost the game 6-1 but the umpires even said the result did not reflect the way the girls played. They played some excellent hockey and had a lot of possession at times. The skill level of the two England players that Stockport had on their team was amazing. 

The girls came back fighting in their 3rd game against Loreto Grammar School which they won 3-0.

The deciding match was the last match against Cheadle Hulme School. All we had to do was win to qualify. The girls tried everything and had 6 penalty corners to Cheadle’s 1but they could not find the back of the net. The final result was a draw 0-0. We lost out on goal difference which was a great shame.

The girls played some magnificent hockey. I was very proud of them all.